- US appeals court upholds EPA plan to clean up Chesapeake Bay Updated: Jul-06-15 2:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA - A U.S. appeals court on Monday approved a federal plan to limit pollution in the Chesapeake Bay despite objections from farmers, builders and others who accused the Environmental Protection Agency of a power grab.
- Oregon's Corner Creek fire now 15 percent contained Updated: Jul-06-15 1:49 pm
DAYVILLE, Oregon - The Oregon Department of Forestry reports some progress in containing a wildfire that has scorched 40 square miles and continues to burn actively on the west side of the South Fork John Day River.
- Mozambique destroys ivory, rhino horn in anti-poaching move Updated: Jul-06-15 1:08 pm
JOHANNESBURG - Mozambique destroyed a large stockpile of confiscated ivory and rhino horn on Monday in an effort to curb severe poaching, the government said.
- Zimbabwean government exports elephants despite protest Updated: Jul-06-15 10:32 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Twenty elephants exported to China would be "better off" in Chinese zoos rather than struggling wildlife parks in Zimbabwe, the southern African nation's minister in charge of wildlife said on Monday, dismissing protests from animal rights groups.
- Workshop highlights benefits of prescribed burns Updated: Jul-06-15 5:05 am
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - Nebraskans who want to learn more about the benefits of prescribed burns can attend a workshop about them.
- Indiana more than doubles price of firewood permits Updated: Jul-06-15 4:05 am
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Indiana has more than doubled the price of firewood permits that allow the public to cut their own firewood in designated areas of state forests.
- Wounded game warden avoided felony illegal hunting charges Updated: Jul-05-15 5:07 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas Parks and Wildlife game warden who was illegally hunting when he was shot in 2013 was allowed to keep his job and face a fine rather than felony charges, according to a newspaper report Sunday.
- Rare Blanding's turtle could go on federal endangered list Updated: Jul-05-15 11:28 am
MINNEAPOLIS - The federal government is considering adding the Blanding's turtle to the endangered species list, as the yellow-throated reptile that once thrived throughout the Upper Midwest can now only be found in large numbers in parts of Minnesota and Nebraska.
- California water rates rise as cities lose money in drought Updated: Jul-05-15 11:16 am
ROSEVILLE, California - Saving water doesn't always mean saving money in parched California.
- New home for eagles at Ohio wildlife rehabilitation center Updated: Jul-05-15 10:52 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Back in April, Ron Short and Mary Kay Kuzma were walking their dogs near their Powell home when Kuzma noticed something big and brown standing in a neighbor's yard.
- Grand Haven State Park gets new walkways for beach access Updated: Jul-05-15 4:04 am
GRAND HAVEN, Michigan - Grand Haven State Park along Lake Michigan now has two new walkways that are designed to improve beach access.
- Northwest Montana reaches 'severe drought' status Updated: Jul-04-15 4:52 pm
KALISPELL, Montana - Northwest Montana has reached "severe drought" status in the U.S. Drought Monitor.
- Officials making plan to reduce San Juan river pollution Updated: Jul-04-15 4:47 pm
FARMINGTON, New Mexico - Officials are working on a plan to reduce pollution in San Juan County rivers after a study found they contain significant levels of bacteria indicating the presence of human feces.
- Asian carp processor hoping more in Ky. try the fish Updated: Jul-04-15 3:58 pm
WICKLIFFE, Kentucky - A western Kentucky fish processing company that sells Asian carp is hoping more Kentuckians will try the fish, which is plentiful in Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.
- Vermont donates land at popular swimming hole for public use Updated: Jul-04-15 3:55 pm
SOUTH ROYALTON, Vermont - A Vermont woman has donated land next to her South Royalton home to preserve a popular White River swimming hole.
- Humane Society says Kentucky shouldn't expand bear hunt Updated: Jul-04-15 3:46 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Humane Society of the United States says Kentucky's bear population is still too small to allow for an expansion in hunting quotas.
- State environmental officials urge protection of shore birds Updated: Jul-04-15 2:34 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut environmental officials are asking beachgoers to help protect nesting birds in coastal areas.
- Girl killed after being struck by jumping sturgeon in boat Updated: Jul-04-15 1:50 pm
LAKE CITY, Florida - A 5-year-old Florida girl died after a sturgeon leaped into her boat along the Suwannee River and struck her.
- Maine getting $20K to research bat killing disease Updated: Jul-04-15 12:52 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine is getting about $20,000 in federal money to research and address white-nose syndrome, a disease that sickens and kills little brown bats.
- Private timber companies close access to lands Updated: Jul-04-15 10:09 am
VANCOUVER, Washington - Nine private timber companies have closed off access to their land in the Columbia Gorge due to extreme fire danger.
- Camping ban eased on some WMAs in oil patch for holiday Updated: Jul-03-15 2:28 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's Game and Fish Department is lifting an overnight camping ban on Tuesday and Wednesday for some wildlife management areas in the western oil path next week due to the Fourth of July holiday.
- Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming Updated: Jul-02-15 8:28 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don't reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report filed Thursday said.
- Gimmicks and technology: California learns to save water Updated: Jul-02-15 8:01 pm
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, California - Billboards and TV commercials, living room visits, guess-your-water-use booths, and awards for water stinginess - a wealthy swath of Orange County that once had one of the worst records for water conservation in drought-stricken California is turning things around, proving it's possible to get people to change their ways.
- Yellowstone loses radio frequencies used to track wildlife Updated: Jul-02-15 6:02 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Researchers at Yellowstone National Park have lost their license for a set of radio frequencies used to track more than 100 radio-collared wolves and elk.
- US wildlife agency won't list wild horse as endangered Updated: Jul-02-15 4:28 pm
RENO, Nevada - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has rejected a proposal to list the North American wild horse as a threatened or endangered species.