| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Nearly $2 million in federal grants have been awarded to protect and restore wetlands on the Eastern Shore, including a portion to enhance wildlife habitat on a 950-acre former bird sanctuary whose owner just donated the development rights to the state....
| Jan 10, 2012
| 7:38 PM
Thousands of people attended a memorial service Tuesday to honor the life of slain park ranger Margaret Anderson.
Anderson was shot and killed at Mount Rainier National Park on New Year’s Day. Her suspected killer, Benjamin Colton Barnes, was a...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 3:20 PM
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he's ordered park officials to fix a paraphrased quote chiseled into the new Martin Luther King Memorial on the National Mall.
Salazar told the Washington Post on Friday that National Park officials have 30 days to...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 2:56 PM
A truncated quote carved into a Washington memorial to slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. that drew criticism for not reflecting the spirit of his full remarks will be corrected, the Interior Department said on Friday.
| Jan 16, 2012
| 4:04 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The nation pauses Monday to remember the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights icon who would have turned 83 this year had a bullet not cut short his life.
President Barack Obama will mark the holiday with a service project at...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 12:05 PM
The United States is banning the importation of four species of snakes and their eggs, the Interior Department announced Tuesday.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the ban -- which covers the Burmese python, the northern and southern African...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 10:22 AM
Below is the full text, as prepared, of Governor Brown’s State of the State Address given on January 18th, 2012.
As required by the state constitution, I am reporting to you this morning on the condition of our state.
Putting it as simply as...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 12:20 PM
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is asking the Obama administration to explain why federal authorities haven't cracked down on the Occupy D.C. protesters camped out in a federal park downtown.
In a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, the chairman of...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 7:37 AM
Companies considering building wind farms off Virginia’s coast will likely be asked next month to submit proposals to the federal government.
The plan, stated during a conference call Tuesday by Tommy Beaudreau, director of the U.S. Bureau of Ocean...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 7:32 AM
U.S. Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner, both Virginia Democrats, again asked the Obama administration to open the state’s coast to oil and natural gas exploration.
In a letter Friday to Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar, the pair said that...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 10:15 PM
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is blowing into B'more Thursday to announce the Obama administration's latest move to boost development of industrial-scale wind energy projects off the mid-Atlantic coast. He'll be joined at the World Trade Center in the...