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Japan to start releasing Fukushima water into sea in 2 years

Apr. 13, 2021 03:43 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government decided Tuesday to start releasing treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean in two years — an option fiercely opposed by fishermen, residents and Japan's neighbors. The decision, long...

Expanded trail access proposed for electric bikes at Tahoe

Apr. 13, 2021 01:46 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is proposing a five-fold increase in the number of miles of trails open to certain electric bikes in the forests surrounding Lake Tahoe. The proposal by the service’s Lake Basin Management Unit covering parts of six counties...

Washington state proposal targets Boeing plant’s pollution

Apr. 12, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Boeing will spend millions of dollars and decades cleaning up pollutants that have seeped into the soil and groundwater beneath one of their plants in Washington state, a state-mandated draft proposal said. TCE, or Trichloroethylene, is one of many...

San Diego Zoo employee bitten by venomous snake

Apr. 12, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego Zoo employee was hospitalized Monday after being bitten by a venomous snake, officials said. The incident occurred as the wildlife care specialist was caring for the African bush viper in a non-public area, the zoo said. ...

Colorado bill would prohibit traveling animal show

Apr. 12, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers moved closer to passing a bill that would prohibit using certain animals in traveling performances like circuses, facing opposition from livestock and rodeo groups who claim the measure threatens their livelihood and support from animal rights organizations....

Family of slain Mexican environmentalist refuses to flee

Apr. 12, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The wife and children of an environmental activist slain in the mountains of southern Mexico have refused to leave their village despite threats against them, Mexico’s Interior Department said Monday. The department said authorities traveled to the...

Final settlements inked in poultry plant pollution lawsuits

Apr. 12, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Monday gave final approval to a $65 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit involving thousands of residents of a southern Delaware community affected by groundwater contamination from a local poultry processing facility. ...

Japan says it will start releasing treated radioactive water to sea from wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in 2 years

Apr. 12, 2021 19:46 PM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Japan says it will start releasing treated radioactive water to sea from wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in 2 years.

Arizona Attorney General sues over Biden's border policies

Apr. 12, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's top state prosecutor sued the Biden administration Monday over what he calls “environmentally disruptive” decisions to halt border wall construction and change immigration policies. The lawsuit filed by Republican Arizona Attorney General...

Woman injured in surprise encounter with moose in Montana

Apr. 12, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

VIRGINIA CITY, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials say a woman was injured over the weekend when she was knocked to the ground in a surprise encounter with a moose. The 66-year-old woman broke her wrist when the cow moose charged at her from a patch of willow trees...