- 4th graders can now get free annual national park passes Updated: Sep-01-15 12:09 pm
Your fourth grader is your family's free pass to the nation's national parks.
- Mountain name change personal for Connecticut lawmaker Updated: Sep-01-15 11:41 am
GREENWICH, Connecticut - A Connecticut state senator is one of many Republicans opposed to changing the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali.
- Fracking foes say Ohio elections chief exceeds his authority Updated: Sep-01-15 11:34 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Residents in three Ohio counties where Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) invalidated anti-fracking ballot issues this fall are arguing that voters, not the elections chief, should decide the substance of such issues.
- Cuomo: Long Island plant will turn food waste into energy Updated: Sep-01-15 11:23 am
YAPHANK, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a plant that will process food waste into clean energy is coming to eastern Long Island.
- Researchers working to combat common carp in Lino Lakes Updated: Sep-01-15 11:05 am
LINO LAKES, Minnesota - Efforts to remove invasive carp from waterways across Minnesota have been ongoing for more than 100 years, but researchers say they've made strides in learning about the destructive fish over the past decade.
- Court revives dispute over energy leasing's climate impacts Updated: Sep-01-15 10:49 am
BILLINGS, Montana - A federal appeals court ruling has revived a bid by environmentalists to block drilling on public lands in Montana until the government looks more closely at climate change impacts.
- Veteran punter Brandon Fields released by Dolphins Updated: Sep-01-15 10:39 am
DAVIE, Florida - Punter Brandon Fields has been released after eight seasons with the Miami Dolphins, who opted to go with Matt Darr, an undrafted rookie from Tennessee.
- UN agency predicts El Nino to be among strongest since 1950 Updated: Sep-01-15 10:20 am
GENEVA - Experts at the World Meteorological Organization say the El Nino event may be on track for one of the strongest in more than a half-century.
- Flows cut at Folsom Lake to conserve Sacramento water supply Updated: Sep-01-15 10:11 am
SACRAMENTO, California - Federal officials plan to make a significant cut to flows from Folsom Lake, which is a primary water source for Sacramento suburbs, as water levels at the reservoir near historic lows.
- 3 llamas killed by mountain lions in western Colorado Updated: Sep-01-15 9:50 am
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - The deaths of three llamas that were attacked by a rare pack of juvenile mountain lions have state wildlife officials warning residents in western Colorado to take precautions.
- Pacific Crest Trail now open through Crater Lake park Updated: Sep-01-15 9:03 am
CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, Oregon - The entire length of the Pacific Crest Trail within Oregon's Crater Lake National Park is now open.
- Madison-based group gets $20M to study nanotech, environment Updated: Sep-01-15 7:31 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - A center hosted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is getting $20 million in National Science Foundation funding as it studies the effects of nanotechnology on the environment.
- McKinley-named businesses consider switch to 'Denali' Updated: Sep-01-15 7:19 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Obama administration's announcement that it will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali could have some unintended consequences for Alaska businesses.
- W.Va. ginseng digging season begins Updated: Sep-01-15 6:31 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Forestry officials are reminding ginseng diggers to abide by state laws as the season opens in West Virginia.
- Wastewater dumped in Rogue River during power outage Updated: Sep-01-15 5:38 am
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - A power outage in Grants Pass has caused 240,000 gallons of wastewater to be dumped into the Rogue River.
- Lane County, Willamette National Forest lifts campfire ban Updated: Sep-01-15 5:37 am
EUGENE, Oregon - Lane County and the Willamette National Forest are lifting their bans on campfires in the wake of cooler and wetter weather.
- Judge further delays Hebgen Lake timber sale Updated: Sep-01-15 5:35 am
BOZEMAN, Montana - A federal judge has decided to continue delaying the sale of timber on up to four square miles of National Forest Service land along Hebgen Lake, ruling against two federal agencies that asked for the injunction to be thrown out.
- Obama paints doomsday scene of global warming in Alaska Updated: Sep-01-15 4:41 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - President Barack Obama is painting a doomsday scenario for the Arctic and beyond if climate change isn't dealt with fast: entire nations submerged underwater, cities abandoned and refugees fleeing in droves as conflict breaks out across the globe.
- Michigan has new online system for environmental permits Updated: Sep-01-15 4:04 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan has activated a new system designed to streamline the process of obtaining environmental permits required by the federal government.
- Job fair with local employers to be held at New River Updated: Sep-01-15 4:02 am
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, North Carolina - A job fair for the military and their families is slated for Marine Corps Air Station New River.
- Federal agency proposes taking plant off threatened list Updated: Sep-01-15 3:32 am
STANTON, Kentucky - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to take white-haired goldenrod off the list of threatened and endangered species.
- Chemical mix at Ohio water treatment facility hospitalizes 4 Updated: Sep-01-15 3:22 am
NORTH CANTON, Ohio - Officials say four people were hospitalized after an accidental mix of chemicals was reported at a northeast Ohio water treatment facility.
- College invests in disposal system that turns waste to water Updated: Sep-01-15 3:17 am
OXFORD, Ohio - A southwest Ohio university has invested in new energy-saving initiatives including a disposal system that turns food waste into water.
- Whitaker urges lawmakers to speak out for young people Updated: Sep-01-15 2:58 am
UNITED NATIONS - Oscar-winning actor and U.N. goodwill ambassador Forest Whitaker urged world lawmakers on Monday to speak out to help former child soldiers in Uganda, South Sudan and Myanmar, gang members in Mexico and the United States, and orphans in Syria and other countries.
- Va. county to hear from residents on 'fracking' rules Updated: Sep-01-15 2:34 am
KING GEORGE, Virginia - King George County residents will have the opportunity at a hearing to speak out on a hotly debated form of natural gas drilling.