Natural Resource Management

From tusks to tails, nations eye trade in endangered species

Aug 17, 2019

Representatives of more than 180 nations are meeting to agree on protections for vulnerable species, taking up issues such as the trade in ivory and the demand for shark fin soup that is decimating shark populations

Officers stake out 2 airports, nab accused turtle trafficker

Aug 16, 2019

An investigation involving two of the world's biggest airports and hundreds of turtles has led to federal charges against a man accused of illegally shipping the reptiles to China

Newark handing out bottled water as lead levels test high

Aug 12, 2019

Some Newark residents are getting bottled water after elevated lead levels were found

Fighting fire with fire underused in US West despite goals

Aug 12, 2019

The practice of setting controlled blazes to lessen the impact of wildfires is not used in the West as frequently as officials would like

Union: Mulvaney comments confirm agency moves meant to cut

Aug 6, 2019

A federal employees union says recent comments by acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney confirm the Trump administration's "grand strategy" to cut the federal workforce by relocating agency offices out of Washington

Puffins fill up nesting islands this year despite challenges

Aug 5, 2019

One of the most beloved birds in Maine is having one of its most successful seasons for mating pairs in years on remote islands off the state's coast

Walruses appear early on Alaska shore as sea ice recedes

Aug 1, 2019

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says thousands of Pacific walruses have come to shore on the northwest coast of Alaska in their earliest appearance since sea ice has substantially receded

APNewsBreak: Senators to introduce bipartisan wildfire bill

Aug 1, 2019

Senators from California and Montana say they are working on a bipartisan bill aimed at protecting communities from devastating wildfires like the one that killed 85 people and destroyed much of the Northern California town of Paradise last year

US can't find files on investigation into nuclear arms plant

Jul 30, 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice says it has lost track of more than 60 boxes of documents from a criminal investigation into environmental violations at a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado

Cause of oilfield wastewater spills in North Dakota unknown

Jul 23, 2019

Health officials still doesn't know the cause of a pair of pipelines spills last week that leaked oilfield wastewater

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