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Wounded veterans ride motorcycles through Florida Keys

Oct. 15, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A motorcycle riding experience through the Florida Keys that ends Friday has provided camaraderie, emotional support and mental rejuvenation for a group of veterans as part of a Wounded Warrior Project program called Rolling Project Odyssey. ...

EU looks to strengthen ties with Arctic, protect environment

Oct. 13, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union announced plans Wednesday to open a representation in the Arctic and vowed to protect environment in a region the bloc says is of key strategic importance. The 27-nation bloc said it will open a European Commission office in Greenland...

Wildlife biologists studying migration of the American shad

Oct. 10, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts state wildlife biologists are participating in an ongoing study of the American shad — a fish that spends more of its life in the ocean, but returns to fresh water to spawn. During these migrations, shad must travel long distances, and can...

Maine institute gets $750K to help state's marine startups

Oct. 09, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A research institute in Maine has been awarded $750,000 from the federal government to help marine startups. Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine said the Economic Development Administration awarded the money to Gulf of Maine Research...

Offshore wind is both a boon and an unknown, leaders say

Oct. 05, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey environmental and utility regulators say they strongly support offshore wind energy as a way to address climate change, but they caution that the nascent industry will also bring side effects. Scientists said...

Report: Human-made chemicals contaminating Cape Cod waters

Oct. 04, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who researched the levels of contamination in Cape Cod's bodies of water found that there were human-made chemicals in 21 ponds he tested. Tom Cambareri, a hydrologist residing in Barnstable, collected water samples from...

Dwindling Alaska salmon leave Yukon River tribes in crisis

Oct. 02, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

STEVENS VILLAGE, Alaska (AP) — In a normal year, the smokehouses and drying racks that Alaska Natives use to prepare salmon to tide them through the winter would be heavy with fish meat, the fruits of a summer spent fishing on the Yukon River like generations before them. ...

For Miami's Jaylen Waddle, the NFL learning curve continues

Sep. 29, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Jaylen Waddle is getting used to the differences between college football and the NFL. In the pros, everybody is fast. And football as a profession demands much more time than the few-hours-a-day commitment that was built around college classes. ...

$5B conservation plan offers new approach, but faces hurdles

Sep. 28, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

A pledge by nine grantmakers to give $5 billion to conservation efforts that address threats to biodiversity and to help curb climate change is taking a different approach than philanthropy has embraced in the past — one that may require those organizations to do things differently. ...

Lobster fishing group files lawsuit against feds whale plan

Sep. 27, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A lobster fishing group based in Maine filed a lawsuit against the federal government on Monday charging new rules designed to protect whales are not based on the best available science. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...