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Prehistoric Lake Bonneville trail progresses in Utah

Aug. 25, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A mixed-use recreation trail in Utah has been developing across the state with new projects through two northern counties, officials said. The concept behind the 280-mile (451-kilometer) trail along the shoreline of prehistoric Lake Bonneville was born in 1990, the Standard-Examiner...

Bat protections approved along Indiana 'heavy haul' corridor

Aug. 25, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana development board has approved bat habitat protections along a $34 million road for heavy trucks that's under construction. The River Ridge Development Authority Board unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday setting aside about 27 acres (11 hectares) as a...

Lawsuit challenges development project near San Pedro River

Aug. 24, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

TUICSON, Ariz. (AP) — Another lawsuit has been filed challenging a planned new 28,000-home development that critics say threatens to dry up the San Pedro River in southeastern Arizona. The Arizona Daily Star reports that the suit filed Friday by six environmental group against the Army Corps of Engineers...

Utah audit shows millions to go to proposed pipeline costs

Aug. 24, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Washington County is expected to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to build and operate a proposed water pipeline, according to a Utah legislative audit. The audit found it will require a large fee, rate and tax increases for a southern Utah county to pay for a proposed pipeline...

Trials show hope for handling manure at Washington dairies

Aug. 24, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington's besieged dairies are testing several promising systems for recycling cow manure, turning it into fertilizer and clean water. To do that, engineers are using processes that range from oversize bins of worms to cutting-edge technologies to reduce and reuse the nitrogen and...

Nebraska officials issue health alert at Humboldt lake

Aug. 24, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

HUMBOLDT, Neb. (AP) — State officials have issued a new health alert for a lake in the southeastern corner of Nebraska tainted by toxic algae. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says a new alert has been issued for Kirkman's Cove near Humboldt. Health alerts also continue for Rockford Lake in Gage...

Many of Oregon's dams in dangerous condition

Aug. 24, 2019 4:31 AM EDT

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — People in blazers and strapped-on booties waded through the dark intake tunnel of a dam, flashlights in hand, stirring rust-colored silt into the water. Spiders and large black crickets scurried across the wet walls. And water trickled from seepage holes — vulnerable breakage...

Lead testing in Newark water to extend a few more weeks

Aug. 23, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Testing to see if city-issued filters are removing enough lead from Newark's water will last a few more weeks. The state Department of Environmental Protection said Friday 225 homes are being tested. That means residents in about 14,000 homes served by one water treatment plant will...

Wisconsin Gov. Evers issues order to curb PFAS contamination

Aug. 23, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has signed an executive order to curb contamination from chemicals in firefighting foam, non-stick cookware and fast-food wrappers, his office announced Friday. Evers signed the mandate Thursday. The order calls on the state departments of Natural Resources...

Mexico sees jungle lakes evaporate amid lower rainfall

Aug. 23, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Some of the mystical blue-green lakes of the Lacandon jungle in southern Mexico are drying up this year, the result of what experts say is an extended drought and rising temperatures in the region. The Metzabok lake, which normally covers 220 acres (89 hectares), dried up completely this...