- Seattle, Tacoma and Everett ask people to conserve water Updated: Jul-27-15 5:59 pm
SEATTLE - The cities of Seattle, Tacoma and Everett are asking people to avoid wasting water in response to the hot, dry weather and low river levels.
- Struggle to save Santa Ana sucker may reach US Supreme Court Updated: Jul-27-15 3:29 pm
SANTA ANA, California - A two-decade fight over increasing habitat for a threatened fish in Southern California could be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Dolphin Quest seeks permit to fly dolphins between islands Updated: Jul-27-15 1:38 pm
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii - Three young dolphins will take to the air if the state approves a transport request from Dolphin Quest Inc.
- China accepts group's case against ConocoPhillips, CNOOC Updated: Jul-27-15 7:17 am
BEIJING - A Chinese court says it has accepted a case brought by a social organization against oil giants ConocoPhillips China and China National Offshore Oil Corp. over oil spills in northern China in 2011.
- Connecticut wildlife plan available for public comment Updated: Jul-26-15 1:20 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's 2015 draft Wildlife Action Plan, which outlines future wildlife conservation efforts in the state, is available for public review.
- Nebraska's water management catches eye of other states Updated: Jul-26-15 12:22 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska's unique system for managing its groundwater is catching the eye of other states that are running dry and threatening farmers with restrictions after decades of overuse.
- Cataloging animals, plants in preparation for an oil spill Updated: Jul-26-15 11:18 am
BRICK, New Jersey - An effort inspired by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to catalog marine, animal and plant life along the Jersey shore and its industrial waterways is increasing knowledge of exactly what is in the water - information that could be crucial to restoring habitats and assessing penalties after any serious oil spill.
- Endangered butterfly recovering in some, not all, of range Updated: Jul-26-15 10:53 am
ALBANY, New York - More than 20 years of habitat restoration and breeding programs have helped the endangered Karner blue butterfly make a comeback in the pine barrens of upstate New York where it was discovered by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov decades ago.
- Input sought on New Hampshire wildlife action plan Updated: Jul-26-15 8:23 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire residents have one final opportunity to weigh on the state's road map for conserving wildlife in the state.
- Tribal whitewater event celebrates Penobscot River Updated: Jul-25-15 8:16 am
OLD TOWN, Maine - Whitewater canoeists and kayakers from near and afar are in Maine to compete in the Penobscot River Whitewater Nationals Regatta.
- Deep-sea mining looms on horizon as UN body issues contracts Updated: Jul-25-15 12:40 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The deep oceans span more than half the globe and their frigid depths have long been known to contain vast, untapped deposits of prized minerals. These treasures of the abyss, however, have always been out of reach to miners.
- Zoo Atlanta to release snakes in Alabama forest Updated: Jul-24-15 2:03 pm
ATLANTA - Zoo Atlanta officials say they're planning to release nine eastern indigo snakes in the Conecuh National Forest in southern Alabama.
- Groups want hunting season suspended for rare Alaska wolves Updated: Jul-23-15 6:23 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Six conservation organizations want to stop hunting and trapping of a rare southeast Alaska wolf while the federal government decides whether the animals merit endangered species status.
- DiCaprio gala raises over $40 million for environment Updated: Jul-23-15 4:05 pm
NEW YORK - Leonardo DiCaprio raised over $40 million to help save the planet at an auction in Saint-Tropez, France, on Wednesday night.
- California withholds findings on oilfield contamination Updated: Jul-23-15 3:34 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - California oil-and-gas regulators have refused for nearly a year to release findings of what they termed a "highest-priority" investigation of possible oilfield contamination into the water aquifers that serve millions of people in and around Los Angeles.
- 5 Maine conservation groups consider merging Updated: Jul-23-15 6:47 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Five midcoast Maine land conservation organizations are contemplating a merger they say would strengthen their efforts and reduce costs.
- House approves bill to tweak coal ash standards Updated: Jul-22-15 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON - Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Wednesday approved a bill granting states authority to regulate waste generated from coal burned for electricity.
- Environmental groups ask judge to dismiss part of Duke suit Updated: Jul-22-15 5:29 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A coalition of environmental groups is supporting Duke Energy's effort to dismiss part of long-running lawsuit over pollution leaking from the company's coal ash dumps.
- Environmental groups join surge of lawsuits against EPA rule Updated: Jul-22-15 4:53 pm
HELENA, Montana - Nine environmental conservation groups have joined the surge of states and businesses suing the federal government over a new water regulation.
- Group demands change in dam operations to protect frog Updated: Jul-21-15 6:50 pm
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - A conservation group demands a change in operations at two irrigation dams on the upper Deschutes River to protect the Oregon spotted frog, a threatened species.
- Forestry Board weighs bigger logging buffers to cool streams Updated: Jul-21-15 5:17 pm
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - A state board is considering how much to increase the numbers of trees that must be left standing along small and medium streams on private timberlands to shade the water and keep it cool for salmon.
- Young alligator snapping turtles released in SW Louisiana Updated: Jul-21-15 2:50 pm
LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana - Eight young alligator snapping turtles - held carefully to avoid their nasty bites - have been released in southwest Louisiana as part of a state program to try to keep the reptiles off the federal endangered list.
- Summit to weigh endangered red wolf's plight as numbers drop Updated: Jul-21-15 1:32 pm
ST. LOUIS - Wolf experts from around the nation will be gathering this week to consider how to help the critically endangered red wolf.
- Charlotte asks water customers to conserve Updated: Jul-21-15 7:49 am
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - The city of Charlotte is asking customers to cut down on water usage.
- Scientists, DWP debate future of Los Angeles pond Updated: Jul-21-15 6:20 am
LOS ANGELES - As the drought ravages California, scientists are debating whether to keep Los Angeles' only nature preserve full of water.