Environment

Asian elephants said at risk from Chinese demand for skin

Apr 24, 2018

A report by a British-based conservation group says rising Chinese demand for products made from elephant skin is driving poaching and posing a threat to Asia's wild herds even greater than the ivory trade

Judge: Enbridge Line 3 project should follow existing route

Apr 24, 2018

An administrative law judge says Minnesota regulators should approve Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline only if it follows the existing route rather than the company's preferred route

Court sides with human in copyright fight over monkey selfie

Apr 24, 2018

A U.S. appeals has court favored humans over animals in a novel copyright lawsuit filed over a series of entertaining selfies taken by a monkey with a toothy grin

Appeals court sides with states over fuel economy standards

Apr 23, 2018

An appeals court says the federal government can't delay plans to more than double penalties automakers pay when they fail to meet fuel economy standards

The Latest: Environmental groups oppose Enbridge ruling

Apr 23, 2018

Environmental and tribal groups are criticizing an administrative law judge's recommendation that Minnesota regulators should approve Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline

The Latest: Photographer: Monkey selfie lawsuit took toll

Apr 23, 2018

A wildlife photographer who won an appeal in a copyright lawsuit over selfies taken by a monkey says he is delighted

Officials: Stolen California succulents, smuggled to Asia

Apr 23, 2018

State wildlife officials say they uncovered an international plant heist in which thieves from Korea and China slip into Northern California's wild landscapes to pluck succulents they then sell in a thriving black market in Asia

Lawmakers: EPA analysis said Pruitt bug sweep was inadequate

Apr 23, 2018

New internal documents say a sweep for hidden listening devices in EPA chief Scott Pruitt's office was shoddy

Cynthia Nixon joins climate change march, rally

Apr 23, 2018

"Sex and the City" star and Democratic candidate for New York governor Cynthia Nixon has joined hundreds of environmentalists in a march and rally protesting incumbent Andrew Cuomo's climate change policies

Trump likes coal, but that doesn't mean he's hostile to wind

Apr 23, 2018

Trump has courted coal miners and pushed for offshore drilling, but also vows to help develop offshore wind

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