Drones track health of endangered orcas

...whales are in good condition this year and that several appear to be pregnant.The drone flights over Washington's San Juan Islands captured striking photographs of all 81 members of the small population of orcas that spend much of their time...
US serves 105 warrants in Puerto Rico drug ring crackdown

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A group of 105 people in Puerto Rico face murder, drug and...cocaine, heroin and marijuana in public housing complexes in the capital of San Juan and other nearby areas. Three of the 34 suspects arrested by early Wednesday...
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Residents demand health answers as mine spill fouls rivers

...declared stretches of the Animas and San Juan rivers to be disaster areas as the...and stopped diverting water from the San Juan River.Members of the tribal council...affected stretches of the Animas and San Juan rivers, which are crowded with rafters...
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Officials downstream from Colorado mine spill demand answers

...declared stretches of the Animas and San Juan rivers to be disaster areas as the...visible in downstream sections of the San Juan River or Lake Powell. But that has...and stopped diverting water from the San Juan River.Members of the tribal council...
Coast Guard cutter forced into retirement

...Roanoke Island will be replaced in Homer by a sister ship, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sapelo, now stationed in Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico. The current Roanoke Island crew will take the ship to Baltimore and then return to Homer to operate Sapelo...
Fearing stigma, Colorado contested Superfund status for mine

...into Cement Creek. That water runs into the Animas and San Juan rivers before reaching Lake Powell and the lower Colorado...scrutinized and more costly to develop, said Ernest Kuhlman, a San Juan County commissioner and Silverton's former mayor.Also...
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Experts: Long-term risks from mine spill

...the upper reaches of the Animas, which in turn feeds the San Juan River.One week after the spill, the EPA said runoff...negotiated a settlement giving it rights to water from the San Juan River. The tribe plans to build a $20 million water treatment...
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Cutter Roanoke Island leaves Homer on last voyage

...August to take over operation of USCG Cutter Sapelo, another 110-foot Island Class cutter. Sapelo currently is in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and while Roanoke Island makes its journey east, Sapelo heads west -- possibly passing somewhere along...
Today In Sports History for July 29

...Cuba's Javier Sotomayor becomes first person to high jump 8 feet, sets world record at the Caribbean Championship in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sotomayor held record at 7-11½.1990 - Beth Daniel shoots a 66 to overcome a 5-shot deficit and...
Puerto Rico confirms it failed to make $58M debt payment

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The government of Puerto Rico confirmed Monday that it failed to make a $58 million debt payment in a significant...
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