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Wildlife, air quality at risk as Great Salt Lake nears low

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SALT LAKE CITY — The silvery blue waters of the Great Salt Lake sprawl across the Utah desert, having covered an area nearly the...

Des Moines faces extreme measures to find clean water

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DES MOINES, Iowa — In the dim light just after dawn, Bill Blubaugh parks his Des Moines Water Works pickup truck, grabs a dipper...

Actor Will Smith pays for July 4 fireworks in New Orleans

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NEW ORLEANS — Fireworks are returning to New Orleans on Independence Day thanks to actor Will Smith. ...

NASA looks at Louisiana delta system, eyes global forecasts

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MIKE ISLAND, La. — Erosion, sinking land and sea rise from climate change have killed the Louisiana woods where a 41-year-old Native American chief...

Mississippi city added to Marquis de Lafayette trail

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NATCHEZ, Miss. — A city in Mississippi is now part of a trail commemorating what was then a nationwide tour by a French general...

Protests continue at Minnesota Line 3 oil pipeline project

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PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — Opponents of the Enbridge Energy Line 3 oil pipeline project in northwestern Minnesota continued their protests this week by...

Police say nearly 250 arrested in Minnesota pipeline protest

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FARGO, N.D. — Nearly 250 people were arrested when protesters attempting to stop the final leg of the reconstruction of an oil pipeline across...

Fate of planned mine near Okefenokee left to Georgia agency

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FOLKSTON, Ga. — More than 160 years after her great-great-grandfather settled on a patch of land surrounded by water in the Okefenokee Swamp, Sheila...

Pipeline foes gear up for large northern Minnesota protests

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SOLWAY, Minn. — Environmental and tribal groups opposed to Enbridge Energy’s ongoing effort to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline are planning...

Fate of planned mine near Okefenokee left to Georgia agency

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FOLKSTON, Ga. — More than 160 years after her great-great-grandfather settled on a patch of land surrounded by water in the Okefenokee Swamp, Sheila...