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Minority communities question election-year push by EPA

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Theresa Landrum lives in southwest Detroit, where residents complain frequently about dirty air. Tree-shaded neighborhoods with schools, churches and...

Rams LB Leonard Floyd primed for reunion with Bears

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Chicago Bears drafted Leonard Floyd with the ninth overall pick four years ago, envisioning him as a pass-rushing superstar...

Suit: Feds ignore risk of huge spills to endangered species

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Environmental groups asked a federal court Wednesday to throw out the Trump administration's assessment of oil and gas activity’s likely...

Trump environmental rollback spurs mining near Okefenokee

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A mining company said Tuesday that it plans to dig for minerals without a federal permit at the edge of...

Florida agency: Flying squirrels illegally shipped to Asia

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Flying squirrels were being trapped in Florida, driven to Chicago and shipped to South Korea, Florida wildlife officials said Monday...

AP Exchange: Nevada home to world’s 3rd largest Joshua tree

RENO, Nev. (AP) — In a land of twisted limbs and giant Dr. Seuss-like branches reaching toward the sky, it stood out among the...

German utility restores water supply to Tesla after stoppage

BERLIN (AP) — A German utility said Friday it is restoring water supply to the construction site of a Tesla factory near Berlin, a...

India sets free top Kashmiri politician after a year

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian authorities on Tuesday released a top Kashmiri politician from detention more than a year after New Delhi scrapped Indian-controlled...

Man featured on ‘Tiger King’ charged with animal cruelty

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A wild animal trainer featured in the popular “Tiger King” series on Netflix has been indicted in Virginia on animal...

US officials: Climate change not a threat to rare wolverine

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials are withdrawing proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine after determining the rare and elusive predator is not...

California governor calls for protecting 30% of state land

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday to protect nearly a third of California’s land and coastal waters in...

Elusive eastern black rail threatened by rising sea levels

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared the Eastern black rail a threatened species on Wednesday, but stopped short of the stronger protections some...

Feisty Tasmanian devils roaming Australian mainland again

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Tasmanian devils, the carnivorous marsupials whose feisty, frenzied eating habits won the animals cartoon fame, have returned to mainland Australia...

Japan seeks to boost catch limits of prized bluefin tuna

MITO, Japan (AP) — Japan has proposed raising its catch quotas for Pacific bluefin tuna, a fish so highly prized for sushi and sashimi...

St. Louis couple indicted for waving guns at protesters

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A grand jury on Tuesday indicted the St. Louis couple who displayed guns while hundreds of racial injustice protesters marched...

Judge throws out EPA decision on California salt ponds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from allowing the dredging and filling of salt ponds...

Suit seeks to force listing of bistate grouse on NV-CA line

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Citing the government’s repeated reversals and refusals to protect a cousin of the greater sage grouse the last two decades,...

Small pipeline, large worries for some S. Carolina residents

PAMPLICO, S.C. (AP) — The land agent who arrived at Reatha Jefferson’s door in May, unannounced and unmasked in the middle of the pandemic,...

$215M in BP oil spill money to restore Louisiana marshes

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will get nearly $215 million in BP oil spill money for two projects planned to restore more than...

New rule may strip pollution protections from popular lakes

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Nearly 50 years ago, a power company received permission from North Carolina to build a reservoir by damming a creek...

Groups decry proposal to roll back Alaska forest protections

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to exempt the country’s largest national forest from a ban on timber harvests and...

Judge: Eric Trump must give NY deposition before election

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s son Eric has until Oct. 7 to speak to New York investigators probing his family’s business practices,...

California accepts petition to protect western Joshua tree

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The western Joshua tree will be considered for protection under the California Endangered Species Act because of threats from climate...

Born to prevent war, UN at 75 faces a deeply polarized world

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations marked its 75th anniversary Monday with its chief urging leaders of an increasingly polarized, go-it-alone world to...

Lawyers: Trump son won’t testify in NY probe before election

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s son Eric is willing to comply with a subpoena to testify in a New York investigation into...

US agency denies petition to strip protections from songbird

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has denied a petition that sought to end federal protections for the western yellow-billed...

Eric Reid still hasn’t received an offer or workout invite

Despite setting two defensive franchise records for the Carolina Panthers last season, Eric Reid remains unsigned, like his close friend: Colin Kaepernick. ...

Water shortages in US West likelier than previously thought

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — There's a chance water levels in the two largest man-made reservoirs in the United States could dip to critically...

Trump’s fossil fuel agenda gets pushback from federal judges

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal courts have delivered a string of rebukes to the Trump administration over what they found were failures to protect...

