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Greta Thunberg hitches low-carbon ride across Atlantic

Nov. 13, 2019 4:44 PM EST

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg hitched a renewable-energy ride back to Europe on Wednesday, sailing into the Atlantic on a trip she hopes will get her to Madrid in time for another climate conference, and then home for the holidays. Thunberg tweeted as she took to the sea...

Teen climate activist is leaving US, setting sail for Spain

Nov. 12, 2019 8:50 PM EST

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg will leave North America and begin her return trip across the Atlantic on Wednesday aboard a 48-foot (15-meter) catamaran sailboat whose passengers include an 11-month-old baby. The boat leaves little to no carbon footprint, boasting solar...

Kenmore Air, Lake Union neighbors clash over crowded waters

Nov. 10, 2019 10:06 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Lake Union community group is raising the alarm over what it says are plans for a permanent, 3,000-foot-long seaplane-landing zone down the center of Lake Union that would be off-limits to boaters and other users. But Kenmore Air, which operates regular flights from the lake to Vancouver,...

The Latest: Hungary: Ruling party urges resistance on quotas

Oct. 31, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party is calling on the government to stand up to any pressure "legally or otherwise disguised" on the issue of European Union migrant quotas. Fidesz's statement came in...

Indiana dam to get signs warning about dangerous currents

Oct. 27, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

JASPER, Ind. (AP) — A southwestern Indiana city is preparing to install warning signs along a dam to alert boaters and swimmers about dangerous currents. The Jasper Common Council approved an ordinance last week calling for warning signs to be placed around a dam on the Patoka River. The (Jasper) Herald...

Hard to kill: Aquatic plant found in lake after long fight

Oct. 26, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — A yearlong fight has failed to eradicate an invasive aquatic plant from a Mississippi lake. Officials announced Friday that they've found giant salvinia remaining in the Pelahatchie Bay area of Ross Barnett Reservoir, north of Jackson. The fast-growing aquatic fern is native to...

Kayakers find partially fossilized bear skull in Kansas

Oct. 18, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Two sisters have found a partially fossilized bear skull while kayaking the Arkansas River in south-central Kansas. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks said in a news release Ashley and Erin Watt made the discovery in August after flooding apparently dislodged the skull. They...

Police: Boater finds human bones near Mississippi River

Oct. 7, 2019 6:56 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say they are trying to identify human remains found by a boater near a marina off of the Mississippi River. News outlets report Memphis police were called to the Riverside Park Marina on Sunday morning where a boater led officers to human bones he found near a...

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...

Indiana: Harmful algae blooms detected on Ohio River

Sep. 30, 2019 7:41 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana officials are warning people about harmful algae blooms on the Ohio River near Cincinnati, Ohio, and Louisville, Kentucky. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the Indiana State Department of Health issued the warning on Friday, cautioning swimmers and boaters...