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Mill spills more than 30,000 gallons into Penobscot River

Oct. 22, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

OLD TOWN, Maine (AP) — The ND Paper mill in Old Town spilled more than 30,000 gallons of pulping chemicals into the Penobscot River earlier this month, officials said. The mill suspended production after discovering that chemicals were spilling into the river through a ruptured underground sewer line and a...

Georgia county to buy time for sewer repairs with $1M fine

Oct. 21, 2020 11:39 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A suburban Atlanta county where leaky pipes keep spilling raw sewage into creeks and rivers would pay a $1.05 million fine to regulators and get seven more years to make repairs under a new proposed federal court order. DeKalb County commissioners voted Tuesday to approve the proposed...

FILE - This Sept. 15, 2015, file photo, shows Zion National Park near Springdale, Utah. A California woman who was missing for about two weeks in Zion National Park in Utah has been found and left the park with her family who had feared the worst, authorities said. Holly Suzanne Courtier, 38, of Los Angeles, was found Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, by search and rescue crews after park rangers received a tip that she had been seen in the park, Zion National Park officials said in a news release.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Woman missing for 2 weeks found safe in Zion National Park

Oct. 20, 2020 1:35 AM EDT

SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — A California woman who was missing for about two weeks in Zion National Park in Utah has been found and left the park with her family who had feared the worst, authorities said. Holly Suzanne Courtier, 38, of Los Angeles, was found Sunday by search and rescue crews in a thickly...

Ray Lopez delivers supplies to Mountain Mike's Pizza in the Montclair district of Oakland, Calif., where power is turned off, on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Pacific Gas & Electric has cut power to portions of Northern California hoping to prevent wildfires during hot, windy weather throughout the region. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Trump changes course, approves California relief for 6 fires

Oct. 16, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration abruptly reversed course and approved California's application for disaster relief funds to clean up damage from six recent deadly and destructive blazes that have scorched the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday. “Just got off the...

Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Mo., speaks during a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee oversight hearing to examine the Environmental Protection Agency, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (Al Drago/Pool via AP)

Engineers' report bolsters proposed Mississippi pump project

Oct. 16, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday published a draft of a new environmental impact statement that supports a proposal for massive pumps to drain floodwaters from parts of the rural Mississippi Delta — a reversal of a previous federal report that said the project would...

Cracked earth is exposed in the riverbed of the Paraguay River in Chaco-i near Asuncion city, Paraguay, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. The Paraguay River reached its lowest level in 50 years on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, following months of extreme drought that has exposed the nation’s economic dependence on the river and limited access to drinking water. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

Drought depletes Paraguay River, a country's lifeline

Oct. 9, 2020 12:30 PM EDT

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — The Paraguay River has reached its lowest level in half a century after months of extreme drought in the region, exposing the vulnerability of landlocked Paraguay’s economy. Some 85% percent of Paraguay’s foreign trade is conducted via the river, which has been...

Tribe protests landfill waste in Penobscot River

Oct. 8, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

OLD TOWN, Maine (AP) — Members of the Penobscot Nation say a landfill is dumping waste into the Penobscot River. The Juniper Ridge landfill is responsible for 1.3 million gallons of leachate that goes into the river each month, according to Sunlight Media Collective, which helped publicize a recent event....

Paramedics and demostrators attend a youth who fell into the Mapocho river from a bridge during a police charge on protesters in Santiago, Chile, Friday Sept.2, 2020. The incident unleashed a wave of criticism against police for the repression during demonstrations and the government repudiated the acts of violence condemning

Police officer in Chile accused of throwing teen from bridge

Oct. 4, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Authorities in Chile have arrested a police officer who allegedly threw a teen-ager from a bridge into a river bed during a protest. The 16-year-old boy was in stable condition with head trauma and a wrist fracture following the incident in Santiago, Chile’s capital, on...

Singing River, Ochsner owners take over Gulfport hospital

Oct. 2, 2020 9:47 AM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — New owners are taking over operation of Garden Park Medical Center on the Mississippi coast with plans to expand services for cancer and cardiac care. Singing River Health System has completed its purchase of the hospital in partnership with the Louisiana-based Ochsner Health, the...

Judge dismisses gym owner's lawsuit; welcome center closes

Sep. 30, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Vermont gym owner against the state over whether he could operate during the COVID-19 business restrictions this past spring. The Vermont attorney general had sued Sean Manovill in May for operating Club Fitness in Rutland in...