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Resort wants to use treated wastewater to supplement snow

May. 12, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

An exclusive Montana resort wants to turn sewage into snow so that its rich and famous members can ski its slopes in a winter season that’s shrinking because of climate change. The Yellowstone Club— a ski and golf resort just north of Yellowstone National Park that...

Stretch of Verde River closed to public for cattle removal

May. 08, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

CAMP VERDE, Ariz. (AP) — A scenic stretch of the Verde River popular for outdoor recreation in north-central Arizona will be closed to the public for the next two weeks while contractors round up and remove unauthorized or feral cattle. The river and land along it won't...

Feud breaks out among GOP lawmakers over Snake River dams

May. 06, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Some Republican members of Congress from the Northwest are accusing a GOP Idaho lawmaker of conducting secret negotiations with the Democratic governor of Oregon over a controversial proposal to breach four dams on the Snake River to save endangered salmon runs. ...

Aberdeen approves study on transporting Missouri River water

May. 05, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Officials in a northeastern South Dakota city are looking into the possibility of getting some of its water from the Missouri River. The Aberdeen City Council has approved a study on the feasibility of installing a raw transmission pipeline from an...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

May. 05, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

Scranton Times-Tribune. May 3, 2021. Editorial: Pass Yaw bill to help farms get greener Pennsylvania has fallen far behind the pollution reduction goals it has agreed to in the multi-state and federal effort to revive Chesapeake Bay. Other governments...

Agency: Oxygen injectors pass 2nd test in Georgia harbor

May. 04, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal agency said Tuesday that machines designed to inject extra oxygen for fish to breathe in the Savannah harbor passed a second round of tests that were required as part of the $973 million deepening of the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah. ...

Grant to bolster Merrimack River against floods, pollution

May. 01, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A $250,000 federal grant aims to protect the Merrimack River, which provides drinking water to over 600,000 people. The grant will protect the river from climate change, pollution and development pressures in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, NHPR...

Editorial Roundup: US

Apr. 29, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 29 The Los Angeles Times on how Biden agenda makes up for decades of federal neglect: Three times already in his brief tenure,...

Plant seeks permit to treat, discharge acidic wastewater

Apr. 26, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

GEISMAR, La. (AP) — A Louisiana fertilizer plant says it can treat contaminated and highly acidic wastewater to drinking-water standards, and wants a state permit to discharge treated water into the Mississippi River — the drinking water source for New Orleans and other downriver...

Kaul reaches $242K settlement on manure spills

Apr. 26, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Attorney General Josh Kaul has reached a $242,000 settlement with a factory farm and a manure applicator to resolve pollution violations stemming from manure spills several years ago. Kaul announced the settlements with K&D Manure Handling,...