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Conservation groups such as the Defenders of Wildlife are concerned about a lack of progress in reintroducing the endangered Mexican gray wolf into the wild. (JimClark/USFWS)

TUCSON, Ariz. - It has been 40 years today since the Mexican gray wolf was listed as an endangered species, but conservationists are concerned about what they see as a serious lack of progress in reintroducing the animal into the wild. In 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service counted only 97 lobo ...Read More

The Owyhee Canyonlands cover more than 2 million acres in southeast Oregon near the Idaho border. (Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Veterans, business leaders and outdoor adventurists from across the state have come together for a new campaign to protect the Owyhee Canyonlands in southeast Oregon. The coalition Wild for the Owyhee is calling on lawmakers to permanently protect more than two million acres of land ...Read More

An event in Richmond will focus on conservation and trees. (Beth Little)

RICHMOND, Va. - A national conservation leader is coming to Richmond tonight to talk trees and other living things. National Wildlife Federation president and CEO, Collin O'Mara will address a Toast to the Trees event at Stone Brewing Company. The organizers will be giving out native dogwood and red ...Read More

A pipeline path was cut through a maple syrup farm before the permit was denied. (Kelly Finan Illustration/

NEW YORK - Environmentalists are praising a decision by the state's Department of Environmental Conservation that could halt construction of a natural-gas pipeline. As world leaders gathered in New York City on Friday to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change, the DEC issued its decision denyin ...Read More

The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs of Oregon are supporting a measure to ban production of more than 1,000 gallons of bottled water per day in Hood River County. (Blue Ackerman)

CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. - The debate over a proposed Nestlé bottling plant in the Columbia Gorge town of Cascade Locks is reaching its boiling point. The city is three weeks away from the results on Measure 1455, which would ban producing and exporting more than 1,000 gallons of bottled water pe ...Read More

The main sources of drinking water in Arkansas are rivers and lakes, and the state conducts thousands of water sample tests every year. (

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - There's good news when it comes to water quality in Arkansas. A crisis such as the one that's happened in Flint, Mich., is very unlikely to repeat itself locally, according to state health officials. In Flint, the city switched its water source to save money in 2014, and since t ...Read More

Ideas for Kentucky's transition to a clean-energy economy are gathered at a public forum in Lexington. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Listening to the voices of Kentuckians about the Bluegrass State's energy future is the idea behind a series of six dinner conversations going on this spring across the state. Tonya Torp, who attended A Seat at the Table event in her hometown of Lexington, says the state has ...Read More

President Obama's Clean Power Plan is one policy that will be affected by the vacant seat left on the U.S. Supreme Court by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. (NASA/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As Earth Day events are held throughout Tennessee today, residents concerned about the effects of climate change and passionate about clean energy are calling on the U.S. Senate to do its job. Specifically, they're asking Republican senators to move forward with hearings a ...Read More

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