TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Genetic material from an invasive fish called the Eurasian ruffe has been found in southern Lake Michigan for the first time, raising the possibility that it could migrate into the Mississippi River watershed and compete with native fish there, a scientist said Tuesday.
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., unveiled legislation that would double timber harvests from 2 million federal forests in Oregon, a plan that would not go as far as a House-passed bill, The Oregonian reports.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Abundant rain and snowfall have given the Great Lakes a boost this year, but it's too early to declare an end to slumping water levels that have plagued the inland seas since the late 1990s and made life miserable for cargo shippers and marina operators, federal scientists said Wednesday.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Scientists and government officials began a two-day meeting in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday to discuss ways of protecting and, hopefully, restoring severely degraded coral reefs in U.S. waters in the Caribbean and Pacific.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal agencies will provide better and more accessible information about matters such as long-term weather prospects and soil moisture levels under a program designed to help communities prepare for future droughts and respond more effectively when they happen, Obama administration officials said Thursday.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — U.S. officials on Thursday destroyed more than 6 tons of confiscated ivory tusks, carvings and jewelry — the bulk of the U.S. "blood ivory" stockpile — and urged other nations to follow suit to fight a $10 billion global trade that slaughters tens of thousands of elephants each year.
Speaker John Boehner, seeking to rebut charges of presiding over a "do-nothing" Republican-run House, cited passage of energy and Keystone XL pipeline bills as legislative achievements, McClatchy News reports.
Although China's new air defense zone was the hot topic, President Xi Jinping told reporters after meeting in Beijing with Vice President Joe Biden that he sees climate change and energy security as 'pronounced global challenges', Reuters reports.
Anti-fracking activists planned to file a deluge of last-minute comments on a New York State proposal to lift a moratorium on storing liquefied natural gas, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled a program that will let local utilities borrow money from USDA's Rural Utilities Service and re-loan it to consumers for home energy efficiency projects, the Des Moines Register reports.
The Colorado Oil & Gas Association filed a lawsuit against the Colorado towns of Fort Collins and Lafayette that recently voted to place bans on hydraulic fracturing within city limits, The Associated Press reports