Environment And Nature

Agency says mining near Okefenokee poses 'substantial risks'

Jul 19, 2019

The federal agency that manages the vast wildlife refuge in the Okefenokee Swamp says a private company's plan to mine minerals near the swamp edge could pose "substantial risks" to the environment

Giant Hawaii telescope to focus on big unknowns of universe

Jul 19, 2019

Scientists are expected to explore fundamental questions about the universe when they use a giant new telescope planned for the summit of Hawaii's tallest mountain

Nevada: Feds should restudy seismic risk at nuke dump site

Jul 18, 2019

Nevada's governor and congressional delegation say recent earthquakes should make the U.S. Energy Department look again at seismic risks at a site eyed as the place to bury the nation's nuclear waste

The Latest: Construction gear nears Hawaii telescope protest

Jul 17, 2019

Hawaii officials have closed the highway leading to the access road where protesters have gathered in opposition of telescope construction on a mountain some consider sacred

Georgia beachgoers help pilot whales from stranding on shore

Jul 17, 2019

Beachgoers in Georgia help keep dozens of pilot whales from stranding themselves on the shore

Scientists find new way to kill disease-carrying mosquitoes

Jul 17, 2019

Scientists develop new way to kill disease-carrying mosquitoes

Mail carrier convicted in scheme to deliver pot packages

Jul 17, 2019

A postal service worker has been convicted of intercepting packages of marijuana and delivering them to a drug dealer in return for cash payments

The Latest: Crews following whales after Georgia strandings

Jul 17, 2019

Crews keep close watch on 30 pilot whales off Georgia coast a day after animals nearly became stranded on shore

Hawaii protesters vow 'prolonged struggle' against telescope

Jul 16, 2019

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the base of Hawaii's tallest mountain to protest the construction of a giant telescope on land that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred

Moving US land agency west brings praise, prompts questions

Jul 16, 2019

The Trump administration's plan to move the government's largest land management office from Washington to the West is prompting a mix of praise, criticism and questions

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