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Stories with subject: Environmental conservation and preservation
  • Wyoming governor touts wolf reintroduction success 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:46 pm
  • CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A recent survey showing Wyoming's wolf population is stable proves ending federal protections for the animals and placing them under state management was the right move, Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday.

  • Water issues eyed at New Mexico town hall meeting 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:48 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A failure by New Mexico to address water supply challenges and climate change would have far-ranging effects on everything from national security to energy independence and the ability to compete in the global economy, a U.S. senator said Tuesday.

  • Colorado Editorial Roundup 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:44 pm
  • A sampling of recent editorials from Colorado newspapers:

  • Michigan awards wildlife habitat project grants 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:05 am
  • LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has awarded $737,720 in wildlife habitat grants to conservation and nonprofit groups, landowners and government agencies.

  • Rancher inspects cattle after showdown with feds 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:14 pm
  • RENO, Nevada - A Nevada rancher said Monday he's trying to determine if federal agents damaged his cattle when the animals were rounded up then released in a showdown with angry protesters over a decades-long dispute about rangeland rights.

  • Killing of environmental activists rises globally 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 8:13 pm
  • BANGKOK - As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of toxic waste by filing petitions and leading villagers to block trucks carrying the stuff - until a gunman in broad daylight fired four shots into him.

  • Edgewood man accused of illegally selling feathers 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:46 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A New Mexico man has been arrested for allegedly selling feathers from federally protected eagles.

  • Up to $7,500 reward for info in bald eagle death 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:01 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Humane Society of the United States are offering a reward of up to $7,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever is responsible for killing a federally protected bald eagle.

  • Cleanup plan for Niagara River costs $380 million 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:43 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - The Buffalo Sewer Authority will spend $380 million over the next 20 years to reduce the amount of untreated sewage and stormwater runoff flowing into the Niagara River, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday.

  • Bison meeting cancelled; plan timing uncertain 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:52 am
  • BILLINGS, Montana - The prospects for a state-wide bison conservation plan in Montana are uncertain after wildlife officials cancelled a public forum on the issue.

  • Ga. has plan to restore dried up fishing lake 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:52 am
  • COCHRAN, Georgia - Eight years ago, the Ocmulgee Public Fishing Area opened to rave reviews and quickly became one of the hottest spots to drop a line in Middle Georgia.

  • West Haven balks at site honoring Newtown victims 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 4:43 pm
  • WEST HAVEN, Connecticut - A land restriction may block a proposed playground in West Haven memorializing the 20 children and six educators who were fatally shot at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • Bald eagle killing in St. Bernard Parish examined 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:14 pm
  • VERRET, Louisiana - Authorities are offering up to $7,500 for information about whoever killed a bald eagle near Verret in St Bernard Parish. The eagle was found April 4 near the parish fire station on Highway 300.

  • Vermont officials to hold meetings on water plan 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 8:35 am
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is holding two public meetings on a draft water quality management plan.

  • Citizens can weigh in Monday on outdoors issues 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 6:46 pm
  • LA CROSSE, Wisconsin - Residents in all 72 Wisconsin counties will get a chance to weigh in Monday on issues ranging from whether to allow the hunting of tundra swans to whether hunters should be allowed to venture onto private land to retrieve a hunting dog.

  • Conn. biologist joins international salmon group 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 2:19 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - President Barack Obama has appointed a senior biologist at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection as commissioner of the Council of North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization.

  • Vermont revising plan for Northeast Kingdom access 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:50 am
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont is revising the management and public access plans for a vast section of the Northeast Kingdom that was the focus of a protracted, bitter public debate over traditional land uses versus conservation needs after a private company put the land up for sale in the late 1990s.

  • Sea turtle science & conservation conference in La 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:44 am
  • NEW ORLEANS - A weeklong international sea turtle conference is gearing up in New Orleans.

  • Conn. doing its part in 'Year of the Salamander' 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:05 am
  • LYME, Connecticut - Slippery, slithery and secretive, Dennis Quinn's prey would elude lesser woodsmen lacking his specialized learning and boyish aplomb for capturing wildlife that dwells in dark, wet places.

  • Santa Fe takes water conservation challenge 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 5:34 am
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - Santa Fe has made big strides when it comes to water conservation, but Mayor Javier Gonzales wants to do more.

  • Volunteers help FWC build sheds to keep bears out 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 3:05 am
  • NAPLES, Florida - Volunteers are helping state wildlife officials build trash can sheds that bears can't get into.

  • Oregon considers selling forest to benefit schools 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 9:46 pm
  • GRANTS PASS, Oregon - The state of Oregon will consider selling the whole Elliott State Forest, where legal battles over logging and protections for threatened species have reduced revenues for schools.

  • Kansas officials developing 50-year water plan 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:40 pm
  • MANHATTAN, Kansas - A 50-year plan for managing water in Kansas is likely to include regional conservation rules and greater use of the Missouri River for the state's residents, officials working on the proposal said Friday.

  • Kenya gov't to oversee wildlife authority actions 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 10:53 am
  • NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's central government will oversee the running of the country's wildlife authority for the next three months in a bid to stop poaching of the country's elephants and rhinos, an official with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources said Friday.

  • More state aid sought for Minot flood control 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 9:37 am
  • MINOT, North Dakota - Officials in the Minot area say more state aid will be needed for an $820 million flood protection project for the Souris River Basin unless federal funds materialize.