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Land Environment

Drilling boom brings rising number of harmful waste spills

CROSSROADS, N.M. (AP) — Carl Johnson and son Justin are third- and fourth-generation ranchers who for decades have battled oilfield companies that left a patchwork of barren earth where the men graze cattle in the high plains of New Mexico. Blunt and profane, they stroll across a 1 1/2-acre …

September 07, 2015 6:00 pmLoading…

Endangered dragonflies, raised in captivity, being released

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Federally endangered dragonflies that have been raised in a laboratory over the past several years are being released at a forest preserve this week in Illinois, where scientists believe they'll be a good match with the small population still there.

July 17, 2015 5:51 pmLoading…

EPA investigating source of contaminated Kokomo groundwater

KOKOMO, Ind. — Officials with the federal Environmental Protection Agency have begun investigating the source of a potentially toxic chemical that's been leaking into Kokomo's groundwater.

June 28, 2015 8:46 amLoading…

Feds seek extra holding space for Western mustangs

Animal welfare activists slam feds for seeking holding space for wild horses.

August 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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