Environment

Justices to hear Washington appeal of salmon habitat order

Jan 12, 2018

The Supreme Court will review a court order that could force Washington state to pay billions of dollars to restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration

Groups sue to block construction of Louisiana oil pipeline

Jan 12, 2018

Environmental groups have sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a bid to block construction of a 162-mile-long crude oil pipeline across south Louisiana

Rare Bornean orangutan born at Tampa zoo

Jan 12, 2018

A zoo in Florida has welcomed the birth of a rare Bornean orangutan

Police: Hand grenade disarmed after being found in trash

Jan 12, 2018

Hand grenade found alongside garbage in Connecticut disarmed

Thailand seizes large elephant tusks worth over $450,000

Jan 12, 2018

Thai authorities have seized 148 kilograms (326 pounds) of African elephant ivory, including three large tusks, worth around 15 million baht ($469,800) from a Bangkok airport

US says snow-loving lynx no longer need special protection

Jan 12, 2018

Wildlife officials say Canada lynx no longer need special protections in the United States following measures to preserve populations of the snow-loving big cats

Senator: Drilling plan carve-out for Florida may be illegal

Jan 11, 2018

The Trump administration may have violated federal law by exempting Florida from a plan to expand offshore drilling, a Democratic senator charged Thursday

Study blames pot farms for poisoning of threatened owls

Jan 11, 2018

A study says rat poison from pot farms in California forests appears to be poisoning threatened northern spotted owls

Auto efficiency makes gains, but falls short of targets

Jan 11, 2018

New data show gas mileage for 2016 model year vehicles sold in the U.S. made smaller than expected gains in fuel economy over the last year, though new cars are generally sipping less gas and spewing less planet-warming carbon emissions

Coal executive's 'action plan' finds success under Trump

Jan 11, 2018

A coal company executive's wish list of actions that seek to roll back environmental and mine safety regulations has caught the eye of the Trump administration

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