| Oct 8, 2012
President Obama will be reaching out to voters Monday in a remote corner of California when he dedicates the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument, underscoring their growing importance in presidential politics....
| Oct 17, 2012
The federal courthouse on Spring Street downtown--site of the first ruling that public school segregation was unconstitutional--was declared a national landmark Wednesday by the Interior secretary....
| May 28, 2009
Visitors have not been allowed to climb up into the Statue of Liberty since Sept. 11, 2001. But that will change July 4, and Wednesday, the National Park Service offered the media a sneak preview of the panorama from the monument's crown.
There are 354...
| Jan 20, 2010
| 5:08 PM
Hoping to halt a slithering invasion of giant exotic snakes, federal officials said Wednesday that they want to ban all imports of Burmese pythons, the adaptable constrictor that is threatening the Everglades' balance of species.
Eight other types of...
| Sep 30, 2010
The Obama administration is set to release new rules for offshore oil drillers as it prepares to lift a ban on deepwater drilling.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is expected to announce the new rules, including some that address workplace safety, at a...
| Jan 21, 2010
| 5:35 PM
U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's ode to the "majestic" wild horse, and his description of how the federal government must manage its population in his Jan. 14 Times Op-Ed article, comes across to the average reader as a reasonable and sympathetic...
| Jan 24, 2010
The National Academies of Sciences on Sunday begins a series of meetings examining whether the federal government should lift or modify limits on pumping from California's delta, restrictions farmers blame for a water shortage that has left once-fertile...
| Jul 5, 2009
NEW YORK -- Erica Breder, a first-generation American, stood mesmerized inside the Statue of Liberty's crown. Out one window, the statue's massive arm and golden torch rose above her. Hundreds of feet below early Saturday, the blue, sparkling waters of...
| Sep 22, 2009
U.S. Sen. David Vitter is urging the Obama administration not to delay opening up more offshore areas to oil and natural gas drilling.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is reviewing a sweeping blueprint for expanded offshore drilling proposed in the final...
| May 19, 2010
Scientists are anxiously awaiting signals about where a massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico may be heading, while containment of the looming environmental catastrophe proves elusive.
With fears growing that the gushing well could spread damage from...
| May 20, 2010
An environmental group says it will sue unless Interior Secretary Ken Salazar orders a new study of how major offshore oil spills could affect endangered species - and halts all pending activity until that is done.
Miyoko Sakashita (mee-OH-koh sah-KAHSH-...