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Ex-Sen. Frist elected board chair of The Nature Conservancy

Aug. 17, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist will serve as the new board chairman of The Nature Conservancy. The environmental nonprofit announced Tuesday that the former Republican majority leader from Tennessee will begin a three-year chairman term in October. ...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jul. 21, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Bluefield Daily Telegraph. July 16, 2022. Editorial: Tax bill: W.Va. voters will decide amendment You may have heard that lawmakers in West Virginia are looking at eliminating the state’s personal property tax on vehicles, boats and trailers — a move that would...

Dam removal temporarily stops due to low water intake levels

Jul. 06, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Work to remove a dam on the Green River is on hold due to low water intake levels, officials said. Crews began removing Green River Lock and Dam No. 5 last September, but stopped work after Edmonson County Water District General Manager Tony Sanders...

Priceless seeds, sprouts key to US West's post-fire future

May. 22, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

A New Mexico facility where researchers work to restore forests devastated by fires faced an almost cruelly ironic threat: The largest wildfire burning in the U.S. was fast approaching. Owen Burney and his team knew they had to save what they could. Atop their list was a priceless...