- Thai wildlife officials start removing tigers from temple Updated: May-31-16 12:32 am
BANGKOK - Wildlife officials in Thailand have begun removing some of the 137 tigers held at a Buddhist temple following accusations that the monks were involved in illegal breeding and trafficking of the animals.
- Vermont urges field mowing delay to help grassland birds Updated: May-31-16 12:30 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is urging the state's landowners to help grassland birds by delaying when they mow large fields.
- Conservationists aiming to protect river sue to stop homes Updated: May-30-16 6:16 pm
PHOENIX - Conservation groups are suing to block the development of a massive master-planned community in southern Arizona in the hopes of protecting the last major free-flowing river in the Southwest.
- Deteriorating boardwalk at Kauai state park gets replaced Updated: May-30-16 1:41 pm
HONOLULU - A 20-year-old boardwalk at Kauai's Kokee State Park is getting replaced with recycled plastic as state officials aim to protect the area's rare species and improve safety for the thousands of people who visit each year.
- Missouri poaching case raises questions about modest penalty Updated: May-30-16 1:15 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - Conservation agents say the $203 penalty that a Missouri man paid for killing a protected black bear isn't much of a deterrent, but state lawmakers haven't had much of an appetite for giving wildlife penalties more teeth.
- Illinois lawmakers propose study of lead in state water Updated: May-30-16 12:13 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois lawmakers are commissioning a report from the state's Environmental Protection Agency in an effort to better monitor lead levels in state water supplies.
- Law banning lead sinkers takes effect Updated: May-30-16 10:26 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - A new law aimed at protecting loons and other water birds in New Hampshire is taking effect.
- Uncharted waters: Restoring deep Gulf fouled by BP spill Updated: May-30-16 10:02 am
NEW ORLEANS - Far offshore and a mile deep in the dark world below the Gulf of Mexico's gleaming surface, the catastrophic BP oil spill of 2010 did untold damage on the ocean floor. But scientists are unsure they can do much to heal places in the deep that were hurt the most as they undertake what's being called the largest ecosystem restoration effort ever.
- Woman fails to save friend in Australian crocodile attack Updated: May-29-16 11:31 pm
BRISBANE, Australia - A woman struggled in vain to drag her friend from a crocodile's jaws off a northeast Australian beach, police said on Monday.
- Environmentalists critical of Phoenix water bottle plant Updated: May-29-16 4:43 pm
PHOENIX - A proposed $35 million water-bottling plant in Phoenix is drawing disbelief from conservationists focused on a lingering drought.
- Some reluctant to forgo land in effort to help Lake Mitchell Updated: May-29-16 12:10 pm
MITCHELL, South Dakota - The city of Mitchell's mayor wants more buffer strips along a creek in order to help Lake Mitchell, but some farmers are reluctant to forgo land.
- Water managers look to Alpine Lakes for more water Updated: May-29-16 10:59 am
SEATTLE - Seven spectacular high-country lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness for decades have helped irrigate hundreds of acres of pear, apple and cherry orchards in the Wenatchee Valley and supplied water to a federal hatchery.
- Chicago, private company to turn wastewater into fertilizer Updated: May-29-16 10:58 am
CHICAGO - A private Canadian company plans to use some of the phosphorus from the wastewater produced by the Chicago area's massive sewage treatment plant and turn it into slow-release fertilizer.
- Emergency regulations enacted for too-popular swimming hole Updated: May-29-16 10:16 am
DENNING, New York - A Catskills swimming hole has gotten so popular that the state has enacted emergency regulations to protect the area.
- Habitat for Humanity opens ReStore, breaks ground on project Updated: May-29-16 9:01 am
MIDDLETOWN, Delaware - New Castle County's Habitat for Humanity affiliate recently doubled down on its efforts in Middletown.
- Democrats crowd race for Public Lands Commissioner Updated: May-28-16 5:31 pm
SEATTLE - This fall's race for Washington's Commissioner of Public Lands - an office that oversees the state's largest firefighting force and 5.6 million acres of land - is hotly contested since no incumbent is on the ballot.
- RI stocks ponds, rivers with 6,000 trout Updated: May-28-16 12:18 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island has prepared for Memorial Day weekend by stocking its ponds and rivers with 6,000 trout.
- Idea for Burt's Bees land to become park becoming partisan Updated: May-28-16 10:38 am
PORTLAND, Maine - A congressional field hearing in the coming week on a proposal to create a national monument in northern Maine underscores how partisan lines have been drawn as Republican lawmakers try to rein in the expansion of public lands by Democratic President Barack Obama.
- Larch inmates rehabilitate endangered Western pond turtles Updated: May-28-16 3:02 am
YACOLT, Washington - On May 17, the final day of their five-month stint at Larch Corrections Center, nine Western pond turtles lurked out of sight near the bottom of their tanks, just as wary of people as they were on day one.
- South Sudan: Army major arrested allegedly smuggling ivory Updated: May-27-16 8:04 am
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan authorities arrested an army major and a Chinese oil worker for allegedly trafficking elephant ivory and endangered pangolin meat through the country's Paloich oil fields.
- Flipping Free: Sea turtle released on South Carolina coast Updated: May-27-16 7:45 am
ISLE OF PALMS, South Carolina - A sea turtle named Norris will be able to enjoy the holiday weekend in its natural home.
- Gulfport aquarium opponents call it 'dolphin prison' Updated: May-27-16 6:47 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - A former dolphin trainer at Marine Life Oceanarium in Gulfport says she has collected more than 91,000 signatures on a petition she hopes will scuttle the proposed Mississippi Aquarium, which she calls a dolphin prison.
- Historic Stuckey's Bridge to get fresh coat of paint Updated: May-27-16 6:24 am
QUITMAN, Mississippi - An historic wooden bridge spanning the Chunky River in Clarke County is getting a fresh coat of paint Saturday because of recent vandalism.
- 'Dirt Pass' program launched to encourage support for trails Updated: May-27-16 4:34 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama is set to launch an annual membership program to encourage trail lovers to support hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails within state parks.
- Rangers seek help finding Adirondack hiker missing 6 months Updated: May-27-16 12:17 am
HORICON, New York - State forest rangers are asking seasonal residents and visitors to the Warren County town of Horicon to look for signs of an 82-year-old man who's been missing since November.