- Tests show few high lead readings in Ohio village's water Updated: Feb-06-16 2:05 pm
SEBRING, Ohio - Regulators say lead levels in tap water have been below the federal allowable limit in 96 percent of the samples tested this past week in a northeast Ohio village.
- 5 arrested in killing of British pilot in Tanzania Updated: Feb-06-16 8:02 am
JOHANNESBURG - A total of five people have been arrested for the shooting death of a British pilot who was flying a helicopter on an anti-poaching mission in Tanzania, a conservation group said.
- State awards 6 grants for wildlife, nature opportunities Updated: Feb-06-16 5:05 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has awarded several grants to enhance watchable wildlife and nature-based opportunities in the state.
- DNR offers snowmobile sound tests amid increased enforcement Updated: Feb-06-16 4:01 am
MARQUETTE, Michigan - The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering snowmobile sound testing as part of an effort to ensure that machines are operating legally.
- The Latest: Amid lead concerns, bottled water urged for some Updated: Feb-05-16 4:04 pm
SEBRING, Ohio - The Latest on concerns about lead in residents' tap water around Ohio (all times local):
- Lawmakers suggest raising prices to curb water waste Updated: Feb-05-16 1:56 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah lawmakers are considering encouraging water conservation with higher prices.
- Volunteers work to rebuild forest damaged in 2012 fire Updated: Feb-05-16 7:33 am
LIHUE, Hawaii - A group of volunteers is helping to restore the Hikimoe Ridge, three years after the forest was damaged in a fire that burned several thousand acres on Kauai.
- Thousands of trees to be given away Friday Updated: Feb-05-16 6:32 am
VICKSBURG, Mississippi - Mississippi's Arbor Day isn't until Feb. 12, but the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District is giving folks the opportunity to get a head start on the celebration.
- Zoo workers cruise to Antarctica before penguin center opens Updated: Feb-05-16 6:13 am
ROYAL OAK, Michigan - Eighteen Detroit Zoo employees are on a privately funded cruise to Antarctica this week ahead of the opening of the zoo's new $29.5 million Polk Penguin Conservation Center.
- Conservation Commission change passes Missouri Senate Updated: Feb-05-16 5:01 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Senate has approved a measure that would ask voters whether to add two members to the Department of Conservation's governing board.
- Utah sues federal government over sage grouse plan Updated: Feb-04-16 6:59 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah has decided to sue the federal government over its new set of rules intended to protect the greater sage grouse - following similar lawsuits lodged by Idaho and nine Nevada counties, ranchers and two mining companies.
- Eagle struck by truck released after treatment, recovery Updated: Feb-04-16 3:57 pm
SELIGMAN, Arizona - A golden eagle rescued after being struck by a truck is back in the wild of northwestern Arizona.
- Arizona tribal casino gambling revenue up by 6.9 percent Updated: Feb-04-16 3:42 pm
PHOENIX - The Arizona Department of Gaming says contributions to the state from tribal gambling revenue will be about $15 million for the quarter that ended on Dec. 31.
- Nonprofit: Water quality enforcement orders down 93 percent Updated: Feb-04-16 3:35 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Clean Water Network found the state issued 93 percent fewer enforcement orders against water polluters in 2015 than it did in 2007, the first year the nonprofit began tracking those orders.
- Measure supports storing spent nuclear fuel in New Mexico Updated: Feb-04-16 2:08 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico lawmakers are considering a pair of nonbinding measures that would signal support for the development of a temporary storage facility to house spent nuclear fuel that has been piling up at reactors around the nation.
- Shooting deaths of 2 bald eagles in Missouri investigated Updated: Feb-04-16 10:38 am
ST. LOUIS - Agents with the Missouri Department of Conservation are investigating the shooting deaths of two bald eagles over the span of less than a week.
- Newburgh agrees to stem sewage overflows into the Hudson Updated: Feb-04-16 3:05 am
ALBANY, New York - State conservation officials report an agreement with Newburgh to improve Hudson River water quality by stemming overflows of untreated sewage during heavy rains.
- Official: El Nino could signal easing of California drought Updated: Feb-03-16 4:56 pm
FRESNO, California - In the strongest indication yet that the California drought could be easing, officials said strict water conservation orders could be dramatically scaled back or even ended if El Nino storms keep pummeling the state into the spring.
- Correction: California Drought story Updated: Feb-03-16 3:14 pm
FRESNO, California - In a story Feb. 2 about California water conservation, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the average monthly water use declined from 76 gallons for each person in November to 67 gallons in December. The figures were for daily consumption, not monthly use.
- Forest Service boosts funding for forest thinning project Updated: Feb-03-16 10:23 am
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The U.S. Forest Service is boosting the amount of money it is providing for a massive forest thinning project in northern Arizona.
- Grant to fund habitat restoration on Detroit River islands Updated: Feb-03-16 4:01 am
GROSSE ILE TOWNSHIP, Michigan - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is awarding $2.3 million to restore habitats on islands southwest of Detroit in the lower Detroit River.
- 20 mountain lions killed so far in Black Hills season Updated: Feb-03-16 2:15 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - Wildlife officials in South Dakota report that 20 mountain lions have been killed so far during the hunting season in the Black Hills Fire Protection District.
- The Latest: California to extend water conservation Updated: Feb-02-16 11:52 pm
FRESNO, California - The Latest on the California drought (all times local):
- 3 Conservation Corps members killed in car crash near Fresno Updated: Feb-02-16 9:42 pm
REEDLEY, California - Officials say three California Conservation Corps crew members en route to a water conservation turf removal project were killed in a car crash near Reedley.
- New Hampshire gets $1 million to conserve Great Bay property Updated: Feb-02-16 6:57 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire is getting a $1 million federal grant to conserve the more than 1,100-acre Great Bay Estuary-Harvey Forest and Wetlands property in Epping and Nottingham counties.