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3 years 3 months ago

Lee causing problems for the Northeast

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee are dumping rain and bringing fresh flooding concerns to areas in the Northeast still trying to recover from damage wrought by Hurricane Irene. Rising waters of a rain-swollen creek have forced the evacuation of residents in the northeastern Pennsylvania...

4 years 9 months ago

New layoffs soar to nearly half million

The number of new claims for unemployment benefits jumped unexpectedly last week as heavy snows caused layoffs to rise. A Labor Department analyst says mid-Atlantic and New England states are still processing a spike in claims stemming from the bad weather two weeks ago. The department says first-time...

5 years 3 months ago

Study: Road salt harming many urban streams

Many urban streams have become salty enough to harm aquatic life, largely because of salt used for deicing roads in the winter, according to a new government study released Wednesday. The U.S. Geological Survey studied urban streams and groundwater for levels of chloride, a component of salt, in 20...

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