- New Hampshire awarded federal grant to conserve forests Updated: May-30-15 2:44 pm
HEBRON, New Hampshire - The state of New Hampshire has won a $3.8 million federal grant to fund a major conservation deal near Cardigan Mountain.
- Nebraska Capitol falcon chick fitted with ID bands Updated: May-30-15 2:13 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska wildlife officials have fitted a peregrine falcon, hatched this spring atop the Nebraska Capitol, with two identifying bands over the chick's vocal protests.
- Conservancy group seeks to buy 700 acres of hardwood forest Updated: May-30-15 1:43 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - A conservation group wants to buy 700 acres of privately owned hardwood forest in northern Michigan, according to the Traverse City Record-Eagle.
- Impasse over China's island-building shows no sign of easing Updated: May-30-15 9:53 am
SINGAPORE - China vigorously defended its South China Sea land reclamation projects in the face of persistent criticism from U.S. leaders at an international security summit Saturday as the standoff in the Asia-Pacific region shows few signs of abating.
- McCain: US should allow sale of defensive weapons to Vietnam Updated: May-30-15 5:16 am
SINGAPORE - America needs to provide Vietnam with more defensive weapons, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday as tensions in the Asia Pacific region heightened over China's expanding land reclamation projects in the South China Sea.
- California panel mandates low-water lawns on new buildings Updated: May-29-15 8:34 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Driven by a historic drought, California regulators on Friday mandated that lawns and other landscaping on new and renovated homes and buildings across the parched state guzzle less water.
- Oklahoma is latest state to prevent local fracking bans Updated: May-29-15 6:50 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma cities and counties would no longer be able to ban hydraulic fracturing - a process commonly called fracking - or other oil and gas operations within their boundaries under a bill signed into law on Friday by Gov. Mary Fallin.
- Wyoming intervenes on US' side in Grand Teton grizzly suit Updated: May-29-15 5:49 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The state of Wyoming is intervening on the side of the federal government in a lawsuit over the number of grizzly bears that elk hunters in Grand Teton National Park would be allowed to kill before park officials would have to reassess their rules for the hunt.
- 9 states back Utah ruling tossing federal prairie dog rules Updated: May-29-15 4:05 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Nine states have stepped into a lawsuit over the Utah prairie dog to support a ruling that animal activists say threatens to undermine the Endangered Species Act.
- La. health dept. seeks restoration of public health funding Updated: May-29-15 4:02 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's health department leaders asked senators Friday to restore $26 million to public health programs next year or risk shuttering safety inspections, water monitoring programs and testing for possible disease outbreaks.
- Oklahoma governor, Cherokee Nation chief sign compact Updated: May-29-15 3:40 pm
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker have signed a compact authorizing bulk purchases of Oklahoma hunting and fishing licenses for members of the tribe.
- Changes considered for Yellowstone bison slaughter program Updated: May-29-15 3:25 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A range of proposals that could either curb or accelerate the slaughter of wild bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park will get an initial public airing next week.
- Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Updated: May-29-15 12:29 pm
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- Bear cub recovers from severe burns, will return to wild Updated: May-29-15 10:47 am
BOISE, Idaho - The black bear cub injured in a Washington wildfire last year is finally going home.
- Wichita mayor says h2O conservation needed despite rain Updated: May-29-15 5:04 am
WICHITA, Kansas - The mayor of Wichita says despite recent heavy rain in the area, residents need to keep working to conserve water.
- Republican Wyoming on board with federal sage grouse policy Updated: May-29-15 3:35 am
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Many Republicans are wary of a large federal effort to protect the greater sage grouse - but not the Republican governor of Wyoming, the state with the biggest share of the birds and more energy development in their habitat than any other.
- Officials confirm gray wolf killed in Colorado Updated: May-28-15 8:47 pm
DENVER - Wildlife officials say a coyote-like animal killed near Kremmling was a gray wolf.
- Bear cubs euthanized after mother hit, killed by motorcycle Updated: May-28-15 7:40 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - State wildlife officials euthanized two black bear cubs after their mother was killed in a collision with a motorcycle.
- $5,000 offered for info in string of sea lion shootings Updated: May-28-15 7:35 pm
ASTORIA, Oregon - Federal wildlife officials are investigating a string of sea lion shootings on the Oregon coast.
- Ducklings waddle their way inside Alaska hardware store Updated: May-28-15 5:19 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Alaska wildlife officials are deciding what's next for a group of ducklings that wandered into a Fairbanks hardware store.
- Rebates drive grass removal frenzy during California drought Updated: May-28-15 4:43 pm
LOS ANGELES - There's a torrent of Californians taking advantage of rebates for ripping out water-guzzling lawns during the drought, and that's providing a big boost to landscapers.
- Bear scurries around Wyoming city, falls asleep, gets caught Updated: May-28-15 3:40 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - After leading wildlife officials on a daylong chase through a Wyoming city, an exhausted young black bear fell asleep under a tree.
- Conway receives $200,000 EPA grant for brownfield site Updated: May-28-15 3:25 pm
CONWAY, Arkansas - The city of Conway is being awarded a $200,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency for the cleanup of a contaminated site.
- Elephant numbers plunge in Mozambique because of poachers Updated: May-28-15 9:47 am
JOHANNESBURG - Poachers slaughtering elephants in Mozambique cut their population almost in half from 2009 to last year, but in Uganda, elephant numbers are increasing as a result of anti-poaching measures, according to aerial surveys.
- Ore. wildlife agency: leave bear cubs in the wild Updated: May-28-15 6:17 am
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says a malnourished, seriously underweight yearling bear cub found begging for food near a reservoir east of Sweet Home in the Willamette Valley is likely an example of people interfering with wild animals.