- As portions of Benton Lake dry out, habitat improves Updated: Jul-02-15 5:08 am
GREAT FALLS, Montana - Anyone who is used to going to Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge to look at birds will notice a marked difference this year.
- Ameren utility looks to build eastern Missouri solar plant Updated: Jul-02-15 5:08 am
MONTGOMERY CITY, Missouri - Ameren Missouri is asking Missouri regulators for permission to build a solar plant in eastern Missouri's Montgomery County.
- Manhattan new home to animal tooth lab Updated: Jul-02-15 5:06 am
MANHATTAN, Montana - There's a good chance that hundreds of bears, elk, caribou, raccoons and other animals are running around in the wild missing a tooth.
- Bats force Mormon church to relocate missionaries in Provo Updated: Jul-02-15 5:05 am
PROVO, Utah - A young woman at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Missionary Training Center in Provo found a bat in her bunk, forcing the church to relocate about 600 female LDS missionaries to nearby areas as a precaution against rabies.
- Wildlife officials investigate bird die offs south of Boise Updated: Jul-02-15 5:03 am
BOISE, Idaho - Wildlife officials are investigating after residents reported a large number of dead songbirds in Kuna, a city about 18 miles southwest of Boise.
- Pumping, treating of Kirtland's jet fuel plume begins Updated: Jul-02-15 5:03 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Gov. Susana Martinez says a pump-and-treat system designed to clean up a massive plume of jet fuel at the edge of Albuquerque is now in use.
- Energy and environment conference set for Sept. 8-9 Updated: Jul-02-15 4:05 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Registration is underway in Kentucky for the annual Governor's Conference on Energy and the Environment.
- Online tool provides info on Michigan's best trout streams Updated: Jul-02-15 4:05 am
LANSING, Michigan - A new online tool is providing tips to anglers about quality trout streams and accessible lakes.
- Heeding Francis, Iowa Catholic leaders to pressure '16 field Updated: Jul-02-15 3:40 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Roman Catholic leaders in the early voting state of Iowa will call Thursday on candidates for president to follow the teachings of Pope Francis and focus as much on the environment and income inequality in 2016 as they have in past elections on opposing gay marriage and abortion.
- California: Record water savings shows big cuts possible Updated: Jul-02-15 3:23 am
SACRAMENTO, California - Water use in drought-stricken California plunged by record levels in May, and Gov. Jerry Brown's administration cited that as proof cities can hit steep summer conservation targets they have blasted as unfair.
- Projects underway to improve safety at Catskills waterfall Updated: Jul-02-15 3:05 am
HAINES FALLS, New York - Public access to a popular Catskills water fall will be restricted this summer while the state Department of Environmental Conservation makes $450,000 in improvements to enhance safety and upgrade trails.
- Fireworks prohibited on ND wildlife areas Updated: Jul-02-15 2:28 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - State wildlife officials are reminding people that they can't possess or use fireworks on state wildlife management areas.
- Arizona copper mine stirs debate pitting profits vs religion Updated: Jul-02-15 2:25 am
SUPERIOR, Arizona - Outside of an aging mining town in the mountains east of Phoenix, a copper company has burrowed a shaft 1.3 miles into the high desert landscape in what is believed to be the deepest such mine in the U.S.
- Roswell man volunteers over 15,000 hours for wildlife refuge Updated: Jul-02-15 2:09 am
ROSWELL, New Mexico - Jim Montgomery has volunteered over 15,000 hours over the past 30 years for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. In 1985, he began to do some volunteer work at the wildlife refuge but it wasn't until 1989 that he really became involved.
- Western wildfires: Progress against Washington fires Updated: Jul-02-15 2:07 am
Fire crews have reported progress fighting wildfires in tinder-dry, drought-stricken Washington state, as well as in Nevada.
- Man bitten by shark on NC Outer Banks is 7th this summer Updated: Jul-02-15 1:22 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina's Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh in a record-breaking year of shark attacks for the state's coastal waters.
- Surfer critically injured by shark off Australian town Updated: Jul-02-15 1:08 am
SYDNEY - A 32-year-old surfer was critically injured by a shark on Thursday at the same Australian coastal town where a Japanese tourist was killed in February, police said.
- Study: Polar bears could feel global warming's sting by 2025 Updated: Jul-02-15 12:17 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - About a third of the world's polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse gas emissions in as soon as a decade, a U.S. government report shows.
- Grizzly trapped near Pinedale, relocated to Yellowstone area Updated: Jul-01-15 11:25 pm
CODY, Wyoming - Wildlife officials have trapped and relocated a grizzly bear in an area north of Pinedale where another bear was killing cattle.
- Telescope protesters gather at Kamehameha statue in Honolulu Updated: Jul-01-15 10:20 pm
HONOLULU - Many of the protesters opposed to plans for a giant telescope atop Mauna Kea came down from the mountain for a large gathering Wednesday around the King Kamehameha statue in Honolulu.
- Officials: Woman rescued from crashed SUV in Malibu canyon Updated: Jul-01-15 9:47 pm
MALIBU, California - A motorist found injured but alive in a crashed SUV in a Malibu canyon Wednesday morning is a woman who has been missing for two days after leaving for a run on the beach, authorities said.
- Police arrest person of interest in woman's death near Clark Updated: Jul-01-15 9:22 pm
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colorado - A man wanted for allegedly burglarizing a home where a woman's body was found was arrested Wednesday near Trappers Lake in Colorado's Flat Tops Wilderness Area, the Routt County sheriff said.
- Oklahoma attorney general challenges EPA's clean-air plan Updated: Jul-01-15 9:22 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants would threaten the reliability and affordability of electricity and cause substantial economic injury to the state, Attorney General Scott Pruitt claims in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.
- Crews attacking spot wildfires in mountains near Las Vegas Updated: Jul-01-15 7:48 pm
LAS VEGAS - Fire crews are attacking four spot fires believed to have been sparked by lightning in the Spring Mountains northwest of Las Vegas, while firefighters declared full containment of another lightning-caused fire that charred almost 8 square miles in remote northern Nevada.
- Wide environmental changes get initial NC Senate OK Updated: Jul-01-15 7:47 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Senate Republicans on Wednesday backed off some provisions in their annual "regulatory reform" measure but retained several that critics say would damage water quality and discourage citizen lawsuits.