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Thousands protest felling German forest to expand coal mine

Oct. 6, 2018 9:25 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of environmentalists are protesting the expansion of a coal mine in western Germany a day after a court blocked the felling of an endangered forest near the site. The mood Saturday at Hambacher Forest near Cologne was celebratory as thousands expressed relief over the court's...

Forest Service advances changes to sage grouse protections

Oct. 5, 2018 3:51 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service advanced changes to sage grouse protections in five Western states that environmental groups say are part of the Trump administration's efforts favoring industry but that push the imperiled bird closer to extinction. The agency on Friday released draft plans...

German court halts felling of forest for coal mine

Oct. 5, 2018 10:38 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German court blocked the felling of an endangered forest Friday, drawing cheers from environmentalists who had protested against the expansion of a nearby coal mine. The Muenster administrative court issued a temporary halt to the clearing of Hambach Forest, after the BUND environmental...

At least 10 decapitated goats found in an Atlanta-area river

Oct. 4, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An environmental advocacy organization says nearly a dozen decapitated goats have been found in Atlanta's major river. Chattahoochee Riverkeeper tells news outlets the carcasses were discovered Wednesday. Riverkeeper Jason Ulseth says he found them while patrolling the area in an effort to...

The Latest: Advocacy groups clash over oil pipeline deal

Oct. 3, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on an agreement to replace oil pipelines in a crucial Great Lakes channel (all times local): 1:02 p.m. Environmental groups are pledging to fight a plan to replace twin oil pipelines in the waterway that links Lakes Huron and Michigan, while business interests are...

Environmental groups question refinery near national park

Oct. 2, 2018 2:42 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Environmental groups opposing the site of an oil refinery being developed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota want a judge to reconsider his recent recommendation that state regulators dismiss the groups' challenge. Administrative Law Judge Patrick Ward in a...

Germany police evict last treehouse in threatened forest

Oct. 2, 2018 1:01 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have evicted environmental protesters from the last treehouse in a forest due to be cleared for coal mining. The German news agency dpa reported Tuesday that utility company RWE plans to dig a trench around Hambach Forest, near the western city of Aachen, to prevent...

High court denies review of Grand Canyon-area mining ban

Oct. 1, 2018 8:36 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won't review an Obama-era action that put land around the Grand Canyon off-limits to new mining claims, ending the legal battle as environmentalists keep a close eye on actions by the Trump administration that they fear could lead to more access for the mining...

Oregon Environmental groups oppose use of cyanide capsules

Oct. 1, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Nearly 100 environmental groups are calling for a ban in Oregon on the use of cyanide capsules to control predators like coyotes, foxes and wild dogs that can attack and eat livestock animals, a newspaper reported. The groups sent a letter this month to state and federal agencies calling...

Administration easing offshore oil and gas drilling rules

Sep. 28, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Trump administration is easing rules imposed on offshore oil and gas drilling six years after the nation's worst offshore oil spill. The decision won immediate praise from an offshore drilling group, but environmentalists said it would increase the risk of future disasters. The...