- Teen shot in leg while riding ATV in state forest Updated: Nov-27-15 7:45 am
COLCHESTER, Connecticut - State environmental police say a 14-year-old boy riding an all-terrain vehicle in a state forest has been shot in the leg, apparently by a hunter.
- Authorities probing, containing possible oil spill Updated: Nov-27-15 7:24 am
OWOSSO TOWNSHIP, Michigan - Shiawassee County authorities say they working to contain a potential oil spill from spreading toward the Shiawassee River.
- Queen Elizabeth II opens Commonwealth meeting in Malta Updated: Nov-27-15 6:21 am
VALLETTA, Malta - Queen Elizabeth II opened the Commonwealth summit Friday on the Mediterranean island of Malta - a meeting that this year will focus on climate change and the threat of extremist violence.
- New Mexico to share in federal energy revenues Updated: Nov-27-15 5:41 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Oil and gas development and mineral production on federal and tribal lands in New Mexico have netted nearly a half-billion dollars in revenues for the state.
- Nuclear waste repository to install safety chambers Updated: Nov-27-15 5:31 am
CARLSBAD, New Mexico - Managers at the federal government's troubled nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico plan to install several safety bunkers.
- Bill banning microbeads makes debut in Ohio Legislature Updated: Nov-27-15 5:31 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A bill banning the manufacture and sale of microscopic exfoliating beads used in personal care products has been introduced in Ohio.
- Appalachian Bear Rescue releases orphaned bears into wild Updated: Nov-27-15 4:56 am
TOWNSEND, Tennessee - The Appalachian Bear Rescue has released two black bear cubs back into the wild.
- Pope calls slum conditions in Nairobi an injustice Updated: Nov-27-15 4:36 am
NAIROBI, Kenya - Pope Francis denounced the conditions slum-dwellers are forced to live in during a visit to one of Nairobi's many shantytowns Friday, saying that access to safe water is a basic human right and that everyone should have dignified, adequate housing.
- After Paris attacks, increased resolve for UN climate talks Updated: Nov-27-15 3:37 am
PARIS - Still gripped by shock and grief, Paris will play host to a long-awaited U.N. climate conference under tragic circumstances that none could have foreseen.
- Presidential contenders differ sharply on climate, energy Updated: Nov-27-15 3:31 am
WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls climate change the greatest threat to U.S. national security, while Republican hopeful Marco Rubio wants to cut the federal gas tax by 80 percent.
- New York to spend $2M in fight against invasive species Updated: Nov-27-15 3:02 am
ALBANY, New York - New York state is setting aside $2 million to combat the spread of zebra mussels, the spiny waterflea and other aquatic invasive species that scientists say could wreak havoc on the state's waterway ecosystems.
- Officials: Body of man found floating in a Henrico lake Updated: Nov-27-15 3:01 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - The body of a deceased man has been pulled from a lake in Henrico County.
- 3 firefighters injured in recycling plant fire Updated: Nov-26-15 8:49 pm
LYNDHURST, New Jersey - Three firefighters have been injured while battling a blaze at a New Jersey paper recycling plant.
- Hunters find body of missing southern Illinois woman Updated: Nov-26-15 5:17 pm
MARION, Illinois - The body of a missing 22-year-old Murphysboro woman has been found by hunters in a southern Illinois national wildlife refuge.
- State permits Sparks to remove nuisance beavers Updated: Nov-26-15 4:55 pm
SPARKS, Nevada - Sparks officials are trapping and removing nuisance beavers that are chewing into trees and building dams that bring the potential for flooding.
- La.-Lafayette custodian recycles trash into dolls Updated: Nov-26-15 4:54 pm
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - She wears a gray cotton dress, black Crocs and her blonde hair in a bob.
- Student in Ohio State lake jump probably died of broken neck Updated: Nov-26-15 4:38 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A student who jumped into a lake at Ohio State University as part of an annual event probably died from a broken neck, the county coroner said Thursday.
- Native American remains discovered at Napa River restoration Updated: Nov-26-15 3:16 pm
NAPA, California - Officials in Napa are determining next steps after workers discovered Native American remains while completing a nine-mile river restoration project.
- Oklahoma, Arkansas have growing Marshallese populations Updated: Nov-26-15 2:22 pm
ENID, Oklahoma - Push pins on a map tell the story of how far Marshall Islanders have been willing to go to build a better life in the United States. They stretch from coast to coast, with a large concentration in a part of the country that's the opposite of a tropical paradise.
- Trout Unlimited ups reward in illegal fish stocking cases Updated: Nov-26-15 2:21 pm
WHITEFISH, Montana - Montana Trout Unlimited has doubled to $20,000 the reward it is offering for the apprehension and conviction of whoever is responsible for illegally stocking fish in three western Montana lakes and reservoirs.
- North Texas families sue drillers over contaminated water Updated: Nov-26-15 12:36 pm
GRAFORD, Texas - Two families in rural North Texas have sued oil and gas drilling companies, claiming hazardous chemicals from hydraulic fracturing seeped into their water wells.
- Noted oceanographer John Knauss dies at 90 Updated: Nov-26-15 11:04 am
NARRAGANSETT, Rhode Island - A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A. Knauss was 90.
- Nevada researchers trying to turn roadside weed into biofuel Updated: Nov-26-15 10:47 am
RENO, Nevada - Three decades ago, a University of Nevada researcher who obtained one of the first U.S. Energy Department grants to study the potential to turn plants into biofuels became convinced that a roadside weed - curly top gumweed - was growing along the road to the future.
- Projects stall after feds allow fish farming in open ocean Updated: Nov-26-15 10:24 am
SAN DIEGO - Some 90 percent of seafood consumed by Americans is imported - a fact that the Obama administration vowed to start turning around by expanding fish and shellfish farms into federal waters.
- Human remains found near vehicle in Pike National Forest Updated: Nov-26-15 10:13 am
CRIPPLE CREEK, Colorado - Teller County authorities are trying to identify human remains found near an abandoned vehicle in Pike National Forest.