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Stories with subject: Environmental science
  • Study: Cutting carbon dioxide saves 3,500 US lives a year story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 1:29 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama Administration's hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation's power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new independent study concludes.

  • Wyoming US Rep., others press for national wolf delisting 
    Updated: May-01-15 7:01 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis and others in Congress are pushing the U.S. Department of Interior to end federal protections for wolves nationwide.

  • Environmentalists criticize changes to California delta plan 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 8:29 pm

    OAKLAND, California - Environmentalists on Thursday criticized a proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to dramatically scale back wildlife habitat restoration involved in a massive tunnel project intended to channel fresh water around California's delta.

  • Snake lovers hit southern Illinois for annual migrations story has photos
    Updated: Apr-28-15 11:34 am

    SHAWNEE NATIONAL FOREST, Illinois - You don't have to be a herpetologist to savor the slice of this federal forest where a stunning array of reptiles and amphibians congregates beneath soaring limestone bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River.

  • Plight of imperiled Montana insect draws lawsuit story has photos
    Updated: Apr-15-15 7:32 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - Wildlife advocates asked a judge Wednesday to force federal officials to decide if a rare aquatic insect that's found only in Montana's Glacier National Park should be protected under the Endangered Species Act.

  • Smartphone app will help Md. map invasive plants 
    Updated: Apr-13-15 2:23 am

    FREDERICK, Maryland - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is promoting a smartphone application that helps scientists track the spread of invasive plants.

  • Gov't study: climate change could reduce sage grouse habitat 
    Updated: Apr-12-15 1:13 pm

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Government scientists say a warming climate could significantly reduce the amount of greater sage grouse habitat in portions of Wyoming, a key stronghold for the troubled bird species.

  • Correction: Florida Oyster Shortage story story has photos
    Updated: Apr-10-15 6:50 pm

    APALACHICOLA, Florida - In a story April 5 about the dwindling supply of oysters in Apalachicola Bay, Florida, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a Natural Resources Defense Council scientist. Her name is Lisa Suatoni, not Sautonia. The story also erroneously reported comments made by Suatoni. She said the acidity caused by excessive algae growth can harm larval oysters, not that algae is inherently harmful to oysters.

  • Biologists blame fish kills on winter ice, snow cover 
    Updated: Apr-08-15 3:04 am

    BUFFALO, New York - The state Department of Environmental Conservation has been getting lots of calls about dead fish littering the banks of ponds, but biologists say it's probably nothing to worry about.