- NY environmental groups pushing solar installations Updated: Jul-03-15 3:07 am
ALBANY, New York - Environmental groups along the Southern Tier and Hudson Valley say they are launching campaigns this month to help homeowners and small businesses add solar energy installations using financial incentives.
- 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.
- 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.
- Environmentalists want California to stop offshore fracking Updated: Jun-30-15 10:38 pm
LOS ANGELES - Environmentalists Tuesday called on Gov. Jerry Brown to halt plans for months of hydraulic fracturing in the waters off Southern California, warning that it could lead to chemical pollution or an oil spill.
- Robert Redford urges global action on climate change Updated: Jun-29-15 8:13 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Robert Redford said he came to the United Nations Monday not as an actor but as an environmental advocate, father, grandfather and concerned citizen to urge the world's nations to take action now on climate change.
- Environmental groups urge Dayton to wade into mine review Updated: Jun-29-15 2:58 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Environmental advocates trying to stop a proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota launched an ad campaign on Monday aimed not at the company behind the project but at Gov. Mark Dayton, hoping to persuade the Democrat to require stronger environmental protections.
- Proposed Md. smog regulations get an airing at hearing Updated: Jun-29-15 2:22 am
BALTIMORE - Environmentalists are raising a stink about Maryland's approach to air pollution.
- Judge rejects environmentalists' open-meetings lawsuit Updated: Jun-28-15 1:00 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - A Helena judge has rejected three environmental groups' claims that Gov. Steve Bullock violated the state's open-meeting laws by holding discussions before nominating 5.1 million acres of forest land for priority federal management.
- Federal legislation takes aim at Mexican gray wolf program Updated: Jun-27-15 1:44 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Two congressmen from the Southwest have introduced legislation that they say would protect farmers, ranchers and rural communities in Arizona and New Mexico from economic losses stemming from the reintroduction of Mexican gray wolves.
- Maine environmental group seeks new baykeeper for Casco Bay Updated: Jun-26-15 4:05 am
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine - Environmental organization Friends of Casco Bay is looking for a new baykeeper to advocate for Maine's Casco Bay.
- Environmental group files suit to halt Colorado ski resort Updated: Jun-25-15 8:36 am
DURANGO, Colorado - Environmental groups trying to halt a proposed development near the Wolf Creek Ski Area have filed a federal lawsuit to halt the land swap that would allow construction.
- Environmental protesters scale New Zealand parliament roof Updated: Jun-24-15 8:47 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Four environmental protesters breached security Thursday at New Zealand's parliamentary complex by scaling the roof and perching themselves on a ledge above the main entrance.
- Landmark Dutch ruling: Cut emissions to protect citizens Updated: Jun-24-15 2:13 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A Dutch court ordered the government Wednesday to slash greenhouse gas emissions to help fight global warming, a landmark ruling in a case brought by hundreds of concerned citizens that could pave the way for similar legal battles around the world.
- EPA rejects environmental group's challenge to Eagle Mine Updated: Jun-23-15 4:20 pm
MARQUETTE, Michigan - An environmental group says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has rejected its challenge to a nickel and copper mine in the Upper Peninsula.
- Environmental groups sue, say legislators ignored voters Updated: Jun-22-15 7:26 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Calling it a "slap in the face to Florida voters," environmental groups filed a lawsuit Monday that contends state legislators "defied" a constitutional amendment approved last fall.
- The Latest: Leaders on course for final round of US Open Updated: Jun-21-15 6:05 pm
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- Battle over proposed Yellowstone River dam ramps up Updated: Jun-19-15 7:21 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - An escalating legal fight over a $59 million federal dam project on Montana's lower Yellowstone River could decide the fate of an endangered, dinosaur-like fish population that has been blocked from its spawning grounds for decades.
- THE LATEST: Filipino activists encouraged by pope's message Updated: Jun-18-15 8:02 am
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- Study: The greener a state's legislator, the cleaner the air Updated: Jun-15-15 4:00 pm
WASHINGTON - States where the congressional delegation votes greener tend to have air that's cleaner, spewing less heat-trapping gas, a new study finds.
- New Mexico Supreme Court asked to review 'copper rule' Updated: Jun-14-15 3:41 pm
SILVER CITY, New Mexico - New Mexico's attorney general and environmentalists want the state's highest court to review an appellate court's upholding of regulations that govern groundwater pollution by copper mines.
- EPA says it intends to regulate emissions by US airliners Updated: Jun-10-15 3:03 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration proposed Wednesday to regulate aircraft emissions in much the same way as power plants, saying they are a threat to human health because they contain pollutants that help cause global warming.
- Court strikes down rules aiming to cut coal plant pollution Updated: Jun-10-15 2:40 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A federal appeals court has struck down pollution rules intended to reduce haze from coal that is burned in Montana to provide electricity for people in the Pacific Northwest.
- Environmental groups seek to intervene in Exxon suit Updated: Jun-10-15 11:28 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - Seven environmental groups filed legal paperwork with state Superior Court on Wednesday aiming to derail the Christie administration's proposed $225 million settlement with ExxonMobil.
- Republicans shift strategy in effort to increase logging Updated: Jun-08-15 12:13 pm
WASHINGTON - Drought has killed about 12 million trees in California's national forests. In the Rocky Mountain region, an epidemic of pine beetles has damaged trees over a stretch of 32 million acres. Altogether, up to 40 percent of the entire national forest system is in need of treatment to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire and disease.