- Powerful California coastal panel weighs leadership shake-up Updated: Feb-10-16 10:46 am
LOS ANGELES - The powerful agency that manages development on California's coastline could oust its top executive Wednesday in what has emerged as a showdown between environmentalists and business groups.
- Chesapeake Conservancy: Obama budget contains $29M for bay Updated: Feb-10-16 4:16 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Chesapeake Conservancy says the Obama administration included $29 million in the fiscal 2017 budget for land conservation across the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
- Assembly approves water development, property rights bills Updated: Feb-09-16 10:56 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Shoreline property owners would have more leeway to dredge and build structures on bodies of water under legislation the Wisconsin Assembly advanced Tuesday despite concerns from minority Democrats that the proposals would harm the state's waters.
- Oklahoma wildfires threaten homes; smoke risky for drivers Updated: Feb-09-16 7:26 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Grass fires pushed along by 35 mph wind gusts forced an elementary school to keep some children after hours Tuesday as wildfires threatened Oklahoma ahead of its annual tornado season.
- Obama budget includes money for icebreaker, Alaska villages Updated: Feb-09-16 5:02 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan praised the inclusion of Alaska items in President Barack Obama's proposed $4.1 trillion federal budget but said Tuesday he cannot support a new oil tax and some other ways proposed to pay for the plan.
- EPA plans meeting in Waterloo on contaminated factory site Updated: Feb-09-16 9:34 am
WATERLOO, Iowa - The Environmental Protection Agency has planned a meeting for next month to discuss cleanup of a former industrial site in Waterloo contaminated with chemicals and industrial solvents.
- Officials approve purchase of former Burlington College land Updated: Feb-09-16 6:53 am
BURLINGTON, Vermont - Burlington officials have signed off on purchasing a dozen acres of land formerly owned by Burlington College.
- Wisconsin Senate to vote on managed forest overhaul Updated: Feb-09-16 5:05 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - The state Senate is set to vote on a bill that would re-shape Wisconsin's managed forest program.
- Oklahoma Forestry Services warns about high fire danger Updated: Feb-09-16 3:06 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Forestry Services says outdoor burning should be avoided due to high fire danger across the state.
- Forest workers find body while doing controlled burn Updated: Feb-08-16 5:19 pm
NOGO, Arkansas - Pope County officials say forestry workers conducting a controlled burn found the body of a man in the area in which they were working.
- Nominations accepted for West Virginia ag hall of fame Updated: Feb-07-16 11:12 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The deadline is approaching for nominations to the West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame.
- Critics dispute plans to change Rollover Pass near Galveston Updated: Feb-05-16 6:54 pm
GALVESTON, Texas - A coalition led by owners of property that includes Rollover Pass and land on either side of the man-made channel connecting East Galveston Bay to the Gulf of Mexico says it is prepared to fight a last-ditch legal battle to prevent the state from closing and filling what has been a hugely popular public fishing site and the focus of environmental, economic and public safety concerns since it was created more than 60 years ago.
- Controlled burn set next week for Tishomingo State Park Updated: Feb-05-16 5:02 pm
TUPELO, Mississippi - The Natchez Trace Parkway plans a controlled burn at Tishomingo State Park next week, weather permitting.
- Executive facing ouster from powerful agency defends tenure Updated: Feb-05-16 4:24 pm
LOS ANGELES - The top executive at the powerful California Coastal Commission defended his record on the job Friday as he faced an effort to oust him, a potential shake-up that environmentalists fear could unleash runaway development on the state's fabled coastline.
- Volunteers work to rebuild forest damaged in 2012 fire Updated: Feb-05-16 7:33 am
LIHUE, Hawaii - A group of volunteers is helping to restore the Hikimoe Ridge, three years after the forest was damaged in a fire that burned several thousand acres on Kauai.
- Cheney criticizes BLM, EPA during visit to Sheridan Updated: Feb-04-16 1:05 pm
SHERIDAN, Wyoming - Liz Cheney says the two biggest threats facing Wyoming are the overreach of the Bureau of Land Management and the Environmental Protection Agency.
- Trust launches $25 million plan to protect Bay Area farms Updated: Feb-04-16 9:20 am
HALF MOON BAY, California - A Palo Alto-based nonprofit organization intends to spend $25 million over the next 10 years to increase protected farmland in San Mateo County.
- Workshop planned in Louisville on brownfield redevelopment Updated: Feb-04-16 4:05 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A Louisville workshop on brownfield redevelopment is being offered for bankers and property development professionals.
- Laser imaging helps UNH researchers see forest Updated: Feb-03-16 2:43 pm
DURHAM, New Hampshire - University of New Hampshire researchers are looking at data from laser imaging of forests with the goal of helping foresters and landowners track tree inventories to save them from the time-consuming practice of heading into the woods with tape measures.
- Forest Service boosts funding for forest thinning project Updated: Feb-03-16 10:23 am
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The U.S. Forest Service is boosting the amount of money it is providing for a massive forest thinning project in northern Arizona.
- Utah House measure aims to keep drones away from wildfires Updated: Feb-02-16 7:49 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - When a fire broke out last year near a Utah mountain lake, firefighters had to ground their airplanes and helicopters because a drone was buzzing nearby.
- New Hampshire gets $1 million to conserve Great Bay property Updated: Feb-02-16 6:57 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire is getting a $1 million federal grant to conserve the more than 1,100-acre Great Bay Estuary-Harvey Forest and Wetlands property in Epping and Nottingham counties.
- Attorney sought to oversee possible telescope hearing Updated: Feb-02-16 6:42 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii officials are looking for a hearings officer to oversee proceedings for a permit to build the Thirty Meter Telescope.
- General Motors plans sale of former car plant in Janesville Updated: Feb-02-16 12:54 pm
JANESVILLE, Wisconsin - General Motors has hired a premier commercial real estate firm to sell its former auto manufacturing plant and 250 acres in Janesville.
- Partnership formed to increase controlled fires in Calif. Updated: Feb-02-16 4:02 am
SAN FRANCISCO - Environmental groups and federal and state agencies have formed a partnership to increase the use of prescribed fires to improve the health of California's forests and watersheds and minimize the effects of increasingly devastating wildfires.