- Families of firefighters who died hike path of Yarnell fire Updated: Apr-29-16 4:47 pm
PRESCOTT, Arizona - Family members of 19 firefighters killed in a 2013 Arizona wildfire and fire officials have walked the Hotshots' final route in an effort to learn how to avoid such deaths in the future.
- Sagebrush project creates landscape of cooperation Updated: Apr-29-16 10:48 am
RUSH VALLEY, Utah - The distrust and ongoing litigation often entrenched in the relationship between the federal government and the state of Utah over public lands management was nowhere to be found among the sagebrush in Tooele County recently.
- 5 baby bison born at Illinois grassland preserve Updated: Apr-29-16 6:49 am
WILMINGTON, Illinois - For the first time, a national grassland preserve in northeastern Illinois has added to its bison herd through newborns - and not just one or two.
- California utility casts doubt on blame for deadly wildfire Updated: Apr-29-16 5:09 am
SAN FRANCISCO - The state of California is seeking more than $90 million in firefighting costs from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. after finding that a deadly 2015 fire was sparked by a tree that came into contact with a power line, but the utility says it's not clear that it was to blame for the tree.
- The Latest: Utility says blame for 2015 wildfire is unclear Updated: Apr-28-16 11:32 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The Latest on the cause of a deadly 2015 wildfire (all times local):
- Black Hills fire management officer receives national award Updated: Apr-27-16 7:08 pm
CUSTER, South Dakota - The U.S. Forest Service has given Todd Pechota the 2015 National Forest Fire Management Officer of the Year award.
- Lawmaker urge more US naval operations in South China Sea Updated: Apr-27-16 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON - Members of Congress urged the Obama administration on Wednesday to order more naval operations close to disputed islands in the South China Sea. The State Department said Beijing risks conflict and isolation through its assertive behavior in those waters.
- Nature preserve getting more trees during Arbor Day event Updated: Apr-27-16 9:42 am
SUMPTER TOWNSHIP, Michigan - Dozens of students plan to plant trees for Arbor Day as part of efforts to improve a 1,000-acre nature preserve near Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
- NV Gov. may sue if BLM won't pony up for mustang roundups Updated: Apr-27-16 4:42 am
RENO, Nevada - Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is considering legal action to force the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to pony up some money to pay for roundups of wild horses in the state that have been put on hold because of federal budgetary constraints.
- Official: Large Poconos brush fire 90 percent contained Updated: Apr-27-16 3:56 am
CANADENSIS, Pennsylvania - A state forestry official says a large brush fire in the Pocono mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania that has destroyed nearly a dozen structures could be out in a few days.
- Democrats dispute claim that shielding birds hurts military Updated: Apr-26-16 8:54 pm
WASHINGTON - House Democrats on Tuesday released letters from Pentagon officials that they said should put an end to "silly speculation" generated by Republicans that protecting a bird known as the greater sage-grouse could hamstring the U.S. military.
- Endangered dwarf bear poppy blooms at nature preserve Updated: Apr-26-16 4:28 pm
ST. GEORGE, Utah - The endangered dwarf bear poppy is growing and blooming in an 800-acre parcel set aside as a preserve.
- Schumer: Work on Lake Ontario NY bay project continues Updated: Apr-26-16 12:08 pm
GREECE, New York - Work is continuing on a $9.5 million federal project that will restore wildlife habitats and improve recreational access on a Lake Ontario bay near Rochester.
- Gov. Walker signs bill increasing waterfront property rights Updated: Apr-26-16 11:32 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill giving more leeway to shoreline property owners to build on bodies of water.
- Michigan online map offers guide to finding morel mushrooms Updated: Apr-25-16 9:12 pm
LANSING, Michigan - If you're looking for good places to find tasty morel mushrooms this spring, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering some hints.
- Nevada partnership tries to shrink size of mustang herd Updated: Apr-25-16 7:45 pm
GARDNERVILLE, Nevada - Armed with a rifle and a hand-held, laser range-finder, Jim Havens stalks his target for hours before he can try to get off a clean shot in the foothills of northern Nevada's Pine Nut Range.
- Environmental groups seek wilderness tag for Boreas Ponds Updated: Apr-25-16 5:51 pm
ALBANY, New York - Environmental groups called on state regulators Monday to classify the newly acquired Boreas Ponds tract in the Adirondacks as wilderness, saying two scientific studies they commissioned demonstrate the need for the most protective classification.
- Colorado State Forest Service going after tree-killing pest Updated: Apr-25-16 12:20 pm
BOULDER, Colorado - The Colorado State Forest Service is trying to determine the best way to stop a tree killer called the emerald ash borer.
- Farm shares offer local produce without the labor Updated: Apr-25-16 9:26 am
SUDBURY, Massachusetts - With its rocky soil, freezing cold winters and expensive acreage, New England isn't exactly a farmer's paradise.
- Cambodian Royal Turtle nearly extinct - less than 10 in wild Updated: Apr-25-16 5:51 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodia's Royal Turtle is nearly extinct, with fewer than 10 left in the wild, because increased sand dredging and illegal clearance of flooded forest have shrunk its habitat, a conservationist group warned Monday.
- AP Exclusive: Test finds Chernobyl residue in Belarus milk Updated: Apr-25-16 5:14 am
GUBAREVICHI, Belarus - On the edge of Belarus' Chernobyl exclusion zone, down the road from the signs warning "Stop! Radiation," a dairy farmer offers his visitors a glass of freshly drawn milk. Associated Press reporters politely decline the drink but pass on a bottled sample to a laboratory, which confirms it contains levels of a radioactive isotope at levels 10 times higher than the nation's food safety limits.
- Cameras show wildlife returning to reclaimed Ohio mine land Updated: Apr-24-16 1:50 pm
NEW STRAITSVILLE, Ohio - Video footage of bobcats recorded in a forest near a reclaimed coal mine is a hopeful sign of the species' recovery in southeast Ohio and that environmental rehabilitation efforts are working, wildlife and environmental group officials said.
- Maine to receive more than $900K for conservation projects Updated: Apr-24-16 9:59 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Maine will receive more than $900,000 from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund to support conservation projects around the state.
- 3 northwest Ohio farms to showcase conservation practices Updated: Apr-23-16 11:20 am
FINDLAY, Ohio - Three farms in northwestern Ohio are being turned into demonstration sites to show farmers how to reduce fertilizer runoff that feeds the harmful algae in Lake Erie.
- Family land stays with family Updated: Apr-23-16 3:05 am
POULSBO, Washington - The late Eva Rova Barnes was strong-willed and lived life on her own terms. Everyone who knew her agrees on this fact, if nothing else.