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Pink lagoon has Argentine environmentalists seeing red

Jul. 30, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A bright pink lagoon is setting off red alarms for environmentalists in southern Argentina. The pond is one of several located about 30 kilometers (20 miles) from the city of Trelew used by local industries for releasing chemicals or...

Florida river gets curves back in 22-year, $980m restoration

Jul. 30, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

SEBRING, Fla. (AP) — The 22-year project to restore Florida's Kissimmee River from a straight manmade channel to its natural meandering state has marked a major milestone. Officials involved in the nearly $1 billion Kissimmee River Restoration Project said at an event...

Tribes seek order banning digging at Nevada lithium mine

Jul. 29, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two tribes that joined a legal battle over plans to build a mine at the largest known U.S. deposit of lithium urged a judge Thursday to temporarily ban digging for an archaeological survey that they say would desecrate sacred tribal lands in Nevada near the Oregon line. ...

Helena says Tenmile Creek more contaminated than EPA found

Jul. 29, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Water samples taken by Helena City staff in Tenmile Creek following a mine waste spill earlier this month show severely higher levels of metals and arsenic than those reported by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Helena Independent Record reported. ...

Coalition seeks relisting of gray wolves in US West

Jul. 29, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Wildlife advocates on Thursday petitioned federal officials to restore federal protections for gray wolves throughout the U.S. West after Idaho and Montana passed laws intended to drastically cut their numbers. Western Watersheds Project, WildEarth...

Why it's so hard and expensive to plug an abandoned well

Jul. 29, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

An estimated 2 million abandoned oil and gas wells across the country, forgotten or ignored by the energy companies that drilled them, are believed to be leaking toxic chemicals. Many of the wells are releasing methane, a greenhouse gas containing about 86 times the climate-warming power of...

Forgotten oil and gas wells linger, leaking toxic chemicals

Jul. 29, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

CRANE, Texas (AP) — Rusted pipes litter the sandy fields of Ashley Williams Watt’s cattle ranch in windswept West Texas. The corroded skeletons are all that remain of hundreds of abandoned oil wells that were drilled long before her family owned the land. The wells, unable to produce any...

Body recovered from 112 feet of water in Maine quarry

Jul. 29, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) — The state medical examiner's office will determine the cause of death of a man whose body was recovered in 112 feet (34 meters) of water in a quarry, but police said there's nothing to suspect foul play. The body of Joshua D. Clapp, 38, of...

Dozens of neglected animals surrendered at Maine farm

Jul. 28, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

SANFORD, Maine (AP) — Authorities in Maine said the caretaker of a farm that was home to dozens of neglected animals has surrendered custody of most of them to the state. The animals were seized from the Sanford farm on July 14. Officials said a woman rescued the...

Notice of violation issued after treated wastewater spill

Jul. 28, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — Delaware environmental officials have issued a notice of violation to Mountaire Farms in Millsboro after a contractor damaged a pipeline and treated wastewater spilled into Swan Creek. The notice from the Department of Natural Resources and...