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Stories with subject: Environmental policy
  • At UN climate talks some worry about Brexit, Trump impacts 
    Updated: May-26-16 4:22 pm

    BONN, Germany - Climate negotiators ended their first talks after last year's landmark Paris Agreement on Thursday with some delegates expressing concern about the potential impact of upcoming votes in the U.S. and Britain.

  • Michigan officials to consider rules on fish 'chumming' 
    Updated: May-25-16 9:01 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - State wildlife policymakers are considering whether to make rules dealing with "chumming," or luring fish by tossing organic material or bait into the water.

  • Exxon, Chevron shareholders reject climate resolutions story has photos
    Updated: May-25-16 4:17 pm

    DALLAS - Shareholders at Exxon Mobil and Chevron rejected resolutions backed by environmentalists that would have pushed the companies to take stronger stands in favor of limiting climate change.

  • DEP official's private email had urged groups for 'pushback' 
    Updated: May-23-16 6:36 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - In an email that precipitated his resignation, Gov. Tom Wolf's environmental protection secretary criticized environmental advocates for a lack of "pushback" against certain bills and said they were "without influence."

  • 52 climate activists arrested in Washington railroad protest story has photos
    Updated: May-15-16 7:31 pm

    SEATTLE - Authorities cleared the railroad tracks of protesters and arrested 52 climate activists Sunday morning in Washington state, after a two-day shutdown.

  • New Mexico proposes changes for dealing with polluters 
    Updated: May-11-16 6:49 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Tens of millions of dollars in civil fines levied against some of New Mexico's worst polluters have been funneled toward environmental improvement projects over the past decade, but state officials are concerned that existing policy isn't strong enough to keep politics from getting in the way.

  • US agency ends Nevada mustang fertility project story has photos
    Updated: May-11-16 3:20 am

    RENO, Nevada - Under the threat of another legal battle, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has pulled the plug on a public-private partnership in northern Nevada aimed at shrinking the size of a wild horse herd through the use of contraceptives, according to documents The Associated Press obtained on Tuesday.

  • Australian prime minister makes July 2 election official story has photos
    Updated: May-08-16 12:46 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australian prime minister says the governor-general has agreed to a July 2 election.

  • UN secretary-general to visit DC school 
    Updated: May-05-16 6:12 am

    WASHINGTON - The leader of the United Nations will visit a District of Columbia public school while he's in Washington for an international climate conference.

  • Judge: Plan for restoring Northwest salmon runs not enough 
    Updated: May-04-16 9:19 pm

    SEATTLE - A massive habitat restoration effort by the U.S. government doesn't do nearly enough to improve Northwest salmon runs, a federal judge ruled Thursday, handing a major victory to conservationists, anglers and others who hope to someday see four dams on the Snake River breached to make way for the fish.

  • Arizona bear kill policy sparks debate 
    Updated: May-04-16 3:55 pm

    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Arizona wildlife officials are defending the state's policy on killing bears after the public's reaction to a bear being euthanized in Flagstaff.