- Bald eagle illegally captured in 2012 in Texas set free Updated: Jul-07-15 1:16 pm
SAN ANTONIO - A bald eagle has been rehabilitated and freed after being rescued in 2012 in Texas following an alleged attempt to capture the bird for falconry.
- Junction City declares 'moderate' water emergency Updated: Jul-07-15 12:14 pm
JUNCTION CITY, Oregon - Like many of his neighbors, Junction City resident Tom Endersby found the notice hanging from his doorknob Monday morning, alerting him that the city had ordered homes and businesses to restrict their outdoor water use in order to conserve the capacity of municipal wells.
- Thousands of birds abandon eggs, nests on Florida island Updated: Jul-07-15 4:58 am
SEAHORSE KEY, Florida - The din created by thousands of nesting birds is usually the first thing you notice about Seahorse Key, a 150-acre mangrove-covered dune off Florida's Gulf Coast.
- Mozambique destroys ivory, rhino horn in anti-poaching move Updated: Jul-06-15 1:08 pm
JOHANNESBURG - Mozambique destroyed a large stockpile of confiscated ivory and rhino horn on Monday in an effort to curb severe poaching, the government said.
- Zimbabwean government exports elephants despite protest Updated: Jul-06-15 10:32 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Twenty elephants exported to China would be "better off" in Chinese zoos rather than struggling wildlife parks in Zimbabwe, the southern African nation's minister in charge of wildlife said on Monday, dismissing protests from animal rights groups.
- Group nears $4.1 million goal to preserve Glen Lake's shore Updated: Jul-05-15 2:26 pm
GLEN ARBOR, Michigan - Preservationists say they're nearing their goal of raising the $4.1 million needed to place 708 acres adjoining Glen Lake and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore into a land conservancy.
- Rare Blanding's turtle could go on federal endangered list Updated: Jul-05-15 11:28 am
MINNEAPOLIS - The federal government is considering adding the Blanding's turtle to the endangered species list, as the yellow-throated reptile that once thrived throughout the Upper Midwest can now only be found in large numbers in parts of Minnesota and Nebraska.
- On gas, nuclear, hydro, Vermont ducks energy problems Updated: Jul-05-15 11:17 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - When Vermont became the first state to ban hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in 2012, Gov. Peter Shumlin said the ban was "in keeping with our environmental ethic and our protection of our natural resources."
- California water rates rise as cities lose money in drought Updated: Jul-05-15 11:16 am
ROSEVILLE, California - Saving water doesn't always mean saving money in parched California.
- New home for eagles at Ohio wildlife rehabilitation center Updated: Jul-05-15 10:52 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Back in April, Ron Short and Mary Kay Kuzma were walking their dogs near their Powell home when Kuzma noticed something big and brown standing in a neighbor's yard.
- Officials making plan to reduce San Juan river pollution Updated: Jul-04-15 4:47 pm
FARMINGTON, New Mexico - Officials are working on a plan to reduce pollution in San Juan County rivers after a study found they contain significant levels of bacteria indicating the presence of human feces.
- Vermont donates land at popular swimming hole for public use Updated: Jul-04-15 3:55 pm
SOUTH ROYALTON, Vermont - A Vermont woman has donated land next to her South Royalton home to preserve a popular White River swimming hole.
- State environmental officials urge protection of shore birds Updated: Jul-04-15 2:34 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut environmental officials are asking beachgoers to help protect nesting birds in coastal areas.
- Officials incorporate climate change into beach design Updated: Jul-04-15 3:07 am
MADISON, Connecticut - Thumping louder than the crashing surf and cawing gulls, the pile driver pounding into the earth beats a rumbling rhythm for the birdwatchers, beach walkers, bicyclists and sunbathers at Hammonasset Beach State Park's West Beach this summer.
- Rapid City community garden working to save monarchs Updated: Jul-03-15 6:34 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A community garden in Rapid City is working with an international nonprofit organization to help preserve the monarch butterfly.
- New York agency issues permits for removing invasive species Updated: Jul-03-15 2:00 pm
ALBANY, New York - The Adirondack Park Agency has approved two general permits for removing non-native plants and animals from the 6 million acres of state forests and wilderness and privately owned land in northern New York.
- Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming Updated: Jul-02-15 8:28 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don't reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report filed Thursday said.
- Gimmicks and technology: California learns to save water Updated: Jul-02-15 8:01 pm
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, California - Billboards and TV commercials, living room visits, guess-your-water-use booths, and awards for water stinginess - a wealthy swath of Orange County that once had one of the worst records for water conservation in drought-stricken California is turning things around, proving it's possible to get people to change their ways.
- Yellowstone loses radio frequencies used to track wildlife Updated: Jul-02-15 6:02 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Researchers at Yellowstone National Park have lost their license for a set of radio frequencies used to track more than 100 radio-collared wolves and elk.
- US wildlife agency won't list wild horse as endangered Updated: Jul-02-15 4:28 pm
RENO, Nevada - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has rejected a proposal to list the North American wild horse as a threatened or endangered species.
- Timber manager, contractor for thinning project part ways Updated: Jul-02-15 3:45 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The timber manager and the contractor on a massive forest thinning project in northern Arizona have parted ways.
- Conservationists sue to protect Mexican gray wolves Updated: Jul-02-15 2:26 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - A group of conservation organizations has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over its policies on Mexican gray wolves.
- Canadian government protects large area of Lake Superior Updated: Jul-02-15 11:54 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - About half of the Lake Superior waters and much of the shoreline belonging to the Canadian government are now under the country's highest level of federal protection.
- Arizona copper mine stirs debate pitting profits vs religion Updated: Jul-02-15 5:50 am
SUPERIOR, Arizona - Outside of an aging mining town in the mountains east of Phoenix, a copper company has burrowed a shaft 1.3 miles into the high desert landscape in what is believed to be the deepest such mine in the U.S.
- Roswell man volunteers over 15,000 hours for wildlife refuge Updated: Jul-02-15 2:09 am
ROSWELL, New Mexico - Jim Montgomery has volunteered over 15,000 hours over the past 30 years for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. In 1985, he began to do some volunteer work at the wildlife refuge but it wasn't until 1989 that he really became involved.