- Environmentalists sue over theme park's solar farm plans Updated: May-05-15 7:42 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.
- Site of Ohio fire earlier ruled unsafe by city inspectors Updated: May-05-15 7:38 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus recycling facility where a massive fire broke out last week had earlier been determined unsafe by city inspectors.
- Work to start this summer on nature center closed by Katrina Updated: May-05-15 7:28 am
NEW ORLEANS - Work will begin this summer toward reopening an 86-acre eastern New Orleans nature center closed since Hurricane Katrina, the Audubon Nature Institute says.
- Bridger-Teton Forest seeks comment on Greys River plan Updated: May-05-15 7:04 am
AFTON, Wyoming - Officials on the Bridger-Teton National Forest are seeking public comment on what projects to address in the Greys River area.
- Briefing planned on Lake Erie nutrient reduction initiative Updated: May-05-15 5:59 am
DUNDEE, Michigan - Federal officials are planning a public briefing on a program designed to prevent runoff of nutrients into Lake Erie that scientists blame for outbreaks of toxic bacteria.
- Crews searching for parasailor missing off Florida coast Updated: May-05-15 5:47 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a parasailor a witness saw disappear into the waters off Florida's Redington Beach.
- Climbers leave Everest after Sherpas refuse to rebuild route Updated: May-05-15 5:02 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Climbers who stayed in villages close to the Everest base camp are packing their gear and leaving the mountain because Sherpa guides have refused to rebuild a climbing route destroyed by the earthquake-triggered avalanche, mountaineering officials said Tuesday.
- Durbin wants debt relief for former Everest College students Updated: May-05-15 4:06 am
CHICAGO - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says students who attended Everest College located in Chicago's suburbs should be eligible for federal debt relief.
- Va. trade reps from around globe to meet with producers Updated: May-05-15 3:29 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - The state's agricultural trade representatives are heading back to Virginia to meet one-on-one with producers.
- Oklahoma State University library wins excellence award Updated: May-05-15 3:05 am
STILLWATER, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma State University library is being honored for its series of Science CafÃ© programs on the oil and gas industry.
- Watering bans, conservation mandates on tap for regulators Updated: May-05-15 2:23 am
SACRAMENTO, California - Residents and businesses across California would be forced to slash their water use under unprecedented drought restrictions regulators will take up Tuesday.
- Cleanup of Superfund town would leave some asbestos behind Updated: May-05-15 1:31 am
BILLINGS, Montana - A long-delayed cleanup proposal for a Montana community where thousands have been sickened by asbestos exposure would leave the dangerous material inside some houses rather than remove it, as government officials seek to wind down an effort that has lasted more than 15 years and cost $540 million.
- Chef at Santa Monica whale sushi restaurant sentenced Updated: May-05-15 12:20 am
LOS ANGELES - A chef who worked at a Santa Monica restaurant that illegally served whale meat has been sentenced.
- Legislature hits home stretch with many issues unresolved Updated: May-04-15 10:38 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont lawmakers head into what are expected to be the final two weeks of their 2015 session with debates still unresolved on taxes, water quality, education, vaccines and other issues.
- New plan would end Kansas green energy mandate for utilities 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.
- Ore. hiker found dead under Washington state waterfall Updated: May-04-15 9:22 pm
VANCOUVER, Washington - Authorities say the body of a Portland, Oregon, hiker has been found at the bottom of a waterfall in north Skamania County, Washington.
- Seattle mayor: Port needs new permit for Arctic oil fleet Updated: May-04-15 9:07 pm
SEATTLE - Mayor Ed Murray threw a wrench into plans for a 400-foot oil-drilling rig to arrive in Seattle when he announced Monday that the Port of Seattle can't host Shell's offshore Arctic fleet until it gets a new land-use permit.
- Texas Legislature acts to stop cities from limiting drilling Updated: May-04-15 8:55 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas moved Monday to ban its own cities from imposing prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas drilling activities within their boundaries - a major victory for industry groups and top conservatives who have decried rampant local "overregulation."
- Crater collapse causes lava explosion on Hawaii's Kilauea Updated: May-04-15 8:52 pm
HONOLULU - Molten lava, rocks and gas went flying through the air on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano after an explosion was caused by the partial collapse of a crater wall.
- Feds: Terminal for crude oil trains violates air standards Updated: May-04-15 8:44 pm
TAFT, California - Federal authorities say a train terminal used to unload crude oil in Southern California violates clean air regulations.
- Huge waves in California lure bodysurfers, crowds to beaches Updated: May-04-15 8:27 pm
NEWPORT BEACH, California - Hundreds of spectators lined the beach and gasped, cheered and clapped on Monday as bodysurfers braved 15-foot waves at The Wedge, a Newport Beach break known for its powerful waves.
- Otter releases proposed child support bill amendments Updated: May-04-15 7:58 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has released his proposed amendments to a child support enforcement bill to address concerns of federal overreach and disputed claims that Idaho would be forced to uphold rulings made under Islamic law.
- 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.
- Boater missing; falls into river stepping from 1 boat to 2nd Updated: May-04-15 7:34 pm
PLAQUEMINE, Louisiana - Search and rescue crews were looking for a man who slipped and fell into a river while stepping from a houseboat to his own vessel, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Monday.
- Law professors side with Wyoming tribes in boundary dispute Updated: May-04-15 6:47 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Eight law professors from around the country are seeking to get involved in a legal dispute over whether Riverton and surrounding lands remain legally part of the Wind River Indian Reservation.