Rivers and streams

In this photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a winter-run Chinook salmon is seen on Friday, March 2, 2018. Approximately 29,000 endangered winter-run juvenile Chinook salmon were released into the North Fork of Battle Creek, a tributary of the Sacramento River. A $100 million project removing some dams and helping fish route around others is allowing wildlife officials to restore one of the state's most endangered native salmon to vital spring-fed Battle Creek, which springs from the cold northernmost reaches of the Sierra Nevada. Authorities say Battle Creek could prove a species-saving chill hideout against climate change and drought. (Steve Martarano/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)
March 08, 2018 - 6:55 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A $100 million project removing dams and helping fish route around others is returning a badly endangered salmon to spring-fed waters in northernmost California, giving cold-loving native fish a life-saving place to chill as scientists say climate change, drought and human...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2013, file photo, Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla. and Sen. Marco Rubio listen to Florida Gov. Rick Scott announce a lawsuit against the state of Georgia, while touring Apalachicola, Fla. Florida is hoping the Supreme Court will come to the rescue of this slice of northwestern Florida, which the state says has been devastated by greedy water users in Georgia. The high court hears argument Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in the long-running water war between the neighboring states. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)
January 07, 2018 - 8:04 am
APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) — Southeastern neighbors are facing off in the Supreme Court in a water fight that's been raging for decades. The justices on Monday are hearing Florida's complaint that Georgia's insatiable thirst for water has reduced the flow of the Apalachicola River that runs from the...
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October 09, 2017 - 12:16 am
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — An overcrowded boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar capsized in the confluence of a river and the Bay of Bengal and at least 12 people died, police said Monday. Five of the dead were children. Up to 35 people were on the boat and eight survived the capsizing...
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September 17, 2017 - 12:55 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The mass of warm water known as "the blob" that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated, but scientists are still seeing the lingering effects of those unusually warm sea surface temperatures on Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead. Federal research surveys this summer...
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September 12, 2017 - 1:58 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story Sept. 8 about the death of country star Don Williams, The Associated Press misidentified the name of the group that gave Williams an award for best single for "Tulsa Time" in 1978. That award was given to him by the Academy of Country Music, not the Country Music...
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Adriana Perez, left, and Clair Hummel help remove drywall and boards damaged by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey from a friends home Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 31, 2017 - 8:52 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Harvey (all times local): 7:50 a.m. Local officials say explosions at a flooded Houston-area chemical plant produced no toxins, although federal authorities are describing the resulting plumes as "incredibly dangerous." Assistant Harris County Fire...
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August 05, 2017 - 3:14 pm
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A group of Texas Democratic congressmen want more details about preliminary plans to build a section of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall through a federal wildlife refuge, saying such a move could do serious damage to the environment. Federal officials have told...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2015, file photo, people, pets and sailors use the Willamette River to cool off in Portland, Ore. Portland is well-known as a tree-hugging, outdoorsy city, but the river that powers through its downtown has never been part of that green reputation. For decades, residents have been repulsed by the idea of swimming in the Willamette River because of weekly sewage overflows that created a bacterial stew. Now, the recent completion of a $1.4 billion sewage pipe has flushed those worries - and the river once shunned by swimmers is enjoying a rapid renaissance. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
July 14, 2017 - 3:28 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland is well-known as a tree-hugging, outdoorsy city, but the river that powers through its downtown has never been part of that green reputation. For decades, residents have been repulsed by the idea of swimming in the Willamette River because of weekly sewage overflows...
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This undated photo provided by the Alutiiq Museum shows petroglyphs carved into a shoreline boulder adjacent to the remains of a prehistoric intertidal fish trap on Kodiak Island, Alaska. Archaeologists based on the island at the museum made the discovery during a survey of Afognak Native Corporation land. (Patrick Saltonstall/Alutiiq Museum via AP)
June 28, 2017 - 7:06 pm
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Archaeologists have discovered a prehistoric fish trap constructed of rock walls near the mouth of a salmon stream on Alaska's Kodiak Island. The trap is in a lower intertidal zone that's covered by ocean water at high tide and exposed at low tide, the Kodiak Daily Mirror...
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June 12, 2017 - 4:56 pm
DENVER (AP) — Government investigators say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had no rules for working around old mines when the agency inadvertently triggered a massive spill from a Colorado mine that polluted rivers in three states. The EPA's Office of Inspector General said Monday the...
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