FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Swollen rivers fed by huge amounts of snow still waiting to melt off mountaintops have Colorado rafting guides bracing for a season that could be spectacular - or could be disastrous if the runs are too dangerous for rafting.
The Coloradoan newspaper reports that... more »
Coloradans are continuing to keep a nervous eye on rising rivers as a late spring heat wave melts snow quickly, swelling waterways, wiping out bridges and flooding some homes.
The high water has prompted some rafting companies to halt guided trips.
In Estes Park, hundreds of sandbags were... more »
Peter Hunn has a simple wish: He'd like his children to farm the land in California's delta that his great, great grandfather settled more than a century ago.
The cucumber farmer cherishes the land so much that he refuses to allow state engineers onto his property to survey possible... more »
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing federal protection for the shovelnose sturgeon to help protect the endangered pallid sturgeon. The agency says anglers accidentally harvest the pallid sturgeon when they're seeking the more plentiful shovelnose sturgeon, which is valued for its roe, sold as caviar. Fewer than 40... more »
Swollen rivers and debris-strewn streets in the northern Philippines are giving up even more bodies today. The toll from flooding after a tropical storm is more than 284 dead or missing, while two new storms brewing in the Pacific threaten to complicate relief efforts. Authorities ordered extra police deployed to... more »
Recent storms in Texas brought some long-awaited relief to the nation's most drought-stricken state, but the brutal dry spell is far from over as it drags into its third year.
About 16 percent of the state - all in the southern and central parts of Texas - is classified... more »
Abandoned mercury mines throughout central California's rugged coastal mountains are polluting the state's major waterways, rendering fish unsafe to eat and risking the health of at least 100,000 impoverished people.
But an Associated Press investigation found that the federal government has tried to clean up fewer than a dozen... more »
Government scientists figure that one out of five male black bass in American river basins have egg cells growing inside their sexual organs, a sign of how widespread fish feminizing has become.
The findings come from the U.S. Geological Survey in its first comprehensive examination of intersex fish in... more »
The most severe drought in the nation is drying up one of Austin's most treasured natural resources, the spring-fed Barton Creek Pool where more than 400,000 visitors from around the world flock each year.
The drought is dragging into its third year in parts of central and southern Texas.... more »