- 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.
- Peru declares emergency over mercury contamination Updated: May-23-16 6:42 pm
LIMA, Peru - Peru's government declared an emergency across a broad jungle region Monday because of mercury contamination caused by wildcat gold mining.
- Study: Water-sucking industry a factor as New Orleans sinks Updated: May-19-16 1:05 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Geologists have long known that New Orleans is slowly sinking - but now, scientists using radar technology say groundwater sucked up by industrial facilities such as a power plant, oil refineries and chemical complexes may be contributing to the problem and could even be undermining levees.
- Database launched to gather, study DNA from Midwestern twins Updated: May-18-16 6:24 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Researchers who study how genes and the environment influence people's health are hoping that twins who live in the Midwest will contribute DNA to a new database that might provide insight about traits and diseases specific to the region.
- Report: Genetically altered food safe but not curing hunger Updated: May-17-16 1:03 pm
WASHINGTON - Genetically manipulated food remains generally safe for humans and the environment, a high-powered science advisory board declared in a report Tuesday.
- Imported forest pests cause $2 billion in damage annually Updated: May-17-16 12:09 am
ALBANY, New York - When Gary Lovett was studying the effect of acid rain in New York's Catskill Mountains 20 years ago, he ended the experiment early because so many trees in the test plots were dying - not from acid rain, but from insect attacks.
- Vermont Fish and Wildlife reminding anglers of sturgeon Updated: May-15-16 9:01 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is warning anglers about the need to protect the endangered species of fish known as sturgeon.
- Gov. Walker calls for changes in deer wasting disease plan Updated: May-13-16 10:13 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican Gov. Scott Walker announced a series of changes in Wisconsin's chronic wasting disease plan Friday, calling for more studies and guidelines for the deer farm industry but rejecting suggestions to resume thinning the state's herds.
- Study: Bakken oil field leaks 275,000 tons of methane yearly Updated: May-11-16 5:30 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The oil-producing region of North Dakota and Montana leaks 275,000 tons of methane annually, a significant amount of the greenhouse gas but less than previously believed, a study released Wednesday said.
- It's not just Alberta: Warming-fueled fires are increasing Updated: May-10-16 5:17 pm
WASHINGTON - Alberta's unusually early and large fire is just the latest of many gargantuan fires on an Earth that's grown hotter with more extreme weather.
- Corps launches study of Souris River Valley flood protection Updated: May-09-16 10:32 am
MINOT, North Dakota - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week is launching a study of permanent flood protection for the Souris River Basin, which includes Minot.
- Toxic Algae found at Pattison Lake Updated: May-07-16 1:29 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Thurston County health officials are warning people and pets to stay away from Pattison Lake.
- More acidic seawater now dissolving bit of Florida Keys reef Updated: May-03-16 3:08 pm
WASHINGTON - Seawater - increasingly acidic due to global warming - is eating away the limestone framework for the coral reef of the upper Florida Keys, according to a new study. It's something that scientists had expected, but not so soon.
- New York publishes new atlas of its inland fisheries Updated: May-03-16 12:20 am
ALBANY, New York - New York conservation and education officials say the state has published a new book about its freshwater fish.
- Climate change focus of next Omaha Science Cafe Updated: May-02-16 1:44 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Organizers say the next Omaha Science Cafe will explore the global and local impact of climate change.
- Study: US oil field source of global uptick in air pollution Updated: Apr-29-16 7:04 pm
WASHINGTON - An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new study.
- Study analyzes impact of Washington state coal-export plan Updated: Apr-29-16 6:25 pm
SEATTLE - A coal-export terminal proposed along the Columbia River in southwest Washington state could have unavoidable, significant impacts on greenhouse gases emissions, vessel traffic and rail safety, according to an environmental review released Friday.
- Biennial conference to focus on protecting inland lakes Updated: Apr-27-16 8:52 pm
BOYNE FALLS, Michigan - Hundreds of people are expected to attend a conference designed to encourage protection of Michigan's 11,000 inland lakes.
- Feds set short red snapper season in Gulf; Alabama differs Updated: Apr-27-16 6:36 pm
MOBILE, Alabama - The federal government says private recreational anglers will have only nine days to fish for red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico this summer, but at least one Gulf state said Wednesday that won't apply in its waters.