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Trump administration proposes major rollback of water rules

Dec. 12, 2018 12:31 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration proposed withdrawing federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands across the country Tuesday, making good on President Donald Trump's campaign pledge to weaken landmark Obama-era water rules long opposed by some developers, farmers and oil, gas, and...

Lawsuit filed over Trump plans for offshore drilling tests

Dec. 11, 2018 4:58 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Environmental groups sued the Trump administration Tuesday over offshore drilling tests, launching a legal fight against a proposal that has drawn bipartisan opposition along the Atlantic Coast. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Charleston, South Carolina, claims the National...

Hawk that lived for days with arrow in leg euthanized

Dec. 10, 2018 7:31 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A red-tailed hawk spotted in the Twin Cities with an arrow lodged in one of its legs has died despite efforts to save its life. The hawk was first reported on Nov. 30, and it continued to fly with the arrow in its leg. It was finally captured Wednesday but the University of Minnesota's...

Plan would keep about 1,000 bears in northwest Montana

Dec. 10, 2018 7:04 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife commissioners adopted a grizzly bear conservation plan Monday that would maintain the largest population of the bruins in the Lower 48 at roughly current numbers even if the species loses its federal protections. The plan sets a target of at least 800 grizzlies...

Mountain Home graduate honored as top wildlife officer in US

Dec. 10, 2018 1:06 AM EST

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — A Mountain Home High School graduate was recently honored as one of the top wildlife officers in the nation. Missouri Department of Conservation Agent Andy Barnes, a 1998 graduate of MHHS, was named the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies' 2018 Colonel Bob...

Landmark environmental protections being rolled back

Dec. 8, 2018 12:33 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — One after another, landmark U.S. protections for climate, air and land are in the crosshairs of the Trump administration as his agency leaders move past early fumbles and scandals to start delivering on a succession of promised environmental rollbacks. On Thursday, the Interior Department...

Senate passes bill making it easier to kill sea lions

Dec. 7, 2018 7:19 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A bill that would make it easier to kill sea lions that feast on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River has cleared the U.S. Senate. State wildlife managers say rebounding numbers of sea lions are eating more salmon than ever and their appetites are undermining billions of dollars of...

US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

Dec. 6, 2018 8:38 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling, mining and other activities that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird species across millions of acres in the American West. Land management documents released...

The Latest: Nevada Democratic Sen. critical of grouse plan

Dec. 6, 2018 8:24 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's efforts to ease drilling restrictions that were put in place to protect a declining bird species (all times local): 6:15 p.m. U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada is sharply criticizing the Trump administration's new move to ease...

Amazon workers treated after bear repellent releases fumes

Dec. 5, 2018 9:01 PM EST

ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. (AP) — An automated machine punctured a can of bear repellent at an Amazon warehouse in New Jersey on Wednesday, releasing fumes that sickened workers and sent two dozen to hospitals, officials said. An Amazon representative said that as of 8 p.m., all of the impacted employees have been...