- Feds extend comment period on plan to close areas to mining Updated: Nov-27-15 12:08 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has extended the public comment period on the agency's plan to withdraw 10 million acres of public lands in six western states from potential mineral extraction to protect habitat for the greater sage grouse.
- Southwest Idaho a wildfire restoration lab for land managers Updated: Nov-27-15 11:27 am
MARSING, Idaho - Even before the smoke cleared last summer, scientists and resource specialists spread out across the blackened range of the Owyhee Mountains to assess the damage of the Soda Fire.
- Firefighter died from heart attack after training exercise Updated: Nov-25-15 3:52 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A wildland firefighter who died after a summer training run had a heart attack, although he had passed written and physical medical tests earlier this year, according to federal officials.
- ConocoPhillips approves $900 million Arctic reserve project Updated: Nov-19-15 2:06 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - ConocoPhillips has approved funding for a $900 million drilling project on Alaska's North Slope.
- Opponents ask federal court to stop Christo project Updated: Nov-18-15 7:29 pm
DENVER - Residents fighting the artist Christo's dream of draping fabric over the Arkansas River in southern Colorado asked a federal appeals court on Wednesday to throw out permission for the artwork it considers an "industrial scale project" that could harm wildlife, the river and people who live along the winding canyon.
- US unveils plan to limit drilling on Colorado's Roan Plateau Updated: Nov-17-15 6:50 pm
DENVER - Federal land managers released a tentative plan Tuesday to protect most of the wild and energy-rich Roan Plateau in western Colorado, a step toward implementing a landmark compromise between conservationists and an energy company.
- Feds face lawsuits over Idaho wolf-killing derby Updated: Nov-17-15 6:13 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Environmental groups filed lawsuits Tuesday in Idaho and Washington, D.C., seeking to force federal officials to reveal reasons behind allowing a wolf- and coyote-shooting contest in parts of Idaho.
- Coal companies abandon future Wyoming mining projects Updated: Nov-17-15 3:04 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - Coal companies have abandoned applications to mine nearly 2 billion tons of coal reserves in Wyoming this year.
- BLM delays sale of oil and gas leases in Utah amid protest Updated: Nov-17-15 1:35 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Federal officials are delaying a sale of oil and gas leases on public land in Utah that activists had planned to protest.
- US judge sends Mojave Desert wind farm project back to start Updated: Nov-08-15 4:55 pm
LAS VEGAS - A federal judge in Nevada has sent plans for a big wind farm in the Mojave Desert back to the drawing board, citing incomplete research about the dangers it posed to sensitive and threatened species.
- Elk Basin dino dug up Updated: Nov-06-15 6:30 am
POWELL, Wyoming - For more than 70 million years, it sat preserved underground until the front leg and shoulder of a hadrosaur, a type of duck-billed dinosaur, was dug up in Elk Basin.
- 40 horses up for adoption at Boise BLM Wild Horse Corrals Updated: Nov-04-15 2:10 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Horses rounded up following a giant wildfire in southwestern Idaho are being offered for adoption.
- Federal government begins large Oregon wild horse roundup Updated: Nov-02-15 8:06 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Wild horse advocates are calling for a stop to one of the largest roundups of wild mustangs in Oregon history.