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Native American tribes gain new authority to stop unwanted hydopower projects

Native American tribes gain new authority to stop unwanted hydopower projects

Federal regulators have granted Native American tribes more power to block hydropower projects on their land after a flurry of applications were filed to expand renewable energy in the water-scarce U.S. Southwest.
A stray whale's death in a Japanese bay raises questions about the cause and the cost of disposal

A stray whale's death in a Japanese bay raises questions about the cause and the cost of disposal

TOKYO (AP) — A whale as long as a train car that died after straying into a Japanese bay is set to be buried until it naturally becomes a skeletal specimen for a local museum.

Wisconsin Assembly approves increases in out-of-state outdoor license fees to help close deficit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly approved a bill Thursday that would raise a variety of hunting, fishing and trapping license fees for out-of-state residents to help shrink a deficit in the state's fish and wildlife account.
Hilary was not a tropical storm when it entered California, yet it had the same impact, study shows

Hilary was not a tropical storm when it entered California, yet it had the same impact, study shows

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Hurricane Hilary was actually no longer a tropical storm but essentially had the same impact when its destructive remnants entered California last August, according to a new National Hurricane Center report.
GST, HST on carbon price could raise billions over next seven years: budget watchdog

GST, HST on carbon price could raise billions over next seven years: budget watchdog

OTTAWA — The federal government's carbon price could generate more than $5 billion from the federal sales tax over the next seven years, but none of that is directly earmarked for climate programs.
Black and white and adored all over. China pledges pair of pandas for San Diego Zoo

Black and white and adored all over. China pledges pair of pandas for San Diego Zoo

SAN DIEGO (AP) — China for the first time in more than two decades is sending pandas to the United States to the delight of the San Diego Zoo, which is preparing to receive a pair that could include a female descendent of Bai Yun and Gao Gao, two of
Immigration spurring telecom subscriber growth but ongoing investments needed: report

Immigration spurring telecom subscriber growth but ongoing investments needed: report

Canada's immigration influx is spurring subscriber growth for the country's four biggest telecom providers, but significant investments in network infrastructure are needed to meet rising demand for services, says a report released Thursday.
Wind farm off the Massachusetts coast begins delivering steady flow of power

Wind farm off the Massachusetts coast begins delivering steady flow of power

BOSTON (AP) — Vineyard Wind, the wind farm under construction off the coast of Massachusetts, has begun delivering energy to the power grid from five of its planned 62 wind turbines, company and state officials said Thursday.
Wisconsin lawmakers OK bill to tackle forever chemicals pollution, but governor isn't on board

Wisconsin lawmakers OK bill to tackle forever chemicals pollution, but governor isn't on board

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin state Assembly passed a bill Thursday that would unlock $125 million to help municipalities and landowners cope with pollution from so-called forever chemicals. But Gov. Tony Evers isn't on board.
EPA approves year-round sales of higher ethanol blend in 8 Midwest states

EPA approves year-round sales of higher ethanol blend in 8 Midwest states

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Drivers in eight Midwestern states will be able to fuel up with a higher blend of ethanol throughout the year under a final rule announced Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency.
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