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  • BLM to open Black Rock Station Sunday 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:23 am
  • WINNEMUCCA, Nevada - Black Rock Station, the Bureau of Land Management's visitor contact center on the edge of the Black Rock Desert, will open Sunday for the season.

  • Ford to sell Lincoln cars in China for first time 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:22 am
  • BEIJING - Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it will sell high-end Lincoln cars in China for the first time later this year when it opens eight dealerships in seven cities.

  • Aberdeen leaders make plans for old depot 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:17 am
  • ABERDEEN, Mississippi - Aberdeen leaders want to increase the city's sustainability and livability.

  • Apache Sitgreaves joins in on fire restrictions 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:14 am
  • SPRINGERVILLE, Arizona - The Apache Sitgreaves National Forest is joining northern Arizona agencies in limiting where people can smoke and build fires.

  • Pine Ridge man honored for solar energy projects 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:14 am
  • PIERRE, South Dakota - The man behind a renewable energy company on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota will be one of ten White House honorees this week.

  • White House honors Utah nonprofit leader 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:13 am
  • SALT LAKE CITY - The White House is scheduled to honor a leader of a Utah nonprofit for her work promoting solar power.

  • Tollway gives $2M for DuPage wetlands restoration 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:34 am
  • DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois - The Illinois Tollway has agreed to contribute $2 million toward the restoration of a more than half-mile section of creek running through the St. James Farm Forest Preserve.

  • Column: Fuel-careful F1 less of a guilty pleasure 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:20 am
  • PARIS - As Earth's atmosphere warms alarmingly and fills with heat-trapping gases, and the writing on the wall - "People, we're in trouble!" - looms ever larger, Formula One has steadily become a guilty pleasure, the motorsport equivalent of blue whale burger or wearing panda fur.

  • Update expected on leaky nuke dump 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:04 am
  • CARSLBAD, New Mexico - The Department of Energy plans an update on its latest entries into southeastern New Mexico's troubled nuclear waste dump.

  • Robot sub finishes 1st full seabed search for jet 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:22 am
  • PERTH, Australia - A robotic submarine completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, and investigators were analyzing the sub's data while also trying to identify the origins of a nearby oil slick.

  • Ex-US Attorney heads Gulf spill claims audit panel 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:09 am
  • NEW ORLEANS - A former U.S. attorney in Baton Rouge heads up a new three-member audit panel appointed to review the settlement program arising from the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Vermont holding hearing on plan for rivers 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:05 am
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is holding a public hearing on a water quality management plan for two Northeast Kingdom rivers.

  • Earth Day being celebrated at Kentucky Dam Village 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:34 am
  • GILBERTSVILLE, Kentucky - Events are planned next week in western Kentucky for the annual Earth Day celebration.

  • EPA, NY officials to mark Earth Day 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:06 am
  • ALBANY, New York - Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and a state parks official are celebrating Earth Day at an Albany park.

  • AP Photos: Colorado hosts its own fracking boom 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:02 am
  • MEAD, Colorado - Workers bustle at an oil and gas drilling site near Mead, Colorado, a town of about 3,800 people north of Denver.

  • Tours mark Virginia Cave Week April 20-26 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:50 am
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia is offering a few walks on the wild side.

  • Owners end legal fight, sell land to Summit County 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:08 am
  • BRECKENRIDGE, Colorado - A Breckenridge couple have agreed to sell a 10-acre parcel in the Colorado mountains to Summit County for open space after a months-long court battle.

  • Court rules for environmentalists in water fight 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:32 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - An appeals court said Wednesday that federal officials should have consulted wildlife agencies about potential harm to a tiny, threatened fish before issuing contracts for water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

  • Royal couple visit wildfire-affected Aussie town 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:31 pm
  • SYDNEY - Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have visited a town ravaged by wildfires in the mountains west of Sydney as they continue their tour of Australia.

  • Portland plans reservoir flush after teen cited 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:25 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland officials are once again preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because someone urinated in a city reservoir.

  • NC governor proposes new coal ash plan after spill 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 8:14 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's governor says he will propose new legislation aimed at strengthening government oversight of coal ash dumps following the massive spill at a Duke Energy plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge.

  • Grand jury indicts NW Ind. mayor, wife, ex-worker 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 8:04 pm
  • LAKE STATION, Indiana - Prosecutors say a federal grand jury has indicted a northwestern Indiana mayor, his wife and a former city employee on corruption charges.

  • California mulls wolf listing amid hunts elsewhere 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:15 pm
  • FRESNO, California - While much of the country has relaxed rules on killing gray wolves, California will consider protecting the species after a lone wolf from Oregon raised hopes the animals would repopulate their historic habitat in the Golden State.

  • Flagstaff homeless site begins closing at night 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:12 pm
  • FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Flagstaff's largest shelter for the homeless closed its nighttime services for the season Wednesday, meaning dozens are heading for the woods in and around the northern Arizona city in search of places to stay.

  • 2 national parks in SD to increase tour fees 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:40 pm
  • CUSTER, South Dakota - Visitors will have to pay more to tour the two National Park Service caves in the Black Hills starting April 30.