- Officials approve purchase of former Burlington College land Updated: Feb-09-16 6:53 am
BURLINGTON, Vermont - Burlington officials have signed off on purchasing a dozen acres of land formerly owned by Burlington College.
- Michigan scientists want public's help in tracking moose Updated: Feb-09-16 4:01 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan wildlife regulators want the public's help in keeping track of the Upper Peninsula's moose population.
- After 15 years, cleanup plan approved for contaminated town Updated: Feb-08-16 8:28 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted final approval Monday to a costly cleanup program for a Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos poisoning.
- Studies aim to restore habitat of imperiled Northwest fish Updated: Feb-08-16 6:12 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Scientists in the Pacific Northwest are studying more than a dozen watersheds to develop templates on habitat restoration that could be used in similar streams to bolster struggling fish populations.
- Eagles release wide receiver Riley Cooper after 6 seasons Updated: Feb-08-16 2:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles say they have released wide receiver Riley Cooper after six seasons.
- Drought reversal: Southeast Oregon has strong snowpack Updated: Feb-08-16 2:11 pm
ONTARIO, Oregon - What a difference a year makes.
- More than 318 million lbs of e-waste diverted from NY dumps Updated: Feb-08-16 1:55 pm
ALBANY, New York - State officials say more than 318 million pounds of electronic waste was diverted from landfills in the first three years of New York's electronics recycling law, but discarded televisions and computer monitors pose a challenge.
- Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Updated: Feb-08-16 1:41 pm
The Free Press of Mankato, Feb. 7
- Nebraska mountain lion license plate bill sent to final vote Updated: Feb-08-16 11:55 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska is one step closer to commemorating mountain lions on a special license plate that would raise money for youth wildlife education.
- Anacondas found along Florida's Space Coast Updated: Feb-08-16 11:13 am
MELBOURNE, Florida - Wildlife officials say two green anaconda snakes were recently found along Florida's Space Coast.
- NYS grant enables Bronx Zoo to protect its historical photos Updated: Feb-08-16 11:06 am
NEW YORK - The Wildlife Conservation Society has received a New York state grant that will enable it to protect glass plate and film negatives dating to the founding of the Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium.
- Survey shows more Atlantic sturgeon in the Hudson River Updated: Feb-07-16 4:10 pm
ALBANY, New York - State conservation officials say last year's survey shows the most Atlantic sturgeon in the Hudson River in a decade.
- Groups file suit to keep goats out of La Sal Mountains Updated: Feb-07-16 10:46 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Plant protection groups are suing the U.S. Forest Service, saying mountain goats released in the La Sal Mountains in southeast Utah are damaging rare species of plants.
- Maine conducting natural resources survey to aid management Updated: Feb-07-16 9:22 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine and federal officials are conducting a survey of natural resources to help prioritize land and water management projects.
- Tests show few high lead readings in Ohio village's water Updated: Feb-06-16 2:05 pm
SEBRING, Ohio - Regulators say lead levels in tap water have been below the federal allowable limit in 96 percent of the samples tested this past week in a northeast Ohio village.
- State awards 6 grants for wildlife, nature opportunities Updated: Feb-06-16 5:05 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has awarded several grants to enhance watchable wildlife and nature-based opportunities in the state.
- DNR offers snowmobile sound tests amid increased enforcement Updated: Feb-06-16 4:01 am
MARQUETTE, Michigan - The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering snowmobile sound testing as part of an effort to ensure that machines are operating legally.
- The Latest: Amid lead concerns, bottled water urged for some Updated: Feb-05-16 4:04 pm
SEBRING, Ohio - The Latest on concerns about lead in residents' tap water around Ohio (all times local):
- Lawmakers suggest raising prices to curb water waste Updated: Feb-05-16 1:56 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah lawmakers are considering encouraging water conservation with higher prices.
- Volunteers work to rebuild forest damaged in 2012 fire Updated: Feb-05-16 7:33 am
LIHUE, Hawaii - A group of volunteers is helping to restore the Hikimoe Ridge, three years after the forest was damaged in a fire that burned several thousand acres on Kauai.
- Thousands of trees to be given away Friday Updated: Feb-05-16 6:32 am
VICKSBURG, Mississippi - Mississippi's Arbor Day isn't until Feb. 12, but the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District is giving folks the opportunity to get a head start on the celebration.
- Zoo workers cruise to Antarctica before penguin center opens Updated: Feb-05-16 6:13 am
ROYAL OAK, Michigan - Eighteen Detroit Zoo employees are on a privately funded cruise to Antarctica this week ahead of the opening of the zoo's new $29.5 million Polk Penguin Conservation Center.
- Conservation Commission change passes Missouri Senate Updated: Feb-05-16 5:01 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Senate has approved a measure that would ask voters whether to add two members to the Department of Conservation's governing board.
- Utah sues federal government over sage grouse plan Updated: Feb-04-16 6:59 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah has decided to sue the federal government over its new set of rules intended to protect the greater sage grouse - following similar lawsuits lodged by Idaho and nine Nevada counties, ranchers and two mining companies.
- Eagle struck by truck released after treatment, recovery Updated: Feb-04-16 3:57 pm
SELIGMAN, Arizona - A golden eagle rescued after being struck by a truck is back in the wild of northwestern Arizona.