Rare weasel  makes a comeback
Feb24

Rare weasel makes a comeback

Associated Press MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. — The elusive weasel-like mammal poked its head out of the wooden crate, glanced around and quickly darted into the thick forest of Mount Rainier National Park — returning to a landscape where it had been missing for seven decades. One by one, 10 Pacific fishers that had been trapped in British Columbia were set free at the park south of Seattle as part of a multiyear effort to...

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Freebie treasures
Feb24

Freebie treasures

Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine — OK, I admit it. I pick up castoff gloves I find along the side of the road. You never know: These gloves that have blown out of the backs of pickup trucks can, if you’re patient, be useful. You just need to hold onto that lonely left until you can match it up with a nearly matching right. Sometimes you get lucky and find a pair straight off, which makes for a very satisfying day. My freebie treasures...

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Southern California pounded by intense storm and flooding
Jan25

Southern California pounded by intense storm and flooding

LOS ANGELES — The tail end of a punishing winter storm system lashed California with thunderstorms, hail and severe winds Monday after breaking rainfall records, washing out roads and whipping up enormous waves. At least four people died, three were missing and several others were rescued from raging floodwaters during three storms in four days. Rescuers were set to resume a search for an 18-year-old woman whose car plunged into a...

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Trump acts to advance Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines
Jan25

Trump acts to advance Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump moved swiftly Tuesday to advance the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, signing executive actions to aggressively overhaul America’s energy policy and deal a sharp blow to Barack Obama’s legacy on climate change. Obama had personally halted the Keystone XL project, which was to bring oil from Canada to the U.S., and major protest demonstrations have frozen work on the Dakota...

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Vermont Yankee could be sold to New York company, Brattleboro coalition yet to determine next steps
Jan20

Vermont Yankee could be sold to New York company, Brattleboro coalition yet to determine next steps

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The New England Coalition has spent decades raising issues before the Vermont Public Service Board about the operation, sale, uprate and relicensing of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power station. Now that the plant — permanently shut down two years ago by Entergy Nuclear — could be sold to a New York City industrial demolition company, the coalition said recently it has yet to make up its mind about whether to take an...

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State makes deal with Tenn. Gas on pipeline
Dec30

State makes deal with Tenn. Gas on pipeline

The state has reached a $640,000 settlement with Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. for state forest land in the Berkshire County town of Sandisfield where the company plans to build its Connecticut Expansion natural gas pipeline project. The compensation package for an easement acquired by eminent domain through Otis State Forest was announced Thursday by Attorney General Maura Healey and Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew...

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