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Search and rescue crews continue to look for a missing woman whose car was swept away by a mudslide Wednesday in the Dodson area of the Columbia River Gorge, in Oregon, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Searchers used inflatable yellow rafts and drove metal poles into deep mud as they searched for a woman who was missing in Oregon during a powerful winter storm. Authorities have found part of the SUV that 50-year-old Jennifer Camus Moore was driving when she was swept away. (Brooke Herbert/The Oregonian via AP)

Search now recovery mission for Oregon woman in landslide

Jan. 14, 2021 9:18 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Searchers used inflatable yellow rafts and drove metal poles into deep mud Thursday as they searched for a woman who was swept away by a landslide in Oregon during a powerful winter storm. Authorities said in social media posts that they have found part of the SUV that 50-year-old...

EPA plans to drill into collapsed mine entrance in Colorado

Jan. 14, 2021 1:05 PM EST

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to drill this summer into the collapsed entrance of a mine in Colorado that is at risk of a blowout. Erosion at the Bandora Mine, which has not been used for decades, has caused dirt and rock to pile over it, the Durango Herald reported ...

FILE - In this Thursday, July 12, 2018 file photo, an algae bloom appears on the Caloosahatchee River at the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam in Alva, Fla. A study released on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, shows America’s rivers are changing color, mostly because of what people are doing. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

One-third of America's rivers have changed color since 1984

Jan. 7, 2021 1:19 PM EST

America’s rivers are changing color — and people are behind many of the shifts, a new study said. One-third of the tens of thousands of mile-long (two kilometer-long) river segments in the United States have noticeably shifted color in satellite images since 1984. That includes 11,629 miles (18,715...

Hawaii pledges to strengthen oversight over beach erosion

Jan. 1, 2021 11:36 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials have pledged to help strengthen oversight over seawalls and other barriers that are accelerating beach erosion in the state. The state made the pledge Thursday. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser and ProPublica published an investigation in August that said property owners...

This photo, taken in July 2013 by Karen Westphal and provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, shows Breton Island, off Louisiana at the southern end of the 60-mile-long chain of barrier islands making up the nation’s second national wildlife refuge. Work has begun to more than double the area available for nesting seabirds on North Breton Island.  (Karen Westphal/U.S. Geological Survey via AP)

Project will double the size of island in US wildlife refuge

Dec. 26, 2020 8:32 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Work has begun off Louisiana on a project to more than double the size of an island in the nation’s second-oldest wildlife refuge. The project will add 400 acres (162 hectares) of new habitat for birds and animals on North Breton Island, which U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...

Pavilion relocated from eroding bluff in Michigan state park

Dec. 19, 2020 9:46 AM EST

MANISTEE, Mich. (AP) — A pavilion at a state park in northern Michigan has been relocated from an eroding shoreline. The shelter at Orchard Beach State Park now is 230 feet from Lake Michigan in Manistee, the Department of Natural Resources said. The shelter stood for more than 70 years on a bluff, which...

Colorado looks to logging to help re-balance forests

Dec. 13, 2020 10:26 AM EST

GOULD, Colo. (AP) — Stunned by unprecedented megafires, Colorado is embracing logging — mowing holes up to 140 acres in beetle-infested lodgepole pines — in an effort to revive out-of-balance forests. This for-profit mechanized tree-cutting, concentrated between the blackened Cameron Peak and...

Wisconsin dairy farmers returning to their roots

Dec. 5, 2020 1:01 AM EST

BLANCHARDVILLE, Wis. (AP) — For as long as he can remember, Jason Gruenfelder wanted to be a dairy farmer. But after 10 years of doing it the way his father and grandfathers had, he was tired. Tired of hauling feed into the barn each day and manure back out. Tired of long nights on the tractor. Tired of...

Indiana Landmarks helps preserve historic World’s Fair homes

Nov. 29, 2020 12:02 AM EST

BEVERLY SHORES, Ind. (AP) — Moving buildings from the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair to Beverly Shores was no small task. Restoring those homes hasn’t been easy, either. “Welcome to ‘This Old House’ on steroids,” Ross Gambril said during a recent Indiana Landmarks...

Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program habitat restoration coordinator Matt Benoit demonstrates how to plant black mangrove and matrimony vine seedlings during the first volunteer planting on Queen Bess Island, La., Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. After Louisiana officials finished restoring 37-acre Queen Bess Island in February, much of the vegetation planted on its small footprint of newly pumped sand didn’t have time to take root before more than 6,000 brown pelicans arrived for breeding season. The birds pulled up some sprouts to use in their nests. (Halle Parker/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)

An effort to plant Queen Bess Island for Louisiana pelicans

Nov. 22, 2020 12:01 AM EST

QUEEN BESS ISLAND, La. (AP) — After Louisiana officials finished restoring 37-acre Queen Bess Island in February, much of the vegetation planted on its small footprint of newly pumped sand didn’t have time to take root before more than 6,000 brown pelicans arrived for breeding season. The birds...