• Carnival’s Princess line to pay $40M fine in pollution case

    MIAMI (AP) — Princess Cruise Lines will pay a $40 million penalty after pleading guilty to seven federal charges in an illegal ocean pollution case that involved one ship’s use of a so-called magic pipe to divert oily waste into the waters, authorities said Thursday.

  • For environmental dogs, sniffing out doody is their duty

    FAIR HAVEN, N.J. (AP) — Some pollution-sniffing dogs at the Jersey shore have shown they’re No. 1 at sniffing out No. 2.

  • US consumers should feel muted impact from rising oil price

    In this Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, file photo, Leon Balagula changes the price for the gasoline at his Sunoco station in the early morning, in Fort Lee, N.J. OPEC’s decision on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, to cut production gave an immediate boost to oil prices, but the impact on consumers is likely to be more modest and gradual. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    DALLAS (AP) — OPEC’s decision to cut production gave an immediate boost to oil prices, but the impact on consumers and the U.S. economy is likely to be more modest and gradual.

  • 3 more bodies found in Tennessee wildfire ruins; toll at 7

    Smoke surrounds a home as seen from aboard a National Guard helicopter near Gatlinburg, Tenn., Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Thousands of people have fled deadly wildfires that have destroyed hundreds of homes and a resort in the Great Smoky Mountains. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Three more bodies were found in the ruins of wildfires that torched hundreds of homes and businesses in the Great Smoky Mountains area, raising the death toll to seven, a Tennessee mayor said Wednesday.

  • Greece: 70 migrants found in a snowy northern forest

    Syrian refugees wait to be picked up by the police on the outskirts of the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. Authorities in Greece say they have picked up about 70 migrants, including children, found in the forested area after a truck driver left them and they spent the night there in the snow. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)

    THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities picked up about 70 migrants, including children, in a snowy forest near the northern city of Thessaloniki on Wednesday, as smugglers turned to previously popular routes into the European Union rather than the sea crossing from Turkey.

  • Russian activists say they were detained ahead of FIFA event

    KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Environmental activists in the Russian city of Kazan said Wednesday that they were detained by police as they planned a protest before the Confederations Cup draw.

  • US officials will review status of lesser prairie chicken

    FILE- In this April 7, 1999, file photo, a male lesser prairie chicken climbs a sage limb to rise above the others at a breeding area near Follett, Texas. The lesser prairie chicken was removed from the threatened and endangered species list earlier this year following court rulings in Texas and a decision by government lawyers not to pursue an appeal. However, federal wildlife officials on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, agreed to reconsider the status of a grouse found in pockets across the Great Plains as environmentalists fight to return the bird to the list of protected species. (David Crenshaw  /Tulsa World via AP, File)

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials on Tuesday agreed to reconsider the status of a grouse found in pockets across the Great Plains as environmentalists fight to return the bird to the list of protected species.

  • Dolly Parton heartbroken by wildfires torching her hometown

    In this Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, Dolly Parton poses in the press room with the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award during the 50th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Parton says she’s heartbroken about wildfires that tore through the Tennessee county where she grew up, but spared the Dollywood theme park that bears her name. At least 14,000 people have been forced to evacuate the tourist area of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and a dozen people have been injured in the wildfires. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    ATLANTA (AP) — Country music icon Dolly Parton says she’s heartbroken about wildfires that tore through the Tennessee county where she grew up but spared the Dollywood theme park that bears her name.

  • Wildlife agents cite 2 men for migratory game bird violation

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries have cited two men for alleged migratory game bird violations in St. John Parish.

  • Tribe gets federal funds for lumber mill feasibility study

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A southern New Mexico tribe has been awarded federal funding to evaluate the potential of reopening one of its lumber mills.