- Western PA residents question proposed wild animal park Updated: Jul-07-15 3:58 pm
GROVE CITY, Pennsylvania - Residents of a western Pennsylvania township are voicing concerns over the planned construction of a 143-acre safari park scheduled to open next summer.
- EPA chief: Climate plan on track despite mercury ruling Updated: Jul-07-15 2:33 pm
WASHINGTON - A Supreme Court ruling that undermined a federal rule targeting mercury pollution will not affect the Obama administration's plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions to slow the effects of global warming, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.
- Ohio University transitions from coal to natural gas fuel Updated: Jul-07-15 2:28 pm
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio University officials say the campus nestled in the state's coal-mining country will transition from coal to natural gas fuel by the end of the year.
- Mississippi joins states suing over new EPA water rule Updated: Jul-07-15 11:53 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi has joined in a lawsuit challenging a rule that gives federal agencies authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act.
- Deputies shoot Florida man after dispute over cats, bird Updated: Jul-07-15 7:46 am
PORT RICHEY, Florida - A neighborhood argument over cats and a bird led to Florida sheriff's deputies shooting a man after he allegedly threatened a woman with a rifle.
- Poached alligator identified as Southeast Texas man's killer Updated: Jul-06-15 9:49 pm
ORANGE, Texas - An 11-foot, 400-pound alligator game officials say was shot and killed without a permit has been identified as the beast that killed a late-night swimmer at a Southeast Texas marina.
- Peabody Energy still chafes at strip-mining protest song Updated: Jul-06-15 6:55 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - More than 40 years after it was first recorded, a strip-mining protest song still rankles one of the nation's largest coal mining companies.
- Air pollution warning expanded in Minnesota Updated: Jul-06-15 5:13 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is expanding its air pollution warning due to smoke from wildfires in Canada.
- Co-owner of Kansas recycling company fined $118K Updated: Jul-06-15 5:08 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - An owner of an El Dorado, Kansas, plastics recycling company has to pay the federal government $118,000 for storing hazardous air pollutants.
- US appeals court upholds EPA plan to clean up Chesapeake Bay Updated: Jul-06-15 2:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA - A U.S. appeals court on Monday approved a federal plan to limit pollution in the Chesapeake Bay despite objections from farmers, builders and others who accused the Environmental Protection Agency of a power grab.
- Businessman sentenced to prison over pollution, deception Updated: Jul-06-15 2:35 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The owner of a Kansas metal finishing business has been sentenced to four months in prison followed by six months of home detention for discharging untreated wastewater into a city sewer.
- Mozambique destroys ivory, rhino horn in anti-poaching move Updated: Jul-06-15 1:08 pm
JOHANNESBURG - Mozambique destroyed a large stockpile of confiscated ivory and rhino horn on Monday in an effort to curb severe poaching, the government said.
- Workshop highlights benefits of prescribed burns Updated: Jul-06-15 5:05 am
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - Nebraskans who want to learn more about the benefits of prescribed burns can attend a workshop about them.
- 2 Miss men sentenced in death of Louisiana black bear Updated: Jul-05-15 8:13 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A Mississippi taxidermist must pay $4,300 for hiding the skin of a threatened Louisiana black bear from investigators, and a man who helped take the bear to him must pay an equal amount.
- Fears surface about mercury in Shasta Lake fish Updated: Jul-05-15 6:35 pm
SHASTA LAKE, California - Shasta Lake provides water to Sacramento and the crop-rich San Joaquin Valley more than 300 miles to the south.
- Years will be needed to gauge efforts to cut Lake Erie algae Updated: Jul-05-15 3:05 pm
PERRYSBURG, Ohio - State agriculture and environmental leaders have made a number of changes to attack toxic algae in western Lake Erie, most notably prohibiting farmers in northwestern Ohio from spreading manure on frozen and rain-soaked fields and requiring training before they can use commercial fertilizers.
- Rare Blanding's turtle could go on federal endangered list Updated: Jul-05-15 11:28 am
MINNEAPOLIS - The federal government is considering adding the Blanding's turtle to the endangered species list, as the yellow-throated reptile that once thrived throughout the Upper Midwest can now only be found in large numbers in parts of Minnesota and Nebraska.
- Canadian wildfires trigger pollution advisory in Minnesota Updated: Jul-04-15 6:04 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The thick haze caused by smoke from more than 100 Canadian wildfires has triggered an air pollution health advisory across a large part of Minnesota.
- Officials making plan to reduce San Juan river pollution Updated: Jul-04-15 4:47 pm
FARMINGTON, New Mexico - Officials are working on a plan to reduce pollution in San Juan County rivers after a study found they contain significant levels of bacteria indicating the presence of human feces.
- Ball State investment policy bends to fossil fuel concerns Updated: Jul-04-15 4:44 pm
MUNCIE, Indiana - A Ball State University professor who's been critical of the school's investments in fossil fuels that contribute to global warming is praising the university's recent shift in its investment policies as a significant "moral stance."
- Maine using online tool to try to stamp out invasive plants Updated: Jul-04-15 3:34 pm
YARMOUTH, Maine - Maine is turning to crowdsourcing to chronicle the invasive plants that plague some of its natural areas.
- Idaho boat inspections designed to spot invasive mussels Updated: Jul-04-15 2:34 pm
TWIN FALLS, Idaho - State agricultural officials have opened inspection stations along Idaho's borders for the summer to catch invasive mussels found on incoming boats.
- Officials incorporate climate change into beach design Updated: Jul-04-15 3:07 am
MADISON, Connecticut - Thumping louder than the crashing surf and cawing gulls, the pile driver pounding into the earth beats a rumbling rhythm for the birdwatchers, beach walkers, bicyclists and sunbathers at Hammonasset Beach State Park's West Beach this summer.
- Papal visit puts Andes presidents' eco-record under scrutiny Updated: Jul-04-15 12:09 am
AGUARAGUE NATIONAL PARK, Bolivia - In the vine-entangled forests of the Aguarague National Park, crude that seeped for decades out of abandoned wellheads saturates the soil and has stained the bedrock of creeks that provide water to the indigenous Guarani who live nearby.
- New York agency issues permits for removing invasive species Updated: Jul-03-15 2:00 pm
ALBANY, New York - The Adirondack Park Agency has approved two general permits for removing non-native plants and animals from the 6 million acres of state forests and wilderness and privately owned land in northern New York.