Amid ashes, California governor fires away on climate change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Newsom offered some of his most impassioned comments on climate change, denouncing the “ideological BS” of those who...

Australian leader threatens to fire ministers over koalas

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state leader on Friday shut down a revolt in her coalition government over a policy to protect koala...

Australia officials probe if dead shark in net killed surfer

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Authorities will investigate whether a dead tiger shark caught in a net off an Australian beach killed a surfer, an...

Trump expands ban on new offshore drilling sites in Atlantic

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump expanded a ban on new offshore drilling Tuesday, an election-year reversal likely to appeal to voters in...

Zimbabwe group tries to stop Chinese coal mine in game park

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — An environmental group in Zimbabwe has applied to the country’s High Court to stop a Chinese firm from mining coal...

Trump to campaign in Florida, N.C. battlegrounds on Tuesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will highlight his environmental agenda as he campaigns in the battleground states of Florida and North Carolina on...

Governors want more say in habitat rule for at-risk wildlife

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Governors from 22 Western states and Pacific territories want a bigger say in how the Trump administration defines habitat for...

US wildlife agency seeks to carve out areas from protections

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Trump administration proposal released Friday would allow the government to deny habitat protections for endangered animals and plants in...

Commerce secretary sued in plan to move whales for research

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An animals rights group is suing in federal court to stop a Connecticut aquarium from acquiring five more beluga whales...

Ships, copters fighting fire as tanker drifts near Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Ships and aircraft from Sri Lanka and India intensified efforts to extinguish an oil tanker fire burning for a...

EPA chief pledges more cleanups, less focus on climate

Environmental Protection Agency chief...

Jackie O’s island getaway sold to land preservation groups

AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) —...

Zimbabwe investigating deaths of 22 elephants, more expected

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) —...

Mexican environment minister resigns after critique

MEXICO CITY (AP) —...

Drilling, mines, other projects hastened by Trump order

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) —...

Tug responding to Mauritius oil spill sinks; 3 sailors dead

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The...

US wildlife officials aim to remove wolf protections in 2020

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP)...

Top Brazil official says no halt to Amazon protections

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) —...

Testing traps to control lovely but destructive lionfish

NEW ORLEANS (AP) —...

Environmental groups sue to block Alaska’s Arctic drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) —...

Redwoods survive wildfire at California’s oldest state park

BOULDER CREEK, Calif. (AP)...

Redwoods survive wildfire at California’s oldest state park

BOULDER CREEK, Calif. (AP)...

2 lawsuits challenge Trump’s drilling plan in Alaska refuge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) —...

California delays endangered species status for Joshua trees

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Montana governor presses to remove Trump’s public lands boss

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) —...

California takes step to protect leatherback sea turtles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Mauritius arrests captain of Japanese ship that spilled oil

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Authorities...

Mauritius copes with split Japanese ship that spilled oil

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Work...

Trump to withdraw Pendley’s nomination as public lands chief

SEATTLE (AP) — President...

Ship leaking tons of oil off Mauritius has split apart

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The...

US allows killing sea lions eating at-risk Northwest salmon

SEATTLE (AP) — U.S....

US West faces reckoning over water but avoids cuts for now

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP)...

Let it flow: Trump administration eases showerhead rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

$205M in BP spill money for Louisiana coastal restoration

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP)...

Mauritius seeks compensation as oil spill cleanup continues

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mauritius...

Let it flow: Trump Administration eases showerhead rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

6 former EPA bosses call for agency reset after election

Six former Environmental Protection...

Mauritius scrambles to counter oil spill from grounded ship

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Anxious...

Endangered Brazilian monkeys get a bridge to themselves

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP)...

2 rescued sea turtles released in Florida after recovery

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) —...

Trump signs $3B-a-year plan to boost conservation, parks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

Uganda reports 2 new gorilla babies in Bwindi national park

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) —...

Eagles coach Doug Pederson tests positive for COVID-19

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia...

More seals means learning to live with sharks in New England

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) —...

US wildlife agency rejects protections for rare fish species

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) —...

21 state attorneys general sue over new Trump water rule

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Agency throws curveball in largest U.S. dam demolition plan

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) —...

Southern California city water leak affects thousands

REDLANDS, Calif. (AP) —...

Conservation groups upset by North Cascades grizzly decision

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) —...

Rare gorillas in Nigeria captured on camera with babies

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) —...

California condors seen in Sequoia after nearly 50 years

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif....

Aggressive seaweed smothers one of world’s most remote reefs

HONOLULU (AP) — Researchers...

US sets deadline for wolverines protection decision

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) —...

Florida gov chooses side in sunscreen debate: Slather away!

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) —...

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