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GRAPHIC: The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union is running a campaign to speak out in support of a proposed clarification of EPA water rules under the Clean Water Act. Photo courtesy of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union.

DENVER - Groups like the American Farm Bureau Federation and other "big ag" organizations are protesting proposed federal rules that would redefine which bodies of water are regulated under the Clean Water Act. Among the exceptions to that protest are farmers represented by the Denver-based Rocky M ...Read More

PHOTO: The Hoosier Environmental Council says the reservoir that would be created by damming the West Fork White River would harm the environment and Indiana's recreation and tourism. Photo courtesy

INDIANAPOLIS – Environmental groups in Indiana warn there would be long-lasting impacts if the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir northeast of Indianapolis is constructed. Community leaders in Anderson want to build a dam on the West Fork White River that would create the reservoir, extending se ...Read More

PHOTO: A 'moth sheet' can be set up by anyone as a way to observe moth species. It's National Moth Week, and researchers are looking for white-lined sphinx moths in Montana. Photo courtesy of

DRUMMOND, Mont. - Student researchers from California's La Verne University are conducting studies under the darkness of the northwestern Montana night. They're tracking the white-lined sphinx month, commonly known to as the 'hummingbird moth.' Their work is being highlighted for National Moth Week, ...Read More

PHOTO: It's National Moth Week. The white-lined sphinx moth is commonly found in Wyoming at dusk. Photo credit: J. Pinta (Redline2200).

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Dig out the flashlights for a nighttime adventure to celebrate National Moth Week. It highlights the role moths play in the ecosystem. They're pollinators, and their caterpillars are food for other species. Scott Shaw is a professor and curator of the University of Wyoming Insect M ...Read More

PHOTO: Arizonans probably don't want summers to get 10 degrees hotter, but that's what will happen if climate change isn't dealt with in a meaningful way, according to the nonprofit environmental, information organization Climate Central. Photo courtesy of Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

PHOENIX – The nonprofit environmental, information organization Climate Central is projecting that Arizona's already extreme summer temperatures are going go get quite a bit hotter by the turn of the century, courtesy of climate change. Bernadette Woods Placky, a meteorologist with Climate Ce ...Read More

PHOTO: The narrow-headed garter snake and the northern Mexican garter snake, which live in Arizona and New Mexico, are now officially listed as threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.

TUCSON, Ariz. - Two snake species that call areas of Arizona and New Mexico home are now officially listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Colette Adkins Giese, an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity, says the narrow-headed garter snake and northern Mexican garter snak ...Read More

PHOTO: Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on June 28 that makes the California Red-Legged Frog the state's official amphibian. Photo credit: Jamie Bettaso.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Mark Twain made it famous, and now the California red-legged frog is about to become the state's official amphibian. Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation that recognizes the star of Twain's 1865 short story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." Dr. Kerry Kr ...Read More

PHOTO: The Nevada Department of Wildlife warns residents can expect more contact with deer, rattlesnakes, black bears and other animals as drought pushes wildlife into populated areas in search of food and water. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada's ongoing, severe drought is causing food shortages pushing wildlife closer to populated areas occupied by humans. Chris Healy with the Nevada Department of Wildlife says ultra-dry conditions are causing mule deer, elk, black bears, coyotes, and rattlesnakes to seek food ...Read More

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