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Asian swamp eels are on display for sale at a market in the Chinatown neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. New York state and city wildlife officials say it's too soon to know the local impact of exotic eels dumped into a Brooklyn lake in September 2020. The nonnative eel species has been illegally released into freshwater bodies in at least eight U.S. states, including New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

'Big pile' of eels dumped in NYC park; impact not yet known

Oct. 17, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Orkin was taking a break from his evening jog to sit by Prospect Park Lake when he turned around and was startled to see a tangle of wriggling snakes. “And quite a big pile — fully alive,” said Orkin, a music composer who lives near the Brooklyn park. They turned...

Ancient stone patterns add new wrinkle to pipeline debate

Oct. 15, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — Images from an underwater vehicle seem to reveal stone patterns on the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan, possible evidence of Native American artifacts from thousands of years ago, a newspaper reported. A group of amateur explorers raised money to look at...

Soncia King holds onto her husband Patrick King in Lake Charles, La., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, as they walk through the flooded street to their home, after Hurricane Delta moved through on Friday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

'We can’t lose our momentum:' Louisiana vows to rebuild

Oct. 11, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Back-to-back hurricanes in the space of six weeks left parts of Louisiana blanketed Sunday with tarpaulins, mangled metal and downed power lines — but not necessarily despair. Utility crews fanned out across the battered southwestern part of the state to restore electricity...

Floodwater covers a road just southeast of Lake Charles, La., following Hurricane Delta on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (Chris Granger/The Advocate via AP)

Delta adds insult to injury in hurricane-ravaged Louisiana

Oct. 10, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The day after Hurricane Delta blew through besieged southern Louisiana, residents started the routine again: dodging overturned cars, trudging through knee-deep water to flooded homes with ruined floors and no power, and pledging to rebuild after the storm. Delta made landfall...

This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. EDT, and provided by NOAA, shows Hurricane Delta in the Gulf of Mexico. Landfall is expected Friday evening. (NOAA via AP)

Hurricane Delta inflicts new damage on storm-weary Louisiana

Oct. 9, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Ripping tarps from already damaged roofs and scattering debris piled by roadsides, Hurricane Delta inflicted a new round of destruction on Louisiana as it struck communities still reeling after Hurricane Laura took a similar path just six weeks earlier. When Delta came ashore...

Bernie Arnould, center, gets help from Kaden Ashley and D.J. Hebert, left, all with Pelican Companies, as they board up the windows to the front of MC Bank in Amelia, La., Wednesday, Oct., 7, 2020, in In preparation for Hurricane Delta.  (Chris Granger/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)

The Latest: Major Hurricane Delta intensifies over the Gulf

Oct. 8, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Delta (all times CDT): 10 p.m. MIAMI — Hurricane Delta has gotten stronger as it marches toward the U.S. Gulf Coast, now packing top sustained winds of 120 mph (195 kph). The devastating Category 3 storm is expected to make a likely landfall late Friday...

The Rev. Ivory Williams, Sr. and Chris Welch board up the windows of St. John Baptist Church while prepping for Hurricane Delta on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in Charenton, La. (Brad Kemp/The Advocate via AP)

'This is not a bad dream': New hurricane menaces Louisiana

Oct. 8, 2020 10:48 PM EDT

ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — Louisiana residents confronting the menace of a new hurricane weeks after one battered parts of the state got stark warnings Thursday to brace for winds that could turn still-uncollected debris into dangerous missiles and again knock out power to thousands. Forecasts showed Delta had...

Nebraska man drowns in Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks

Oct. 4, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. (AP) — A 21-year-old Nebraska man has drowned in the Lake of the Ozarks. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Reece Isenberg of Omaha, Nebraska, died Saturday morning after he went swimming off a dock and never resurfaced. The State Patrol said Isenberg was intoxicated at the time...

FILE - This 2019 file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a Lahontan cutthroat trout recently caught at Pyramid Lake, 30 miles northeast of Reno, Nev. Federal and tribal officials are celebrating the completion of a $34 million fish bypass system at a Nevada dam that will allow the threatened Lahontan cutthroat trout to return to some of its native spawning grounds for the first time in more than a century. (Greg Ritland/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP,File)

Nevada dam changes give rare trout new life 115 years later

Oct. 4, 2020 11:49 AM EDT

WADSWORTH, Nev. (AP) — U.S. and tribal officials are celebrating completion of a $34 million fish bypass system at a Nevada dam that will allow a threatened trout species to return to some of its native spawning grounds for the first time in more than a century. Construction of the side channel with...

Texas Governor Greg Abbott and other state officials listen to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality executive director Toby Baker talk about steps to be taken so water is safe again for the community of Lake Jackson, Texas on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. A Houston-area official says it will take 60 days to ensure a city drinking water system is purged of a deadly, microscopic parasite that led to warnings over the weekend not to drink tap water. Lake Jackson City Manager Modesto Mundo said Monday that three of 11 samples of the city's water indicated preliminary positive results for the naegleria fowleri microbe. (Marie D. De Jesús/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Texas officials: No earlier concerns after microbe found

Sep. 29, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

LAKE JACKSON, Texas (AP) — Texas officials said Tuesday that water samples taken earlier this year from a Houston-area community did not raise concerns before the detection of a deadly, microscopic parasite, which doctors believe killed a 6-year-old boy. Residents of Lake Jackson are likely to remain under...