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  • Thousands of fish killed by red tide off Fla coast

    By Associated Press

    Florida wildlife officials say a large offshore fish kill in the northeast Gulf of Mexico is being caused by a red tide. Published July 27, 2014

  • After settlements, firms improve spill prevention

    By Associated Press

    Seven New England companies that store oil have developed oil spill prevention plans after reaching settlements and paying fines issued by the Environmental Protection Agency. Published July 27, 2014

  • Grand River burn planned to remove invasive plants

    By Associated Press

    State officials are planning a series of fires on two islands in the Grand River in Ottawa County to get rid of an invasive, reedy plant called phragmites (frag-MY'-tees). Published July 27, 2014

  • Subsistence Alaska village fights mining road

    By Associated Press

    After another year of abysmal king salmon runs, with rain-swollen rivers making it nearly impossible to catch chum or silvers and with decades of declining moose and caribou populations, many residents of Allakaket are bristling at the prospect of a 200-mile industrial road running through their hunting and fishing grounds. Published July 27, 2014

  • Study: Blue whales at risk of hitting ships

    By Associated Press

    A satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels. Published July 27, 2014

  • Tribal group asking for hearing on water rights

    By Associated Press

    Native American leaders in the Dakotas are working to preserve water rights they say are guaranteed by a century-old treaty. Published July 27, 2014

  • Solar car race to end at University of Minnesota

    By Associated Press

    A cross-country solar car race is set to finish at the University of Minnesota on Monday. Published July 27, 2014

  • Cases of rabies are lower this year in Missouri

    By Associated Press

    Missouri health officials say although three rabid bats have been found this summer in a Kansas City suburb, the statewide number of total rabies cases is down. Published July 27, 2014

  • Group restoring plane that flew Lake Erie islands

    By Associated Press

    A northern Ohio group restoring a Ford Tri-Motor plane to flying condition hopes it will help future generations appreciate the aircraft's role in developing the Lake Erie Islands region and commercial aviation. Published July 27, 2014

  • Up to $4.5M available to improve Great Lakes water

    By Associated Press

    Grants totaling up to $4.5 million to improve Great Lakes water quality are available to cities on the lakes' shorelines. Published July 27, 2014

  • A Stormwater Task Force plan for Springs

    By EMILY DONOVAN - Associated Press

    The Pikes Peak Stormwater Task Force is trying to explain its stormwater prevention proposal so the public will understand why they might be asked to pay $10 a month. Published July 26, 2014

  • California trying to cut water, but is it working?

    By MATT HAMILTON - Associated Press

    When Gov. Jerry Brown called on everyone from residents to businesses in California to curb water usage by 20 percent, he told state government to lead by example. Published July 26, 2014

  • Fish absent from Iowa for 80 years discovered

    By DAVID PITT - Associated Press

    The unexpected discovery of a species of sunfish not seen in Iowa in more than 80 years has fisheries biologists perplexed and excited. Published July 26, 2014

  • U.of Vermont steps up environmental studies

    By Associated Press

    The University of Vermont is taking several steps designed to raise its profile as a place for environmental studies. Published July 26, 2014

  • Springfield restores a historic millrace

    By CHRISTIAN HILL - Associated Press

    In 1852, city founder Elias Briggs dug by hand a channel connecting existing sloughs that created a 3.5-mile millrace to power saw and flour mills. Published July 26, 2014

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