Latest Wetlands News

Supreme Court welcomes the public again, and a new justice

Oct. 03, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court began its new term Monday with a new justice on the bench, the public back in the courtroom and a spirited debate in a case that pits environmental protections against property rights. The new member of the court, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson,...

First phase of wetlands center may be ready by Rougarou Fest

Sep. 10, 2022 01:12 AM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — The first phase of Houma’s South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center is close to being complete. The center, on 2.4 acres near the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, broke ground in January 2021. At the time, officials had hoped to finish the first phase by the end...

Cleanup continues at site of Yellowstone park gasoline spill

Aug. 22, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Cleanup continued Monday after a fuel pup trailer rolled onto its side in Yellowstone National Park last week and spilled gasoline, park officials said. The accident, which happened at about 4 a.m. Friday on U.S. Highway 191 in the western...

African migratory birds threatened by hot, dry weather

Aug. 20, 2022 02:47 AM EDT

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Africa's migratory birds are threatened by changing weather patterns in the center and east of the continent that have depleted natural water systems and caused a devastating drought. Hotter and drier conditions due to climate change make it difficult for...

South Sudan suspends dredging of Naam river, Sudd wetlands

Jul. 12, 2022 03:48 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's president ordered the suspension Saturday of all dredging-related activities in the country until evidence-based studies are carried out on their impact on surrounding communities and the ecosystems they rely on. Salva Kiir Mayardit's...