Tag: Environment

New Mexico goes to court over slow cleanup at US nuclear lab

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico is going after the federal government for failing to make progress on cleaning up contamination left behind by decades...

Incomplete polar bear survey halts Alaska oil search bid

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Alaska Native corporation that was hoping to receive a federal permit to look for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife...

Food fight: Meat-free school meals spark furor in France

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LE PECQ, France — By taking meat off the menu at school canteens, the ecologist mayor of one of France's most famously gastronomic cities...

2 giraffes in Kenya park electrocuted by power lines

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NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya’s wildlife agency says two giraffes were electrocuted on Sunday when they walked into low-lying electric power transmission lines that pass...

Louisiana challenges California ban on alligator products

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NEW ORLEANS — In the Trump administration’s last days, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed a change to rules protecting alligators - a...

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake in rural Oklahoma at Kansas border

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MANCHESTER, Okla. — An estimated magnitude 4.2 earthquake was recorded Friday in a rural area along Oklahoma's border with Kansas, according to the U.S....

Malnourished, neglected horses up for adoption after seizure

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MONTVILLE, Conn. — Eight malnourished and neglected horses seized by the state last year from a Connecticut farm are being made available for adoption,...

Agency to take action on fracking ban near Delaware River

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WEST TRENTON, N.J. — A regulatory agency that’s responsible for the water supply for more than 13 million people is poised to take final...

South Carolina considers breaking up public health agency

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina's public health workers have been tasked with keeping the state safe for 143 years, ever since lawmakers created a...

Proposed Indiana highway’s preferred route expected in fall

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JASPER, Ind. — The preferred route of a proposed highway that would run from the Ohio River to Interstate 69 in southern Indiana is...