- Backup center JD Walton among those released by Dolphins Updated: Aug-30-15 7:59 pm
MIAMI - Backup center J.D. Walton has been released by the Miami Dolphins, an indication center Mike Pouncey's left knee injury isn't serious.
- Largest Orange County jail implements water-saving programs Updated: Aug-30-15 6:36 pm
ORANGE, California - Inmates at Orange County's largest jail will get low-flow toilets and shower valves with timers as part of a wide-ranging effort to save water amid the state's four-year drought.
- Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie prepares for bison herd Updated: Aug-30-15 11:34 am
WILMINGTON, Illinois - Wildlife officials are preparing for the arrival of an American bison herd at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie as part of a long-term experimental reintroduction and restoration project.
- EXCHANGE: Shorewood event studies river life, water quality Updated: Aug-30-15 10:29 am
SHOREWOOD, Illinois - John Orbon's children were dazzled by the sight of crayfish, fingernail clams and suckerfish - all pulled from the DuPage River in Shorewood.
- Limited water service returns for Bowie residents Updated: Aug-29-15 8:56 pm
BOWIE, Arizona - Authorities say limited water service for hundreds of residents in the southern Arizona community of Bowie returned Saturday afternoon.
- Monkey business abounds at Dania Beach Updated: Aug-29-15 12:58 am
DANIA BEACH, Florida - For half a century, they have haunted the swampy forests east of Federal Highway.
- Officers cite 2 men for trying to net fish on Gull Lake Updated: Aug-28-15 11:19 pm
NISSWA, Minnesota - Conservation officers issued citations to two tribal members who attempted to net fish on Gull Lake in Nisswa on Friday, the second day of efforts by activists to assert rights they say they hold under an 1855 treaty.
- Ohio football team gets live tiger mascot for season opener Updated: Aug-28-15 4:53 pm
MASSILLON, Ohio - A high school football team that has had a live tiger cub at games for decades started the season with its traditional mascot on hand, even though the district hasn't proved to the state that the mascot's display would meet stricter rules for possessing exotic animals.
- Georgia man guilty for 2nd time of stealing sea turtle eggs Updated: Aug-28-15 4:42 pm
BRUNSWICK, Georgia - A coastal Georgia man pleaded guilty Friday to stealing the eggs of protected sea turtles barely two years after he served time in federal prison for the same offense.
- EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling Updated: Aug-28-15 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states.
- Enviros ask judge to order conservation funding in Florida Updated: Aug-28-15 1:39 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Environmental groups want a judge to order the Florida Legislature to use the state's budget surplus to fund a conservation land buying program, saying state lawmakers flouted the will of voters by failing to fund it.
- Environmentalists press on with Maine lynx trapping lawsuit Updated: Aug-28-15 1:09 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A coalition of environmental groups is pressing ahead with a lawsuit it says will provide more protection for Maine's lynx, despite new trapping restrictions adopted by the state to safeguard the animals.
- Ceremony planned for deal protecting northern Michigan woods Updated: Aug-28-15 4:04 am
BOYNE FALLS, Michigan - A ceremony is planned to celebrate an agreement that will protect 750 acres of hardwood forest in northern Michigan from development.
- Ag secretary promises more sage grouse spending across West Updated: Aug-27-15 8:55 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - The federal government plans to spend more than $200 million over the next three years on programs to protect greater sage grouse in Western states - regardless of whether the bird receives federal protections, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
- Californians cut water without state imposing fines Updated: Aug-27-15 7:49 pm
FRESNO, California - For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said Thursday.
- Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area now open daily Updated: Aug-27-15 6:12 pm
LEWISVILLE, Texas - Lining the southern shore of Lewisville Lake is a 2,000-acre chunk of what ecologists call the "real" Texas.
- Officials concerned about potential budget cuts to parks Updated: Aug-27-15 5:03 pm
PELHAM, Alabama - State park closures and cutbacks to other outdoor activities are among the potential impacts of proposed budget cuts to the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, officials said Thursday before asking citizens to call state lawmakers to ask that they preserve the department's funding.
- South Dakota pheasant numbers up 42 percent Updated: Aug-27-15 1:34 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Pheasant hunters in South Dakota should have a better season this year thanks to an estimated 42 percent jump in the number of birds, state wildlife officials said Thursday.
- Shark attack survivors spread conservation message Updated: Aug-27-15 12:01 pm
MIAMI - Get back in the water. There's more to learn from sharks than fear.
- Scientists squabble while Africa's only penguins perish Updated: Aug-27-15 11:07 am
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - They're cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. But African Penguins - the continent's only species of the flightless bird - are at risk of extinction.
- Judge denies attempt to block extra water for Klamath salmon Updated: Aug-26-15 8:35 pm
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - A federal judge has denied a request by agricultural water providers in California's Central Valley to block emergency water releases to protect Klamath River salmon from the drought.
- Q&A: The legal battle over a giant telescope atop Mauna Kea Updated: Aug-26-15 7:38 pm
HONOLULU - Long before dozens of people were arrested while protesting against building a giant telescope atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea, there were years of environmental studies, public hearings and court proceedings. The Hawaii Supreme Court on Thursday is scheduled to hear oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the project's permit from the state land board to build the telescope on conservation land.
- Montana Editorial Roundup Updated: Aug-26-15 7:22 pm
The Billings Gazette, Aug. 21, on health coverage for Montanans:
- Residents of New England town reluctantly reckon with Cosby Updated: Aug-26-15 10:51 am
SHELBURNE FALLS, Massachusetts - Deep in the rolling farmland of western Massachusetts, Bill Cosby's compound has for decades provided quiet refuge for the comedian and his family.
- Thailand destroys more than 2 tons of illegal ivory Updated: Aug-26-15 6:25 am
BANGKOK - Thai authorities destroyed more than 2 tons of seized and smuggled ivory Wednesday, in the latest move by the government to avoid possible economic sanctions over a perceived failure to tackle the illicit trade.