August 19, 2018 - 6:07 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Climate change could be to blame for the collapse of bird populations in the desert along the Nevada-California border, scientists said. The number of bird species has fallen by an average of 43 percent over the past century at survey sites across an area larger than New York state...
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This photo provided by the National Park Service shows a large sinkhole at the Kilauea Overlook intersection inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Slowing activity at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is prompting scientists to downgrade their alert level for the mountain. (Janice Wei/National Park Service via AP
August 17, 2018 - 11:33 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Slowing activity at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has prompted scientists on Friday to downgrade their alert level for the mountain. The U.S. Geological Survey issued a "watch" for Kilauea's ground hazards, down from a "warning." But scientists say this doesn't mean the eruption, which...
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August 06, 2018 - 5:01 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has thrown out two key permits for the Atlantic Coast pipeline. Environmental groups say the ruling Monday by a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals means construction should be halted on the 600-mile natural gas pipeline. The...
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July 26, 2018 - 1:34 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A dispute over acts of Congress in 1906 and 1937 has put the Trump administration in court — and into the unusual position of supporting a proclamation by former President Barack Obama. Contrary to President Donald Trump's numerous efforts to shred Obama's legacy, U.S. Justice...
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July 13, 2018 - 10:30 am
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A group is encouraging people living near several Revolutionary War battlefields in South Carolina to maintain a rural setting surrounding the sites. The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported that more than 1,000 landowners near three sites have been contacted to see if...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2015, file photo, a pipeline carries water drawn from wells in the San Bernardino National Forest, Calif. Nestle has been offered a three-year permit to keep taking millions of gallons of water from Southern California's San Bernardino National Forest, but with new restrictions designed to keep a creek flowing for other uses. The offer announced Wednesday, June 27, 2018, by the U.S. Forest Service allows the maker of Arrowhead bottled water to continue piping water from the Strawberry Creek watershed as it has done for decades. (Jay Calderon/The Desert Sun via AP, File)
June 27, 2018 - 9:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. officials offered Nestle, the maker of Arrowhead bottled water, a three-year permit on Wednesday to keep taking millions of gallons of water from a national forest in Southern California — but with new restrictions designed to keep a creek flowing for other uses. The offer...
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June 26, 2018 - 10:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is adding a live concert on the South Lawn to its annual Fourth of July celebration. The 90-minute event is made possible by a partnership between the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation. It will feature performances by artists Sara Evans,...
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FILE - In a July 29, 2007 file photo, a whitetail deer stops while grazing behind a cannon at dawn on the battlefield at Manassas National Battlefield park in Manassas, Va. The National Park Service on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, announced the discovery of the remains of two Civil War soldiers buried among a batch of severed limbs at Manassas National Battlefield. The soldiers' remains will be buried later this year at Arlington National cemetery near the nation's capital. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP, File)
June 20, 2018 - 4:39 pm
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Researchers have discovered the remains of two Civil War soldiers buried among a batch of severed limbs on a northern Virginia battlefield. The National Park Service on Wednesday announced the discoveries at Manassas National Battlefield Park. The park service says it's the first...
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Most of the Kapoho area including the tide pools is now covered in fresh lava with few properties still intact as the Kilauea Volcano lower east rift zone eruption continues on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii. (AP Photo/LE Baskow)
June 07, 2018 - 10:11 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Lava from the Kilauea volcano that flowed into Kapoho Bay has created nearly a mile of new land and officials with the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday the flow is still very active and there's no way to know when the eruption will end or if more lava-spewing vents will open...
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This August 17, 2017 file photo shows Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk speaking at an event marking a conservation agreement for a former mining site just north of the park in Jardine, Mont. Wenk on Friday, June 1, 2018, announced he plans to retire next March. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
June 07, 2018 - 6:21 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park's superintendent said Thursday that he's being forced out in an apparent "punitive action" following disagreements with the Trump administration over how many bison the park can sustain, a longstanding source of conflict between park officials and...
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