- Officials: Black bear found dead in Roxbury had been shot Updated: May-24-16 4:04 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Environmental officials in Connecticut have determined that a black bear found dead last week in Roxbury had been shot.
- Firefighters from US, South Africa to arrive in Alberta Updated: May-24-16 2:29 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta - Officials say about 1,000 additional fire crews from across Canada, the United States and South Africa will be joining the fight this week against a massive wildfire near Fort McMurray.
- San Francisco to consider stricter immigrant protections Updated: May-24-16 1:15 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco officials plan to take another run at clarifying the progressive city's protections for people in the country illegally, a policy that led to national criticism last year when a Mexican man was accused of shooting and killing a woman walking along a waterfront pier.
- Forest Service could charge for Cottonwood canyon hikes Updated: May-24-16 12:10 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The National Forest Service is considering charging $6 per vehicle for the use of popular trails in Utah's Big and Little Cottonwood canyons.
- Auto parts supplier plans $95 million new plant in Detroit Updated: May-24-16 11:59 am
DETROIT - Auto parts supplier Flex-N-Gate plans to invest $95 million in a new Detroit plant that's expected to create at least 650 jobs.
- Fatal firefight in Congo park highlights threats to rangers Updated: May-24-16 11:58 am
JOHANNESBURG - Shot by elephant poachers, the manager of Congo's Garamba National Park asked a ranger for help to bind his leg with a tourniquet to slow blood loss.
- House measure supports shippers on ballast water dumping Updated: May-24-16 11:56 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - A plan gaining support in Congress and backed by the cargo shipping industry would establish a nationwide policy for dumping ballast water into U.S. waterways that environmental groups say would open the door to more invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels, which have wreaked economic havoc from the Great Lakes to the West Coast.
- Florida crews search Gulf of Mexico for missing boater Updated: May-24-16 11:08 am
CEDAR KEY, Florida - A search continues for a Maryland man whose boat capsized in the Gulf of Mexico off Cedar Key, Florida.
- Dogs suspected of killing 34 native seabirds on Kauai Updated: May-24-16 8:40 am
HONOLULU - State wildlife officials are investigating after more than 30 native seabirds were found dead on the south coast of Kauai.
- 2 women rescued when kayak capsized in eastern Indiana river Updated: May-24-16 7:05 am
BROOKVILLE, Indiana - Emergency responders rescued two women from a tree after their kayak capsized in the Whitewater River in eastern Indiana.
- Lawyer to court: Dismiss conspiracy charges in refuge case Updated: May-23-16 9:25 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A defense lawyer in the Oregon wildlife refuge occupation case argued Monday that a federal conspiracy charge leveled against over two dozen people is constitutionally vague, could threaten free speech and should be dismissed.
- Small herd of American bison featured at Fort Worth center Updated: May-23-16 6:37 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas - Bison once roamed the Great Plains by the millions and even made their way through North Texas.
- New Mexico is first to sue EPA, mine owners over toxic spill Updated: May-23-16 6:21 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico on Monday became the first state to sue the federal government and the owners of two mines over the release of 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater from a closed Colorado gold mine, seeking tens of millions of dollars for environmental and economic damage caused by the spill.
- North Dakota scrubs oilfield cleanup project due to funding Updated: May-23-16 5:12 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Scientists have halted a project aimed at finding a new way to restore North Dakota land ruined by briny oilfield wastewater, determining there wasn't enough money allocated to complete the research.
- Outdoor, conservation groups criticize Utah lands push Updated: May-23-16 4:26 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Leaders of Utah's roughly $6 billion outdoor recreation industry joined a conservation group Monday to launch a billboard campaign criticizing a push by state officials to take control of vast swaths of public land from the federal government.
- Norman City Council to consider stormwater utility fee Updated: May-23-16 4:21 pm
NORMAN, Oklahoma - Norman City Council members are preparing to consider calling a special election asking voters to create a stormwater utility fee to pay for necessary improvements to the city's drainage system.
- 2 of seized tiger's 4 cubs die at Ohio holding facility Updated: May-23-16 3:13 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Two of the four cubs born to a seized tiger at Ohio's exotic animal holding facility have died, and the others have been separated from their mother and moved into temporary care at a zoo, a state Department of Agriculture spokeswoman said Monday.
- Forest Service to seal up abandoned Aspen mines Updated: May-23-16 3:05 pm
ASPEN, Colorado - The U.S. Forest Service plans to collapse the openings to six abandoned mines near Aspen.
- Minnesota tries to address septic contamination in waterways Updated: May-23-16 12:48 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Officials with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency are working to identify the effects of failing septic systems across the state.
- Study seeks to identify water pollution sources in Vermont Updated: May-23-16 12:41 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking to find and eliminate potential sources of water pollution in the White River watershed.
- Terry Redlin remembered as conservationist, artist, hunter Updated: May-23-16 12:27 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - In the early 1980s a little-known artist who painted scenes full of ducks, geese, deer and pheasants donated an original work to his local Ducks Unlimited banquet as an auction item.
- Lincoln waste-to-fuel proposal could make gas for city buses Updated: May-23-16 11:58 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Lincoln public works staff members are working on a plan that would fuel many of the city's buses with compressed natural gas produced from waste collected from toilets and sinks across town.
- Lane County seeks input on plan for Buford Recreation Area Updated: May-23-16 11:16 am
EUGENE, Oregon - Lane County officials are seeking public input on a long-term management plan for the Howard Buford Recreation Area. The plan would cover vegetation and wildlife management of the popular park near Mount Pisgah.
- Massachusetts high school students' pipe dream comes true Updated: May-23-16 10:17 am
LEOMINSTER, Massachusetts - What started as a science-fair project became much more for three Leominster High School students.
- New York state college lists top 10 new species for 2016 Updated: May-23-16 6:06 am
SYRACUSE, New York - A sea dragon with stunning shades of ruby red and pink and a dainty damselfly are among the top 10 new species of 2016.