Environment And Nature

The Latest: Scrutiny of 'politically charged' FOIA requests

Jul 13, 2018

Environmental Protection Agency Chief of Staff Ryan Jackson is defending his agency's handling of records requests under the Freedom of Information Act

Neighbors vow to fight access to gated California beach

Jul 13, 2018

A neighborhood group rejected a potential compromise that would have allowed public access to a gated beach in California that is popular with surfers and nudists

Flash flood sends tourists to high ground near Grand Canyon

Jul 13, 2018

Torrents of water rushed through an Arizona canyon famous for its towering blue-green waterfalls, sending tourists scrambling to benches, trees and caves as they sought higher ground

Man charged with hate crime over Puerto Rican shirt incident

Jul 12, 2018

A man who can be seen in a video chastising a woman at a Chicago forest preserve for wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican flag on it has been charged with committing a hate crime

Wreckage believed to be from 1997 plane crash found

Jul 12, 2018

Authorities believe they have discovered the wreckage of a small plane that crashed more than 20 years ago in northern Michigan

New Jersey businesses get $16M in sports bets in 1st 2 weeks

Jul 12, 2018

Two casinos and a racetrack in New Jersey took in $16.4 million in sports bets during the first two weeks such wagers were legal in the state while the state took in $300,000 in tax revenue

Consumer group sues Ben & Jerry's over eco-friendly claims

Jul 12, 2018

A consumer advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against Ben & Jerry's alleging the company misleads consumers about its environmental practices

The Latest: Legal fight brewing over California beach access

Jul 12, 2018

A neighborhood group has rejected a plan by California regulators that sought to open up access to a gated beach south of San Jose

Pardoned ranchers arrive home, plan lots of 'decompressing'

Jul 12, 2018

Father and son ranchers, who were the focus of a battle about public lands and were freed from prison after receiving a presidential pardon, have flown home to Oregon and say they plan to do a lot of 'decompressing,'

Illinois cop resigns after dispute over Puerto Rican shirt

Jul 12, 2018

A police officer has resigned amid an investigation into his response to a woman who said she was being harassed in a Chicago forest preserve for wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican flag.

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