Environment and nature

May 01, 2018 - 1:24 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California and 16 other states have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its plans to scrap gas mileage standards and how much greenhouse gases vehicles can emit, Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Tuesday. The suit takes aim at...
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May 01, 2018 - 1:20 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California and 16 other states have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its plans to scrap standards for gas mileage standards and how much greenhouse gases vehicles can emit, Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Tuesday. The...
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May 01, 2018 - 9:04 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Volunteers are being recruited to collect bugs and other tiny critters from streams around New York. The state Department of Environmental Conservation says the citizen science project helps create an inventory of stream water quality to target restoration efforts where they're...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2008 file photo, male sage grouses fight for the attention of females southwest of Rawlins, Wyo. Environmental groups are suing the Trump administration for allegedly ignoring policies meant to protect the imperiled bird. The lawsuit filed Monday, Monday, April 30, 2018, in U.S. District Court seeks to reverse lease sales across 475 square miles in Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Nevada.(Jerret Raffety/The Rawlins Daily Times via AP, File)
April 30, 2018 - 7:30 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A pair of lawsuits filed Monday target the Trump administration's sale of oil and gas leases on huge swaths of Western public lands that contain crucial habitat for an imperiled bird. Wildlife advocates asked courts to reverse lease sales on more than 1,300 square miles (3,...
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This July 23, 2013 photo shows river guide Steph Jackson holding an endangered humpback chub near the confluence of the Little Colorado and Colorado rivers in the Grand Canyon. Aquatic insects serve as food for fish, bats and birds in the Grand Canyon. Torrents of water have rushed through the Colorado River to help build up sandbars in the Grand Canyon, provide spawning areas for native fish and to protect archaeological sites. Beginning Saturday, May 5, 2018, water will be low and steady to benefit bugs and the things that eat bugs, as the dam that holds back Lake Powell will decrease flows over the weekend to give bug eggs a better chance for survival. (David Herasimtschuk/ Freshwaters Illustrated/USGS via AP)
April 30, 2018 - 6:09 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Any great fishing hole depends on the health and well-being of its bugs. In a key stretch of the Colorado River below a dam on the Arizona-Utah border, anglers have been pulling out long, skinny trout that don't give up much of a fight with a hook in their mouths. Turns out...
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In this Friday, April 27, 2018 photo, a Great White Heron appears through trees on Bayou Sorrel in the Atchafalaya River Basin in La. A company building a crude oil pipeline is asking a federal appeals court to throw out a judge's order that had suspended construction work in an environmentally fragile swamp. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments Monday, April 30, by attorneys for Bayou Bridge Pipeline LLC, federal regulators and environmental groups opposed to the project. In February, a judge temporarily stopped all pipeline construction work in the Atchafalaya Basin. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
April 30, 2018 - 4:17 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — One of the federal judges considering whether to allow construction of a crude oil pipeline to continue in an environmentally fragile Louisiana swamp seemed to downplay concerns Monday about the project's impact on forested wetlands. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2015, file photo, a thick haze of smog looms over the skyline of Chicago. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that America’s nitrogen oxides levels, a key ingredient in smog, aren’t falling as fast as they used to and may be leveling off. The Monday, April 30, 2018, study means that when tighter new air quality standards go into effect later this fall, more cities may find themselves on federal's dirty air list. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
April 30, 2018 - 3:07 pm
DENVER (AP) — For decades America's air was getting cleaner as levels of a key smog ingredient steadily dropped. That changed about seven years ago when pollution reductions leveled off, a new study found. This means when tighter federal air quality standards go into effect later this year, many...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2015, file photo, a thick haze of smog looms over the skyline of Chicago. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that America’s nitrogen oxides levels, a key ingredient in smog, aren’t falling as fast as they used to and may be leveling off. The Monday, April 30, 2018, study means that when tighter new air quality standards go into effect later this fall, more cities may find themselves on federal's dirty air list. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
April 30, 2018 - 3:01 pm
DENVER (AP) — For decades America's air was getting cleaner as levels of a key smog ingredient steadily dropped. A new study finds that changed about seven years ago when pollution reductions leveled off. This means when tighter air quality standards go into effect later this year, more cities may...
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April 30, 2018 - 1:22 pm
THORNWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — An off-duty police officer jumped on a coyote and throttled it as the animal attacked a 5-year-old girl on a suburban New York playground. Kasey King-Petrellese (peht-rehl-EE'-see) tells WNBC that the coyote appeared out of nowhere and ran "like a cheetah" toward her daughter...
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Dead sheep lie in a forest in Bad Wildbad, Germany, Monday, April 30, 2018. More than 40 sheep have died in an apparent wolf attack in southwestern Germany, adding fervor to an ongoing debate in the country on how much protection wolves should get. Sheep farming official Anette Wohlfahrt told the German news agency dpa Monday that a lawn in the southwestern community of Bad Wildbad looked “like horror” after a wolf there apparently killed 32 sheep, while more of them drowned in a nearby river when they tried to escape. Other sheep had to be shot dead because of their injuries. (Christoph Schmidt/dpa via AP)
April 30, 2018 - 12:40 pm
BERLIN (AP) — More than 40 sheep have died in an apparent wolf attack in southwestern Germany, officials said Monday, adding fervor to an ongoing debate in the country on how much protection wolves should get. Sheep farming official Anette Wohlfahrt told the German news agency dpa that a field in...
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