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Diners’ discarded shells help establish new oyster colonies

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PORT REPUBLIC, N.J. — Call it the seafood circle of life: Shells discarded by diners are being collected, cleaned and dumped into waterways around...

‘Nobody’s winning’ as drought upends life in US West basin

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TULELAKE, Calif. — Ben DuVal knelt in a barren field near the California-Oregon border and scooped up a handful of parched soil as dust...

Another mild algae bloom forecast for Lake Erie this summer

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TOLEDO, Ohio — The toxic blob of algae that turns western Lake Erie a ghastly shade of green each summer and threatens drinking water...

EXPLAINER: Infrastructure deal targets lead pipes

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WASHINGTON — Included in the bipartisan infrastructure deal reached with President Joe Biden last week is a plan to eliminate the country's remaining lead...

Environmentalists sue over Florida wastewater reservoir leak

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Efforts to clean up a leaky reservoir that dumped tens of millions of gallons of potentially hazardous gypsum wastewater into...

Increased water pumping worries Line 3 pipeline opponents

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Opponents of Enbridge Energy's Line 3 oil pipeline project are worried about the potential impact of the company's...

Rescued sea turtles: some to be released, some still sick

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NEW ORLEANS — The Mississippi Aquarium plans to release seven endangered sea turtles this week, but other institutions in New Orleans and Mississippi are...

Mexico’s Caribbean coast hit by heavy seaweed, more expected

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MEXICO CITY — Environmentalists and tourism operators on Mexico’s Caribbean coast are complaining about mounds of foul-smelling sargassum — a seaweed-like algae — that...

Iowa’s high court stops lawsuit over farm runoff pollution

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DES MOINES, Iowa — A sharply divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stopped a lawsuit aimed at reducing the flow of fertilizer and hog...

Las Vegas weighs tying growth to conservation amid drought

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CARSON CITY, Nev. — Record-breaking heat and historic drought in the U.S. West are doing little to discourage cities from planning to welcome millions...