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Little Bluestone River tract protected, made accessible

Nov. 13, 2022 14:29 PM EST

JUMPING BRANCH, W.Va. (AP) — A section of the Little Bluestone River and the steep, forested hills that rise from its rocky shores near its confluence with the Bluestone National Scenic River are being protected and made accessible to the public. Little Bluestone Community Forest...

Iran says gunman behind shrine attack was from Tajikistan

Nov. 07, 2022 13:49 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's official news agency said Monday that the gunman who killed 13 people at a major Shiite shrine last month was a citizen of Tajikistan. The militant Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the Oct. 26 attack on Shah Cheragh in...

Yellowstone's Northeast entrance to open to traffic Saturday

Oct. 13, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — The northeast entrance to Yellowstone National Park will open to all traffic Saturday, even as work continues to repair roads damaged by historic flooding in June, the park service said Thursday. The Northeast Entrance Road, which runs from Cooke...

In Arizona, worry about access to Colorado River water

Sep. 13, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Robbie Woodhouse’s grandfather began nearly a century of family farming along the Gila River near Yuma in the middle 1920s when he dug up a bunch of mesquite stumps on his land to make way for his barley, wheat, Bermuda seed, cotton and melon fields. Farming...

As beaches erode, a long-promised fix slips out of reach

Sep. 03, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bill Queen is desperate for sand. The mayor of North Redington Beach has seen the shore shrink steadily over the past few years as the Gulf of Mexico creeps closer to lines of blue cabanas. “Our lifeblood is the sand,” he said. ...

New Mexico Supreme Court details ruling on stream access

Sep. 01, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday detailed its legal reasoning for a decision earlier this year that answered a long simmering question over whether the public had a right to access rivers and streams that flow through private property. The court's...