- Public finally gets pathway to 'Billionaires' Beach' Updated: Jul-07-15 7:43 pm
MALIBU, California - With a bright blue sign that reads "Beach Access" on an open gate replacing what used to be private property, the public now has access to Malibu's so-called "Billionaires' Beach."
- Polygamists want questions on faith quashed at water hearing Updated: Jul-07-15 6:10 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A polygamous sect seeking permission to double the amount of water available at a remote South Dakota compound wants to block discussion of its faith during a public hearing this week.
- Bullfrogs threatening native Northwest species Updated: Jul-07-15 5:19 pm
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - State biologists are trying to handle an aggressive northward expansion of American bullfrogs that are multiplying rapidly and posing a threat to fellow amphibians.
- Officials warn against well water use near train crash site Updated: Jul-07-15 3:03 pm
MARYVILLE, Tennessee - Officials are advising residents against the use of well water in the area where a CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire in east Tennessee.
- 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.
- US appeals court upholds EPA plan to clean up Chesapeake Bay Updated: Jul-06-15 2:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA - A U.S. appeals court on Monday approved a federal plan to limit pollution in the Chesapeake Bay despite objections from farmers, builders and others who accused the Environmental Protection Agency of a power grab.
- Oregon's Corner Creek fire now 15 percent contained Updated: Jul-06-15 1:49 pm
DAYVILLE, Oregon - The Oregon Department of Forestry reports some progress in containing a wildfire that has scorched 40 square miles and continues to burn actively on the west side of the South Fork John Day River.
- 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.
- Workshop highlights benefits of prescribed burns Updated: Jul-06-15 5:05 am
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - Nebraskans who want to learn more about the benefits of prescribed burns can attend a workshop about them.
- Indiana more than doubles price of firewood permits Updated: Jul-06-15 4:05 am
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Indiana has more than doubled the price of firewood permits that allow the public to cut their own firewood in designated areas of state forests.
- Wounded game warden avoided felony illegal hunting charges Updated: Jul-05-15 5:07 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas Parks and Wildlife game warden who was illegally hunting when he was shot in 2013 was allowed to keep his job and face a fine rather than felony charges, according to a newspaper report Sunday.
- 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.
- 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.
- Grand Haven State Park gets new walkways for beach access Updated: Jul-05-15 4:04 am
GRAND HAVEN, Michigan - Grand Haven State Park along Lake Michigan now has two new walkways that are designed to improve beach access.
- Northwest Montana reaches 'severe drought' status Updated: Jul-04-15 4:52 pm
KALISPELL, Montana - Northwest Montana has reached "severe drought" status in the U.S. Drought Monitor.
- 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.
- Asian carp processor hoping more in Ky. try the fish Updated: Jul-04-15 3:58 pm
WICKLIFFE, Kentucky - A western Kentucky fish processing company that sells Asian carp is hoping more Kentuckians will try the fish, which is plentiful in Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.
- 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.
- Humane Society says Kentucky shouldn't expand bear hunt Updated: Jul-04-15 3:46 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Humane Society of the United States says Kentucky's bear population is still too small to allow for an expansion in hunting quotas.
- 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.
- Girl killed after being struck by jumping sturgeon in boat Updated: Jul-04-15 1:50 pm
LAKE CITY, Florida - A 5-year-old Florida girl died after a sturgeon leaped into her boat along the Suwannee River and struck her.