- Controlled burn set next week for Tishomingo State Park Updated: Feb-05-16 5:02 pm
TUPELO, Mississippi - The Natchez Trace Parkway plans a controlled burn at Tishomingo State Park next week, weather permitting.
- Executive facing ouster from powerful agency defends tenure Updated: Feb-05-16 4:24 pm
LOS ANGELES - The top executive at the powerful California Coastal Commission defended his record on the job Friday as he faced an effort to oust him, a potential shake-up that environmentalists fear could unleash runaway development on the state's fabled coastline.
- Critics dispute plans to change Rollover Pass near Galveston Updated: Feb-05-16 11:41 am
GALVESTON, Texas - A coalition led by owners of property that includes Rollover Pass and land on either side of the man-made channel connecting East Galveston Bay to the Gulf of Mexico says it is prepared to fight a last-ditch legal battle to prevent the state from closing and filling what has been a hugely popular public fishing site and the focus of environmental, economic and public safety concerns since it was created more than 60 years ago.
- Volunteers work to rebuild forest damaged in 2012 fire Updated: Feb-05-16 7:33 am
LIHUE, Hawaii - A group of volunteers is helping to restore the Hikimoe Ridge, three years after the forest was damaged in a fire that burned several thousand acres on Kauai.
- Cheney criticizes BLM, EPA during visit to Sheridan Updated: Feb-04-16 1:05 pm
SHERIDAN, Wyoming - Liz Cheney says the two biggest threats facing Wyoming are the overreach of the Bureau of Land Management and the Environmental Protection Agency.
- Trust launches $25 million plan to protect Bay Area farms Updated: Feb-04-16 9:20 am
HALF MOON BAY, California - A Palo Alto-based nonprofit organization intends to spend $25 million over the next 10 years to increase protected farmland in San Mateo County.
- Workshop planned in Louisville on brownfield redevelopment Updated: Feb-04-16 4:05 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A Louisville workshop on brownfield redevelopment is being offered for bankers and property development professionals.
- Laser imaging helps UNH researchers see forest Updated: Feb-03-16 2:43 pm
DURHAM, New Hampshire - University of New Hampshire researchers are looking at data from laser imaging of forests with the goal of helping foresters and landowners track tree inventories to save them from the time-consuming practice of heading into the woods with tape measures.
- Forest Service boosts funding for forest thinning project Updated: Feb-03-16 10:23 am
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The U.S. Forest Service is boosting the amount of money it is providing for a massive forest thinning project in northern Arizona.
- Utah House measure aims to keep drones away from wildfires Updated: Feb-02-16 7:49 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - When a fire broke out last year near a Utah mountain lake, firefighters had to ground their airplanes and helicopters because a drone was buzzing nearby.
- New Hampshire gets $1 million to conserve Great Bay property Updated: Feb-02-16 6:57 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire is getting a $1 million federal grant to conserve the more than 1,100-acre Great Bay Estuary-Harvey Forest and Wetlands property in Epping and Nottingham counties.
- Attorney sought to oversee possible telescope hearing Updated: Feb-02-16 6:42 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii officials are looking for a hearings officer to oversee proceedings for a permit to build the Thirty Meter Telescope.
- General Motors plans sale of former car plant in Janesville Updated: Feb-02-16 12:54 pm
JANESVILLE, Wisconsin - General Motors has hired a premier commercial real estate firm to sell its former auto manufacturing plant and 250 acres in Janesville.
- Partnership formed to increase controlled fires in Calif. Updated: Feb-02-16 4:02 am
SAN FRANCISCO - Environmental groups and federal and state agencies have formed a partnership to increase the use of prescribed fires to improve the health of California's forests and watersheds and minimize the effects of increasingly devastating wildfires.
- McAuliffe to speak at next month's agricultural trade event Updated: Feb-02-16 2:15 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe will announce final figures for agricultural and forestry exports from Virginia last year at a conference next month.
- Nevada governor seeks change in sage grouse mining rule Updated: Jan-28-16 8:01 pm
RENO, Nevada - The governor of gold-rich Nevada is pressing the Obama administration to alter its sage grouse protection plan to free up thousands of mining claims by shrinking the restricted area in exchange for making other unprotected areas off limits, restoring burned out rangeland and reining in wild horse herds.
- Italian company opens tire plant in Spartanburg County Updated: Jan-28-16 7:22 am
SPARTANBURG, South Carolina - An Italian-based company has opened its tire plant in Spartanburg County.
- NY lawmakers to review Cuomo's environmental plans Updated: Jan-28-16 3:10 am
ALBANY, New York - New York lawmakers are taking a look at Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plans to spend more on the environment through stepped-up land conservation efforts, incentives for renewable energy, and upgrades to water and sewer systems.
- Plans under way to fix falling wall protecting Waikiki Beach Updated: Jan-27-16 12:51 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii's most visited beach will wash away if the 89-year-old wall holding it together crumbles down.
- Wildfire plan seen as biggest land policy change in decades Updated: Jan-26-16 5:49 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A year after Interior Secretary Sally Jewell shifted the national approach to fighting wildfires across a wide swath of sagebrush country in the West, her strategy is turning out to be one of the most significant federal land policy changes in some 80 years, public land experts, outdoor enthusiasts and scientists say.
- Plan calls for boosting forest restoration around New Mexico Updated: Jan-26-16 5:08 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico forestry officials have identified watersheds around the state that are in desperate need of restoration.
- Low grain prices make conservation program more attractive Updated: Jan-26-16 1:11 pm
ADRIAN, Minnesota - Low grain prices are making it more attractive for Minnesota farmers to put their land in a program that pays them to replant it with trees and grasses benefiting wildlife and reducing erosion.
- States deal with a variety of issues after historic blizzard Updated: Jan-25-16 3:17 pm
From getting the most snow to treacherous Monday morning commutes, here's a look at how states along the East Coast are digging out from the weekend blizzard.
- Environmental advocates call for wider stream buffers Updated: Jan-25-16 12:37 pm
MEDFORD, Oregon - Environmental advocates are calling on environmental managers to apply new Oregon Department of Forestry rules that expand streamside protection rules on Western Oregon's private and commercial forestlands to southwest Oregon.
- Officials to assess beach erosion, flood damage from storm Updated: Jan-25-16 7:42 am
TOMS RIVER, New Jersey - Officials are beginning to assess the beach erosion and flood damage caused by a major nor'easter snowstorm that churned the surf and caused tides to swell in southern New Jersey.