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To save Everglades, guardians fight time - and climate

Dec. 3, 2019 10:36 AM EST

FLAMINGO, Florida (AP) — Grabbing a clump of vegetation to steady herself, Tiffany Troxler gingerly slides her feet along the makeshift boardwalk as she ventures out into the marsh. The boards sag, dipping her up to her knees in the tea-colored water. “This is the treacherous part,” the...

Governor seeks lake study as tribe leaves monitoring project

Dec. 2, 2019 1:46 PM EST

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s governor called for a third-party assessment of Lake Coeur d’Alene’s water quality as a tribe that owns a third of the lake backed out of a joint monitoring project, officials said. Republican Gov. Brad Little wrote to the Coeur d’Alene...

EPA to host meeting on sewer work near tainted Indiana site

Nov. 23, 2019 9:37 AM EST

FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) — Residents in a central Indiana city will get an update from federal officials next month about sewer work near a tainted industrial site. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has scheduled a Dec. 3 open house in Franklin to discuss a groundwater treatment pilot study and sewer and...

Study links Asian carp with Mississippi River fish drop

Nov. 16, 2019 11:18 AM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Sport fish have declined significantly in portions of the Upper Mississippi River infested with Asian carp, adding evidence to fears about the invader’s threat to native species, according to a new study. Analysis of nearly 20 years of population data suggests the carp...

Geologists testing water from new Hawaii volcano crater lake

Oct. 30, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Federal geologists are examining samples of water from a growing pond in a Hawaii volcano's crater. Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory used a drone to collect water samples from a growing lake in Kilauea volcano's crater, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald...

One of Europe's last untamed rivers is threatened by dams

Oct. 22, 2019 9:08 AM EDT

ALONG THE VJOSA RIVER (AP) — Under a broad plane tree near Albania's border with Greece, Jorgji Ilia fills a battered flask from one of the Vjosa River's many springs. "There is nothing else better than the river," the retired schoolteacher says. "The Vjosa gives beauty to our village." The Vjosa is...

Fishermen live in stain of Venezuela's broken oil industry

Oct. 11, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

CABIMAS, Venezuela (AP) — Nobody lives as closely with the environmental fallout of Venezuela's collapsing oil industry as the fishermen who scratch out an existence on the blackened, sticky shores of Lake Maracaibo. The once prized source of vast wealth has turned into a polluted wasteland, with crude...

Scientists work to save eagles from lethal toxin in lakes

Oct. 6, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Researchers have been trying to learn more about a plant that has invaded lakes across Georgia and the Southeast, contributing to the deaths of eagles and other birds. The hydrilla has helped to cause the deaths of American bald eagles and thousands of other water birds over the past 25...