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Stories with subject: Environmental activism
  • new storyNew York permit for municipal stormwater discharge upheld 
    Updated: May-05-15 5:48 pm

    ALBANY, New York - The state's regulation of municipal stormwater discharges doesn't violate the federal Clean Water Act, as environmental groups claimed in a lawsuit, the state's highest court ruled on Tuesday.

  • Environmentalists threaten to sue over salmon recovery plan 
    Updated: May-05-15 4:10 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - Two environmental groups are threatening to sue a federal agency over what they deem its failure to develop a recovery plan for the Oregon coast coho salmon.

  • Environmentalists sue over theme park's solar farm plans 
    Updated: May-05-15 8:49 am

    JACKSON, New Jersey - Environmental groups have filed suit over a New Jersey theme park's plans to cut nearly 19,000 trees to build a 90-acre solar farm.

  • Environmentalists sue over theme park's solar farm plans 
    Updated: May-05-15 7:44 am

    JACKSON, New Jersey - Environmental groups have filed suit over a New Jersey theme park's plans to cut nearly 19,000 trees to build a 90-acre solar farm.

  • New plan would end Kansas green energy mandate for utilities story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 9:58 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas would no longer require utilities to generate a portion of their electricity from wind or other renewable resources but the state also would not impose a new tax on the power under a proposal Republican Gov. Sam Brownback announced Monday.

  • State moves forward with oyster research for cleaner water 
    Updated: May-04-15 7:44 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey has taken a step toward allowing experimental oyster colony research projects to be placed in polluted waterways to help clean the water, despite concerns by the state Environmental Protection Department that poachers might steal and sell them, potentially sickening customers and damaging the state's $800 million shellfish industry.

  • 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.

  • Festivals, large gatherings canceled in Beijing 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 9:35 am

    BEIJING - Springtime in Beijing usually brings out bustling crowds for rock concerts, food festivals and other outdoor revelry amid the smog and catkins. But this year, police in the Chinese capital have been canceling everything from an Earth Day event to a heavy metal concert, stoking worries that the authorities are cracking down on any large gathering deemed politically risky.

  • Festivals, large gatherings canceled in Beijing 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 9:26 am

    BEIJING - Springtime in Beijing usually brings out bustling crowds for rock concerts, food festivals and other outdoor revelry amid the smog and catkins. But this year, police in the Chinese capital have been canceling everything from an Earth Day event to a heavy metal concert, stoking worries that the authorities are cracking down on any large gathering deemed politically risky.

  • Dogwood grove honors Terre Haute environmental activist 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 9:13 am

    TERRE HAUTE, Indiana - A scenic spot in one Terre Haute park has been dedicated to a man whose vision and hard work started it all.

  • State faces lawsuit over Woods Cross refinery expansion 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 8:38 am

    WOODS CROSS, Utah - Air pollution and health concerns have prompted an environmental law firm to file suit against the state to challenge the expansion of HollyFrontier Refinery in Woods Cross.

  • Elko County fight over fish, forest road resumes in US court 
    Updated: Apr-27-15 3:35 pm

    RENO, Nevada - A 15-year-old legal battle between a Nevada county, the U.S. government and environmentalists resumed Monday in federal court in Reno, where Elko County officials once again are trying to prove a national forest road belongs to them based on claims it existed before the national forest was created more than a century ago.

  • NY environmentalists push microbeads, child products bans 
    Updated: Apr-26-15 8:31 am

    ALBANY, New York - Environmental groups in New York say their top legislative priorities this year would restrict sales of shampoo, toothpaste and other grooming products containing microbeads and children's toys containing arsenic, mercury, lead and other toxic substances.

  • Tree foundation works to meet Earth Day, Arbor Day demands 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 11:31 am

    NEBRASKA CITY, Nebraska - Staff members at Arbor Day Farm have been busy packaging and shipping thousands of seedlings to help others celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day.

  • Environmentalists protest theme park's solar farm plan 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 9:59 am

    JACKSON, New Jersey - Environmentalists upset about a New Jersey theme park's plan to cut down 19,000 trees to build a solar farm staged an Earth Day "hike" near the site where Six Flags Great Adventure wants to build a 90-acre solar farm.

  • Top Democratic donor pushes climate change as campaign issue 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 2:32 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - A top Democratic donor is in Iowa calling on 2016 presidential candidates to talk about climate change.

  • Southampton, NY starts plastic bag ban to mark Earth Day 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 10:19 am

    SOUTHAMPTON, New York - The town of Southampton on eastern Long Island is commemorating Earth Day by curbing plastic bags.

  • Groups to celebrate Earth Day at Ohio Statehouse 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 6:22 am

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Officials planned to have the Ohio Statehouse buzzing, and not just with activity from lawmakers.

  • Environmentalists to state Capitol to lobby on Earth Day 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 3:04 am

    ALBANY, New York - Environmentalists are heading to the state Capitol on Earth Day to lobby with lawmakers.

  • Utility defends plans to replace power from San Juan plant 
    Updated: Apr-21-15 3:31 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico's largest electric provider is defending its plan to replace power from part of an aging coal-fired plant with a mix of coal, natural gas, nuclear and solar generation.

  • Environmentalists contest broadened use of new herbicide 
    Updated: Apr-20-15 6:58 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Environmentalists are contesting the federal government's decision to allow more widespread use of a new version of a popular weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.

  • Environmentalist flees Russia, citing fears for children story has photos
    Updated: Apr-20-15 7:43 am

    MOSCOW - Russia's leading environmentalist, whose fierce campaigning once threatened the interests of some of the country's richest men, has moved to Estonia to ensure she is not separated from her children.

  • Environmentalists re-establishing Barnegat Bay oyster colony story has photos
    Updated: Apr-19-15 11:07 am

    BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - A century ago, oysters were so plentiful in New Jersey's Barnegat Bay that visitors would clamber off trains, wade into the water and pluck handfuls to roast for dinner.

  • NY environmental officials announce conservation grants 
    Updated: Apr-19-15 7:04 am

    OSSINING, New York - New York environmental officials will announce several conservation grants in conjunction with Earth Day observances this week.