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Turkey's Erdogan faces mounting criticism over wildfires

Aug. 03, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

BOZALAN, Turkey (AP) — As Turkish fire crews pressed ahead Tuesday with their weeklong battle against blazes tearing through forests and villages on the country's southern coast, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government faced increased criticism over its apparent poor response and...

US will review oil and gas leasing program in Alaska refuge

Aug. 03, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management is moving ahead with a new environmental review of oil and gas leasing in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge after the Interior secretary said she found “multiple legal deficiencies” in a prior review that provided a basis for...

Turkey battles wildfires for 6th day; 10,000 are evacuated

Aug. 02, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

BOZALAN, Turkey (AP) — Selcuk Sanli set his two cows loose, put his family’s most treasured belongings in a car and fled his home as a wildfire approached his village near Turkey's beach resort of Bodrum, one of thousands fleeing flames that have coated the skies with a thick yellow haze....

Days of cleanup after shipwreck oil leak fouls Georgia beach

Aug. 02, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — More oil gushed into the water Monday from the remains of an overturned cargo ship being dismantled along the coast of Georgia, where dozens of workers were still busy cleaning up thick bands of blackened sand from a weekend oil leak that fouled a beach popular with...

Some areas of South Tahoe closed due to animals with plague

Aug. 02, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Officials are closing some areas on the south shore of Lake Tahoe after some chipmunks tested positive for plague. The Tahoe Daily Tribune reports that the Taylor Creek Visitor Center, Kiva Beach and their parking areas will be off limits...

Tourists, villagers flee as wildfires ravage Turkish resorts

Aug. 01, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

MAZIKOY, Turkey (AP) — Wildfires raged near Turkey’s holiday beach destinations of Antalya and Mugla and in the surrounding countryside for a fifth day Sunday as the discovery of more bodies raised the death toll to eight while villagers lost their homes and animals. Residents and...

Heavy equipment, dredge rebuild Louisiana barrier island

Aug. 01, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

WEST GRAND TERRE ISLAND, La. (AP) — Excavators, bulldozers and a dredge miles away from them are working on a $100 million project to raise and reshape a Louisiana barrier island. West Grand Terre Island helps protect communities from New Orleans' west bank to Bayou...

Maryland museum exhibits the history of mermaids

Aug. 01, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

BERLIN, Md. (AP) — Last year, when the pandemic forced people to retreat into their homes, Alyssa Maloof found her photo studio empty. So Maloof, who has a deep interest in fine art, decided to turn her studio into a museum celebrating mermaids. In...

Section of overturned shipwreck separated, oil discharged

Jul. 31, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Pollution response teams on Saturday worked to contain oil that was discharged after demolition crews finished cutting away the sixth of eight sections of a giant cargo ship that tipped over off the Georgia coast nearly two years ago. The oil could...

Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires

Jul. 31, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Panicked tourists in Turkey hurried to the seashore to wait for rescue boats Saturday after being told to evacuate some hotels in the Aegean Sea resort of Bodrum due to the dangers posed by nearby wildfires, Turkish media reported. Coast guard units led...