- Maine using online tool to try to stamp out invasive plants Updated: Jul-04-15 10:04 am
YARMOUTH, Maine - Maine is turning to crowdsourcing to chronicle the invasive plants that plague some of its natural areas.
- Officials incorporate climate change into beach design Updated: Jul-04-15 3:07 am
MADISON, Connecticut - Thumping louder than the crashing surf and cawing gulls, the pile driver pounding into the earth beats a rumbling rhythm for the birdwatchers, beach walkers, bicyclists and sunbathers at Hammonasset Beach State Park's West Beach this summer.
- 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.
- New York agency issues permits for removing invasive species Updated: Jul-03-15 2:00 pm
ALBANY, New York - The Adirondack Park Agency has approved two general permits for removing non-native plants and animals from the 6 million acres of state forests and wilderness and privately owned land in northern New York.
- Farmers go high-tech in bid to reduce bay pollution Updated: Jul-03-15 1:49 pm
DENTON, Maryland - The fields near here are lush and green, but farmer Kyle Hutchison wanted to give his corn crop one last dose of plant food before the chest-high stalks grew too tall to treat.
- Bentley says oil spill settlement won't solve budget crisis Updated: Jul-03-15 11:53 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama lawmakers looking for the funds to fix the state's cash-strapped general fund might have to thank BP.
- Beijing says its air pollution better in first half of 2015 Updated: Jul-03-15 7:43 am
BEIJING - Air quality in Beijing, notorious for its smoggy sky, improved during the first six months of 2015, the city government said.
- BP to pay record $18.7 billion to states affected by spill Updated: Jul-03-15 5:15 am
NEW ORLEANS - More than five years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history fouled beaches, coated seabirds in thick goo and threatened delicate marshes, BP has agreed to pay a record settlement to affected states in hopes of bringing an end to a legal drama that has cost the company billions.
- Tank leaks fuel oil in heavy rain in NW Ohio community Updated: Jul-03-15 3:08 am
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - A leak from an underground fuel oil tank in a northwest Ohio community has officials monitoring for potential effects on nearby residents' wells.
- Pregnant mule deer poached near Chino Valley, 2 fawns dead Updated: Jul-02-15 9:38 pm
CHINO VALLEY, Arizona - The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the poaching of a pregnant mule deer east of Chino Valley in north-central Arizona.
- Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming Updated: Jul-02-15 8:28 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don't reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report filed Thursday said.
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- Environmental group wants EPA to strip authority from MPCA Updated: Jul-02-15 6:07 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - An environmental group petitioned federal regulators Thursday to strip the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency of its delegated authority to regulate water pollution from mining.
- 1 coastal Louisiana parish not settling with BP Updated: Jul-02-15 5:58 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The newly announced BP oil spill settlement covers the federal government, the five Gulf states and "the vast majority of local governmental entities" in those states. However, the government of one of Louisiana's hardest hit areas, coastal Plaquemines Parish, says it has not yet agreed to a settlement.
- NC DENR backs off 3-year cyanide grace period for Alcoa site Updated: Jul-02-15 4:47 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's environment agency is backing away from a proposal to wait three years before requiring new limits on the cyanide pouring off a closed Alcoa Corp. smelter site into waters used for fishing, swimming and drinking.
- US wildlife agency won't list wild horse as endangered Updated: Jul-02-15 4:28 pm
RENO, Nevada - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has rejected a proposal to list the North American wild horse as a threatened or endangered species.
- Texas to get nearly $790M in BP oil spill settlement Updated: Jul-02-15 12:14 pm
HOUSTON - Texas is receiving nearly $790 million as part of a settlement with oil giant BP that resolves years of litigation over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
- Attorney General Bondi discusses oil spill settlement Updated: Jul-02-15 10:20 am
TAMPA, Florida - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says a settlement with oil company BP prevents going down a "black hole" of litigation.
- Pumping, treating of Kirtland's jet fuel plume begins Updated: Jul-02-15 9:50 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Gov. Susana Martinez says a pump-and-treat system designed to clean up a massive plume of jet fuel at the edge of Albuquerque is now in use.
- Germany phasing out some worst-polluting coal plants by 2020 Updated: Jul-02-15 8:25 am
BERLIN - The German government is scrapping plans for a levy on the most-polluting coal-fired power stations and will instead phase some of the plants out.
- US seeks taxidermic tiger shipped to New Jersey from France Updated: Jul-02-15 7:34 am
NEWARK, New Jersey - Federal prosecutors are seeking to seize a taxidermic tiger that was shipped to New Jersey as part of a household move from France.
- Heeding Francis, Iowa Catholic leaders to pressure '16 field Updated: Jul-02-15 3:40 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Roman Catholic leaders in the early voting state of Iowa will call Thursday on candidates for president to follow the teachings of Pope Francis and focus as much on the environment and income inequality in 2016 as they have in past elections on opposing gay marriage and abortion.
- Oklahoma attorney general challenges EPA's clean-air plan Updated: Jul-01-15 9:22 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants would threaten the reliability and affordability of electricity and cause substantial economic injury to the state, Attorney General Scott Pruitt claims in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.
- New USGS report: Coastal erosion threatens northern Alaska Updated: Jul-01-15 7:37 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Erosion is eating away at Alaska's northern coast at some of the highest rates in the nation, threatening habitat and infrastructure, according to a new report published Wednesday.
- Initiative to protect animals collects enough signatures Updated: Jul-01-15 7:16 pm
SEATTLE - Supporters of an initiative to help protect endangered animals that are being poached or exploited say they've collected enough signatures to get their proposal on the November ballot.