Millions of rotting fish to be removed from Outback riverMarch 20, 2023 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Contractors are being hired to remove millions of rotting fish from a river in the Australian Outback after a unprecedented die-off following floods and hot weather, police said on Monday.
Albania declares new national river park, backs airport planMarch 15, 2023 GMT
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The Albanian government on Wednesday formally designated the Vjosa River and its tributaries a national park, starting with an investment of some $80 million (75 million euros) to stop wastewater being poured into the river.
Another atmospheric river pounds California, 27K to evacuateMarch 15, 2023 GMT
WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The latest powerful atmospheric river to drench California put nearly 27,000 people under evacuation orders Tuesday due to flooding and landslide risks. On the central coast, workers hauled truckloads of rocks to plug a broken river levee amid steady rain and wind.
Flood problems grow as new storm moves into CaliforniaMarch 14, 2023 GMT
WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Crews rushed to repair a levee break on a storm-swollen river in California's central coast as yet another atmospheric river arrived Monday with the potential to wallop the state's swamped farmland and agricultural communities.
Atmospheric river floods California towns, brings rain, snowMarch 11, 2023 GMT
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — More than 9,000 California residents were under evacuation orders Friday as a new atmospheric river brought heavy rain, thunderstorms and strong winds, swelling rivers and creeks and flooding several major highways and small rural communities.
Cargo ship runs aground in Suez Canal, traffic not impactedMarch 5, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — A cargo vessel ran aground in the Suez Canal on Sunday, but traffic through the global waterway was not impacted, Egyptian authorities said.
The Liberia-flagged MSC Istanbul, heading to Portugal from Malaysia, got stuck in a two-lane part of the Suez Canal, said Adm.
Prolonged low tides see smaller canals dry up in VeniceFebruary 21, 2023 GMT
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Some of Venice’s smaller canals have practically dried up due a prolonged spell of low tides, frustrating boat crews and bewildering tourists.
The prolonged stretch of ebb tides is linked to a lingering high-pressure weather system over much of Italy, experts say.
Tanker breaks down in Suez Canal, but traffic not disruptedFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — A tanker transporting liquefied natural gas broke down in the Suez Canal on Wednesday but traffic in the global waterway was unaffected, a canal spokesperson said.
The Bahamas-flagged Grace Emilia suffered a malfunction of its rudder and tugboats pulled it to the side of the canal to allow other vessels to pass, said George Safwat, a spokesperson for Egypt's Suez Canal Authority.
In the West, pressure to count water lost to evaporationJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Exposed to the beating sun and hot dry air, more than 10% of the water carried by the Colorado River evaporates, leaks or spills as the 1,450-mile (2,334-kilometer) powerhouse of the West flows through the region’s dams, reservoirs and open-air canals.
Is there hope for a dying river in Kenya’s growing capital?January 30, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Vultures scavenge for dead animals along a river turned sewer conduit in Kenya's capital Nairobi. Its waters turn from clear to black as it traverses informal settlements and industrial hubs.
Sections of Balkan river become floating garbage dumpJanuary 21, 2023 GMT
VISEGRAD, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Tons of waste dumped in poorly regulated riverside landfills or directly into the waterways that flow across three countries end up accumulating behind a trash barrier in the Drina River in eastern Bosnia during the wet weather of winter and early spring.
Serbian TV: 2 missing as rains cause flooding in southwestJanuary 19, 2023 GMT
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Emergency teams in Serbia Thursday were searching for two people swept away by a swollen river in a southwestern town as floods led to evacuations and emergency measures, state RTS television reported.
Claim of mammoth bones brings treasure hunters to NYC riverJanuary 14, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Ask people what you might find buried in the muck at the bottom of New York City's East River and they'd likely say “mob boss" before thinking of mammoth bones.
But several groups of treasure hunters have taken to the waterway in recent weeks after hearing a guest on comedian Joe Rogan's podcast claim a boxcar's worth of potentially valuable prehistoric mammoth bones was dumped in the river in the 1940s.
Cargo ship goes aground, is refloated in Egypt’s Suez CanalJanuary 9, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — A cargo ship carrying corn that went aground early on Monday in the Suez Canal was refloated and traffic through the crucial waterway was restored, Egyptian authorities said.
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Judge orders proposed Rio Grande decree to be made publicJanuary 3, 2023 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. judge serving as special master in the legal battle over management of the Rio Grande, one of North America’s longest rivers, has cleared the way for a proposed settlement to be made public.
Insider Q&A: Navier CEO Sampriti BhattacharyyaJanuary 2, 2023 GMT
Sampriti Bhattacharyya is bringing a 30-foot electric yacht to the upcoming CES gadget show in Las Vegas.
