• Mountain Valley review finds limited environmental impacts

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal regulators say a proposed pipeline that would carry fracked natural gas for 300 miles across West Virginia and Virginia would have “significant” impacts on forests. But they say other adverse effects would be limited.

  • Rolling sequoia: Idaho tree tied to John Muir set for move

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Not very often does a 10-story-tall, 800,000-pound landmark change locations. Especially one that’s alive.

  • Drought helps North America’s largest white pelican refuge

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Abnormally dry weather may bedevil farmers and ranchers, but is a boon for American white pelicans nesting on a North Dakota island known as North America’s largest refuge for the big-billed birds.

  • New Mexico water official moves to clarify ranchers’ rights

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top water manager has fired the latest salvo in a battle with the federal government over the protection of an endangered mouse and the barring of livestock from certain streams and watering holes on national forest land.

  • Mexican gray wolf pup found dead in Arizona

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wildlife officials are investigating the death of an endangered Mexican gray wolf pup.

  • Oregon joins states where roadkill can be harvested for food

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Some folks in Oregon might not want to ask, when served an elk burger or a venison steak, where the meat came from. Under a roadkill bill passed overwhelmingly by the Legislature and signed by the governor, motorists who crash into the animals can now harvest the meat to eat.

  • Small food makers wonder about Amazon-Whole Foods impact

    NEW YORK (AP) — Among the many questions being asked about Amazon’s intended purchase of Whole Foods is one from small and medium-sized food manufacturers: How might this deal affect me?

  • Height of Illinois levees concerning to some in Missouri

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — State versus state battle lines are being drawn across the Mississippi River, with a top Missouri official urging Illinois regulators to back away from a plan allowing higher levees that could push more floodwater to the Missouri side of the river.

  • Fleury among players exposed for Vegas NHL expansion draft

    Three-time Stanley Cup champion goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, Nashville forward James Neal and Anaheim defenseman Sami Vatanen were among the high-profile players made available on Sunday for the Vegas Golden Knights to select in the NHL expansion draft.