- Montana, feds make deal on use of firefighting helicopters Updated: May-05-16 12:50 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana and federal officials have made a deal that will allow the state's five firefighting helicopters to respond to some blazes on federal lands.
- Alberta fire forces 3 more communities to evacuate Updated: May-05-16 12:41 pm
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta - Raging wildfires in the Canadian province of Alberta have moved south, forcing three more communities to evacuate and an emergency operations center to move again - taking it far from the devastated oil sands city of Fort McMurray.
- Pace renames its law school for environmental advocate Updated: May-05-16 12:33 pm
NEW YORK - Pace University has announced that it has renamed its law school the Elisabeth Haub School of Law.
- Study: Tree disease might be unstoppable in California Updated: May-05-16 12:33 pm
DAVIS, California - A new study shows that an epidemic of the tree disease "sudden oak death" has surged beyond control in California.
- Global, local leaders vow hard work against temperature rise Updated: May-05-16 12:26 pm
WASHINGTON - International leaders and local officials on Thursday pledged to work hard to stem the rise of global temperatures by investing in public transportation and electric cars, planting trees and switching to solar energy.
- Lakefront housing project delayed after bald eagles found Updated: May-05-16 12:16 pm
HOPATCONG, New Jersey - The developer of a housing project on a New Jersey lake has voluntarily halted construction to allow a pair of nesting bald eagles to care for their two eaglets.
- Partial skull found in Pennsylvania forest there for years Updated: May-05-16 12:15 pm
SOMERSET, Pennsylvania - A partial human skull found in a state forest last month had likely been there for at least 10 years.
- Exxon and FuelCell to study capturing carbon emissions Updated: May-05-16 12:14 pm
Exxon and FuelCell Energy will jointly develop technology to reduce the cost of capturing carbon emissions from power plants.
- EPA accuses Kokomo glass plant of violating Clean Air Act Updated: May-05-16 12:13 pm
KOKOMO, Indiana - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accuses an Indiana art glass manufacturer of violating federal clean-air standards and emitting elevated amounts of potentially toxic materials.
- Montana releases draft grizzly hunting guidelines Updated: May-05-16 11:57 am
BOZEMAN, Montana - Montana wildlife officials have released draft regulations for grizzly bear hunting in anticipation of the bears' possible removal from the endangered species list.
- Mariner rescued after 2-month ordeal at sea Updated: May-05-16 11:51 am
HONOLULU - A Colombian mariner has been rescued after surviving a two-month ordeal in the Pacific by eating fish and seagulls, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
- Wildlife group proposes deer farm crackdown to fight CWD Updated: May-05-16 11:36 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - A prominent sportsmen's group wants Gov. Scott Walker to crack down on deer farms as he revises the state's chronic wasting disease tactics.
- University of Utah faculty vote for fossil fuel divestment Updated: May-05-16 11:35 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Faculty leaders at the University of Utah are calling on the school to get rid of investments associated with fossil fuels.
- Toddler pulled from northern Idaho lake dies Updated: May-05-16 11:35 am
SAGLE, Idaho - A 15-month-old boy found face down in a northern lake has died.
- Jury to decide contaminated wells case against coal company Updated: May-05-16 11:11 am
PINEVILLE, West Virginia - A jury in West Virginia will decide whether a coal company owned by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice contaminated the drinking water wells of residents in Wyoming County.
- Boston students may have been exposed to lead in water Updated: May-05-16 10:45 am
BOSTON - Officials say students at four Boston public schools may have been exposed to lead-tainted water from drinking fountains that were mistakenly turned on too soon.
- Jackson and sales tax panel at odds over spending authority Updated: May-05-16 10:43 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Jackson City Council is borrowing $11 million for water treatment improvements, but the leader of an oversight commission says the city can't repay the loan using sales tax money without that panel's OK.
- GOP states benefiting from shift to wind and solar energy Updated: May-05-16 10:39 am
WASHINGTON - If there's a War on Coal, it's increasingly clear which side is winning.
- Clean methods only for Russia in Rio, top medic tells Putin Updated: May-05-16 10:35 am
MOSCOW - The head of Russia's state medical agency has told President Vladimir Putin that Russian athletes will use "clean technologies only" in preparing for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
- Forest Service plan would thwart Kalmiopsis nickel mine Updated: May-05-16 10:15 am
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - A plan to exclude mineral development on about 100,000 acres of federal land, to thwart a proposed nickel mine near the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, is nearing fruition.
- New veterans cemetery to be named after Pikes Peak Updated: May-05-16 10:12 am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - The new veterans cemetery that will be built to serve veterans in the Colorado Springs area will be named Pikes Peak National Cemetery.
- Work underway on $25.7M flood wall at Minot water plant Updated: May-05-16 9:52 am
MINOT, North Dakota - Work has begun on enhanced flood protection for Minot's water treatment plant.
- Vacant Detroit lots being transformed for outdoor education Updated: May-05-16 9:15 am
DETROIT - An effort to repurpose several vacant lots into a gathering place for outdoor education on Detroit's east side aims to boost interest in earth sciences and help young people learn about potential job prospects.
- Game wardens say Pennsylvania man tried to poison bear Updated: May-05-16 8:47 am
ELYSBURG, Pennsylvania - Game wardens have charged a central Pennsylvania man with trying to poison a bear that damaged his property.
- Officers shoot, wound suspect in southeast Kansas Updated: May-05-16 7:36 am
COLUMBUS, Kansas - Authorities say police have shot and wounded a suspect after a southeast Kansas chase.