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Not so fast: California's last nuke plant might run longer

Aug. 08, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An aggressive push toward renewable energy has run headlong into anxiety over keeping the lights on in California, where the largest utility is considering whether to try to extend the lifespan of the state’s last operating nuclear power plant. California is...

Jet boat operator encounters obstacles but continues forward

Aug. 07, 2022 09:31 AM EDT

ANSTED, W.Va. (AP) — Bobby Bower bought New River Jet Boats at a time that would turn out to be what he termed “the perfect storm of a bad time to start a business.” “It was early 2020, just before COVID hit,” he recalled as he sat in the shade at the shoreline passenger...

3 who died in New Mexico floodwaters were from West Texas

Jul. 27, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified the bodies of three people who died in fast-moving floodwaters in Tecolote Canyon in northern New Mexico. San Miguel County sheriff’s officials said Wednesday that the victims were members of a West Texas family and were swept...

19th century subsistence farms preserved in New River Gorge

Jul. 17, 2022 10:00 AM EDT

HINTON, W.Va. (AP) — Across the New River from Hinton, narrow, unpaved Freezeland Mountain Road zigzags its way up narrow hollows, across spiny ridges and through dense stands of hardwood forest, climbing 1,200 feet above the river in 2.5 miles. There, the terrain begins to level,...

EXPLAINER: When is Manhattanhenge? Where can you see it?

Jul. 12, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Didn't make it to Stonehenge for the solstice? There might still be time to catch Manhattanhenge, when the setting sun aligns with the Manhattan street grid and bathes the urban canyons in a rosy glow. This year's last peak Manhattanhenge sunset was Monday, but a...

Biologists' fears confirmed on the lower Colorado River

Jul. 06, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — For National Park Service fisheries biologist Jeff Arnold, it was a moment he'd been dreading. Bare-legged in sandals, he was pulling in a net in a shallow backwater of the lower Colorado River last week, when he spotted three young fish that didn't belong there. “Give me a call...

Bus falls into deep gorge in northern India, killing 16

Jul. 04, 2022 03:44 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A passenger bus slid off a mountain road and fell into a deep gorge in northern India on Monday, killing 16 people, including schoolchildren, a government official said. Rescue workers pulled out the badly injured from the wreckage of the vehicle and sent them to a...

Gully grows near Flagstaff after flood mitigation conflict

Jul. 02, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Twelve years ago, a handful residents in the Timberline neighborhood east of Flagstaff declined to grant Coconino County the easements required for the completion of flood mitigation projects. Now, current residents are bearing the consequences. ...

Relicensing for Idaho Power's Hells Canyon Project advancing

Jun. 27, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho public utility’s nearly two-decade effort to renew its license for a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon Border is moving forward with federal regulators announcing plans to update an environmental study. The Federal...

Grand Canyon starts water limitations after pumphouse outage

Jun. 27, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Grand Canyon National Park is starting water conservation measures on the North Rim due to an electrical failure involving the Roaring Springs pumphouse. Park officials said staff and contractors are working to investigate the extent of the...