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  • California mulls wolf listing amid hunts elsewhere

    By SCOTT SMITH - Associated Press

    While much of the country has relaxed rules on killing gray wolves, California will consider protecting the species after a lone wolf from Oregon raised hopes the animals would repopulate their historic habitat in the Golden State. Published April 16, 2014

  • BLM criticized for selling horses for slaughter

    By MEAD GRUVER - Associated Press

    The Bureau of Land Management rounded up a horse herd that roamed for decades on federal land in northwest Wyoming and handed the horses over to Wyoming officials. They, in turn, sold the herd to the highest bidder, a Canadian slaughterhouse. Published April 16, 2014

  • NC governor proposes new coal ash plan after spill

    By MICHAEL BIESECKER and GARY D. ROBERTSON - Associated Press

    North Carolina's governor says he will propose new legislation aimed at strengthening government oversight of coal ash dumps following the massive spill at a Duke Energy plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge. Published April 16, 2014

  • Environmental groups slam Pa. smog proposal as lax

    By MICHAEL RUBINKAM - Associated Press

    Environmental groups say Pennsylvania's federally mandated plan to reduce smog would allow coal-fired power plants to emit more pollution than they do now. Published April 16, 2014

  • Portland plans reservoir flush after teen cited

    By STEVEN DUBOIS - Associated Press

    Portland officials are once again preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because someone urinated in a city reservoir. Published April 16, 2014

  • Olympia port board continues small-city program

    By Associated Press

    A division of the Port of Olympia has reversed course and voted to leave in place a program that provides economic assistance to area communities, at least through the end of the year. Published April 16, 2014

  • Vermont's largest hospital seeks 128 new rooms

    By Associated Press

    Vermont's largest hospital wants to construct a new building that would contain 128 private patient rooms. Published April 16, 2014

  • SC could buy some alternative-fuel school buses

    By SEANNA ADCOX - Associated Press

    A state budget proposal approved Wednesday would provide new buses that run on alternative fuel to South Carolina school districts willing to foot some of the bill, as part of efforts to get decades-old, polluting school buses off the road. Published April 16, 2014

  • Heineman signs Neb. water sustainability bill

    By GRANT SCHULTE - Associated Press

    Gov. Dave Heineman signed a bill Wednesday designed to help Nebraska prepare for floods, water shortages and water quality problems. Published April 16, 2014

  • Court rules for environmentalists in water fight

    By PAUL ELIAS - Associated Press

    An appeals court said Wednesday that federal officials should have consulted wildlife agencies about potential harm to a tiny, threatened fish before issuing contracts for water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Published April 16, 2014

  • Branstad awards funds to 2 renewable fuel sites

    By Associated Press

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has awarded grants to two fueling sites in an effort to expand access higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. Published April 14, 2014

  • Heitkamp finds identity as Obama energy critic

    By HENRY C. JACKSON - Associated Press

    President Barack Obama's energy policies lack "consistency." His rhetoric may be all-of-the-above but that is "not what we see." Published April 13, 2014

  • News from around Wisconsin at 5:29 a.m. CDT

    By Associated Press

    The University of Wisconsin System finished the first three quarters of fiscal year 2013-14 with more than $1.7 billion on hand and should finish the year with about $1.1 billion left over, according to new data released Thursday. Published April 10, 2014

  • Nebraska senator proposes 'mountain lion' plates

    By Associated Press

    Nebraska is one step closer to honoring veterans on license plates, and some lawmakers looked seriously Wednesday at giving mountain lions the same recognition. Published April 9, 2014

  • Neb. water sustainability bill sent to final vote

    By GRANT SCHULTE - Associated Press

    A bill designed to prepare Nebraska for floods, water shortages and water quality problems was sent Tuesday to a final vote in the Legislature. Published April 8, 2014

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