- ND, SD state universities to study changes in ag land use Updated: May-24-15 9:28 am
BROOKINGS, South Dakota - Researchers at state universities in the Dakotas and Iowa will spend this summer analyzing changes in agricultural land use over the past decade.
- Md. woman works to preserve Enchanted Forest memories Updated: May-24-15 9:27 am
ELLICOTT CITY, Maryland - One of America's first theme parks was in the D.C. region - and two of its roadside remnants will soon be moved.
- Ohio forestry, wildlife conservation camp offered for teens Updated: May-24-15 6:35 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A weeklong forestry and wildlife conservation camp for teens will be held in eastern Ohio.
- Thousands evacuated in Nepal after landslide blocks river Updated: May-24-15 12:34 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Thousands of people fled villages and towns along a mountain river in northwest Nepal on Sunday after it was blocked by a landslide that could burst and cause flash floods, officials said.
- Environmental groups monitor new Wyoming fracking rules Updated: May-23-15 2:07 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - As Wyoming challenges new federal fracking rules on public lands, state regulators are quietly implementing a state requirement that petroleum companies justify keeping secret the ingredients in the chemical products they pump underground during hydraulic fracturing.
- Wildlife habitat conservation program reaches million acres Updated: May-22-15 10:19 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A Conservation Reserve Program offshoot that's aimed at boosting wildlife habitat has surpassed 1 million acres, thanks to a recent signup of land in North Dakota.
- Agencies fight weeds to help sage grouse in Wyoming Updated: May-22-15 7:05 am
LANDER, Wyoming - State and federal land management agencies are teaming up with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and others to keep invasive plants out of sage grouse habitat.
- Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Updated: May-21-15 6:37 pm
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- Mustang Island State Park in Port Aransas adds acres Updated: May-21-15 3:19 pm
PORT ARANSAS, Texas - Mustang Island State Park in South Texas will add nearly 800 acres.
- Forest Service investigates damage at mountain cabin, tower Updated: May-21-15 9:20 am
STRATTON, Vermont - The U.S. Forest Service is looking for some help in its investigation of vandalism to a historic cabin and fire tower at Stratton Mountain.
- Salina Airport Authority Board approves lease for business Updated: May-21-15 5:55 am
SALINA, Kansas - The Salina Airport Authority Board has approved a lease for airport space for a soil erosion business that could bring 13 full-time jobs to the area by June.
- Forest Service sees hope in battle against bat disease Updated: May-20-15 11:49 am
ST. LOUIS - Officials with the U.S. Forest Service are cautiously optimistic that a new treatment may help bats survive a disease known as white-nose syndrome that has killed millions of bats.
- State calls for appeals against Vallenar Bay timber sale Updated: May-20-15 7:04 am
KETCHIKAN, Alaska - Appeals for Alaska Department of Natural Resources' Division of Forestry decision to sell timber from the Vallenar Bay unit of the Southeast State Forest on Gravina Island are due by May 27.
- Forestry firefighters put out Funny River hot spot holdover Updated: May-19-15 2:46 pm
KENAI, Alaska - A Funny River wildfire hotspot is out after firefighters doused it with 50 gallons of water over the weekend.
- To fight bee decline, Obama proposes more land to feed bees Updated: May-19-15 1:31 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration hopes to save the bees by feeding them better.
- Beaches in great shape after calm winter, replenishment Updated: May-19-15 10:26 am
SEA BRIGHT, New Jersey - There's more of the Jersey shore this year.
- Romania president raises alarm over illegal logging Updated: May-18-15 12:11 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania - Romania's president says a new law allowing the logging of small woods could lead to "uncontrolled deforestation" in the country, posing a national security threat.
- Contaminated soil removed from site of aviation fuel spill Updated: May-17-15 2:34 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Nearly 300 cubic yards of contaminated soil has been removed from a roadway north of Healy and delivered to an incinerator.
- Mead ranch in Jackson Hole protected by land trust Updated: May-17-15 1:50 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - A conservation easement will protect 380 acres of one of Jackson Hole's first ranches and belongs to a family that includes Gov. Matt Mead.
- Neither China nor US giving ground over projects dispute Updated: May-17-15 4:37 am
BEIJING - China and the United States are budging not a bit over Beijing's assertive development in disputed parts of the South China Sea, with Chinese officials politely but pointedly dismissing Washington's push for U.S.-proposed ways to ease tensions.
- Forest Service reviews alternative actions for road plan Updated: May-16-15 4:34 pm
RAWLINS, Wyoming - The U.S. Forest Service has started to develop alternative actions for managing travel in the Snowy Range in southern Wyoming.
- Nashville mayor plans huge park in southeast neighborhood Updated: May-16-15 4:29 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has announced long-sought plans for a large park in a fast-growing part of the city.
- Tick encounters rising as northern Michigan weather warms Updated: May-16-15 1:46 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Warmer weather across northern Michigan is bringing unwelcome pests.
- Meadow preserve marks 19th century Central Oregon camp Updated: May-15-15 1:19 pm
SISTERS, Oregon - The oldest structure in Deschutes County marked the end of an arduous journey by wagon from the Willamette Valley to Central Oregon.
- Public input sought on 10-year wildlife action plan Updated: May-15-15 10:01 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is asking people around the state for their input on a 10-year revision of its Wildlife Acton Plan that aims to protect species from becoming endangered.