- New sea star babies offer hope amid mass deaths in Pacific
LOPEZ PASS, Wash. (AP) — Emerging from a recent dive 40 feet below the surface of Puget Sound, biologist Ben Miner wasn't surprised by what he found: The troubling disease that wiped out millions of sea stars up and down the West Coast had not spared this site along the rocky cliffs of Lopez Island.
- Washington state officials withdraw shellfish spray permit
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington's Department of Ecology has canceled a permit to spray pesticides over shellfish beds in two areas, officials said Sunday.
- Ex-US Rep. Inglis gets JFK courage award for climate stance
BOSTON (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis received the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Sunday for reversing his position on climate change despite the predictable political fallout that helped cost the South Carolina Republican his seat in Congress.
- Stanford University wants to keep controversial dam
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford University plans to keep a 19th century dam that environmental groups and water officials say is endangering local populations of steelhead trout and other species.
- US Court hearing continues in Elko County forest road fight
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Elko County's lawyers head back to federal court Monday with century-old newspaper clippings and mining claim maps from the 1890s that they say prove they're in charge of a road on a national forest near the Idaho border.
- GM cuts 2016 Volt plug-in hybrid car price by almost $1,200
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is knocking nearly $1,200 off the price of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid car.
- Vermont poultry producers take precautions against bird flu
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Poultry producers in northern New England are taking precautions against a virulent form of bird flu that has wiped out millions of birds in the Midwest.
- Rare all-female team perseveres in Volvo Ocean Race
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The first all-female team in the Volvo Ocean Race in over a decade, Team SCA is determined to break barriers in a male-dominated sport — and in what is widely considered the world's most prestigious offshore sailing event.
- The Latest on Nepal: 109 foreigners still missing; 57 died
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- Fishermen fear looming cost of at-sea monitors this summer
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — New England fishermen of important food species like cod and haddock say the looming cost of paying for at-sea monitors could put them out of business this year.
- Idaho potato farmers sue feds, state over microscopic pest
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group of 10 eastern Idaho potato growers and a shipper have filed a lawsuit seeking to end a quarantine and field testing imposed by state and federal authorities after the discovery of a microscopic pest that led some countries to ban Idaho spuds.
- NDSU gets share of $3.8 million in research funding
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota State University is sharing in more than $3.8 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
- Vermont bans urine-based deer lures to stem disease spread
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board has voted to ban the possession and use by hunters of natural lures based on deer urine or other fluids.
- Hawaii seeks comment on Kauai forest reserve management plan
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is seeking the public's input on a draft management plan for two forest reserves on Kauai.
- Illinois working with zoos, businesses to prevent bird flu
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Agriculture is working with businesses, zoos and bird owners to reduce the risk of bird flu.