- 5.1 magnitude earthquake among several temblors in Oklahoma Updated: Feb-13-16 6:26 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook northwest Oklahoma and was felt in seven other states Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the third-strongest temblor ever recorded in the state where the power and frequency of earthquakes has dramatically increased in recent years.
- 102 pythons caught as state snake hunt enters final weekend Updated: Feb-13-16 5:58 pm
MIAMI - A state-sanctioned hunt on public lands for invasive Burmese pythons is about to end.
- Feds to assess cleanup of former cardboard recycling site Updated: Feb-13-16 3:31 pm
SPRAGUE, Connecticut - Federal officials are planning to assess what might be needed to clean up wastewater lagoons at a former cardboard recycling plant in Sprague.
- Texas cities ask federal officials to cancel drilling leases Updated: Feb-13-16 3:17 pm
LEWISVILLE, Texas - Some North Texas cities and environmental groups have asked federal officials to halt plans to allow gas drilling under a lake that's a drinking water source for millions and has a dam cited by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as being in hazardous condition.
- Arizona man charged in Oregon standoff appears in Utah court Updated: Feb-13-16 1:02 pm
ST. GEORGE, Utah - One of the people charged in connection with the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge has appeared in a Utah court.
- As FBI goes through evidence at refuge, town awaits normalcy Updated: Feb-13-16 11:11 am
BURNS, Oregon - As the FBI focuses on its criminal investigation at the national wildlife refuge taken over by an armed group, land managers must get ready to reopen the 300 square-mile area, which draws birdwatchers, anglers and hunters and is a key economic engine of the surrounding area.
- Maine offering money to students who want to farm Updated: Feb-13-16 9:25 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine agriculture officials are offering scholarship grants to students pursuing an education in farming and other fields involving natural resources.
- Broken trumpet from sunken ship holds its secrets from WWII Updated: Feb-13-16 9:01 am
WASHINGTON - The old, bent trumpet is dripping with water as Shanna Daniel lifts it from its basin in the conservation lab at the Washington Navy Yard.
- Major ivory network dismantled in Congo, wildlife group says Updated: Feb-13-16 6:24 am
KINSHASA, Congo - Authorities in Congo have dismantled a major ivory network, arresting three traffickers in a blow to poaching operations that threaten the survival of the African forest elephant, the conservation group WWF said.
- No bail for Fallon man indicted in Oregon standoff Updated: Feb-12-16 8:55 pm
RENO, Nevada - A 44-year-old man northern Nevada man is among the latest suspects indicted on charges in connection with the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge.
- Possible whale bones found in passenger's luggage at BWI Updated: Feb-12-16 7:45 pm
LINTHICUM, Maryland - Customs and Border Protection officials say possible whale bones were found in the luggage of a passenger who flew into BWI Airport from Iceland.
- NY authorizes $10 million from Superfund for Hoosick water Updated: Feb-12-16 7:19 pm
ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a $10 million state Superfund allocation will be used to plan a possible alternative water supply for a village where a toxic chemical has befouled the drinking water.
- Restricted tunnel access causing LIRR delays, cancellations Updated: Feb-12-16 7:13 pm
NEW YORK - The Long Island Rail Road is experiencing delays and cancellations because of reduced access to the East River tunnels.
- Another bighorn sheep dies in Catalina Mountains near Tucson Updated: Feb-12-16 6:50 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - Another bighorn sheep has died in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson.
- Latest suit over coastal damage adds to oil industry woes Updated: Feb-12-16 6:27 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Cameron Parish in southwestern Louisiana has joined the list of those suing the oil and gas industry over damage to the state's badly eroding coast.
- Kansas seeking solution to water needs of farmers, refuge Updated: Feb-12-16 6:20 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Federal, state and local officials have been trying to hammer out a deal aimed at addressing competing water needs of south-central Kansas irrigators and a national wildlife refuge that's lost considerable water to area irrigators.
- The Latest: Email says shift to Flint River made too quickly Updated: Feb-12-16 6:08 pm
FLINT, Michigan - The latest on efforts being made amid the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan (all times local):
- The Latest: Final 4 Oregon occupiers plead not guilty Updated: Feb-12-16 6:01 pm
BURNS, Oregon - The Latest on the standoff at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):
- House panel calls governor, EPA chief to testify on Flint Updated: Feb-12-16 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Friday he has agreed to testify to Congress about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, bowing to demands by Democrats that the Republican governor explain his role in a cost-cutting move that resulted in a public health emergency caused by lead-contaminated water.
- After Oregon standoff, some say: Right fight; wrong tactics Updated: Feb-12-16 5:00 pm
LAS VEGAS - Right fight; wrong strategy.
- Feds: Remove 3 California foxes from endangered species list Updated: Feb-12-16 4:33 pm
LOS ANGELES - Federal wildlife officials recommended Friday that three fox subspecies native to California's Channel Islands be removed from the endangered species, saying their populations have made an historic recovery.
- Research: Fawns born in city have better chance of surviving Updated: Feb-12-16 4:06 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - City living agrees with young deer, according to research from Ball State University.
- Military bases among winners of $720M in conservation grants Updated: Feb-12-16 3:39 pm
FORT STEWART, Georgia - Military bases in three U.S. states will share $17.5 million in conservation funding to protect longleaf pine forests used for training troops while assisting the recovery of threatened species, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Friday.
- Wildlife officials use tracking collars to better count elk Updated: Feb-12-16 2:29 pm
LEWISTON, Idaho - Idaho wildlife managers are embracing technology to more accurately monitor the state's elk population.
- The Latest: Feds: Take California foxes off endangered list Updated: Feb-12-16 2:28 pm
VENTURA, California - The Latest on the recovery of three island fox subspecies native to California's Channel Islands (all times local):