- China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted Updated: Apr-17-14 11:25 pm
- DeFazio tours abandoned mine Superfund site Updated: Apr-17-14 11:07 pm
- Tours mark Virginia Cave Week April 20-26 Updated: Apr-17-14 2:50 am
- Homestead monument plans prairie burn Updated: Apr-16-14 12:28 pm
- Nebraska land valuations rise 12.45 pct in year Updated: Apr-16-14 11:16 am
- Forest Service urges bear safety in North Carolina Updated: Apr-16-14 9:37 am
- New conservation areas along waters open Friday Updated: Apr-16-14 6:04 am
- Chile leader to relocate Valparaiso fire victims Updated: Apr-15-14 10:22 pm
- Iowa DNR says it erred in prescribed burn Updated: Apr-15-14 4:57 pm
- Army Corps beach erosion fix would cost $43.4M Updated: Apr-15-14 12:40 pm
- Ohio EPA says no sediment dumping in Lake Erie Updated: Apr-15-14 9:44 am
- Killing of environmental activists rises globally Updated: Apr-14-14 8:13 pm
- Southeast SD wildfire burns 1.5 square miles Updated: Apr-14-14 11:28 am
- West Haven balks at site honoring Newtown victims Updated: Apr-13-14 4:43 pm
- Sassafras Mountain fire consumes 100 acres Updated: Apr-12-14 5:13 pm
- Mineral County to Forest Service: Cut more timber Updated: Apr-12-14 1:41 pm
- Vermont revising plan for Northeast Kingdom access Updated: Apr-12-14 11:50 am
- Oregon considers selling forest to benefit schools Updated: Apr-11-14 9:46 pm
- New Va. forester a familiar face Updated: Apr-11-14 4:17 pm
- Bighorn National Forest plans spring burning Updated: Apr-11-14 7:04 am
- Civil War Trust reaches $40m goal in a hurry Updated: Apr-11-14 2:49 am
- Plans detailed for GM plant site to become park Updated: Apr-10-14 6:13 pm
- Audit faults Mo. program for contamination cleanup Updated: Apr-10-14 1:13 pm
- Monday meeting in Va. to focus on coal ash spill Updated: Apr-10-14 2:19 am
- Climate changes to result in bird, reptile shifts Updated: Apr-09-14 6:17 pm
BEIJING - Nearly one-fifth of China's farmland is polluted, mostly from yearslong accumulations of toxins from factories, mining and agriculture, the government said, raising sharp concerns about the country's food safety after years of unbridled industrialization.
RIDDLE, Oregon - U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio on Thursday toured an abandoned copper mine in southwestern Oregon that is on the Superfund list of major pollution sites as he prepares to file legislation to overhaul the nation's primary mining law.
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia is offering a few walks on the wild side.
BEATRICE, Nebraska - Homestead National Monument of America will conduct a prescribed burn on more than 60 acres of its restored tallgrass prairie in southeast Nebraska.
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Bigger tax bills could follow higher land valuations in Nebraska, to the chagrin of property-rich farmers and ranchers, authorities say.
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - The U.S. Forest Service is urging those who are outdoors in North Carolina to be careful around bears.
INDIANAPOLIS - Almost 1,900 acres of land in conservation areas in southern and western Indiana are set to open to the public.
VALPARAISO, Chile - President Michelle Bachelet vowed Tuesday to reconstruct this once-beautiful port city according to a master plan that would prevent many of the 12,500 victims of devastating wildfires from rebuilding on hills that cannot be protected from disasters.
VINTON, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says it failed to follow protocol during a prescribed burn that spread and damaged some properties in Benton County.
FLAGLER BEACH, Florida - The Army Corps of Engineers says it will be expensive to fix beach erosion problems along Flagler County's shoreline.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Environmental officials approved the dredging of Cleveland Harbor and the Cuyahoga River but said the sediment can't be dumped out in Lake Erie.
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.
TABOR, South Dakota - No one was hurt and no structures were damaged when a controlled burn at a Hutterite colony in southeastern South Dakota ended up scorching 1 ½ square miles of land.
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.
PICKENS, South Carolina - Forestry crews are battling a wildfire that has consumed about 100 acres on Sassafras Mountain on the North Carolina-South Carolina state line.
SUPERIOR, Montana - They're frustrated and disgruntled here in Mineral County, and they're not big fans of the United States Forest Service.
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.
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.
RICHMOND, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe has named a new state forester.
SHERIDAN, Wyoming - Firefighters on the Bighorn National Forest plan to conduct prescribed burns over the next several weeks. The burns could begin as soon as mid-April and continue through late spring.
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Civil War Trust has reached a $40 million fund-raising goal with more than a year to spare.
FLINT, Michigan - Plans are moving forward for the site of a former General Motors manufacturing complex in Flint known as "Chevy in the Hole" to be transformed into park land, officials said.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich raised concerns Thursday about a state tax incentive for developers to clean up contaminated old business sites, saying that poor oversight has allowed conflicts of interest and higher-than-necessary costs.
DANVILLE, Virginia - State and federal officials are heading to Danville next week to discuss the dredging of coal ash from the Dan River.
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - As temperatures climb across the Southwest, researchers have found some species will win, but others stand to lose - and lose big.