- Teton park Wildlife Brigade keeps people, griz safely apart Updated: Jun-01-16 2:02 am
JACKSON, Wyoming - Kate Wilmot was walking down Pilgrim Creek Road under the impression she'd had a reprieve from managing grizzly bear jams for the moment.
- State lawmakers to question Maine Warden Service officials Updated: Jun-01-16 12:23 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - A legislative committee is launching an investigation into the conduct of Maine game wardens during undercover poaching investigations.
- Under veto threat, lawmakers give final OK to coal ash bill Updated: May-31-16 7:16 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Seemingly unworried about a looming veto, the North Carolina legislature approved by comfortable margins Tuesday its final bill reviving a state commission tasked two years ago with managing the cleanup of more than 30 coal ash pits.
- Louisiana lawmakers unanimously request open burning study Updated: May-31-16 4:18 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Department of Environmental Quality will study the open burning of hazardous waste in Louisiana, under a resolution from state lawmakers.
- Orrin Hatch to tour parks, speak about monument proposal Updated: May-31-16 3:50 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch on Tuesday kicked off a weeklong tour of the five national parks in Utah that includes a stop at a site involved in a controversial proposal to name a new national monument.
- High court sides with property owners in wetlands case Updated: May-31-16 3:17 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is making it easier for landowners to bring a court challenge when federal regulators try to restrict property development due to concerns about water pollution.
- Scandal-hit Volkswagen makes profit despite scandal Updated: May-31-16 9:09 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - German automaker Volkswagen saw its net profit fall 19 percent in the first three months of the year - but showed it can still make money even as it grapples with a costly scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests.
- Statehouse hearing to examine court ruling on emissions Updated: May-30-16 4:33 pm
BOSTON - Lawmakers are examining the impact of a recent court decision that found the state has failed to meet requirements for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
- Missouri poaching case raises questions about modest penalty Updated: May-30-16 1:15 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - Conservation agents say the $203 penalty that a Missouri man paid for killing a protected black bear isn't much of a deterrent, but state lawmakers haven't had much of an appetite for giving wildlife penalties more teeth.
- Vermont muzzleloader antlerless deer applications available Updated: May-30-16 10:14 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says applications for permits for the state's muzzleloader season antlerless deer hunting season are now available.
- Housing project stalled after lead, arsenic found Updated: May-29-16 2:02 pm
HONOLULU - Contaminated soil has halted redevelopment of a Hilo public housing complex.
- Boil-water alerts in Texas on the rise for many reasons Updated: May-29-16 10:44 am
DALLAS - A glass of drinking water hasn't been easy to come by lately for the 320,000 people in Corpus Christi.
- Official asked utility if it wanted help to quash order Updated: May-27-16 10:52 pm
LOS ANGELES - A California oil and gas official offered to try to get the governor's office to quash an order from air pollution regulators that was aimed at a utility responsible for a massive gas leak, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
- Liz Cheney and faces crowded field for open US House seat Updated: May-27-16 5:55 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Liz Cheney, the oldest daughter for former Vice President Dick Cheney, faces a crowded field as she runs for the Wyoming's lone U.S. House seat - a post once held by her father.
- Feds seek proposals for cleanup at Los Alamos Lab Updated: May-27-16 4:24 pm
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 remain after decades of research.
- Md. bill to protect bees to become law Updated: May-27-16 4:11 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - A measure to take pesticides found to harm bees off retail shelves in Maryland will go into law without the governor's signature.
- 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.
- 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.
- State senator faces fine for smoking in Capitol building Updated: May-24-16 10:21 pm
SALEM, Oregon - A state senator may be facing a $500 fine for smoking in his Capitol office.
- House GOP invokes Zika to pass bill relaxing pesticide rules Updated: May-24-16 5:32 pm
WASHINGTON - Republicans controlling the House are invoking the threat of the Zika virus in passing a bill to exempt pesticide spraying from Clean Water Act permitting requirements.
- Judge: Substantial progress in Volkswagen emissions talks Updated: May-24-16 2:48 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Volkswagen and attorneys for vehicle owners affected by the company's emissions cheating scandal are on target to meet a June deadline for a final settlement proposal, a federal judge said Tuesday.
- EPA fines 1 Nevada nursery over pesticides, warns another Updated: May-24-16 2:33 pm
RENO, Nevada - Federal regulators have fined one northern Nevada nursery and issued a warning to another for violating pesticide worker safety laws.
- House measure supports shippers on ballast water dumping Updated: May-24-16 11:56 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - A plan gaining support in Congress and backed by the cargo shipping industry would establish a nationwide policy for dumping ballast water into U.S. waterways that environmental groups say would open the door to more invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels, which have wreaked economic havoc from the Great Lakes to the West Coast.
- The Latest: Judge: Substantial progress in Volkswagen talks Updated: May-24-16 11:54 am
SAN FRANCISCO - The Latest on settlement talks in the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal (all times local):
- NY lawmakers propose codifying renewable energy goals Updated: May-24-16 12:39 am
ALBANY, New York - A dozen New York lawmakers have introduced legislation to codify Gov. Andrew Cuomo's goal of eliminating human-produced greenhouse gas emissions statewide by 2050, replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy.