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  • Wisconsin schools get money for energy efficiency

    By Associated Press

    More Wisconsin school districts have begun to take advantage of a change in state law allowing them to borrow money to help fund energy efficient projects. Published July 28, 2014

  • Eagle freed after rescue from fire

    By Associated Press

    Volunteers from the Bird Treatment and Learning Center in Anchorage have released a young bald eagle that was injured in a fire. Published July 28, 2014

  • Sea star disease strikes Washington marine centers

    By Associated Press

    The disease wreaking havoc on wild sea star populations on the West Coast has struck captive collections on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. Published July 28, 2014

  • W.Va. water company to give treatment plant tours

    By Associated Press

    A water company whose Charleston treatment plant was contaminated by a coal-cleaning agent in January is holding public tours next week. Published July 28, 2014

  • Michigan residents asked to respect rattlesnakes

    By Associated Press

    In light of a recent incident at an Ann Arbor botanical garden, Michigan naturalists have asked residents to respect the local rattlesnake population. Published July 28, 2014

  • NJ court: Polluters can file court claims earlier

    By Associated Press

    Polluters in New Jersey won't have to wait for an environmental review and remediation action to be completed before they can file court claims to get others to share in the cleanup, New Jersey's Supreme Court ruled in a decision released Monday. Published July 28, 2014

  • Illinois coal exports dip in 2013 after sharp rise

    By Associated Press

    Illinois coal exports have risen sharply in recent years, even as its high sulfur content limits its demand in the U.S. Published July 28, 2014

  • Texas agencies to crack down on illegal water use

    By Associated Press

    Increased enforcement efforts will soon begin to prevent people from illegally drawing water from Central Texas lakes and the lower Colorado River. Published July 28, 2014

  • Denali planning for temporary ban on pet goats

    By Associated Press

    The superintendent of Denali National Park and Preserve plans to temporarily ban certain pets after a local resident was cited for hiking on park trails with his pet goat this summer. Published July 28, 2014

  • Chemical exposure reported at Pa. recycling plant

    By Associated Press

    Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say five people were taken to the hospital after exposure to some kind of chemical at a recycling plant. Published July 28, 2014

  • Officials address Big Island hunting concerns

    By Associated Press

    Officials are trying to balance conservation with access to hunting grounds as a federal agency prepares a plan for designating 19,000 acres of critical habitat in North Kona. Published July 28, 2014

  • Rule aims to help clear air around Grand Canyon

    By FELICIA FONSECA - Associated Press

    The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and could close in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon. Published July 28, 2014

  • Osprey study looks for pollutants in birds

    By Associated Press

    Researchers are using blood samples from osprey to determine whether pollutants from industrial sources are contaminating the birds' food supply along Montana's Yellowstone River. Published July 28, 2014

  • GA wildlife refuge managers move nuisance gators

    By Associated Press

    Managers of a coastal Georgia wildlife refuge say they've had to relocate several alligators after repeated interactions with humans who feed them. Published July 28, 2014

  • Officials: Pine beetle infestation not over yet

    By LISA BAUMANN - Associated Press

    While the mountain pine beetle epidemic has passed its peak, Montana forestry officials said Monday it's not over yet. Published July 28, 2014

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