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On bank of Lackawanna River, a new way to play

- Associated Press

July 28--Sitting on the slanted tail of a fish structure at the Nay Aug Avenue Natural Play Area in Scranton, big sister Ella Cohen urged her younger brother to slide down into the soft mulch below.

Congress asking for full review of EPA's new power plant regulation

- Associated Press

July 28--As chairperson of the Senate Clean Air and Nuclear Safety subcommittee, Sen. Shelly Moore Capito joined a group of congressional members asking for a full review of the EPA's new Clean Power Plan rule, stating the regulations are costly and questioning the legality of the rule.

Reef protections aim to grow fish stocks

- Associated Press

July 28--N.C. COAST -- Fishing practices that disturb the sea floor will soon be banned in a 38,000-square mile swath of the Atlantic Ocean in an effort to protect fragile East Coast coral reefs.

BRIEF: Water service restored in Frostburg

- Associated Press

July 28--FROSTBURG -- Water service has been restored to the Grahamtown area after a burst water main was repaired by Frostburg city employees.

City of Toledo chemists again testing Lake Erie water

- Associated Press

July 28--Chemists for the city of Toledo, accompanied by Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson, took raw water samples today from Lake Erie near the municipality's drinking water intake mechanisms.

Seattle, Everett, Tacoma urge water conservation in drought

- Associated Press

July 28--The cities of Seattle, Tacoma and Everett are urging careful use of water in response to historically low river levels, record-setting heat and increased water demand in the Puget Sound Region, according to a Tacoma Public Utilities news release.

Little seabird's advocates hope protection plan is near

- Associated Press

July 28--In 1992, a small, speedy seabird called the marbled murrelet was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Its home -- the old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest -- had dwindled, leaving it few places to nest.

Cartographers aim to map Susquehanna digitally

- Associated Press

July 28--A unique pontoon boat took to the waters of Goodyear and Otsego Lakes on July 22 for a project that organizers hope will help the Susquehanna River.