- Battle Creek urban farm offers children pathway to produce Updated: Dec-01-15 4:10 am
BATTLE CREEK, Michigan - It takes a village to raise a child - and a garden.
- California's top oil regulator quits after controversies Updated: Nov-30-15 8:05 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - California's chief oil regulator announced his resignation on Monday after 17 months as head of the embattled agency, including a criticized episode in which he directed state workers to investigate the oil and gas potential of Gov. Jerry Brown's family ranch.
- San Francisco Bay weighs tougher air rules for refineries Updated: Nov-30-15 4:35 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco Bay officials are considering what they say are the toughest emission rules in the nation for oil refineries.
- Obama prods world on climate change, faces pushback at home Updated: Nov-29-15 8:52 pm
PARIS - Facing pushback at home, President Barack Obama said Sunday that American leadership was helping make gains in the global fight against climate change as he tried to reassure world leaders assembling for a historic conference in Paris that the U.S. can deliver on its own commitments.
- The Latest: Obama visits site of Paris concert attack Updated: Nov-29-15 7:16 pm
PARIS - The latest from the much-anticipated U.N. climate conference that gets underway in Paris on Monday. All times local:
- California governor in Paris to push pact to curb emissions Updated: Nov-29-15 11:05 am
SACRAMENTO, California - California Gov. Jerry Brown is heading to the U.N. Climate Change conference, which opens Monday, where he will promote the state's efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions and urge other states and provinces to sign on to his climate pact.
- Vermont targets roads to reduce Lake Champlain pollution Updated: Nov-29-15 10:59 am
DANVILLE, Vermont - From paved city streets to hilly dirt roads, runoff from Vermont's roadways contributes more than 10 percent of the pollution flowing into Lake Champlain that fuels toxic algae blooms in its bays.
- Judge rules against 13-year-old in climate change challenge Updated: Nov-28-15 5:52 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A judge has ruled against a 13-year-old girl who took North Carolina to court over climate change, but the eighth-grader says she'll continue to fight for environmental protections.
- Judge rules against 13-year-old in climate change challenge Updated: Nov-28-15 5:49 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A judge has ruled against a 13-year-old who took North Carolina to court over climate change.
- Burn bans in effect in Pierce and Snohomish counties Updated: Nov-28-15 5:38 pm
TACOMA, Washington - Stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution has prompted the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency to maintain a Stage 2 burn ban in Pierce and Snohomish counties.
- Wood-burning ban in effect in Eugene and Springfield Updated: Nov-28-15 12:51 pm
EUGENE, Oregon - The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency has imposed a 24-hour ban on wood burning in Eugene and Springfield.
- Race to settle budget fight means resolving policy disputes Updated: Nov-28-15 9:30 am
WASHINGTON - Farm-state lawmakers are trying to thwart new clean water rules.
- Use of banned pesticide not isolated event in US territories Updated: Nov-28-15 12:05 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Nine months after a vacationing family nearly died from exposure to methyl bromide on the island of St. John, authorities have come to at least one troubling conclusion: The use of the banned pesticide was not an isolated event in U.S. Caribbean territories.
- 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.
- Agency: Stagnant, cold air and wood stoves equal pollution Updated: Nov-27-15 10:59 am
OLYMPIA, Washington - An Olympia area clean air agency is asking residents to voluntarily reduce their use of wood stoves because of stagnant, cold air is putting the region's air quality at risk.
- South Korea: VW rigged emissions in 125,000 diesel vehicles Updated: Nov-26-15 7:34 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea said Thursday it fined Volkswagen $12.3 million and ordered recalls of 125,522 diesel vehicles after the government found their emissions tests were rigged.
- California demands fixes for 16,000 more VW cars Updated: Nov-25-15 5:51 pm
LOS ANGELES - California air quality regulators on Wednesday demanded a recall of up to 16,000 additional Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche diesels as the Volkswagen emissions scandal widened.
- Report: Lake no cleaner after year 1 of disputed experiment Updated: Nov-25-15 1:38 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - An experiment that prompted lawmakers to delay for years the promised but costly cleanup of a key water supply for about 300,000 people in the Raleigh-Durham region has produced no tangible results, a state report said.
- Endangered bat, cacti subjects of new federal lawsuit Updated: Nov-25-15 8:10 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Agricultural groups in New Mexico and Texas want two cacti and a rare bat thrown off the federal endangered species list.
- VW to offer quick fix for diesel engines in Europe Updated: Nov-25-15 7:56 am
BERLIN - Volkswagen says it will take less than an hour to bring 1.6 and 2.0 liter turbodiesel engines in Europe into line with emissions rules.
- Federal approval of Gila River agreement triggers review Updated: Nov-23-15 8:04 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The U.S. Department of Interior on Monday reached an agreement with water managers in New Mexico, marking the next step in a long, contentious process to develop the state's share of the Gila River.
- AG asks state Supreme Court to dismiss governor's complaint Updated: Nov-20-15 11:54 pm
DENVER - Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman asked the state Supreme Court on Friday to dismiss Gov. John Hickenlooper's complaint about lawsuits she filed without his permission.
- EPA says VW cheating software is on more vehicles Updated: Nov-20-15 8:06 pm
WASHINGTON - Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal widened Friday after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the German automaker used software to cheat on pollution tests on more six-cylinder diesel vehicles than originally thought.
- The Latest: US says more cars included in VW diesel cheating Updated: Nov-20-15 1:41 pm
BERLIN - The latest developments in Volkswagen's emissions scandal. All times local: