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Stories with subject: Environmental activism
  • Christmas CD, medical bracelets, more found in beach cleanup 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 4:35 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - A Christmas songs CD, medical bracelets and a golf ball are some of the items that volunteers found after sweeping across dozens of Jersey shore beaches as part of an environmental group's cleanup program.

  • Mallott calls new take on timber industry, environmentalism 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 2:49 pm

    KETCHIKAN, Alaska - Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott is calling for less confrontation between environmentalists and Alaska's timber industry.

  • Russia's nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 9:38 am

    MUSLYUMOVO, Russia - At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime's exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps loudly as a reporter strolls down to the muddy riverbank.

  • Environmentalists sue for cleanup at bankrupt mine sites 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 11:13 am

    SUMMERSVILLE, West Virginia - Environmental groups are taking legal action to require the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to treat water pollution at bankrupt coal mines.

  • Environmentalists sue for cleanup at bankrupt mine sites 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 10:43 am

    SUMMERSVILLE, West Virginia - Environmental groups are taking legal action to require the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to treat water pollution at bankrupt coal mines in Barbour, Nicholas and Preston counties.

  • Federal agency defends decision not to protect Montana fish 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 7:05 pm

    HELENA, Montana - A judge should uphold a 2014 decision that a fish found in southwestern Montana streams doesn't need special protection under the federal Endangered Species Act, government fisheries officials said.

  • Environmental groups seek wilderness tag for Boreas Ponds 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 5:51 pm

    ALBANY, New York - Environmental groups called on state regulators Monday to classify the newly acquired Boreas Ponds tract in the Adirondacks as wilderness, saying two scientific studies they commissioned demonstrate the need for the most protective classification.

  • Oyster farms, shorebird vie for space on NJ bay beaches 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 12:31 pm

    MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - Oyster farming is the kind of business an environmentalist should love: it doesn't use harmful chemicals or deplete natural resources, and the locally grown shellfish actually help clean the water.

  • Environmental groups sue over bull trout recovery plan 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 11:44 am

    KALISPELL, Montana - Two environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the federal government over the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's plan to recover threatened bull trout.

  • Cameras show wildlife returning to reclaimed Ohio mine land 
    Updated: Apr-24-16 1:50 pm

    NEW STRAITSVILLE, Ohio - Video footage of bobcats recorded in a forest near a reclaimed coal mine is a hopeful sign of the species' recovery in southeast Ohio and that environmental rehabilitation efforts are working, wildlife and environmental group officials said.

  • Progressive era inspired Clean Air, Clean Water acts 
    Updated: Apr-23-16 2:05 am

    MISSOULA, Montana - When Leon Billings was first asked to join a Congressional subcommittee on pollution, he was not interested.

  • Correction: Power Plant-Lawsuit story 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 4:35 pm

    FARMINGTON, New Mexico - In a story April 21 about a lawsuit involving the Four Corner Power Plant, The Associated Press reported erroneously the entity that a spokesman for the Navajo Transitional Energy Company was referring to when asked about the possibility of a lawsuit against environmental groups. Erny Zah was referring to the company, not the tribe itself. Zah also said the tribal entity always considers legal action an option but it has no immediate plans to file a lawsuit.

  • NYC tries to go car-free in honor of Earth Day 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 6:41 am

    NEW YORK - New Yorkers are being encouraged to go car-free for Earth Day.

  • Group sues Interior over 'fast track' deep-sea well permits 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 7:19 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - An environmental group sued the Interior Department on Wednesday for what it called the "fast track" permitting of potentially dangerous oil and natural gas wells in offshore waters. The action came on the sixth anniversary of the nation's largest offshore oil spill.

  • Idaho groups eye legal action against gold mining company 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 6:21 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - Two environmental groups say they've told a Canadian mining company they plan to take legal action based on records showing the company continues to pollute the Boise River system despite a federal court order to stop.

  • Bill passed to help ensure future water for Yakima Valley 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 4:52 pm

    SPOKANE, Washington - A bill to ensure the future water supply of the arid but fertile Yakima River Basin passed the U.S. Senate on Wednesday.

  • Left, right join forces against nationalists in German state 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 4:33 pm

    BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right party is joining forces with the environmentalist Greens and the center-left Social Democrats to freeze out a nationalist party in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt.

  • Coal tax pitched as good for Illinois' dwindling coffers 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 1:02 pm

    BENLD, Illinois - It's been more than 60 years since the last coal mine closed in the south-central Illinois town of Benld, but its legacy is found in the name of its high school teams - the Miners- and its economic development promoting arm, the Coal County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Groups file complaint over Poland's ancient forest plan 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 12:04 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - Environmental groups lodged a complaint Tuesday with the European Commission over a Polish government plan for extensive logging in Europe's last primeval forest, saying they were forced to take that step after running out of options in Poland.

  • Environmental group: Suspected carcinogen tip of the iceberg 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 4:01 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - An environmental conservation group says the potentially cancer-causing chemical PFOA found in Vermont's groundwater might be just the tip of the iceberg.

  • West Virginia State University plans Earth Day activities 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 3:54 am

    INSTITUTE, West Virginia - West Virginia State University has a full day of activities planned for its Earth Day celebration on April 25.

  • Defender of Cambodia's dwindling forests wins Goldman Prize story has photos
    Updated: Apr-18-16 12:44 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - The latest crackdown on illegal logging in Cambodia is "just a game" and big timber traders are winning, says Ouch Leng, a former government official who has spent two decades helping poor villagers fight poaching of precious tropical forests.

  • Climate focus of Earth Day event at Vermont Law School 
    Updated: Apr-17-16 8:33 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont leaders and national environmental advocates will come together to discuss what the recent United Nations conference on climate change means for Vermonters during an Earth Day event at Vermont Law School.

  • Groups sue Health Council over landfill rules meeting 
    Updated: Apr-16-16 6:09 pm

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the State Health Council, alleging it held an illegal meeting when it approved new rules that allow certain landfills to accept waste with higher levels of radioactivity.

  • USDA Rural Development to observe Earth Day in Central City 
    Updated: Apr-15-16 7:57 pm

    CENTRAL CITY, Nebraska - Nebraska USDA Rural Development will be in Central City later this month to join other community around the state celebrating Earth Day.