Environment And Nature

US lawmaker opposes drilling permit work during shutdown

Jan 17, 2019

The chairman of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee says the Interior Department should not be working on oil and gas development permits and leases in Alaska and elsewhere during the partial government shutdown

Democrats hit Trump EPA nominee on coal lobbying, rollbacks

Jan 16, 2019

President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency calls climate change "a huge issue" but not the "greatest crisis."

Teach kids about climate change? This state might require it

Jan 16, 2019

A legislative proposal in Connecticut would mandate instruction in climate change in public schools statewide, beginning in elementary school

The Latest: Dem says EPA's Wheeler 'as extreme' as Pruitt

Jan 16, 2019

A top Senate Democrat is describing President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency as "just as extreme" as his predecessor, Scott Pruitt

Trapping ban urged for cat-sized forest predators in Montana

Jan 15, 2019

Wildlife advocates are asking Montana officials to ban trapping along much of the state's border with Idaho to protect a cat-sized predator living in old-growth forests

APNewsBreak: New pen may allow sale of horses for slaughter

Jan 15, 2019

The U.S. Forest Service has built a new corral in California that could allow it to bypass federal restrictions and lead to the slaughter of wild horses.

EPA criminal action against polluters hits 30-year low

Jan 15, 2019

Government figures show the EPA has hit a 30-year low in the number of pollution cases referred for criminal prosecution

Chocolate spill creates sweet hot mess on Arizona highway

Jan 15, 2019

Authorities in northern Arizona had a sweet mess on their hands after a tank trucker's trailer detached from the truck and rolled on its side on slick pavement, spilling a river of liquid chocolate onto westbound lanes of Interstate 40

California governor, lawmakers confront utility bankruptcy

Jan 15, 2019

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers must now deal with the fallout of Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s announcement it will file for bankruptcy

Big winners in Trump rollback of wetlands rules? Developers

Jan 15, 2019

Builders and other developers stand to get the biggest financial and regulatory relief under a rollback of protections for wetlands

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