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Stories with subject: Environmental activism
  • Pace renames its law school for environmental advocate 
    Updated: May-05-16 12:33 pm

    NEW YORK - Pace University has announced that it has renamed its law school the Elisabeth Haub School of Law.

  • Group seeks to halt US exports of fur from bobcats, wolves story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 7:50 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - Wildlife advocates on Wednesday said they will seek a court order halting a United States government program that allows tens of thousands of pelts from bobcats and a small number of gray wolves to be exported annually for sale on the international fur market.

  • Lawsuit: EPA needs new rules to address manmade earthquakes 
    Updated: May-04-16 5:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - A coalition of environmental groups is suing federal environmental regulators over their alleged failure to stop oil and gas companies from disposing of drilling waste in ways that can threaten drinking water supplies and trigger manmade earthquakes.

  • Fishing panel urges Obama not to set Atlantic sea monument 
    Updated: May-04-16 3:43 pm

    PORTLAND, Maine - A key interstate fishing commission is calling on the White House to shoot down or dramatically limit a proposal for a national monument in the Atlantic Ocean.

  • 2 US senators want states included in wolf management 
    Updated: May-03-16 8:44 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Two U.S. senators from the West want state wildlife authorities and ranchers to have more say in how the federal government manages endangered Mexican gray wolves.

  • Court files show bid to tar slain Honduran activist Caceres story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 8:36 pm

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - For months before her death, environmental activist Berta Caceres complained of repeated threats warning her to stop leading protests opposing a hydroelectric project on her Lenca people's ancestral lands.

  • 3 lawmakers hit with ethics complaint over wolf bill 
    Updated: May-02-16 8:38 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - An environmental group filed an ethics complaint Monday against three Oregon lawmakers, accusing them of knowingly making false statements to their colleagues about the intent of a bill that has blocked an environmentalists' lawsuit over the delisting of the gray wolf.

  • Parties ask to revisit AEP, FirstEnergy deals in Ohio 
    Updated: May-02-16 4:40 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Energy and environmental groups are among those asking Ohio regulators to reconsider two deals that allow utility companies to impose short-term rate increases to subsidize some older coal-fired and nuclear power plants.

  • Christmas CD, medical bracelets, more found in beach cleanup 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 4:35 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - A Christmas songs CD, medical bracelets and a golf ball are some of the items that volunteers found after sweeping across dozens of Jersey shore beaches as part of an environmental group's cleanup program.

  • Mallott calls new take on timber industry, environmentalism 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 2:49 pm

    KETCHIKAN, Alaska - Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott is calling for less confrontation between environmentalists and Alaska's timber industry.

  • Russia's nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 9:38 am

    MUSLYUMOVO, Russia - At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime's exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps loudly as a reporter strolls down to the muddy riverbank.

  • Environmentalists sue for cleanup at bankrupt mine sites 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 11:13 am

    SUMMERSVILLE, West Virginia - Environmental groups are taking legal action to require the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to treat water pollution at bankrupt coal mines.

  • Environmentalists sue for cleanup at bankrupt mine sites 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 10:43 am

    SUMMERSVILLE, West Virginia - Environmental groups are taking legal action to require the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to treat water pollution at bankrupt coal mines in Barbour, Nicholas and Preston counties.

  • Federal agency defends decision not to protect Montana fish 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 7:05 pm

    HELENA, Montana - A judge should uphold a 2014 decision that a fish found in southwestern Montana streams doesn't need special protection under the federal Endangered Species Act, government fisheries officials said.

  • Environmental groups seek wilderness tag for Boreas Ponds 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 5:51 pm

    ALBANY, New York - Environmental groups called on state regulators Monday to classify the newly acquired Boreas Ponds tract in the Adirondacks as wilderness, saying two scientific studies they commissioned demonstrate the need for the most protective classification.

  • Oyster farms, shorebird vie for space on NJ bay beaches 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 12:31 pm

    MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - Oyster farming is the kind of business an environmentalist should love: it doesn't use harmful chemicals or deplete natural resources, and the locally grown shellfish actually help clean the water.

  • Environmental groups sue over bull trout recovery plan 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 11:44 am

    KALISPELL, Montana - Two environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the federal government over the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's plan to recover threatened bull trout.

  • Cameras show wildlife returning to reclaimed Ohio mine land 
    Updated: Apr-24-16 1:50 pm

    NEW STRAITSVILLE, Ohio - Video footage of bobcats recorded in a forest near a reclaimed coal mine is a hopeful sign of the species' recovery in southeast Ohio and that environmental rehabilitation efforts are working, wildlife and environmental group officials said.

  • Progressive era inspired Clean Air, Clean Water acts 
    Updated: Apr-23-16 2:05 am

    MISSOULA, Montana - When Leon Billings was first asked to join a Congressional subcommittee on pollution, he was not interested.

  • Correction: Power Plant-Lawsuit story 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 4:35 pm

    FARMINGTON, New Mexico - In a story April 21 about a lawsuit involving the Four Corner Power Plant, The Associated Press reported erroneously the entity that a spokesman for the Navajo Transitional Energy Company was referring to when asked about the possibility of a lawsuit against environmental groups. Erny Zah was referring to the company, not the tribe itself. Zah also said the tribal entity always considers legal action an option but it has no immediate plans to file a lawsuit.

  • NYC tries to go car-free in honor of Earth Day 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 6:41 am

    NEW YORK - New Yorkers are being encouraged to go car-free for Earth Day.

  • Group sues Interior over 'fast track' deep-sea well permits 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 7:19 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - An environmental group sued the Interior Department on Wednesday for what it called the "fast track" permitting of potentially dangerous oil and natural gas wells in offshore waters. The action came on the sixth anniversary of the nation's largest offshore oil spill.

  • Idaho groups eye legal action against gold mining company 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 6:21 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - Two environmental groups say they've told a Canadian mining company they plan to take legal action based on records showing the company continues to pollute the Boise River system despite a federal court order to stop.

  • Bill passed to help ensure future water for Yakima Valley 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 4:52 pm

    SPOKANE, Washington - A bill to ensure the future water supply of the arid but fertile Yakima River Basin passed the U.S. Senate on Wednesday.

  • Left, right join forces against nationalists in German state 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 4:33 pm

    BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right party is joining forces with the environmentalist Greens and the center-left Social Democrats to freeze out a nationalist party in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt.