Latest Rivers and streams News

Ecologist leads projects to protect, preserve the Eel River

Nov. 22, 2020 12:01 AM EST

DENVER, Ind. (AP) — Over the last eight years, the Eel River in northern Miami County has undergone a stunning transformation. Four low-head dams have been removed, making the river safer than ever before for paddlers. Fish and other aquatic animals are thriving that haven’t lived in the stream in...

In this photo provided by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 9-year-old Jordan Gorman is checked out by a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation employee after he was found in the woods near his home, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in Ashland City, Tenn. (Courtesy of Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via AP)

Missing Tennessee 9-year-old boy found safe

Nov. 17, 2020 8:36 PM EST

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee boy who disappeared into a heavily wooded area near his home two days ago was found safe Tuesday, authorities said. The boy, 9-year-old Jordan Gorman, was found at a creek bed about three-quarters of a mile from his home, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said...

Washington state forest plan deems watershed as a priority

Nov. 9, 2020 10:41 AM EST

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Department of Natural Resources has made public its forest action plan for the year and identified the Skagit River watershed as a priority. The department manages, protects and preserves millions of acres of forestland across the state. The five-year plan...

Dozens of filters to keep bad stuff out of Cheyenne sewers

Nov. 7, 2020 10:10 AM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — When Gen. Grenville Dodge established Cheyenne in 1867 by building the first Union Pacific Railroad townsite, Crow Creek still twisted and turned through Wyoming’s landscape, serving as a home to a variety of wildlife. But as the city grew around the creek, it was straightened...

This Oct. 1, 2020, photo shows the exterior of Bally's casino in Atlantic City, N.J. On Nov. 4, 2020, officials with Twin River Worldwide Holdings, a Rhode Island firm that's buying Bally's for $25 million, said they can make it

Twin River OK'd to run Bally's and renovate it quickly

Nov. 5, 2020 12:06 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators gave approval Thursday to a Rhode Island company to operate Bally's casino and quickly invest in renovations and repairs to Atlantic City's poorest-performing gambling hall. The New Jersey Casino Control Commission allowed Twin River Worldwide...

Iowa environment officials investigating fertilizer spill

Nov. 4, 2020 8:42 AM EST

WADENA, Iowa (AP) — A fertilizer spill near a creek in the northeastern corner of Iowa has lead to a fish kill-off, state environmental officials said. Tons of farm fertilizer spilled Monday evening south of Wadena when a truck operated by Nutrien Ag Solutions of West Union overturned there, television...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Michigan Sports Stars Park, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Washington, Mich.  (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's errant final pitches on virus, energy

Nov. 2, 2020 1:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Making final arguments before Tuesday’s election, President Donald Trump asserted the U.S. was shaking off a coronavirus pandemic that is only getting worse, falsely claimed Democrat Joe Biden would lock down the country for years and baselessly alleged that the COVID-19 death...

President Donald Trump walks to the podium to speak at a campaign rally at Keith House, Washington's Headquarters, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Newtown, Pa. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump baselessly cites fraud in virus toll

Oct. 31, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The actual crisis of the coronavirus pandemic and a manufactured crisis over voting fraud featured heavily in President Donald Trump’s misstatements during the 2020 campaign’s final week. Democrat Joe Biden went astray on trade as he assailed the president’s record on...

Colorado ski area becomes state's 1st season opener

Oct. 28, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado ski area has kicked off a limited opening, beating rivals to become the first in the state to open for the season. Wolf Creek Ski Area opened Wednesday morning and plans to run three lifts through Sunday. A western snowstorm was not significant in southwest Colorado, but...

Tourists walk on the beach as the tail end of Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, early Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Zeta is leaving Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on a path that could hit New Orleans Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter)

Gulf Coast braces, again, for hurricane as Zeta takes aim

Oct. 27, 2020 10:03 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Residents of the storm-pummeled Gulf Coast steeled themselves Tuesday for yet another tropical weather strike as Tropical Storm Zeta took aim at southeast Louisiana, fraying the nerves of evacuees from earlier storms and raising concerns in New Orleans about the low-lying city’s...