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Polynesian pride: Three-day canoe voyage in mid-Pacific

Dec. 03, 2022 14:26 PM EST

RAPA NUI, Chile (AP) — The causes are worthy, the course is daunting – almost 500 kilometers (about 300 miles) across a stretch of the Pacific Ocean in a large canoe. It’s the Hoki Mai Challenge, which started Saturday in Rapa Nui, a territory in the Pacific that is part of...

Wisconsin deer hunter rescued from river when kayak capsizes

Nov. 19, 2022 13:56 PM EST

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A deer hunter whose kayak capsized Saturday morning in an eastern Wisconsin wildlife area was rescued after spending about an hour in icy waters. Authorities say the 27-year-old man from Waupaca was being treated at a hospital for hypothermia after...

Police dog finds lost Michigan hunter, 80, who fell in river

Nov. 17, 2022 15:47 PM EST

LOVELLS, Mich. (AP) — An 80-year-old Michigan hunter who got lost and repeatedly fell into a river was rescued by canoe after a police dog tracked down the soaked man. The man's wife called Michigan State Police on Wednesday evening after her husband, who had gone out to track...

'Atmospheric river' bringing rain, wind, snow to PNW

Nov. 03, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — An atmospheric river is bringing strong to damaging winds, heavy rain and below-normal temperatures for the Puget Sound region from Thursday evening through Saturday morning, the National Weather Service said. Snow in the passes is expected as is potential river...

Florida man creating food truck park on a river of memories

Oct. 15, 2022 03:03 AM EDT

MILTON, Fla. (AP) — As lifelong Miltonian Steven Harrill remembers it, summers in his adolescence were spent in the Russell Harber Landing along the Blackwater River. As a kid, he remembers wading in the water; as a teen, sneaking off into the woods that surrounded it. Now as an...

Delaware’s inland bays contribute to state's economy

Sep. 24, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — The fiery reflection of a sunset on the bay. The misty sea breeze that rushes past while boating through the inlet. The regal flight of a heron across the verdant marsh. For many, experiencing Delaware’s inland bays can be priceless. ...

Poland opens new sea waterway to cut dependence from Russia

Sep. 17, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s top leaders celebrated the opening Saturday of a new — albeit unfinished — canal that they say will mean ships no longer must secure Russia’s permission to sail from the Baltic Sea to the ports of the Vistula Lagoon. The event was timed to...

Flaming Gorge falls as drought felt higher up Colorado River

Sep. 16, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

FLAMING GORGE RESERVOIR, Wyo. (AP) — Tony Valdez wasn't worried about being left high and dry when he bought Buckboard Marina three years ago, but that's changed with the receding waters of Flaming Gorge Reservoir. This year, he has already dredged 10 feet (3 meters) so boats could...

New research facility shows how to live with rising tides

Sep. 11, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Elizabeth River Project’s latest work doesn’t fight the rising tide. It will roll with it. The environmental group is constructing a 6,500-foot resilience lab along Colley Avenue and Knitting Mill Creek. The building has an intentional life span of about...