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Scuba divers find truck, remains in Columbia River

Oct. 22, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

UMATILLA COUNTY, Ore. (AP) — A truck and skeletal remains found in the Columbia River have been connected to a 26-year-old missing person's case from Washington state. KOMO-TV reports a couple who went scuba diving last week in Umatilla County, Oregon, reported they discovered a submerged Ford Ranger with...

Man's Halloween hobby includes submerged pumpkin carving

Oct. 19, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — It's pumpkin-carving season, and while most people carve theirs on the porch or at a local pumpkin patch, one North Ridgeville man recently did it 25 feet underwater. Semi-retired truck driver Kevin Priest, 52, has twice participated in an underwater pumpkin carving contest at...

Divers carve pumpkins underwater for Florida Keys contest

Oct. 7, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A group of scuba divers submerged 30 feet beneath the surface to sculpt jack-o-lanterns during the annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest in the Florida Keys. Detroit's Josephine Walker and Stephanie McClary crafted moray eels embracing a heart to win the competition this weekend...

Maui bans tours, lessons in beach parks on Sundays, holidays

Oct. 4, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Maui will prohibit commercial activity in parks on Sunday and official holidays. The island’s Parks and Recreation Department said the changes to commercial permits will take place in about a month and reduce damage to parks, The Maui News reported Thursday. Commercial permits...

University study says wind turbines threaten migrating bats

Sep. 22, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A Pacific Northwest bat that that migrates south for the winter faces a serious threat from wind turbines, according to a study by the by Oregon State University-Cascades. The study concludes that the hoary bat faces an uncertain future because its numbers have declined by 2% per year,...

Coral gardeners bring back Jamaica's reefs, piece by piece

Sep. 17, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica (AP) — Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of color for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates sandy bottoms. Sapphire blue lies above seagrass meadows. And deep indigo marks coral reefs. That's where he's headed. He...