Rivers and streams

In this Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, photo, veteran spy Hoang Thi No holds up a photo of all-female "Perfume River squad" in Hue, Vietnam. Vietnam on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive, a tactical setback for the northern troops but a strategic turning point of the Vietnam War. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)
February 01, 2018 - 12:04 am
HUE, Vietnam (AP) — As a 19-year-old scout and spy for the communist forces in South Vietnam, Hoang Thi No remembers the determination and spirit of her 11-member team of young women who took part in the audacious Tet Offensive that turned the tide of the Vietnam War 50 years ago. "If we didn't...
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This Nov. 13, 2015 image shows cattle walking on a beach near Banjul, Gambia. A shore excursion in Gambia on a monthlong cruise of Africa offers scenery, adventure and cultural immersion. (Dolores Barclay via AP)
January 29, 2018 - 10:39 am
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — I stood with three friends on a beach littered with dead fish, cigarette butts, the leavings of lunch and empty soda cans. We were in Banjul, Gambia, and about to set off on an adventure to Jinack Island. Our pirogue — a large dugout with a muscular motor — awaited us just...
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January 28, 2018 - 9:29 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — An exhibit opening soon at a museum in western Michigan explores the science behind watersheds and the importance of keeping them healthy. "Water's Extreme Journey " opens Feb. 3 at the Grand Rapids Public Museum . It's designed so that visitors can understand what it's...
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FILE This Thursday June 5, 2014 file photo shows former US Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, left, as she listens to park service rangers during a tour of Jamestown Island in Jamestown, Va. A power company is getting set to build 17 transmission towers in Virginia near colonial Jamestown Island. And already the utility has begun paying out $90 million for projects to blunt the impact on significant historic areas. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
January 20, 2018 - 9:14 am
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A big change is looming on the horizon near Jamestown Island, site of Britain's first permanent settlement in North America: 17 transmission towers — four nearly as tall as the Statue of Liberty — are set to rise to help meet Virginia's growing energy appetite. But not everyone...
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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks during the opening of the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation forum Leaders Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Leaders of nations along Southeast Asia's Mekong River gather Wednesday in the Cambodian capital amid a push by China to build more dams that are altering the water flow and have raised environmental concerns. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
January 10, 2018 - 7:25 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Leaders of nations along Southeast Asia's Mekong River gathered Wednesday in Cambodia's capital amid a push by China to build more dams that are altering the water flow and raising environmental concerns. The meeting was chaired by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and...
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In this Nov. 30, 2017 photo, Douglas scoops up mud from the bottom of the polluted Guaire River, in search of gold and anything valuable he can sell, in Caracas, Venezuela. Some stretches of the river smell of sewer while others emit a toxic odor of fuel, a stench that stays in ones nose for hours after leaving the water. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
January 08, 2018 - 12:01 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Angel Villanueva waded into the dirty brown water of the Guaire River, the putrid channel snaking through Venezuela's capital, where he hoped to scavenge for a bit of treasure. He raked his hands across the bottom of the shallow waterway, turning his face away from the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2013, file photo, Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla. and Sen. Marco Rubio listen to Florida Gov. Rick Scott announce a lawsuit against the state of Georgia, while touring Apalachicola, Fla. Florida is hoping the Supreme Court will come to the rescue of this slice of northwestern Florida, which the state says has been devastated by greedy water users in Georgia. The high court hears argument Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in the long-running water war between the neighboring states. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)
January 07, 2018 - 8:05 am
APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) — Reminders of the oyster's pre-eminence in this slice of northwestern Florida are everywhere, from the shells that line the edges of downtown buildings to the paintings of oysters that dot the walls of Apalachicola's art and history museum. It's the oysters themselves that...
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November 30, 2017 - 5:14 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A commission that oversees water quality for the watershed that supplies Philadelphia and half of New York City with drinking water is taking another step toward permanently banning natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing. The Delaware River Basin Commission on Thursday...
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November 27, 2017 - 5:40 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese rescuers are looking for 12 people who are missing after two Chinese cargo ships collided in the mouth of the Pearl River near the southern city of Guangzhou. News reports cited a government announcement as saying that a bulk cargo carrier loaded with sand sank after...
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Algae floats in the water at the Maumee Bay State Park marina in Lake Erie in Oregon, Ohio, on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Pungent, ugly and often-toxic algae is spreading across U.S. waterways, even as the government spends vast sums of money to help farmers reduce fertilizer runoff that helps cause it. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
November 16, 2017 - 12:09 pm
MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat — unaware that he was being poisoned. A thick, green scum coated western Lake Erie. And Steele, a semipro angler, was sickened by it. Driving home to Port Huron, Michigan,...
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