first_img15 attorneys general speak out in opposition of Trump’s move to limit federal authority under the Clean Water Act 10. Stikine River, Alaska Advocacy group releases list of the 10 most endangered rivers in the U.S. The advocacy group American Rivers has released their annual list of the country’s most endangered rivers. Selections for the list are made primarily on upcoming legislation that could threaten the health of the rivers. Other factors that are used to select the most endangered rivers include the significance of the river to communities and the threat to the river caused by climate change. This year’s most endangered rivers are: 4. Green-Duwamish River, Washington 9. Big Darby Creek, Ohio 8. Buffalo National River, Arkansas 5. Willamette River, Oregon 6. Chilkat River, Alaska American Rivers has also named the Cuyahoga River in Ohio the “River of the Year” because of the progress that has been made in cleaning up the waterway, which was once so polluted that it famously caught on fire. American Rivers has been compiling an annual list of endangered rivers since 1984. 3. Upper Mississippi River in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri 2. Hudson River, New York 1. Gila River, New Mexico Attorneys general from 14 states and the District of Columbia have responded to the public comment period opposing the Trump administration’s proposal to roll back a regulation called Waters of the United States. In their comments, the Attorneys general said that the move would end federal oversight of 15 percent of streams and more than half of the wetlands across the country. The Trump administration’s proposal would limit the federal government’s ability to regulate pollution allowed in the nation’s wetlands and the tributaries that empty into the country’s largest rivers and would be a major boon to builders, coal miners and frackers. The Third Annual Mother’s Day Rally, the largest gathering of climate and social justice groups in Northern Virginia, will feature a keynote from the youth climate leader Alexandria Villasenor. The 13-year-old gained attention by striking every Friday on a park bench in New York, right in front of the United Nations headquarters. She then led the US Youth Climate Strike, mobilizing the U.S. arm of the 1.6-million student strike around the world to demand action on climate change. The family-friendly Mother’s Day Rally will feature music, inspiring speakers and kids’ activities and will be held on Sunday, May 5 from 2pm-3:30pm at Veterans Amphitheater outside of Fairfax City Hall. Teen Climate Leader Alexandria Villasenor to speak in Fairfax, Va at Mother’s Day Climate Rally 7. South Fork Salmon River, Idaholast_img read more


first_imgSAN JOSE, Antique – Gov. Rhodora Cadiao is urging Overseas Filipino Workers(OFWs) coming home for holidays to take flights between Clark International Airport tothe province’s Evelio JavierAirport. She said that Antiqueños could supportthe country’s flag carrier by taking the Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight, whichcould hopefully make a once per day flight to the province by next year ifthere would be enough passengers. The governor said that from ClarkAirport, there are point-to-point air-conditioned buses that can transport passengersgoing to Quezon City, or in other parts of Metro Manila. Cadiao also said the province’s airportrunway will be extended from 1,430 meters to 1,800 meters to be able toaccommodate jetliners. “Once the airport runway will belengthened, we will be able already to accommodate jetliners such as Airbus 320or 340 which could enable us to have night flights,” she noted. According to Cadiao, Clark-Antique routemay offer a less stressful departure and arrival point for all travelers,not just OFWs. Cadiao, however, said that the provincialgovernment is still in the process of looking for a relocation site for theillegal settlers in the airport area so that the runway project could start. PAL’s Q400NG aircraft made its maidenflight from Clark to Antique on Dec. 16, 2018 beginning with only two flightsper week, which increased to three flights last April 25. (With a report from PNA/PN) “There is now a PAL flight thrice a weekfrom Clark to Antique. The flight is every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday,” shenoted. “Although the PAL airplane is a bombardier but then it is also safe,”she said.last_img read more


first_imgGhana’s Black Stars kicked off the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign with a disappointing 2-2 draw with Benin.The Stars were stunned early on as Benin scored first, their only goal of the game, in the second minute through Mickael Poté.The Black Stars were also forced to play the last 35 minutes of the match with ten men after defender John Boye picked up two yellow cards and was sent off.Goals from captain Andre Ayew and Jordan Ayew gave Ghana a narrow lead at half-time but Poté stabbed home after the Black Stars’ defence failed to deal with a set-piece.A defensive mixup allowed Poté to stroll through Ghana’s defence and slot past goalkeeper Richard Ofori.Ghana had been shaken and the jitters at the back almost let in Benin again but Lumor Agyenyenu stepped in to clear.It was all Ghana from that point on in the first half and they found the equaliser after a period of sustained pressure.Thomas Partey’s long ball in the 9th minute found Jordan Ayew in the box and eventually found its way to Andre Ayew, who held off his marker and fired past the Benin keeper.The Stars were in complete control of the game at this point, passing the ball at will but clear cut chances were hard to come by with Benin defending deep.Ghana were then forced into a change after winger Thomas Agyepong suffered a possible concussion, with Samuel Owusu replacing him.The change did not affect the Stars’ rhythm however as they scored two minutes later, Jordan Ayew turning brilliantly onto Partey’s defence-splitting pass and firing past the keeper.The Black Stars returned from the break in high spirits, looking to build on a decent first half but those plans were thrown into the air when John Boye, who had been yellow-carded in the first half was booked again for time wasting.This forced coach Kwesi Appiah to withdraw substitute Samuel Owusu for Jonathan Mensah.Benin, buoyed by their one-man advantage, pushed more men forward and were rewarded as Poté turned in a cross after Ghana failed to respond quickly to a short corner.Kwesi Appiah’s final throw of the dice was to bring on Afriyie-Acquah for captain Andre Ayew with Asamoah Gyan remaining on the bench and the Black Stars faltering in their group opener.The result leaves the Black Stars with a single point, two behind early group leaders Cameroon who beat Guinea-Bissau 2-0.last_img read more