- Warning issued for Mesa County landslide area Updated: May-27-16 12:56 pm
COLLBRAN, Colorado - Mesa County emergency management officials are warning people who live near a massive landslide area in the eastern part of the county to be ready to evacuate after water from spring runoff began overflowing from a pond.
- State approves air permits for Marathon's Detroit refinery Updated: May-27-16 12:30 pm
DETROIT - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has approved two new air permits for Marathon's refinery in southwest Detroit.
- Ohio schools concerned over lead risk could get state help Updated: May-27-16 11:56 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new grants program that would provide $12 million Ohio schools could use to replace lead-contaminated plumbing fixtures that can put schools' water supplies at risk is part of recent state legislation.
- Nigeria: Local leaders back militants hitting oil production Updated: May-27-16 11:20 am
WARRI, Nigeria - Community leaders in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta are voicing support for a new group of violent militants, saying their demands for a greater share of oil wealth match the aspirations of local people to protest decades of abuse and pollution.
- Montana officials consider increasing Stillwater mine bond Updated: May-27-16 11:20 am
BILLINGS, Montana - Montana officials have proposed increasing the bond for Stillwater Mining Co.'s Nye mine to offset rising cleanup costs.
- Feds seek proposals for cleanup at Los Alamos Lab Updated: May-27-16 10:49 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Federal regulators are seeking proposals for a contract for environmental cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where tons of hazardous waste and contamination remains after decades of research.
- Fairbanks borough air pollution levels worst in US Updated: May-27-16 8:57 am
FARIBANKS, Alaska - Data show air pollution in the Fairbanks North Star Borough remains at the highest levels in the nation and has failed to show significant air quality improvement.
- South Sudan: Army major arrested allegedly smuggling ivory Updated: May-27-16 8:04 am
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan authorities arrested an army major and a Chinese oil worker for allegedly trafficking elephant ivory and endangered pangolin meat through the country's Paloich oil fields.
- Air quality waning issued for New Jersey Updated: May-27-16 6:26 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - Officials are warning that the concentration of pollution in the air across New Jersey could become unhealthy for some people.
- Game and Fish seek info on elk poaching case near Strawberry Updated: May-27-16 5:58 am
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Arizona Game and Fish Department officials are seeking information on the illegal killing of a yearling elk found in the Strawberry area last weekend.
- US government set to release hurricane season outlook Updated: May-27-16 4:33 am
MIAMI - The U.S. government will release its forecast Friday for how many hurricanes and tropical storms are expected to form over Atlantic and Caribbean waters in the next six months.
- Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio shutting down well Updated: May-27-16 12:36 am
DAYTON, Ohio - An Ohio U.S. Air Force base is shutting down a drinking water well after environmental regulators directed that it stop using it because of contamination concerns.
- Senators announce $1.5M for cleanups in upstate New York Updated: May-27-16 12:32 am
ALBANY, New York - Federal officials are allocating $1.5 million to help fund six brownfield cleanup projects in upstate New York.
- Feds reject request to lift Snake River fall chinook listing Updated: May-26-16 5:53 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The first attempt to delist one of the 13 species of Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead protected under the Endangered Species Act has been denied by federal authorities.
- 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.
- Federal study inconclusive on TCE and birth defects Updated: May-26-16 12:57 pm
ALBANY, New York - A study prompted by concerns about health effects of exposure to the solvent TCE is inconclusive about the chemical's potential link to birth defects, scientists from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health said Thursday.
- Crews contain small diesel fuel spill at South Lake Tahoe Updated: May-26-16 12:44 pm
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, California - Cleanup crews at Lake Tahoe say they've contained another small diesel fuel spill at the Tahoe Keys lagoon at the south end of the lake.
- Ex-environment minister warns of illegal logging in Senegal Updated: May-26-16 12:21 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Illegal timber sales from Senegal to Gambia could see the Casamance forest depleted significantly in the next two years, the former environment minister said Thursday.
- Company evaluating lawsuits alleging water contamination Updated: May-26-16 12:11 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - A plastics company says it's evaluating two lawsuits alleging chemical contamination of private drinking water wells in New Hampshire.
- Spanish police seize 74 elephant tusks in Madrid house Updated: May-26-16 10:12 am
MADRID - Spanish police say they seized 74 illegally hunted African elephant tusks worth an estimated 200,000 euros ($222,000) and arrested a man who was trying to legalize possession of them so they could be sold.
- Federal report finds 27 water wells had high contamination Updated: May-26-16 3:32 am
DIMOCK, Pennsylvania - A new federal report says more than two dozen northeastern Pennsylvania water wells had high levels of contamination in 2012 that could've affected peoples' health, created a physical hazard or otherwise been made unfit to drink in its raw form.
- Whale-finding phone app grows in use, steering mariners away Updated: May-26-16 2:37 am
PORTLAND, Maine - With summer whale watching season fast approaching, conservation advocates and government agencies who want to protect whales say a mobile app designed to help mariners steer clear of the animals is helping keep them alive.
- New Zealanders to pay $20 for cigarette pack under tax plan Updated: May-26-16 2:36 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Smokers in New Zealand will pay $20 for a pack of cigarettes under the government's budget plan released Thursday. Polluting industries will also get hit with higher taxes.
- UMaine to collect, evaluate lobsters for shell disease Updated: May-26-16 12:29 am
ORONO, Maine - The University of Maine is creating a team to collect and evaluate sick lobsters that are harvested in state waters.
- Demand plummets for California pollution credits Updated: May-25-16 8:51 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California's ambitious efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are taking a hit as demand has plummeted for pollution credits that are supposed to fund the initiative.