Natural Resource Management

Shark attack confirmed in 1 of 2 bites off Fire Island

Jul 20, 2018

Officials confirm one of two children bitten in the leg off New York's Fire Island was bitten by a shark

In reversal, Pentagon now says it backs GOP measure on birds

Jul 19, 2018

In an abrupt reversal, the Pentagon now says it supports a Republican proposal in a defense policy bill to bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from using the Endangered Species Act to protect two chicken-like birds in the western half of the U.S.

Flint water crisis prompts call for more federal oversight

Jul 19, 2018

A federal watchdog is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems nationally and respond more quickly to public health emergencies such as the lead-in-the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Republicans block bid to extend election security grants

Jul 19, 2018

GOP-led House eliminates new funding for election security grants to states as Democrats object

Rivers dry and fields dust, Iranian farmers turn to protest

Jul 19, 2018

Farmers in central Iran turn to protests as drought, government mismanagement of water destroy their livelihoods

US eases Obama-era coal ash pollution rules for utilities

Jul 19, 2018

The Trump administration is easing rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 coal-fired power plants across the U.S. after utilities objected to the regulations adopted under former President Barack Obama

Pentagon objects to GOP rider blocking protection of birds

Jul 18, 2018

The Pentagon is objecting to a Republican rider in a defense policy bill that would bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from protecting two chicken-like birds in the West and Southwest under the Endangered Species Act

3 suspected in Czech Republic of killing, trading in tigers

Jul 18, 2018

3 suspected in Czech Republic of killing, trading in critically endangered tigers

Judge asked to keep public away from ex-nuke weapons plant

Jul 18, 2018

Environmentalists and community activists are trying to persuade a judge that the public might not be safe on a Colorado wildlife refuge that used to be a buffer zone around a nuclear weapons plant

Indonesia mob kills hundreds of crocodiles after man dies

Jul 16, 2018

A mob has slaughtered nearly 300 crocodiles at a breeding ground in Indonesia's West Papua province in retaliation for the death of a local man

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