- Group seeks to halt US exports of fur from bobcats, wolves Updated: May-04-16 7:50 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Wildlife advocates on Wednesday said they will seek a court order halting a United States government program that allows tens of thousands of pelts from bobcats and a small number of gray wolves to be exported annually for sale on the international fur market.
- 15,000 gallons of wastewater reaches West Okoboji Lake Updated: May-04-16 7:02 pm
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa - Officials say about 15,000 gallons of untreated wastewater has reached one of Iowa's Great Lakes.
- Judge: Plan for restoring Northwest salmon runs not enough Updated: May-04-16 6:53 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A federal judge in Oregon says a massive habitat restoration effort doesn't do enough to improve Northwest salmon runs.
- The Latest: Rough treatment of Gov. Snyder draws sympathy Updated: May-04-16 6:47 pm
FLINT, Michigan - The Latest on developments in Flint, Michigan, where drinking water is tainted with lead (all times local):
- Ohio seizes tigers, chimp, other exotic animals from farm Updated: May-04-16 6:30 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state seized five tigers and five other animals from a northeast Ohio farm Wednesday, saying it hasn't met the requirements of a law cracking down on exotic animal ownership.
- Fuel breaks to reduce wildfire risk built in Idaho, Oregon Updated: May-04-16 6:20 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Federal officials are putting in emergency fuel breaks in southwest Idaho and southeast Oregon to reduce wildfire risk while they work on an environmental assessment for a larger fuel break project for the area.
- Rattlesnake Mountain tours could resume in 2017 Updated: May-04-16 5:57 pm
RICHLAND, Washington - The only sound at the top of Rattlesnake Mountain on Tuesday morning was the whistle of the wind that seems to always blow across the ridge line and the chirping of bugs not used to having their habitat invaded.
- New federal rule would permit thousands of eagle deaths Updated: May-04-16 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles.
- Refuge occupiers concerned about liberal Portland jury Updated: May-04-16 5:40 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Lawyers for those who occupied a national wildlife refuge in Oregon earlier this year are concerned a jury comprised of people from liberal Portland won't be impartial.
- Lawsuit: EPA needs new rules to address manmade earthquakes Updated: May-04-16 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON - A coalition of environmental groups is suing federal environmental regulators over their alleged failure to stop oil and gas companies from disposing of drilling waste in ways that can threaten drinking water supplies and trigger manmade earthquakes.
- Arizona bear kill policy sparks debate Updated: May-04-16 3:55 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Arizona wildlife officials are defending the state's policy on killing bears after the public's reaction to a bear being euthanized in Flagstaff.
- DNR begins developing plan to move forestry office Updated: May-04-16 3:22 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Department of Natural Resources is starting to build a plan for moving the Division of Forestry's headquarters out of Madison.
- Crews scramble to remove trees downed by Oregon winter Updated: May-04-16 3:16 pm
BEND, Oregon - Forest managers in central Oregon are racing to clean up trees downed by winter weather before summer tourists arrive.
- High winds delay prescribed burn near Grand Canyon Village Updated: May-04-16 3:15 pm
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Arizona - A prescribed burn that had been planned near the historic district of Grand Canyon Village has been postponed due to high winds.
- Powell girl competes in Extreme Mustang Makeover Updated: May-04-16 2:41 pm
POWELL, Wyoming - Training a wild horse is tough - and doing it in 100 days is extremely tough, which is why it's called the Extreme Mustang Makeover.
- Correction: Interior Secretary-Montana story Updated: May-04-16 2:25 pm
HELENA, Montana - In a story May 3 about Interior Secretary Sally Jewell's visit to Montana, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Land and Water Conservation Fund historically received $900 million annually. The fund is authorized to receive $900 million annually, but the actual amount varies from year to year.
- Gaza sewage spill floods farmland Updated: May-04-16 1:03 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gaza rescue crews tried to salvage livestock and produce on Wednesday after a sewage reservoir collapsed, flooding about 25 acres (10 hectares) of farmland in a new sign of the worsening water and sewage crisis in the Hamas-run territory.
- Drawdown on Iatt Lake to help vegetation control Updated: May-04-16 7:17 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State wildlife and fisheries regulators will initiate a drawdown for vegetation control in Grant Parish's Iatt Lake on May 16.
- Critics question mine exploration near Alaska eagle preserve Updated: May-04-16 1:58 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - In early winter, after most tourists have fled Alaska, another kind of visitor flies in: bald eagles, up to 4,000 of them.
- The Latest: Hawaii OKs bills on mental health, prison, guns Updated: May-03-16 11:06 pm
HONOLULU - The Latest on the Hawaii Legislature passing dozens of bills ahead of a legislative deadline (all times local):
- Agency: Proposed mine near Tucson won't jeopardize species Updated: May-03-16 8:48 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - A proposed copper mine near Tucson isn't likely to jeopardize the continued existence of more than a dozen endangered and threatened species and their habitats, according to a report from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
- 2 US senators want states included in wolf management Updated: May-03-16 8:44 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Two U.S. senators from the West want state wildlife authorities and ranchers to have more say in how the federal government manages endangered Mexican gray wolves.
- Kansan who went with kids to Oregon standoff arrested Updated: May-03-16 8:30 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A Kansas woman who took her children to perform for occupiers during the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge earlier this year says authorities have removed seven of her children from her home and arrested her for assaulting an officer.
- Drought-stricken California boosts conservation for March Updated: May-03-16 7:28 pm
FRESNO, California - Residents of drought-stricken California doubled their water conservation efforts in March compared with the month before by turning off their sprinklers when the rain fell and changing habits, officials said Tuesday.
- The Latest: Feds reviewing proposed wolf legislation Updated: May-03-16 4:41 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The Latest on federal legislation regarding recovery of the endangered Mexican gray wolf (all times local):