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  • Endangered butterfly lives on Lewis-McChord firing range

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — An undeveloped stretch of native prairie in south Puget Sound offers one of the few habitats in the world where a two-inch colorful checkered …


  • Industry takes aim at AP ethanol investigation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Associated Press investigation, which found that ethanol hasn’t lived up to some of the government’s clean-energy promises, is drawing a fierce response from the ethanol …


  • Pope Francis urges protection of nature, weak

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged princes, presidents, sheiks and thousands of ordinary people gathered for his installation Mass on Tuesday to protect the environment, the weakest and the …


  • Feds: Warming imperils wolverines

    BILLINGS, Mont. — The tenacious wolverine, a snow-loving carnivore sometimes called the “mountain devil,” is being added to the list of species threatened by climate change — a dubious distinction …


  • Conservationists team up with ranchers, loggers

    FRIANT, Calif. (AP) — Two cowboys on horses pushed cattle across an expanse of golden hills overgrown with tall grasses and oak trees, up an unpaved road toward another pasture. …


  • APNewsBreak: Feds funnel millions into Gulf Coast

    HOUSTON (AP) — Days before a newly formed council focuses on long-term Gulf of Mexico cleanup, a report released to The Associated Press shows that one federal agency has committed …


  • Grizzly managers look toward bear hunts in Rockies

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Trophy grizzly bear hunts are under consideration for the Northern Rockies in the surest sign yet that more than 30 years of federal protection for the …


  • Grizzly managers look toward hunts in Rockies

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — With bear-human conflicts on the rise, wildlife managers in the Northern Rockies are laying the groundwork for trophy hunts for grizzlies in anticipation of the government …


  • Bill to give hunters, fishermen more land access

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sportsmen might soon have more access to federal lands and be able to bring home as trophies 41 polar bears killed in Canada before the government started …


  • AP IMPACT: NYC flood protection won’t be easy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Inside tunnels threading under a Houston medical campus, 100 submarine doors stand ready to block invading floodwaters. Before commuters in Bangkok can head down into the …


  • Idaho falconers channel history, hunt with raptors

    KUNA, Idaho (AP) — Gary Moon releases “Laser,” his young prairie falcon, as the sun’s first rays set southern Idaho’s desert horizon ablaze. The two-pound female, a tiny radio transmitter …


  • US, Mexico sign rules on sharing Colorado River

    CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — The United States and Mexico on Tuesday signed a pact for new rules on sharing water from the Colorado River, capping a five-year effort on how …


  • World Food Prize activities attract Occupy protest

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It’s difficult to argue with the goals of the World Food Prize Foundation — to recognize people who have helped improve the quality and availability …


  • Gas drilling protests held in US, other countries

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Demonstrators in the United States and other countries protested Saturday against the natural gas drilling process known as fracking that they say threatens public health and the …


  • Former EPA Administrator Russell Train dies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Russell Train, a leading American conservationist who helped craft some of the nation’s enduring environmental laws, died Monday at age 92. EPA …


  • Former EPA Administrator Russell Train dies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Russell Train, a leading American conservationist who helped craft some of the nation’s enduring environmental laws, died Monday at age 92. EPA …


  • Twin typhoons raise fears in disaster-prone NKorea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Twin typhoons renewed fears of a humanitarian crisis in North Korea, where poor drainage, widespread deforestation and crumbling infrastructure can turn even a routine rainstorm …

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