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  • West Virginia DNR wildlife chief steps down

    Curtis Taylor has stepped down as the Division of Natural Resources' wildlife chief. The Charleston Gazette (http://bit.ly/1Gh4dGb) reports Taylor retired Monday. He had headed the wildlife section for 14 years and was a DNR employee since 1979....
  • Project keeps eye on snowy owls in Wisconsin

    Snowy owls are rock stars of the animal kingdom. They are handsome. They are relatively rare. They are impressive hunters. They eat rodents. They are a little mysterious. "When it comes to charismatic wildlife, they are right at the top," said David...
  • Illinois hires firm to evaluate shuttered Eagle Creek Resort

    Documents show Illinois has a nearly $130,000 contract with a Chicago engineering firm to evaluate the closed, taxpayer-owned Eagle Creek Resort on Lake Shelbyville. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises (http://bit.ly/1F9slHf ) newspapers reports...
  • Water conservation weakening as California drought worsens

    SAN JOSE, Calif. California is heading into the fourth summer of a historic drought, but when it comes to conserving water, its urban residents are going backward. State officials are mulling tougher water restrictions, but critics say the new rules...
  • Gov. Wolf's prepared remarks on proposed 2015-16 budget

    Remarks as prepared for delivery by Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday, outlining his proposal for Pennsylvania's 2015-16 budget. ___ Lt. Gov. Stack; Speaker Turzai; President Scarnati; Leader Corman; Leader Costa; Leader Reed; Leader Dermody; members of the...
  • Democrats grill DNR secretary over budget proposals

    Democratic legislators took the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources leader to task Tuesday, saying budget proposals that would halt state land purchases, strip the agency board's powers and slash tax support for state parks would hurt conservation...
  • Virginia farmers eligible for $3 million to reduce pollutant runoff

    Virginia farmers eligible for $3 million to reduce pollutant runoff
    Runoff from farmland has been called the largest source of pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. Now Virginia farmers will be able to use about $3 million in federal and state funds during the next four years to cover nearly all the cost of increased fencing...
  • Removing dams on the Fox River will increase number of fish species

    The Fox River is in much better shape than 50 years ago when "the Fox" — an anonymous environmental activist — would plug sewer outlets going into the river and call out companies throwing pollutants into it. Today, the Fox River provides...
  • Hundreds of illicit oil wastewater pits found in Kern County

    Hundreds of illicit oil wastewater pits found in Kern County
    Water officials in Kern County discovered that oil producers have been dumping chemical-laden wastewater into hundreds of unlined pits that are operating without proper permits. Inspections completed this week by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality...
  • Bay ice challenges commerce, navigation and fishing

    Bay ice challenges commerce, navigation and fishing
    Sheets of ice up to a foot thick in the Chesapeake Bay have beached small boats and fishermen, hampered operations at the port of Baltimore and kept one Coast Guard cutter busy tending to stranded islanders for more than a week amid the worst freeze in...
  • Maryland rockfish poacher could face federal prison sentence

    Maryland rockfish poacher could face federal prison sentence
    On Friday, two men with a fondness for Maryland's Tilghman Island will gather for a hearing in a wood-paneled federal courtroom in downtown Baltimore. Seated at the bench will be Judge Richard D. Bennett, who has a painting of the Knapps Narrows channel...