- 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.
- Tom's Bayou at State Wildlife Refuge in Vermilion to close Updated: Apr-30-16 9:59 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Tom's Bayou at State Wildlife Refuge in Vermilion Parish is closing for construction of two rock weirs.
- Cheyenne Bottoms visitors to learn about shorebird migration Updated: Apr-29-16 4:25 pm
CHEYENNE, Kansas - An event at a wildlife refuge in Cheyenne will allow visitors to see and learn about thousands of shorebirds that have migrated to the rural Kansas area this spring.
- Federal officials end plans for Alaska island feral cattle Updated: Apr-27-16 9:55 am
KODIAK, Alaska - Federal wildlife managers say efforts to remove a herd of more than 2,000 feral cattle on Chirikof Island that have long gone without caretakers have stopped due to funding issues.
- Nature preserve getting more trees during Arbor Day event Updated: Apr-27-16 9:42 am
SUMPTER TOWNSHIP, Michigan - Dozens of students plan to plant trees for Arbor Day as part of efforts to improve a 1,000-acre nature preserve near Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
- Endangered dwarf bear poppy blooms at nature preserve Updated: Apr-26-16 4:28 pm
ST. GEORGE, Utah - The endangered dwarf bear poppy is growing and blooming in an 800-acre parcel set aside as a preserve.
- Annova LNG slightly moving project to accommodate ocelots Updated: Apr-26-16 1:16 pm
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - An energy company has agreed to slightly move a planned South Texas natural gas facility to accommodate endangered ocelots.
- Arkansas wildlife refuge to buy 978 acres to enhance habitat Updated: Apr-25-16 4:58 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A wildlife refuge in Arkansas will spend $2.4 million in grant funds to buy nearly 980 acres of land to enhance fish and wildlife habitat.
- Why this school doesn't have tests, grades or homework Updated: Apr-23-16 10:03 am
YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio - Oskar Dennis sees the tiny green plant on the forest floor and abruptly stops, sliding a bit in the mud.
- Jewell: 'Major course correction' needed on conservation Updated: Apr-19-16 4:22 pm
WASHINGTON - Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday called for "a major course correction" in the way the nation conserves its public lands, waters and wildlife, saying climate change and other trends threaten natural areas "in existential ways."
- Prairie preserve creates 'Ken Burns American Heritage' prize Updated: Apr-19-16 4:01 am
BILLINGS, Montana - Filmmaker Ken Burns is partnering with the backers of a sprawling Montana wildlife preserve to sponsor an annual prize for individuals they say embody the "indomitable American spirit."
- Last Oregon occupier still talking on YouTube - from jail Updated: Apr-18-16 3:53 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - David Fry, a college dropout from Ohio, had a taste of fame as the last occupier of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon.
- Reno wildlife workers help 4 orphaned bear cubs Updated: Apr-14-16 11:13 am
RENO, Nevada - A Reno wildlife sanctuary is working to take care of four orphaned black bear cubs.
- USDA continues fight against Indiana wildlife refuge Updated: Apr-08-16 4:04 pm
CHARLESTOWN, Indiana - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is appealing a federal administrative law judge's decision that allowed a southern Indiana man to keep a license that enables him to own and exhibit animals at a nonprofit refuge.
- Birds, staff return to Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Updated: Apr-03-16 3:05 am
MALHEUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Oregon - Linda Beck is a fish biologist in charge of a Sisyphus-like struggle against millions of invasive carp that have uprooted aquatic plants, severely diminishing the food supplies here for waterfowl.