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This photo provided by Benjamin Moore shows a room with Benjamin Moor'es 2020 Color of the Year called First Light, a dreamy, soft shade of pink. Director of Color Marketing & Development Andrea Magno says that while the color was already part of the 3500-hue library,

Calamine pink, or Dead Salmon? What’s behind paint names

Jan. 22, 2020 3:46 PM EST

Ever wonder how paint colors get their names? If you’re shopping for pink, say, you’ll find dozens of shades referencing roses, bubblegum and shells. There are some extra-evocative names like Calamine and Dead Salmon. And what about a pink called Harajuku Morning? Modern Love? Names can sway a...

Tribes break ground on hatchery that aims to restore salmon

Jan. 15, 2020 12:09 PM EST

MILTON-FREEWATER, Ore. (AP) — The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation has broke ground on a long-awaited hatchery in the Walla Wall River basin. During a ground-breaking event at the South Fork Walla Walla Chinook salmon spawning facility outside Milton-Freewater, Tribal Board of...

State officials close Chinook salmon harvest in Oregon river

Jan. 12, 2020 5:50 PM EST

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has closed the harvest of wild spring Chinook salmon in the Umpqua River. The agency prohibited the harvest on the mainstem Umpqua River from Feb. 1 to June 30, The News-Review reported. The primary reason is a low fish count over the past...

Effort to remove dam, restore herring and salmon in Maine

Jan. 11, 2020 3:15 PM EST

MEDDYBEMPS, Maine (AP) — A Maine conservationist group is removing what's left of an unused hydroelectric station that impedes the migration of fish in the Dennys River. The station dates to the 1940s and stops alewives and salmon from getting upstream, the Downeast Salmon Federation said. The group...

Record number of salmon eggs found in Maine river

Jan. 4, 2020 4:01 PM EST

EAST MACHIAS, Maine (AP) — Atlantic salmon laid a record number of eggs in a Maine river last year, according to a conservation group that tracks the animal's status in the wild. The fish are considered endangered in the U.S. by the federal government, and they only appear in a handful of Maine rivers. The...

Conservation group removing barrier to salmon on Maine river

Jan. 3, 2020 10:58 AM EST

A salmon conservation group plans to remove an old hydropower station straddling the Dennys River in Maine so more alewives and Atlantic salmon can make their way upstream into Meddybemps Lake. The abandoned hydroelectric station, built in the 1940s, sits over an artificially narrowed bottleneck in the river in...

Indiana's worst environmental disaster, 20 years later

Dec. 28, 2019 12:02 AM EST

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Twenty years later, Jim Hensley still remembers that call. The longtime machinist was sitting in the shop of the Guide Corp. plant in Anderson, which was then one of the country’s largest manufacturers of headlights and taillights for cars. Hensley was tinkering with pumps and...

Fish farm operator says most of escaped salmon likely eaten

Dec. 27, 2019 9:17 AM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The owners of a Canadian facility where thousands of Atlantic salmon escaped following a fire said it is likely predators ate most of the fish. Mowi Canada West downplayed threats to wild salmon stocks because of the number of sea lions feeding on the 21,000 non-native salmon held in...

Federal court ruling expected to affect salmon conservation

Dec. 26, 2019 4:30 PM EST

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A federal court ruling could affect salmon recovery and conservation efforts on the Columbia-Snake River System in Washington. A Dec. 20 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals mandating a salmon protection plan was related to warm river temperatures caused by dams on the...

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2019 file photo Idaho Republican Gov. Brad Little holds a bag of shredded paper in the Idaho Statehouse, in Boise, Idaho, representing what he says are thousands of pages of state regulations he's cut or simplified. Idaho officials cut a nuclear deal with the U.S. Department of Energy to allow in research quantities of spent nuclear fuel, Medicaid expansion survived a court challenge and lawmaker antipathy, and  Little cut or simplified what he says are 75% of the state's administrative rules.   (AP Photo/Keith Ridler,File)

A look at some of the biggest Idaho stories of 2019

Dec. 26, 2019 2:03 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — From spent nuclear fuel to Medicaid expansion to cutting state regulations, Idaho had some big changes in 2019. Idaho officials reached a deal with the U.S. Department of Energy to allow in research quantities of spent nuclear fuel after years of blocking such shipments. Voter-approved...