- High court reverses decision granting water rights to Yelm Updated: Oct-08-15 9:12 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - The Washington Supreme Court has reversed a decision by the state to grant new water rights to the city of Yelm to serve its growing population, a ruling that has broad implications across the state.
- Endangered Species Act list won't add American eels Updated: Oct-07-15 3:35 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - American eels will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday, a victory for fishermen of the increasingly valuable species.
- Residents along Hamilton Lake debate future of swans Updated: Oct-05-15 8:28 am
HAMILTON, Indiana - The wakeboarders and Jet Skiers of summer have gone.
- Apart from low unemployment, just how healthy is job market? Updated: Oct-01-15 3:51 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. unemployment rate - now just 5.1 percent - grabs a lot of the attention each month when the government issues its jobs data. Yet the rate doesn't come close to sketching a full picture of the job market.
- Study: Asians expected to become largest US immigrant group Updated: Sep-28-15 12:11 am
WASHINGTON - In a major shift in immigration patterns over the next 50 years, Asians will have surged past Hispanics to become the largest group of immigrants heading to the United States, according to estimates in a new immigration study.
- Florida uses EPA water system grants to gird infrastructure Updated: Sep-27-15 8:26 am
GAINESVILLE, Florida - With a burgeoning population and aging water systems, Florida will need $16.5 billion in funding over the next 20 years just to maintain its existing drinking water infrastructure, according to estimates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
- Insect researcher: Drones will help feed growing population Updated: Sep-23-15 8:38 pm
GRAND FORKS, North Dakota - A college professor who studies insects said Wednesday that unmanned aircraft can help grow better crops and produce more food, but it's going to take more cooperation among researchers to pull it off.
- Western Kentucky's growth in population to trail state's Updated: Sep-22-15 6:23 am
PADUCAH, Kentucky - Officials predict that the population of the Jackson Purchase region in western Kentucky will steadily rise over the next 15 years but then fall over the subsequent 20 years because of an aging population.
- Environment group official says Texas water grid should wait Updated: Sep-20-15 12:37 pm
EL PASO, Texas - A proposal to study the possibility of a statewide network that would pump water across vast Texas should be sidetracked until more immediate attempts at water conservation are examined, a top official in Texas' largest environmental group says.
- Report: 64,000 people fled Puerto Rico last year amid crisis Updated: Sep-17-15 7:58 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A record 64,000 Puerto Ricans left the island last year for the U.S. mainland, the highest number in the past decade, officials said Thursday.
- Feds: Sage grouse face decline if wildfires can't be stopped Updated: Sep-13-15 11:06 am
BOISE, Idaho - If increasingly destructive wildfires in the Great Basin can't be stopped, the sage grouse population will be cut in half over the next three decades, scientists say.
- Closure of Kansas hospital highlights rural care challenges Updated: Sep-12-15 2:57 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - The upcoming closure of the hospital in the southeast Kansas community of Independence has highlighted the problems faced by rural medical providers in states that have refused to expand their Medicaid programs.