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Brazil’s Amazon deforestation reaches record level for May

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Preliminary government data released on Friday has raised concern that the coming dry season will see even more deforestation of...

Biden targets $2.8B for conservation, outdoor recreation

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday proposed funding for dozens of conservation and recreation projects across the country as it allocates $2.8 billion...

Study: California fire killed 10% of world’s redwood trees

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SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — At least a tenth of the world’s mature giant sequoias were destroyed by a single California wildfire that tore...

Boulders in place to protect lakefront at Indiana Dunes Park

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PORTAGE, Ind. — The National Park Service says the Portage Lakefront at Indiana Dunes National Park has reopened after a project to install boulders...

‘Nothing looks good’ preparing for summer wildfire season

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SALEM, Ore. — Wearing soot-smudged, fire-resistant clothing and helmets, several wildland firefighters armed with hoes moved through a stand of ponderosa pines as flames...

Biden administration defends Trump-era Alaska oil decision

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JUNEAU, Alaska — U.S. government attorneys are defending a decision made during the Trump administration to approve a major oil project on Alaska’s North...

As drought intensifies, California seeing more wildfires

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As California sinks deeper into drought it already has had more than 900 additional wildfires than at this point in 2020,...

3 Indiana communities get EPA grants to address brownfields

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Three Indiana communities are getting a share of $1.4 million in federal grants to help clean up or assess pollution at...

Wildfire closes stretch of Interstate 95 in central Florida

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FELLSMERE, Fla. — A wildfire forced the closure Friday of several miles of Interstate 95 in central Florida, authorities said. ...

New Mexico official takes aim at oil, gas bond requirements

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico’s financial assurance requirements for oil and gas wells, pipelines and related infrastructure fall far short of what would be...