- The Latest: Obama asks aides to monitor California wildfires Updated: Aug-04-15 1:49 pm
LOWER LAKE, California - The latest on wildfires burning in California (all times local):
- Californians facing nights in wildfire evacuation shelters Updated: Aug-04-15 12:14 pm
MIDDLETOWN, California - As firefighters battled a massive Northern California wildfire threatening numerous homes, some of the 13,000 people urged to flee their residences were spending what may be just one of many nights in evacuation shelters.
- Northern California city giving away recycled wastewater Updated: Aug-04-15 9:44 am
SANTA ROSA, California - Residents in a northern California city are being allowed to haul up to 300 gallons of recycled wastewater to use for irrigation at no cost.
- ASEAN wants China to stop work in disputed sea: official Updated: Aug-04-15 7:38 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Southeast Asian nations want China to stop land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea, a regional official said Tuesday, but China insisted it has a right to continue the activity.
- Hattiesburg looking at $1,500 daily fines over wastewater Updated: Aug-04-15 6:04 am
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - Hattiesburg City Council has received a classic dose of good news-bad news during an update on its quest to find a solution for its wastewater disposal woes.
- New NY rules give public notice of sewage spills Updated: Aug-04-15 1:50 am
ALBANY, New York - Every year, tens of billions of gallons of raw sewage befouls waterways New York residents use for drinking, swimming and fishing. Fixing the problem will take time and money, but in the meantime, a new alert system notifies the public when a spill happens at some, but not all, of the state's sewage systems.
- Drought could hurt endangered fish caught in water fight Updated: Aug-04-15 1:25 am
DIXON, California - California's historic drought could wipe out a tiny, endangered fish that's played an outsized role in the state's water wars.
- Plush toy-maker creates 'Cecil the Lion' Beanie Baby Updated: Aug-03-15 7:35 pm
CHICAGO - Toy-maker Ty Inc. has created a "Cecil the Lion" Beanie Baby to raise funds for animal conservation efforts.
- Spokane sues Monsanto over Spokane River contamination Updated: Aug-03-15 6:23 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The city of Spokane is suing the international agrochemical giant Monsanto, which it blames for pollution in the Spokane River.
- Hunters in Africa say they have a role in conservation Updated: Aug-03-15 5:31 pm
JOHANNESBURG - In 1909-10, Theodore Roosevelt headed a Smithsonian hunting and trapping expedition in Africa that included colleagues who prepared the wildlife he killed for shipment back to America. The former U.S. president and his son, Kermit, shot hundreds of animals.
- 5 Arkansas counties ban fires, others under risk of wildfire Updated: Aug-03-15 4:37 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Forestry Commission said Monday that the state's late-summer wildfire season is "on schedule" this year, with temperatures climbing and forecasters predicting little rain over the next few weeks.
- 'Dark day' for Mille Lacs walleye stirs uncertainty, anger Updated: Aug-03-15 4:29 pm
ISLE, Minnesota - On the wind-swept shores of Lake Mille Lacs, the abrupt end to this year's walleye fishing season sunk in Monday with a mix of nervousness, resentment and resolve.
- Slain game wardens to be honored 70 years after deaths Updated: Aug-03-15 1:40 pm
RAWLINS, Wyoming - Two Wyoming game wardens who were slain in the line of duty nearly 70 years ago will be honored this week during a memorial dedication at a Medicine Bow National Forest campground.
- Zimbabwean operator says American hunter didn't break law Updated: Aug-03-15 1:23 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe - An American accused of killing a lion in an allegedly illegal hunt in Zimbabwe in April did not break any laws and acted in good faith, a safari operator who worked for the American said Monday.
- City asks residents to voluntarily reduce water use Updated: Aug-03-15 1:13 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Residents near the Rickreall Creek in northwest Oregon are being asked to voluntarily reduce water use to benefit neighbors downstream.
- Florida starts selling bear hunt permits, despite challenge Updated: Aug-03-15 11:26 am
ORLANDO, Florida - Florida's wildlife management commission has started selling permits for bear hunting, despite a legal challenge to the hunt.
- US wildlife agency says app can help log endangered species Updated: Aug-03-15 11:01 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - U.S. wildlife officials want smartphone-owning outdoor lovers to use a downloaded app to report any endangered species they see in the wilderness.
- Wolf conservation hits permitting snag in New Mexico Updated: Aug-03-15 8:38 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Federal fish and wildlife officials are appealing to the state to reconsider its rejection of two permits related to Mexican wolf conservation efforts.
- Water & farmers: Things to know about AP-GfK drought poll Updated: Aug-03-15 3:18 am
WASHINGTON - A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds most Americans think of water as a limited resource that can be depleted if people use too much. When asked to rate priorities when water is scarce during a drought, more said agriculture should be a top or high priority over residential needs, wildlife and industry.
- AP-GfK poll: Americans favor farmers & food during drought Updated: Aug-03-15 3:16 am
LOS ANGELES - When water gets scarce and the government slaps restrictions on its use, who should be first in line at the spigot? Farmers, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.
- Zimbabwe accuses 2nd American of illegally hunting lion Updated: Aug-03-15 2:13 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in July.
- Proof of Trump's charity giving elusive Updated: Aug-03-15 1:32 am
WASHINGTON - Donald Trump, widely believed to be the wealthiest American ever to run for president, is nowhere among the ranks of the country's most generous citizens, according to an Associated Press review of his financial records and other government filings.
- In drought, Pacific Northwest cities, farms face water cuts Updated: Aug-02-15 4:38 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A deepening drought in the Pacific Northwest is forcing some cities, farms and state agencies to cut back on water use.
- DEQ taking public comment on wastewater permits for 3 mines Updated: Aug-02-15 3:43 pm
HELENA, Montana - State environmental regulators are accepting public comments on draft wastewater discharge permits for three Montana mining companies.
- New Hampshire officials suggests coastal desalination plant Updated: Aug-02-15 2:57 pm
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - A New Hampshire seacoast official says investing in a regional plant to convert seawater into drinking water could provide a limitless supply of clean water to communities from southern Maine to northern Massachusetts.