Environment And Nature

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.

California meets greenhouse gas reduction goal years early

Jul 12, 2018

Officials say California greenhouse gas emissions have fallen below 1990 levels, putting the state well on its way toward meeting long-term goals to fight climate change

New EPA acting chief signals more inclusive approach

Jul 11, 2018

The new acting chief of the Environmental Protection Agency is signaling a more inclusive approach at the agency, telling staffers roiled by months of ethics allegations against his predecessor, "You will find me and my team ready to listen."

Producers plan movie about Thai cave rescue

Jul 11, 2018

Christian movie producers, already on the ground in Thailand, plan movie about cave rescue

Kavanaugh works Capitol Hill as Dems warn of rightward tilt

Jul 11, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has returned to Capitol Hill for a round of meetings with key Republican senators

Chinese find suggests human relatives left Africa earlier

Jul 11, 2018

Stone tools unearthed in China push back the date human relatives left Africa

Judge: State wasn't notified about constitutional challenge

Jul 11, 2018

Environmental groups seeking to block a Canadian company's search effort for gold on private land near Yellowstone National Park face a setback after a judge found they didn't follow procedural rules in challenging a state law

Is the "organic" seal worth it, given disputes on standards?

Jul 11, 2018

Is the "organic" seal worth the extra price, given disputes over standards?

Pollution controls help red spruce rebound from acid rain

Jul 11, 2018

Scientists find red spruce trees rebounding from acid rain with help from pollution controls, changing climate

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