Estuaries

November 17, 2017 - 3:42 pm
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Ria'n Holland scored 13 points, Jordan Strawberry had nine points, a career-high 13 rebounds and seven assists, and Mercer beat Liberty 63-48 on Friday in the first game of the relocated Paradise Jam. It was moved from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands to the Vines Center in...
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Algae floats in the water at the Maumee Bay State Park marina in Lake Erie in Oregon, Ohio, on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Pungent, ugly and often-toxic algae is spreading across U.S. waterways, even as the government spends vast sums of money to help farmers reduce fertilizer runoff that helps cause it. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
November 16, 2017 - 12:09 pm
MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat — unaware that he was being poisoned. A thick, green scum coated western Lake Erie. And Steele, a semipro angler, was sickened by it. Driving home to Port Huron, Michigan,...
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November 14, 2017 - 9:42 pm
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Ria'n Holland had 19 points to lead all five Mercer starters in double figures as the Bears rolled to an 86-58 victory over Jackson State on Tuesday night. The Bears, who led by just five at the break, 43-38, dominated in the second half, opening the period with a 32-8 run...
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Protesters gather outside a meeting where a climate change report was to be released, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in Providence, R.I. The Environmental Protection Agency kept of its three scientists, who had been expected to discuss the report on the health of Narragansett Bay, from speaking at the event. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith)
October 23, 2017 - 2:45 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency kept three scientists from speaking at a Monday event in a move condemned by researchers and Democratic members of Congress as an attempt by the agency to silence a discussion of climate change. The scientists were scheduled to discuss a...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2007, file photo, a windsurfer and people aboard a sailboat enjoy the strong winds of Narragansett Bay off the coast of Newport, R.I. The Environmental Protection Agency has canceled the appearance of three scientists at an event on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in Rhode Island about a report, which deals in part with climate change. The event is designed to draw attention to the health of the Narragansett Bay. (AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)
October 23, 2017 - 12:18 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to stop three scientists from presenting at an event about climate change (all times local): 12:15 p.m. The Environmental Protection Agency says its scientists are not discussing a report that deals in part with...
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October 10, 2017 - 11:44 am
GLOUCESTER POINT, Va. (AP) — Researchers say the total amount of oxygen-deprived dead zones in Chesapeake Bay this summer was the biggest since 2014. The Virginia Institute of Marine Science also said Monday that the total amount of dead zones this summer increased by 10 percent over last year. The...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2017 file photo, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh speaks during a news conference in Washington. A spokeswoman for Frosh says the state is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to act on a petition requiring power plants in five upwind states to reduce pollution. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
September 27, 2017 - 5:05 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to act on a petition requiring power plants in five upwind states to reduce pollution, the state's attorney general and an official in Gov. Larry Hogan's administration said Wednesday. The Hogan...
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September 13, 2017 - 5:23 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Self-driving cars may not hit the road in earnest for many years - but autonomous boats could be just around the pier. Spurred in part by the car industry's race to build driverless vehicles, marine innovators are building automated ferry boats for Amsterdam canals, cargo ships that...
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FILE - In this file photo taken July 31, 2015, an orca whale leaps out of the water near a whale watching boat in the Salish Sea in the San Juan Islands, Wash. Ships passing the narrow busy channel off Washington's San Juan Islands are slowing down this summer as part of an experiment to protect the small endangered population of southern resident killer whales. Vessel noise can interfere with the killer whales' ability to hunt, navigate and communicate with each other, so US researchers are looking into what impact the project will have on the orcas. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
September 03, 2017 - 10:30 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Ships moving through a busy channel off Washington state's San Juan Island are slowing down this summer as part of a study to determine whether that can reduce noise and benefit a small, endangered population of killer whales. The Puget Sound orcas spend summer months in a major...
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In this Aug. 15, 2017, file photo, flood affected villagers travel by boat in floodwaters in Morigaon district, east of Gauhati, northeastern state of Assam. This week’s flooding in Houston is unprecedented, but such devastation is chronic across South Asia. Experts say local officials are ignoring dangers and pursuing development plans that only increase the risk of flood-related death and destruction as annual monsoon rains challenge cities to cope. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath, File)
September 01, 2017 - 8:28 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Two massive, rain-soaked cities on opposite sides of the world are struggling with swirling, brackish waters that have brought death and devastation. For Houston, it's unprecedented. For Mumbai, it's painfully common. For India's financial capital and other South Asian cities and...
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