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Black bear struck, killed on Connecticut highway

Jun. 26, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut environmental officials say a black bear has been struck and killed by a vehicle on a state highway. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection confirmed Wednesday that the bear was struck and killed on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Hamden. It is believed to...

Coal train derails into Great Dismal Swamp wildlife refuge

Jun. 26, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — A coal train has derailed into the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia. The derailment is still being cleaned up and has raised concerns about the impact on various forms of wildlife, including endangered species. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the derailment...

Divide between rural, urban Oregon is fueling climate fight

Jun. 26, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The divide in Oregon between the state's liberal cities and its conservative and economically depressed rural areas has made it fertile ground for the political crisis unfolding over a push by Democrats to enact sweeping climate legislation. Eleven Republican senators are entering the...

Coal train derails into Great Dismal Swamp wildlife refuge in Virginia; 36 cars went off tracks, cleanup underway

Jun. 26, 2019 2:41 PM EDT
SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — Coal train derails into Great Dismal Swamp wildlife refuge in Virginia; 36 cars went off tracks, cleanup underway.

Federal officials: Firefighters ready despite shutdown

Jun. 26, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Federal officials say they found ways to work through last winter's government shutdown to get prepared for wildfires in the central Rocky Mountain region and Black Hills. Representatives of the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Bureau of Land Management talked with Wyoming Gov. Mark...

Federal agency hears testimony on fate of gray wolves

Jun. 26, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Federal officials are weighing impassioned testimony from farmers, ranchers, hunters and wildlife advocates at the only public hearing in the country on the government's latest attempt to take gray wolves off the endangered and threatened species list. The proposal would return...

Minnesota appeals court orders hearing on PolyMet permit

Jun. 25, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A district court must determine if state environmental regulators improperly sought to suppress a federal agency's serious concerns about the pollution risks arising from a proposed copper-nickel mine in northern Minnesota, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. The St. Paul-based...

Missing 22-year-old boater's body found in Lake Salvador

Jun. 25, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

MARRERO, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities say a 22-year-old boater's body has been found, two days after he was reported missing. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says in a news release that agents found the body of Charles Moton of Marrero on Tuesday near where he went into Lake Salvador on...

NJ failing to put out required pollution reports, AP finds

Jun. 25, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's environmental regulators have failed for nearly a decade to meet a legal requirement they provide a detailed written accounting each year of enforcement actions against polluters of state waterways, the Associated Press has found. The Clean Water Enforcement Act requires...

Teen rescued after fall from Hoosier National Forest cliff

Jun. 25, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

ENGLISH, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say they rescued a teenager who survived falling 50-60 feet (15-18 meters) from a cliff at Hoosier National Forest in southern Indiana. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says two Conservation Officers responded to a report of a missing juvenile Monday night and...