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Company slows work on controversial Utah tar sands project

Company slows work on controversial Utah tar sands project

SALT LAKE CITY — Environmentalists are celebrating after the Canadian company behind a controversial Utah tar sands development announced it's scaling back work on its project.

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Groups file suit to keep goats out of La Sal Mountains

Groups file suit to keep goats out of La Sal Mountains

SALT LAKE CITY — Plant protection groups are suing the U.S. Forest Service, saying mountain goats released in the La Sal Mountains in southeast Utah are damaging rare species of plants.

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Officials: Pine beetle epidemic slowing, but not yet over

Officials: Pine beetle epidemic slowing, but not yet over

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — State and federal officials say the mountain pine beetle epidemic is slowing but still continuing in the Black Hills.

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Governor gets support for mine spill Superfund listing

Governor gets support for mine spill Superfund listing

DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper says he believes there is enough support to get a Superfund listing following the Gold King Mine spill.

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New Mexico couple: Woman posed as humane worker, stole dog

RIO COMMUNITIES, N.M. — A New Mexico couple says a woman posing as an Animal Humane employee threatened them with jail and stole one of their dogs.

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Zoo workers cruise to Antarctica before penguin center opens

Zoo workers cruise to Antarctica before penguin center opens

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — Eighteen Detroit Zoo employees are on a privately funded cruise to Antarctica this week ahead of the opening of the zoo's new $29.5 million Polk Penguin Conservation Center.

February 05, 2016 4:16 am Related Loading…
Report: Great Lakes states need $80B for water, sewer fixes

Report: Great Lakes states need $80B for water, sewer fixes

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Federal regulators say nearly $80 billion is needed over the next 20 years to reduce sewage overflows and protect drinking water in the Great Lakes region.

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Judge rejects plea agreement for accused deer poacher

JACKSON, Wyo. — A Circuit Court judge has rejected a plea agreement for a man accused of killing a trophy deer in a Jackson Hole residential neighborhood.

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Animal rights group protests cowboy monkey

Animal rights group protests cowboy monkey

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An animal rights group wants "Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey" pulled from a weekend rodeo in St. Paul.

February 04, 2016 7:45 am Related Loading…
Snyder calls for $30M in state help for Flint water bills

Snyder calls for $30M in state help for Flint water bills

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislative leaders said Wednesday they are open to spending $30 million to help pay the water bills of Flint residents facing an emergency over a lead-contaminated water supply, though a top Democrat said the proposed state funding should be doubled.

February 03, 2016 3:21 pm Related Loading…
Snyder calls for $30M in state help for Flint water bills

Snyder calls for $30M in state help for Flint water bills

Gov. Rick Snyder announces a request for $30 million in the 2016-17 state budget as a refund to Flint residents for water bills from April 2014 to April 2016 in relation to the Flint water crisis during a press conference at the Flint & Genesee County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Fe…

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Scientists map bedbug genome

Scientists have traced fragments of the bedbugs' DNA through the subway system.

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Scientists map bedbug genome

Scientists have traced fragments of the bedbugs' DNA through the subway system.

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New nests for endangered bird installed at Point Mugu

OXNARD, Calif. — Girl Scouts helped biologists carry nests made from palm fronds into the marsh wetlands at Naval Base Ventura County, hoping to lure an endangered bird to make its home there.

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Arizona man arrested in Nevada for allegedly killing eagles

Arizona man arrested in Nevada for allegedly killing eagles

RENO, Nev. — A 30-year-old Arizona man has been arrested in Nevada on charges accusing him of killing two federally protected golden eagles and illegally possessing more than 120 eagle and hawk feathers.

February 02, 2016 12:17 pm Related Loading…
Punctured train engine leaks fuel at Idaho rail yard

Punctured train engine leaks fuel at Idaho rail yard

POCATELLO, Idaho — A punctured train engine leaked 3,500 gallons of diesel fuel at an Idaho rail yard before emergency crews could contain the leak.

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Seattle group asks USDA to investigate elephant's death

Seattle group asks USDA to investigate elephant's death

SEATTLE — A Seattle-based group is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate the recent death of an Asian elephant at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

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Trap and tag project underway to deal with urban coyotes

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A new effort to deal with urban coyotes is underway in Milwaukee County.

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State tells southwest Ohio water plants to reduce phosphorus

State tells southwest Ohio water plants to reduce phosphorus

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Two large wastewater plants in southwestern Ohio are appealing an order to reduce how much phosphorus is released into a tributary of the Ohio River.

January 31, 2016 9:24 am Related Loading…

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