Natural Resource Management

Moving US land agency west brings praise, prompts questions

Jul 16, 2019

The Trump administration's plan to move the government's largest land management office from Washington to the West is prompting a mix of praise, criticism and questions

California asks US to end plan to drop rat poison on islands

Jul 10, 2019

Federal wildlife officials were urged Wednesday to withdraw a proposal to drop 1.5 tons of rat poison on remote islands off the coast of California to kill a mice infestation until it addresses questions on the impact to wildlife

Parts of southern India facing acute water shortage

Jul 8, 2019

With the government able to meet only 40% of the water requirement, millions are depending on water tank trucks in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu because of a shortage caused by drying lakes and depleted groundwater

Reptile invasion: Florida agency encourages killing iguanas

Jul 3, 2019

Non-native iguanas are multiplying so rapidly in South Florida that a state wildlife agency is encouraging people to kill them

Changes to lobster fishery to help whales might arrive 2021

Jun 27, 2019

Changes to the Maine lobster fishery designed to help a critically endangered species of whale might arrive in 2021 after a lengthy rulemaking process

Coal train derails into Great Dismal Swamp wildlife refuge

Jun 26, 2019

A coal train has derailed into the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia

Minnesota appeals court orders hearing on PolyMet permit

Jun 25, 2019

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

NJ failing to put out required pollution reports, AP finds

Jun 25, 2019

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 Latest: Area bodies found common for illegal crossings

Jun 24, 2019

A spokesman for a Texas sheriff's department says the bodies of a woman in her early 20s, a toddler and two infants were found in an area of South Texas near the Mexican border that is a common route for migrants entering the country illegally

Ukrainian worker dies in Poland after employer abandons him

Jun 24, 2019

A Ukrainian man who fainted on the job in a workshop in Poland was found dead in a forest after his employer left him there rather than call an ambulance

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