The co-founder and CEO of electric hydrofoil startup Navier said she hopes her company's debut line of luxury boats helps spark a broader shift to a cleaner maritime industry, much like Tesla did for electric cars.
EPA finalizes water rule that repeals Trump-era changesDecember 30, 2022 GMT
ST. LOUIS (AP) — President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday finalized regulations that protect hundreds of thousands of small streams, wetlands and other waterways, repealing a Trump-era rule that federal courts had thrown out and that environmentalists said left waterways vulnerable to pollution.
3 dead in Virginia after SUV tried to cross flooded riverDecember 28, 2022 GMT
SCHUYLER, Va. (AP) — At least three people — a man and two boys — were found dead after the current apparently swept away a SUV at a river crossing in central Virginia, state police said Wednesday.
New label law has unintended effect: Sesame in more foodsDecember 21, 2022 GMT
A new federal law requiring that sesame be listed as an allergen on food labels is having unintended consequences — increasing the number of products with the ingredient.
Food industry experts said the requirements are so stringent that many manufacturers, especially bakers, find it simpler and less expensive to add sesame to a product — and to label it — than to try to keep it away from other foods or equipment with sesame.
Study tries to see if child vaccines and asthma are linkedSeptember 27, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A number of scientists have wondered if aluminum, a vaccine additive that has been used for decades, had a role in allergies and asthma in children.
A new federally funded study has found a possible link, but experts say the research has important shortcomings and is not a reason to change current vaccine recommendations.
Early treatment could tame peanut allergies in small kidsJanuary 20, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Young children might be able to overcome their peanut allergies if treated at an early enough age, according to a study published Thursday.
The researchers gave increasing amounts of peanut protein powder to a group of toddlers to build up their tolerance for peanuts.
New COVID-19 antibody drug OK’d to protect most vulnerableDecember 8, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Wednesday authorized a new COVID-19 antibody drug for people with serious health problems or allergies who can’t get adequate protection from vaccination.
Food allergies complicate hungry Americans’ search for mealsJune 10, 2021 GMT
SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — When Emily Brown, a Kansas City mother, couldn’t find foods that her 2-year-old with multiple food allergies could eat at a local food pantry, she mustered up the courage to ask about gluten-free foods or dairy alternatives.
The Latest: Alaska reports 2nd adverse reaction to vaccineDecember 17, 2020 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska -- Health officials in Alaska have reported that a second health care worker had an adverse reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine...
Health officials track safety as COVID-19 vaccines roll outDecember 17, 2020 GMT
As COVID-19 vaccinations roll out to more and more people, health authorities are keeping close watch for any unexpected side effects...
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Hay fever or virus? For allergy sufferers, a season of worryMarch 30, 2020 GMT
HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) — The spring breezes of 2020 are carrying more than just tree pollen. There’s a whiff of paranoia in the air...
FDA approves first treatment for kids with peanut allergyJanuary 31, 2020 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first treatment for peanut allergies is about to hit the market, a big step toward better care for all kinds of food allergies -- but still a long way from a cure...
Health experts back treatment for kids with peanut allergySeptember 13, 2019 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government experts on Friday backed an experimental treatment for children with peanut allergies that could become the first federally approved option for preventing life-threatening reactions...
Emily Oster crunches parenting data so you don’t have toApril 18, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Breastfeeding, sleep training, food allergies: Parents navigate an onslaught of decisions, particularly fraught from birth to preschool when their own sleep deprivation and inexperience may come into play...
No peanuts or Cracker Jack at the old ballgame in HartfordFebruary 17, 2019 GMT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kerry Adamowicz hoped that a meeting with Hartford Yard Goats officials might lead to a few peanut-free days or maybe a peanut-free section at the Double-A baseball team's stadium, so her son and other children with food allergies could enjoy a game...
Study takes closer look at food allergiesJanuary 18, 2019 GMT
If you think you have a food allergy, you might be incorrect, according to a new report.
Researchers from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University recently conducted a study, published in JAMA Network Open, to determine the prevalence and severity of food allergies among adults in the United States.
Doctors worried by soaring costs, critical shortages of EpiPensSeptember 2, 2018 GMT
GREENWICH — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is proposing new legislation aimed at combatting overpricing and critical shortages of EpiPens, which are used to reverse life-threatening allergic reactions.
EpiPen shortage raises concerns for people with allergiesJune 1, 2018 GMT
STAMFORD — For Valerie Newman, 56, having an EpiPen could mean the difference between life and death.
Newman has severe allergies, including to long-haired cats, some spices and a variety of foods.
Flight attendants still wary of American’s new uniformsApril 1, 2017 GMT
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Beth Henry's eyes sometimes itch and her throat begins to swell when she's on an American Airlines plane, even if she's not wearing a new uniform blamed by thousands of flight attendants for causing allergies...