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Biden to designate his 1st national monument in Colorado

Oct. 06, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Biden administration is preparing to designate its first new national monument, preserving a World War 2-era alpine training site and providing a boost to the reelection campaign of the state’s senior Senator, Michael Bennet, according to a person familiar with the process. ...

Mississippi city with water woes also faces trash trouble

Oct. 06, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's capital city is still grappling with a troubled water system, and it could soon see garbage piling up outside homes and businesses. Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced Thursday garbage collection will cease after Saturday unless the city...

Early data indicates Idaho wolf population is holding steady

Oct. 06, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's wolf population appears to be holding steady despite recent changes by lawmakers that allow expanded methods and seasons for killing wolves, the state’s top wildlife official said Thursday. Idaho Department of Fish and Game Director Ed Schriever told...

Maryland, bay states criticized before environmental meeting

Oct. 06, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania, the states with the largest runoff into the Chesapeake Bay, are not on track to meet their goals to restore the nation’s largest estuary by 2025. Those are the findings in a report released Tuesday during a video press...

California agencies float Colorado River water cuts proposal

Oct. 05, 2022 22:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California water agencies that rely on the parched Colorado River said Wednesday they can reduce their use by one-tenth starting in 2023 in response to calls for cuts from the federal government. The agencies, which supply water to farmers and millions of...

Mixed results for Idaho sockeye salmon return this year

Oct. 05, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More imperiled Snake River sockeye salmon returned to central Idaho this year than in nearly a decade, but biologists are disappointed that few of them came from fish that spawned naturally in the wild. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game said Wednesday that...

Ann Arbor sends partially treated wastewater into river

Oct. 05, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The City of Ann Arbor says an estimated 1.38 million gallons (5.2 million liters) of partially treated wastewater flowed into the Huron River during maintenance Tuesday at its treatment plant. The wastewater had received all treatment except disinfection,...

Congressman wants to halt aquarium money after lobster spat

Oct. 05, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A congressman from Maine said Wednesday he will file a proposal to withhold federal money from a California aquarium and conservation group that has recommended seafood consumers avoid buying lobster. The move from Democratic Rep. Jared Golden came a week...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Oct. 05, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer. September 28, 2022. Editorial: The shooting at Roxborough High and the absurd state law that limits local gun safety measures Because of Pennsylvania’s preemption laws, city officials are left with a set of meager tools to address...

Haaland: US expanding Native American massacre site

Oct. 05, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced an expansion Wednesday of a National Park Service historical site dedicated to t he massacre by U.S. troops of more than 200 Native Americans in what is now southeastern Colorado. Haaland, the first Native American to lead a...