- Fears surface about mercury in Shasta Lake fish Updated: Jul-05-15 6:35 pm
SHASTA LAKE, California - Shasta Lake provides water to Sacramento and the crop-rich San Joaquin Valley more than 300 miles to the south.
- Grand Canyon commercial boaters eye alternative fuel Updated: Jul-05-15 5:51 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - A group of commercial boaters in northern Arizona are set on one day leading excursions along the Colorado River in greener fashion.
- Drunken boating suspected in death of woman on Cass Lake Updated: Jul-05-15 3:26 pm
CASS LAKE, Minnesota - Authorities say drunken boating may have been a factor in the death of an Eden Prairie woman who was thrown from a boat on Cass Lake in northern Minnesota.
- Massachusetts offers program to teach families about camping Updated: Jul-05-15 3:11 pm
CARVER, Massachusetts - Massachusetts recreation and wildlife agencies are offering a program this summer to teach families the basics of camping.
- Arkansas Boaters warned about holiday weekend water levels Updated: Jul-05-15 1:50 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Officials are warning boaters that the Arkansas River is still flowing faster than normal this holiday weekend.
- As other glaciers retreat, glacier at Mount St. Helens grows Updated: Jul-05-15 1:23 pm
MOUNT ST. HELENS, Washington - Ray Yurkewycz perched on the rim of the Northwest's most restless volcano and marveled at the primordial forces at work.
- Moose permit auction receiving bids Updated: Jul-05-15 12:19 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Now that New Hampshire's moose hunting lottery is over, the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire is launching its moose permit auction, with sealed bids due by Aug. 6.
- Hiker dies after medical emergency on desert trail Updated: Jul-05-15 12:02 pm
PALM DESERT, California - Riverside County authorities say a 61-year-old man died after suffering a medical emergency during a hike on a sweltering desert trail.
- Interior of Freeman School closed for preservation work Updated: Jul-05-15 11:20 am
BEATRICE, Nebraska - Preservation of historical landmarks provides one way for younger generations to glimpse what life was like before they were born.Visitors to the Freeman School at the Homestead National Monument of America can witness this principle in action as members of the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) assist in tearing out the floorboards of the building so new ones can be installed.
- Cop, lifeguard save Florida man after canoe tips over Updated: Jul-05-15 10:13 am
SARASOTA, Florida - An officer and lifeguard are being hailed heroes after rescuing a man from nearly crowning after his canoe tipped over in Sarasota.
- Vandals tear up watercraft at Bullhead City jet ski shop Updated: Jul-04-15 7:14 pm
BULLHEAD CITY, Arizona - A Bullhead City jet ski rental business is the victim of vandalism on what is one of its busiest weekends.
- Southern Indiana mayor confronts would-be teenage thieves Updated: Jul-04-15 6:51 pm
JEFFERSONVILLE, Indiana - A southern Indiana mayor says two bicycles left behind by a group of teenagers who tried to steal from his garage will likely be donated to "needy kids."
- National forest is site for 100s of Rainbow Family campers Updated: Jul-04-15 2:34 pm
CADILLAC, Michigan - Hundreds of people are camping in northern Michigan's Wexford County, seeking days of prayer and reflection with a group called the Rainbow Family of Living Light.
- Missouri maintains as state's rivers heat up Updated: Jul-04-15 1:47 pm
CRAIG, Montana - This fly-fishing hub was bustling with boat traffic Thursday as anglers launched boats onto a blue-ribbon stretch of the Missouri River that's Montana's No. 1 fishing destination.
- Iowa officials warn boaters of hazards in Coralville Lake Updated: Jul-04-15 1:11 pm
CORALVILLE, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is warning boaters to look out for hazards in Coralville Lake.
- Bike safety advocates celebrate new Maine law Updated: Jul-04-15 10:32 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Bike safety advocates are celebrating a new law that they say will make the roads safer for bikers and pedestrians.
- Current slows for business on James River near Lynchburg Updated: Jul-04-15 10:10 am
LYNCHBURG, Virginia - The City of Lynchburg was birthed by a business on the James River.
- Tasty artwork center stage at Parkersburg 'Yum!' exhibit Updated: Jul-04-15 10:04 am
PARKERSBURG, West Virginia - Many local artists took a creative culinary journey with their representations of food in the Parkersburg Art Center's Regional Exhibition and Competition.
- Veterans toss hierarchy to the wind in the search for waves Updated: Jul-04-15 12:43 am
ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida - As dawn stretched its fingers over the Atlantic Ocean and onto the St. Augustine pier, seven veterans trekked over the sand toward the waiting waves.
- The Latest: Lawmakers leave Salem for 4th of July weekend Updated: Jul-04-15 12:17 am
SALEM, Oregon - The latest on the activities of the Oregon Legislature as lawmakers press closer to adjourning the 2015 legislative session:
- Papal visit puts Andes presidents' eco-record under scrutiny Updated: Jul-04-15 12:09 am
AGUARAGUE NATIONAL PARK, Bolivia - In the vine-entangled forests of the Aguarague National Park, crude that seeped for decades out of abandoned wellheads saturates the soil and has stained the bedrock of creeks that provide water to the indigenous Guarani who live nearby.
- Three Rivers Regatta nixes boat events due to swollen rivers Updated: Jul-03-15 3:38 pm
PITTSBURGH - Too much water will mean no boats - of any kind - at the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta.
- New lighting system to illuminate Statue of Liberty Updated: Jul-03-15 1:21 pm
NEW YORK - Lady Liberty is getting some new lights.
- Patagonia founder, others, sue over Grand Teton road paving Updated: Jul-03-15 1:15 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The founder of the Patagonia outdoor clothing company and a well-known wildlife photographer are among those suing over plans by a subdivision where they're property owners to pave a private road in Grand Teton National Park.
- Hiker rescued after fall on Sugarloaf Mountain Updated: Jul-03-15 10:48 am
DICKERSON, Maryland - Frederick County officials say a 63-year-old woman was rescued after she fell down a steep rock face on Sugarloaf Mountain