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Biden ends large-scale logging on huge Alaska rainforest

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said Thursday it is ending large-scale, old-growth timber sales on the nation's largest national forest — the Tongass National...

Scientists: Pup births hopeful sign for Isle Royale wolves

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Wolf pups have been spotted again on Isle Royale, a hopeful sign in the effort to rebuild the predator species'...

North Macedonia ready to create huge new national park

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POPOVA SHAPKA, North Macedonia — After decades of being exploited by loggers, a vast, cross-border area of breathtaking beauty in the Balkans centered on...

Longtime Havasupai leader was staunch advocate for his tribe

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A longtime leader of the Havasupai Tribe who fought to protect its resources by lobbying against mining around the Grand Canyon...

Senate GOP hails new Interior deputy as ‘voice of reason’

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WASHINGTON — The Senate easily confirmed former Obama administration official Tommy Beaudreau as deputy secretary at the Interior Department on Thursday, a rare bipartisan...

Biden nominee’s link to 1989 logging sabotage blasted by GOP

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BILLINGS, Mont. — President Joe Biden’s nominee to oversee federal lands in the U.S. West is facing Republican pressure to withdraw over her ties...

US will revisit Trump-era decision for Alaska rainforest

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JUNEAU, Alaska — The federal government announced plans Friday to “repeal or replace” a decision by the Trump administration last fall to lift restrictions...

Yellowstone National Park unveils automated electric cars

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BILLINGS, Mont. — Park officials have launched the first tests of electric vehicles in Yellowstone National Park that are capable of operating without drivers. ...

France is back: Borders reopen to American tourists, others

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PARIS — After “a very bad year,” Paris tour operator Marc Vernhet sees a ray of light with the promised return of tourists from...

Mansion once home to Robert E. Lee reopens after overhaul

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The Virginia mansion where Robert E. Lee once lived that now overlooks Arlington National Cemetery is open to the public...