Estuaries

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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ADVANCE FOR THE WEEKEND OF SEPT. 30-OCT. 1 AND THEREAFTER - Farmer Andy Zagata checks his corn crop on a property in Huntington Twp, Pa. near Shickshinny on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. The 69-year-old part-time farmer benefitted from incentives as part of a Luzerne Conservation District conservation farming program encouraging no-till farming and planting cover crops. (Christopher Dolan/The Citizens' Voice via AP)
September 30, 2017 - 3:05 am
SHAVERTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Andy Zagata has been farming for decades, so he was apprehensive about changing the way he works the land. An incentive program from the Luzerne Conservation District convinced the 69-year-old to try something new. The Luzerne Conservation District wants more farmers to adopt...
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September 13, 2017 - 9:20 am
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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United States' Caeleb Remel Dressel who won 7 gold medals shows off the award as best male athlete during the swimming competitions of the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, July 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
July 30, 2017 - 3:01 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Michael Phelps, you've got company. Caeleb Dressel won his seventh gold medal of the world championships Sunday, putting the U.S. team ahead to stay with another dominating swim in the 4x100-meter medley relay. One night after becoming the first swimmer to win three golds...
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United States' Caeleb Dressel, Kevin Cordes, Nathan Adrian and Matt Grevers, from left, celebrate after winning the gold medal in the men's 4x100-meter medley relay final during the swimming competitions of the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, July 30, 2017.
July 30, 2017 - 2:12 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Michael Phelps, you've got company. Caeleb Dressel won his seventh gold medal of the world championships Sunday, putting the U.S. team ahead to stay with another dominating swim in the 4x100-meter medley relay. One night after becoming the first swimmer to win three golds...
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In this 2012 photo provided by the Center for Whale Research, a dog trained to sniff for orca scat sits on a boat in the Salish Sea in Washington state. A new study to be published Thursday, June 29, 2017, says that the small population of endangered Puget Sound orcas are having pregnancy problems due to stress from not getting enough salmon to eat. (Center for Whale Research via AP)
June 29, 2017 - 2:37 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Improving salmon runs could help the endangered killer whales that frequent the inland waters of Washington state, according to a new study that found the orcas cannot find enough fish to eat and that's causing them to have pregnancy problems. Researchers analyzed hormones in orca...
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In this undated photo provided by the University of Washington, Southern resident killer whales swim off the coast of San Juan Island, Wash. A new study to be published Thursday, June 29, 2017, says that the small population of endangered Puget Sound orcas are having pregnancy problems due to stress from not getting enough salmon to eat. (Jane Cogan/University of Washington via AP)
June 28, 2017 - 11:06 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Endangered killer whales that frequent the inland waters of Washington state are having pregnancy problems because they cannot find enough fish to eat, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed hormones in excrement collected at sea and found that more than two-thirds of orca...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2017 file photo, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is seen in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Lawmakers concerned about curbing pollution and a warming planet gave a cool reception to President Donald Trump's environmental chief on Thursday, June 15, 2017, as he defended the administration's proposal to sharply reduce the budget of his own agency. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
June 15, 2017 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers concerned about curbing pollution and a warming planet gave a cool reception to President Donald Trump's environmental chief on Thursday as he defended the administration's proposal to sharply reduce the budget of his own agency. Scott Pruitt, the administrator for the...
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FILE - In a June 30, 2005 file photo, Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Lake Michigan is seen from the Mackinac Bridge in Mackinaw City, Mich. President Donald Trump wants to eliminate federal support of a program that addresses the Great Lakes' most pressing environmental threats. Trump's 2018 budget released Thursday, March 16, 2017, would remove all funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which has received strong support from members of Congress in both parties since President Barack Obama established it in 2009. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
March 17, 2017 - 7:36 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — It sounds like an idea that would warm a conservative Republican's heart: Kill funding of a regional environmental cleanup that has lasted seven years and cost the federal government more than $2 billion, with no end in sight. If states want to keep the program going,...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2016 file photo, the Flint Water Plant water tower is seen in Flint, Mich. The Trump administration would slash programs aimed at slowing climate change and improving water safety and air quality, while eliminating thousands of jobs, according to a draft of the Environmental Protection Agency budget proposal obtained by the Associated Press. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
March 03, 2017 - 10:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration would slash programs aimed at slowing climate change and improving water safety and air quality, while eliminating thousands of jobs, according to a draft of the Environmental Protection Agency budget proposal obtained by The Associated Press. Under the...
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