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Broken water pump leads to restrictions at Grand Canyon

Sep. 23, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Visitors to the Grand Canyon's North Rim are being asked to conserve water until a pump deep in the canyon can be fixed. Portable toilets have been set up to replace flushing ones that were available to the public, Grand Canyon National Park officials said Tuesday....

It was another hot summah in New England, officials say

Sep. 5, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Record temperatures across New England this summer have sparked wildfires, withered crops and prompted a string of water restrictions in many communities. Portland and Caribou in Maine and Burlington, Vermont, broke records for the hottest summer while Concord, New Hampshire, had its...

Evacuees from Hurricane Laura Bentley White, 9, center, tries on shoes with Chris Cormier, 10, left, and Angela Cormier while visiting an aid center at the Ernest N. Morial Convention set up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management in New Orleans, La. Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)

Louisiana: 11K people seek state shelter after Laura's ruin

Sep. 1, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Growing numbers of Louisiana residents are turning to the state to find a place to stay after Hurricane Laura ravaged the state's southwestern region, wrecking homes, ripping away roofs and leaving hundreds of thousands without utility access. In addition to the thousands of...

Officials restrict water usage from northern Colorado river

Aug. 27, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The primary part of the Yampa River in northern Colorado is under water usage restrictions for only the second time ever. The move came because less water has been circulating to the lower part of the river, meaning users in that area are not receiving their legally...

Officials say Massachusetts dealing with a serious drought

Aug. 14, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Environmental officials in Massachusetts say the state is experiencing significant drought conditions following months of below normal rainfall and above average temperatures. Kathleen Theoharides, the state's Secretary Energy and Environmental Affairs, on Thursday declared that all seven...

Maine removes beach restrictions in wake of fatal shark bite

Aug. 3, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) — Maine parks officials removed some water activity restrictions on Monday in the wake of a fatal shark bite off Harpswell. The shark bite killed Julie Dimperio Holowach off Bailey Island on July 27. Maine officials responded by restricting swimming at some coastal state parks. The...

FILE - In this May 8, 2003, file photo, a Northern Spotted Owl flies after an elusive mouse jumping off the end of a stick in the Deschutes National Forest near Camp Sherman, Ore.. The Trump administration is moving to restrict what land and water can be declared as

US officials seek limits on "habitat" for imperiled species

Jul. 31, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to restrict what land and water areas can be declared as “habitat” for imperiled plants and animals — potentially excluding locations that species could use in the future as climate change upends ecosystems. An administration...