Environment and nature

August 17, 2018 - 12:33 am
LODI, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are warning boaters to be alert for large amounts of debris washed into upstate New York lakes, rivers and canals by torrential rainfall earlier this week. Tuesday's storms dumped 6 or more inches of rain on some areas from the Finger Lakes to the Southern Tier and the...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2012 file photo, Phish performs during the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. A three-day Phish festival was washed out by dirty water from torrential rains in central New York just as the band was about to go onstage for its traditional sound check jam Thursday afternoon, Aug. 16, 2018. The Curveball festival was expected to draw more than 30,000 fans to the Finger Lakes village of Watkins Glen starting on Friday. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)
August 16, 2018 - 7:28 pm
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — A three-day Phish music festival was scuttled by dirty water from torrential rains on Thursday, with health officials denying a permit just as the rock band was about to go onstage for its traditional sound check jam. "We are still in shock," the band said in a statement...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2012 file photo, Phish performs during the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. A three-day Phish festival was washed out by dirty water from torrential rains in central New York just as the band was about to go onstage for its traditional sound check jam Thursday afternoon, Aug. 16, 2018. The Curveball festival was expected to draw more than 30,000 fans to the Finger Lakes village of Watkins Glen starting on Friday. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)
August 16, 2018 - 7:25 pm
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — A three-day Phish music festival was scuttled by dirty water from torrential rains on Thursday, with health officials denying a permit just as the rock band was about to go onstage for its traditional sound check jam. "We are still in shock," the band said in a statement...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2015 file photo, the Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, is seen in Steele City, Neb. A federal judge on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, ordered the U.S. State Department to conduct a more thorough review of the Keystone XL pipeline's proposed pathway after Nebraska state regulators changed the route, raising the possibility of further delays to a project first proposed in 2008. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
August 16, 2018 - 7:00 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the U.S. State Department to conduct a more thorough review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline's proposed pathway after Nebraska state regulators changed the route, raising the possibility of further delays to a project first proposed in 2008. U.S...
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August 16, 2018 - 6:47 pm
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Fans of the rock band Phish have been thrown a curveball by the last-minute cancellation of a three-day music festival in central New York because of health concerns stemming from torrential rains that contaminated drinking water. The Curveball festival was expected to...
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August 16, 2018 - 6:00 pm
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Phish fans have been thrown a curve ball by the last-minute cancellation of a three-day music festival in central New York due to health concerns after torrential rains contaminated drinking water. The Curveball festival was expected to draw more than 30,000 fans to the...
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Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, joined at right by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., discuss ways to improve the health of the forests and how to reduce wildfires, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 16, 2018 - 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is pledging to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires and fight those choking California and other western states. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says officials are targeting wide swaths of land — including cutting down...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2015 file photo, the Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, is seen in Steele City, Neb. A federal judge on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, ordered the U.S. State Department to conduct a more thorough review of the Keystone XL pipeline's proposed pathway after Nebraska state regulators changed the route, raising the possibility of further delays to a project first proposed in 2008. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
August 16, 2018 - 3:17 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the U.S. State Department to conduct a more thorough review of the Keystone XL pipeline's proposed pathway after Nebraska state regulators changed the route, raising the possibility of further delays to a project first proposed in 2008. U.S. District...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, an endangered southern resident female orca leaps from the water while breaching in Puget Sound, west of Seattle. With the Pacific Northwest's killer whales struggling, an environmental group is suing to force President Donald Trump's administration to expand protected habitat in an effort to help them recover. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
August 16, 2018 - 3:05 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — An environmental group sued President Donald Trump's administration Thursday to make officials move more quickly to protect the Pacific Northwest's endangered orcas. The recent grieving of one whale for her dead calf and scientists' extraordinary attempts to save another from...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2018 file photo Gary Parmely, father of Jeremy Stoke of the Redding Fire Department, visits a memorial for his son, in Redding, Calif. Officials say Stoke the first firefighter to die battling a Northern California blaze was killed by a fire tornado. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says in a report that Redding firefighter Jeremy Stoke died July 26, 2018, after he was enveloped in seconds by a fire tornado with a base the size of three football fields and winds up to 165 miles an hour. (AP Photo/John Locher,File)
August 16, 2018 - 2:05 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A firefighter who died while helping people evacuate a Northern California blaze was killed by a fire tornado that at one point reached a temperature of 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit (1,480 degrees Celsius), officials said. Redding firefighter Jeremy Stoke died after he was...
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