- Racers plan to look to Congress for action on Salt Flats Updated: May-27-16 8:12 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Racers who have sounded the alarm that Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats are deteriorating now want Congress to step in, arguing that a law is needed because federal land managers aren't doing enough to restore the flats where record-breaking races are held.
- Feds propose closing sheep grazing in west-central Idaho Updated: May-27-16 6:28 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Federal officials have released a plan to close about 30 square miles of grazing allotments to domestic sheep and goats in west-central Idaho to protect bighorn sheep from diseases.
- Feds expect more Atlantic tropical storms than last 3 years Updated: May-27-16 5:12 pm
MIAMI - U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm development are making it difficult to predict how many hurricanes and tropical storms will arise over the next six months.
- Historic Stuckey's Bridge to get fresh coat of paint Updated: May-27-16 6:24 am
QUITMAN, Mississippi - An historic wooden bridge spanning the Chunky River in Clarke County is getting a fresh coat of paint Saturday because of recent vandalism.
- Senators announce $1.5M for cleanups in upstate New York Updated: May-27-16 12:32 am
ALBANY, New York - Federal officials are allocating $1.5 million to help fund six brownfield cleanup projects in upstate New York.
- Forest Service wants to save Oregon's Depression-era cabins Updated: May-26-16 2:05 pm
BEND, Oregon - The U.S. Forest Service is trying to save four Depression-era cabins near an Oregon lake that are at risk of deterioration.
- Federal study inconclusive on TCE and birth defects Updated: May-26-16 12:57 pm
ALBANY, New York - A study prompted by concerns about health effects of exposure to the solvent TCE is inconclusive about the chemical's potential link to birth defects, scientists from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health said Thursday.
- Ex-environment minister warns of illegal logging in Senegal Updated: May-26-16 12:21 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Illegal timber sales from Senegal to Gambia could see the Casamance forest depleted significantly in the next two years, the former environment minister said Thursday.
- Cook County programs gives youth summer forest preserve jobs Updated: May-25-16 10:48 pm
CHICAGO - More than 100 young people will get the chance to earn money and experience the outdoors through a summer jobs program in Cook County's forest preserves.
- 2 large rodents escape a Toronto zoo Updated: May-25-16 10:06 pm
TORONTO - The hunt continues for two large rodents that escaped a Toronto zoo.
- Officials: 'Dirt brokers' dumped polluted soil across NJ Updated: May-25-16 6:08 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey investigators say unlicensed brokers dumped polluted soil and other debris at sites across the states.
- 1st US firefighters head to Canada to help attack huge blaze Updated: May-25-16 4:42 pm
BOISE, Idaho - For the first time, U.S. officials have sent firefighters to help battle a giant blaze in Canada that has destroyed parts of Fort McMurray in Alberta.
- Land O'Lakes, Minnesota partner on water quality initiative Updated: May-25-16 2:02 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The state of Minnesota and Land O'Lakes announced a partnership Wednesday to improve water quality in farm country, leveraging the farmer-owned cooperative's retail network to help expand a state program that encourages farmers to voluntarily implement conservation practices.
- New Hampshire to do more battling with emerald ash borer Updated: May-25-16 1:17 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire is looking at another summer of battling the emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle that has destroyed ash trees in 26 states.
- Feds announce $10 million for wildfire projects in 12 states Updated: May-24-16 11:30 pm
MARSING, Idaho - Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday toured a massive wildfire rehabilitation effort in southwest Idaho that's part of the federal government's new wildfire strategy and then announced $10 million for projects in 12 states to reduce wildfire threats.
- California oil line fixed after thousands of gallons spill Updated: May-24-16 6:05 pm
TRACY, California - Crews have repaired an oil pipeline that broke days ago and spilled up to 21,000 gallons of crude underground in rural Northern California, a spokesman for Shell Oil Co. said Tuesday.
- The Latest: Shell: Pipeline fixed after California oil spill Updated: May-24-16 1:45 pm
TRACY, California - The Latest on an oil spill in rural Northern California (all times local):
- Forest Service could charge for Cottonwood canyon hikes Updated: May-24-16 12:10 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The National Forest Service is considering charging $6 per vehicle for the use of popular trails in Utah's Big and Little Cottonwood canyons.
- Auto parts supplier plans $95 million new plant in Detroit Updated: May-24-16 11:59 am
DETROIT - Auto parts supplier Flex-N-Gate plans to invest $95 million in a new Detroit plant that's expected to create at least 650 jobs.
- North Dakota scrubs oilfield cleanup project due to funding Updated: May-23-16 5:12 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Scientists have halted a project aimed at finding a new way to restore North Dakota land ruined by briny oilfield wastewater, determining there wasn't enough money allocated to complete the research.
- Outdoor, conservation groups criticize Utah lands push Updated: May-23-16 4:26 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Leaders of Utah's roughly $6 billion outdoor recreation industry joined a conservation group Monday to launch a billboard campaign criticizing a push by state officials to take control of vast swaths of public land from the federal government.
- Forest Service to seal up abandoned Aspen mines Updated: May-23-16 3:05 pm
ASPEN, Colorado - The U.S. Forest Service plans to collapse the openings to six abandoned mines near Aspen.
- Terry Redlin remembered as conservationist, artist, hunter Updated: May-23-16 12:27 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - In the early 1980s a little-known artist who painted scenes full of ducks, geese, deer and pheasants donated an original work to his local Ducks Unlimited banquet as an auction item.
- New York state college lists top 10 new species for 2016 Updated: May-23-16 6:06 am
SYRACUSE, New York - A sea dragon with stunning shades of ruby red and pink and a dainty damselfly are among the top 10 new species of 2016.
- Illinois farmers see changes in property tax assessments Updated: May-22-16 5:01 pm
CARBONDALE, Illinois - Illinois farmers are paying attention to assessed land value as they pay their 2016 property taxes because of a remedy to a disparity that hinged on soil quality.