Environment And Nature

Firm fined $3.3M for worst California oil spill in 25 years

Apr 26, 2019

A company that caused the worst California coastal oil spill in 25 years has been fined more than $3.3 million

California towns at risk from fires often have few ways out

Apr 26, 2019

Some people in the places most prone to wildfires have far fewer evacuation routes than the rest of California

Trump administration reevaluating offshore drilling plans

Apr 25, 2019

The Trump administration is reevaluating its controversial plan to sharply expand offshore drilling as it responds to a court ruling that blocked offshore drilling in Alaska

Giraffes a tentative step closer toward federal protections

Apr 25, 2019

The Trump administration has taken a first step toward extending protections for giraffes under the Endangered Species Act, following legal pressure from environmental groups

Tahoe developments raise concerns about fleeing in wildfires

Apr 25, 2019

Two proposed developments that would add more residents and visitors to the forested mountain terrain near Lake Tahoe are raising concerns about fleeing during a wildfire

Some horse advocates buck at new plan to save wild mustangs

Apr 25, 2019

An agreement between animal welfare groups and ranching interests to save wild mustangs from slaughter has opened a split among horse advocates

Woman who fell to her death at the Grand Canyon identified

Apr 25, 2019

Authorities have identified an Arizona woman who died after falling over the edge of the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park

Major emperor penguin breeding ground gone barren since 2016

Apr 24, 2019

A new study finds that since 2016 almost nothing is being born at Antarctica's second biggest breeding ground for emperor penguins

Jaguar recovery plan envisions sprawling habitat areas

Apr 24, 2019

A plan by wildlife officials to bolster the endangered jaguar population in the U.S. Southwest and Mexico by establishing two sprawling habitat areas drew criticism Wednesday from environmental groups

NYC mayor takes aim at glass towers as energy hogs

Apr 24, 2019

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is taking aim at glass and steel skyscrapers as energy hogs but experts say such buildings can also be energy efficient

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