This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 6 The Colorado River is in crisis - one deepening by the day. It is a powerhouse: a 1,450-mile waterway that stretches from the Rocky Mountains to the Sea of Cortez, serving 40 million people in seven U.S. states, 30 federally recognized tribes and Mexico. It hydrates 5 million acres of agricultural land and provides critical habitat for rare fish, birds and plants. But the Colorado's water was overpromised when it was first allocated a century ago. Demand in the fast-growing Southwest exceeds supply, and it is growing even as supply drops amid a climate change-driven megadrought and rising temperatures. States and cities are now scrambling to forestall the gravest impacts to growth, farming, drinking water and electricity, while also aiming to protect their own interests. In an emergency move this month, the federal government held back water from Lake Powell, … [Read more...] about The Colorado River is in crisis, and it’s getting worse every day
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor said Wednesday that he will only decide whether to charge a white Michigan police officer in last month’s fatal shooting of Patrick Lyoya, a Black man, after he finishes discussing it with experts. Kent County prosecutor Chris Becker acknowledged that the “investigation appears to be moving painstakingly slowly,” six weeks after Grand Rapids Officer Christopher Schurr shot Lyoya in the back of the head during a struggle. READ MORE: More Than $3 Billion In Auto Insurance Refunds Issued To Michigan Drivers -- What To Do If You Didn't Get Yours “It is imperative that I review all the facts and evidence before making a charging decision,” Becker said. “In this situation, my decision can only be made by taking the time to gather all the available information, both from (state police) and from state and national experts.” State police submitted a report on April 28, but Becker said he requested more information. “I ask for your continued … [Read more...] about Prosecutor Talking To Experts In Killing Of Patrick Lyoya
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Three firefighters entered a building that simulated a burning third-floor apartment fire. In the training exercise, Bryan Duvall douses the flames with a hose while Tiffany Huber and Riley Becker search for a missing firefighter. The rescuers’ vision is impaired as they grasp for their comrade, who lies limp on the floor. The downed firefighter’s mask is not working properly. It could be broken. Moving quickly, Huber and Becker replace the mask by the feel of their gloved hands and prepare to move the victim. Duvall joins them to lend support. The three start to drag the victim toward the stairwell. A sensor attached to Huber’s oxygen tank begins to rattle angrily. “We gotta go! I’m almost out of air,” she yells. The three firefighters guide the victim past bulky furniture. The sound of beeps and gushes of air fills the room. Finally, they reach the … [Read more...] about Maryland internship program trains firefighters of tomorrow
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 Charles Komanoff was for decades an expert witness for groups working against nuclear plants, delivering blistering critiques so effective that he earned a spot at the podium when tens of thousands of protesters descended on Washington in 1979 over the Three Mile Island meltdown. Komanoff would go on to become an unrelenting adversary of Diablo Canyon, the hulking 37-year-old nuclear facility perched on a pristine stretch of California's Central Coast that had been the focal point of anti-nuclear activism in America. But his last letter to California Gov. Gavin Newsom, in February, was one Komanoff never expected to write. He implored Newsom to scrap state plans to close the coastal plant. "We're going to have to give up some of our long-held beliefs if we are going to deal with climate," Komanoff said in an interview. "I am still a solar and wind optimist. But I am a climate … [Read more...] about Climate worries galvanize a new pro-nuclear movement in the U.S.
NEW YORK (AP) — Airline stocks rallied Thursday after Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways said revenue from summer travel will be stronger than previously expected as travel bounces back after two years of the pandemic. The comments, which the airlines made in regulatory filings, point to their ability to charge higher fares and still fill their planes because of strong demand from travelers. Southwest said second-quarter revenue will rise by between 12% and 15% compared with 2019 because of accelerating bookings for summer travel. The Dallas-based airline previously predicted a gain of 8% to 12%. Southwest expects to hit that revenue target even though its passenger-carrying capacity will be about 7% lower than before the pandemic. JetBlue said it continues to expect record revenue this summer, with second-quarter sales rising 16% or more -- matching or beating the top of its previously forecast range for the period. Helane Becker, an analyst with banking firm Cowen, … [Read more...] about Southwest, JetBlue boost forecasts on strong travel demand
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 2 LOS ANGELES (AP) — To drive, or not to drive? This Memorial Day weekend, with surging gas prices that are redefining pain at the pump, that is the question for many Americans as a new COVID-19 surge also spreads across the country. For Marvin Harper, of Phoenix, his family’s weekend travel plans are a double punch to the wallet. His college-age son and daughter each have a soccer tournament in Southern California and Colorado, respectively. He and his daughter will fly to Denver, rather than drive, because of the cost of fuel, while his wife and son will go to California in her SUV. “My mother-in-law’s going with my wife and son to split that cost because it’s just too much on our household,” said Harper, as he filled up the tank of his truck at a Phoenix QuikTrip. “We can’t afford both of us to drive. That’s the bottom line ... Gas prices are killing our household.” For some, that's … [Read more...] about More Memorial Day travel expected, despite high gas prices