- Contours of UN climate pact starting to take shape Updated: Sep-04-15 12:58 pm
BONN, Germany - U.N. climate talks are plodding ahead toward a worldwide deal to fight global warming, with negotiators agreeing to start work on a draft agreement.
- McCartney, Bon Jovi, Fergie join for climate change song Updated: Sep-04-15 12:11 pm
NEW YORK - Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow and Fergie have joined forces to record a song about climate change.
- Michigan officials identify 2 new aquatic invasive species Updated: Sep-04-15 11:59 am
LANSING, Michigan - Officials say two new invasive species are now present in Michigan waters.
- Kansas Geological Survey says earthquake problem continues Updated: Sep-04-15 11:17 am
WICHITA, Kansas - A reduction in the number of earthquakes rattling southern Kansas should not make anyone complacent about studying the problem, according to the head of the Kansas Geological Survey.
- Diesel fuel spilled into stream on Hilton Head Island Updated: Sep-04-15 9:53 am
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, South Carolina - Environmental officials are investigating a diesel fuel spill at a marina on Hilton Head Island.
- Council approve plan to create fund with BP oil spill money Updated: Sep-04-15 8:38 am
BILOXI, Mississippi - Biloxi officials have approved a plan to create a perpetual fund with its $4.1 million settlement from the BP oil spill.
- Invasive plant spreads to Interior Alaska beyond Fairbanks Updated: Sep-04-15 8:10 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - An invasive plant species previously thought to only have invaded Interior waterways around Fairbanks has been spotted north of Nenana.
- Clean up crews to go into Mississippi River after oil spill Updated: Sep-04-15 7:13 am
COLUMBUS, Kentucky - Clean up crews planned to go into the Mississippi River on Friday in Kentucky after a collision between two tow boats caused an oil spill that prompted the closure of that part of the river.
- 2 plead not guilty to making false claim from BP spill Updated: Sep-04-15 7:02 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A Sorrento town councilman and his wife have pleaded not guilty to charges that accuse them of benefiting financially by falsely claiming the BP oil spill damaged their fishing boat and trailer.
- Plan for backup water supply underway in Huntington Updated: Sep-04-15 3:23 am
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - West Virginia American Water says it has initiated a contingency plan for a temporary backup water supply to its Huntington water treatment plant in response to increasing algae blooms on the Ohio River.
- Fired regulator: Brown pushed to waive oil safeguards. Updated: Sep-04-15 2:32 am
SAN FRANCISCO - California's top oil and gas regulators repeatedly warned Gov. Jerry Brown's senior aides in 2011 that the governor's orders to override key safeguards in granting oil industry permits would violate state and federal laws protecting the state's groundwater from contamination, one of the former officials has testified.
- No fine increase for Stars owner for damaging fish habitat Updated: Sep-03-15 9:26 pm
KAMLOOPS, British Columbia - A British Columbia appeals court judge has denied a prosecution request to increase Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi's $140,000 fine for polluting a lake during renovations on his Kamloops vacation property.
- Settlement over decade-old Gulf oil leak filed in court Updated: Sep-03-15 5:56 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Environmental groups signed a settlement agreement Thursday to resolve their lawsuit against a New Orleans company that has failed to end a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.
- The Latest: Mississippi River oil spill not affecting port Updated: Sep-03-15 5:46 pm
COLUMBUS, Kentucky - The latest on the oil spill along the Mississippi River that caused a section of the waterway to be shut down (all times local):
- DNR confirms round gobies in the Fox River Updated: Sep-03-15 5:12 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The state Department of Natural Resources has confirmed round gobies have been found in the lower Fox River.
- Fish and Game seek information on antelope poaching Updated: Sep-03-15 5:06 pm
ARCO, Idaho - Wildlife officials in eastern Idaho are looking for whoever used a vehicle to run down and kill four antelope in an agricultural field.
- BP seeks to get back some Gulf oil spill business payouts Updated: Sep-03-15 3:58 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Attorneys for BP told a federal appeals court Thursday that the company should be able to get back some of the money it paid in economic damage claims to businesses and individuals under a settlement arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
- Koster: New reports about Bridgeton Landfill troubling Updated: Sep-03-15 3:40 pm
ST. LOUIS - New reports raise troubling concerns about the environmental fallout from contamination and a subsurface fire at a landfill in St. Louis County, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said Thursday.
- Judge orders mercury cleanup plan for Penobscot River Updated: Sep-03-15 12:52 pm
BANGOR, Maine - The former owners of the HoltraChem Manufacturing Co. plant were ordered by a federal judge to pay for an engineering study for cleaning up tons of mercury dumped in the Penobscot River.
- Trustees: groundwater pollution part of PCB damage to Hudson Updated: Sep-03-15 12:26 pm
ALBANY, New York - Government trustees assessing harm to the Hudson River from long-term PCB releases highlighted concerns over groundwater contamination in three upriver towns as the massive dredging project nears its end.
- On Arctic voyage, Obama banks on power of his celebrity Updated: Sep-03-15 9:43 am
KOTZEBUE, Alaska - President Barack Obama brought no grand policy pronouncements, new legislative proposals or major tranches of federal aid with him to Alaska. Instead, he sought to use the power of his own celebrity to command attention to the issue of climate change.
- Judge: PPG liable for pollution from Pennsylvania plant Updated: Sep-03-15 8:40 am
FORD CITY, Pennsylvania - A federal judge says PPG Industries Inc. is liable for decades of pollution from a western Pennsylvania glass plant.
- City hall in Ukraine's Kiev cancels school amid heat wave Updated: Sep-03-15 6:22 am
KIEV, Ukraine - The city hall in Ukraine's capital Kiev on Thursday scrapped classes at schools and pre-schools until the end of the week amid a record-breaking heat wave and peat-bog fires.
- Team combats foreign species in western Michigan Updated: Sep-03-15 5:40 am
HOLLAND, Michigan - Zach Lowes and Lauren Lucas have a new job: Keeping invasive species out of western Michigan.
- Wildlife officials limit bears hunters can kill to 320 Updated: Sep-02-15 10:34 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - Florida wildlife officials have approved the killing of 320 black bears next month during the state's first bear hunting season in more than 20 years.