TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal programs designed to make headway on some of the Great Lakes' most longstanding ecological problems, from harbors caked with toxic sludge to the threat of an Asian carp attack, would lose about 80 percent of their funding under a spending plan approved Tuesday by a Republican-controlled U.S. House panel .
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico company's hard-fought attempt to convert its cattle plant to a horse slaughterhouse was dealt a series of new blows Monday, with the state denying its wastewater permit and actor Robert Redford, former Gov. Bill Richardson and the state attorney general announcing plans to intervene in a lawsuit seeking to block a return to domestic horse slaughter.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Robert Redford and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on Monday joined the divisive debate against a return to domestic horse slaughter, announcing the formation of an animal protection foundation to fight the opening of plants in New Mexico and Iowa.
House Natural Resources Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee hearing on lands bills: H.R. 163, H.R. 361, H.R. 433, H.R. 706, H.R. 908, H.R. 930, H.R. 1025, and H.R. 1808. National Park Service Associate Director for Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Herbert C. Frost to testify.
IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of people were allowed to return to their homes in Southern California mountain communities near Palm Springs on Sunday, after firefighters aided by heavy rain made substantial progress against a week-old wildfire that has burned across 42 square miles and destroyed seven homes.
After decades of scrambling on the underside of California bridges to pluck endangered peregrine falcon chicks from ill-placed nests, inseminating female birds and releasing captive-raised fledglings, wildlife biologists have been so successful in bringing back the powerful raptors that they now threaten Southern California's endangered shorebird breeding sites.
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing, "Oversight of Army Corps of Engineers Water Management in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) and the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT) River Systems." South Atlantic Division Commander Brigadier General Donald E. (Ed) Jackson, Jr., Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy to testify.
In an interview with FuelFix, former Mexican President Vicente Fox said he's "optimistic" that Mexico's Congress will approve constitutional reforms that would open the nation's energy markets to outside investment.
Energy-conservation lobbying groups the Alliance to Save Energy and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy urged the Environmental Protection Agency to prioritize energy efficiency in its greenhouse-gas regulations at existing power plants, National Journal reports.
As the Obama administration moves closer to a final decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, time is running short for Canada to offer a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions as a bartering chip for the project's approval, Reuters reports.
The Senate's recent change to filibuster rules clears the path for President Obama's three nominees to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for confirmation, which would result in a 7-4 Democratic majority on the key court, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will finalize its rules limiting ship speed in certain regions of the Eastern Seaboard to prevent collisions with endangered North Atlantic right whales, The Hill reports.
The Environmental Integrity Project said in a report that the current boom in natural gas production from shale would eventually increase carbon-dioxide emissions in related industries by 91 million tons per year, E&E reports.
Power generated by the planned Hancock Wind project in Maine will be sold to Burlington Electric Department in Vermont, according to a deal announced Friday by wind farm operator First Wind, the Boston Globe reports.
Virginia has moved closer to its goal of setting up a research turbine on the Outer Continental Shelf off the state's coast to gather wind data, now that BOEM has found no competing interests in the area, Newsplex.com reports.
ConocoPhillips said Friday it will set aside more than half of its $16.7 billion budget next year for North American shale projects, adding that it expects to hit its production target of 1,600 barrels a day, Reuters reports.