- Colorado's battle over regulating fracking shifts to ballot Updated: May-03-16 3:48 am
DENVER - Colorado's battle over who should regulate fracking - and how much - now shifts to the November election after the state Supreme Court overturned attempts by local governments to impose their own rules.
- EPA: 2 square mile toxic blob nearing Cleveland water plant Updated: May-03-16 3:40 am
CLEVELAND - State environmental regulators say sludge material dredged from the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) River and dumped into Lake Erie in the 1970s might be moving toward a Cleveland water treatment plant.
- Marin County water use dropped significantly in last decade Updated: May-03-16 12:39 am
SAN RAFAEL, California - Residents of Marin County have been so good at conserving water in the last decade that water managers say there is no immediate need for a desalination plant.
- New York publishes new atlas of its inland fisheries Updated: May-03-16 12:20 am
ALBANY, New York - New York conservation and education officials say the state has published a new book about its freshwater fish.
- George Weymouth, artist who hid Wyeth's 'Helga' works, dies Updated: May-02-16 6:13 pm
CHADDS FORD, Pennsylvania - George Weymouth, a museum founder, conservationist and artist who for years helped hide a secret cache of Andrew Wyeth's "Helga" portraits, has died.
- Lobster fishing to be restricted in bid to save population Updated: May-02-16 3:12 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Southern New England's fading lobster fishery will be the subject of a battery of new regulations to try to save the crustacean's population locally.
- Bald eagles find home in refuge around northeast Iowa Updated: May-02-16 1:46 pm
LANSING, Iowa - An area in northeast Iowa has become a home for bald eagles as numbers of the predatory bird continue to grow around Lansing.
- Wildfires sweep through mountain forests in north India Updated: May-02-16 11:06 am
LUCKNOW, India - Massive wildfires that have killed at least seven people in recent weeks were burning through pine forests in the mountains of northern India on Monday, including parts of two tiger reserves.
- San Diego residents complain about penalties on late bills Updated: May-02-16 9:51 am
SAN DIEGO - Consumer advocates are accusing San Diego public utility officials of tacking unnecessary fees and penalties onto late bills and shutting off customers' water with no warning.
- $8.8M in funding to benefit northwest Arkansas water quality Updated: May-02-16 9:22 am
LOWELL, Arkansas - Nearly $9 million will be used to improve and protect water quality in northwest Arkansas over the next five years.
- Elephants perform for final time at Ringling Bros. Updated: May-01-16 10:20 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus bid farewell to its performing elephants on Sunday, as the show closed its own chapter on a practice that has entertained audiences in America for two centuries but has come under fire by animal rights activists.
- The Latest: Elephants give final Ringling Bros. performance Updated: May-01-16 9:32 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Latest on elephants performing for the last time at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (all times local):
- Bears release veteran safety Rolle, guard Slauson Updated: May-01-16 7:36 pm
LAKE FOREST, Illinois - The Chicago Bears released safety Antrel Rolle and left guard Matt Slauson on Sunday after sending strong signals in the draft that the veterans' days with the team were numbered.
- Tortoise population in southern Utah steady but small Updated: May-01-16 5:53 pm
ST. GEORGE, Utah - The Mojave Desert Tortoise population is holding steady in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve in southern Utah, but the animal still hasn't fully recovered from fires and drought that negatively impacted the population more than a decade ago.
- Federal, state officials look to protect Pecos River fish Updated: May-01-16 5:52 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Federal and state officials are partnering on a proposal for a $6 million pipeline that would help sustain an endangered species of fish during New Mexico's extremely dry times.
- Grant to help Central Texas nature center Updated: May-01-16 12:25 pm
BELTON, Texas - Trails at a 260-acre nature center in Central Texas will be reconstructed and habitat restored with the help of a grant.
- First wild-born wood bison calves spotted near Bethel Updated: May-01-16 11:55 am
BETHEL, Alaska - Wood bison calves have been spotted near Bethel, marking the first wild-born bison in the U.S. in years.
- Captive-born wolf pups released into wild den in New Mexico Updated: Apr-30-16 5:44 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Federal wildlife officials say they have, for the first time, successfully integrated wolf pups raised in captivity with a wild litter in New Mexico.
- Coastal Commission staff recommends Newport Beach project Updated: Apr-30-16 4:17 pm
NEWPORT BEACH, California - Two months after the head of the California Coastal Commission was fired, its staff has recommended approval of a plan to build nearly 900 homes and a hotel near Newport Beach.
- Bald eagle rescued by Minnesota trooper returned to wild Updated: Apr-30-16 12:24 pm
HASTINGS, Minnesota - A bald eagle is back in the wild more than a month after being rescued by a Minnesota State Trooper.
- Sagebrush project creates landscape of cooperation Updated: Apr-30-16 12:15 pm
RUSH VALLEY, Utah - The distrust and ongoing litigation often entrenched in the relationship between the federal government and the state of Utah over public lands management was nowhere to be found among the sagebrush in Tooele County recently.
- Flooding leaves behind sand, debris in Illinois county Updated: Apr-30-16 10:16 am
MILLER CITY, Illinois - Early-winter flooding that affected several Illinois counties has left behind a scarred landscape in Alexander County in southern Illinois.
- Oil exploration threatens Georgia state marine mammal Updated: Apr-30-16 10:16 am
SAVANNAH, Georgia - Exploration for oil and gas deposits under the sea floor threatens the existence of an official symbol of Georgia, the North Atlantic right whale, according leading marine scientists.
- NY issues guidelines for avoiding conflicts with coyotes Updated: Apr-30-16 8:30 am
ALBANY, New York - State environmental conservation officials are issuing guidance on how New Yorkers can avoid conflicts with coyotes as spring temperatures rise and the animals increase foraging.
- Youngest Planning Commission member does her homework Updated: Apr-30-16 3:06 am
EUGENE, Oregon - "That was totally luck."