• DEQ: Anti-pollution work benefits St. Clair River beaches

    MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Environmental officials say efforts to deal with pollution that for years prompted beach closings along the St. Clair River are paying off.

  • In this Aug. 6, 2015 file photo, people kayak in the Animas River near Durango, Colo., in water colored from a mine waste spill.  The federal government and Colorado have made little progress in remedying damages from the 2015 release of millions of gallons of wastewater from a southern Colorado mine, New Mexico's top prosecutor charged in a pair of scathing letters sent to officials on Friday, May 20, 2016.(Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

    New Mexico sues EPA, mine owners over Gold King spill

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico on Monday became the first state to sue the federal government and the owners of two mines over the release of 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater from a closed Colorado gold mine, seeking tens of millions of dollars for environmental and economic damage caused by the spill.

  • This Oct. 26, 2013, file photo, shows LSU's Mike the Tiger on the field before the NCAA college football game against Furman in Baton Rouge, La. The university said in a statement Monday, May 23, 2016, that Mike VI has a tumor in its face near its nose but doesn't appear to be in pain. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman, File)

    LSU’s live tiger mascot diagnosed with rare form of cancer

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The sixth live tiger to serve as Louisiana State University’s mascot has been diagnosed with a rare and inoperable form of cancer.

  • In this photo taken on Aug, 2006, dead trees lie on the ground in the Bialowieza National Park, a protected part of the Bialowieza Forest in eastern Poland. Poland’s government has sparked a conflict with scientists and conservationists with a plan to significantly increase logging in the Bialowieza Forest, the best preserved relic of an ancient forest that once covered the lowlands of Europe and Russia. (AP Photo/Vanessa Gera)

    Fate of primeval forest in balance as Poland plans logging

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — It is the last remaining relic of an ancient forest that stretched for millennia across the lowlands of Europe and Russia, a shadowy, mossy woodland where bison and lynx roam beneath towering oak trees up to 600 years old.

  • In this Dec. 21, 2012 file photo a Tasmanian devil called Big John growls from the confines of his new tree house as he makes his first appearance at the Wild Life Sydney Zoo in Sydney, Australia. The Tasmanian devil is an endangered species due to a mysterious disease that has slashed their numbers in Tasmania's wilderness by as much as 90 percent since it was discovered two decades ago. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)

    Saving devils, in a single disease-free corner of Tasmania

    TASMAN PENINSULA, Australia (AP) — Drive over one narrow isthmus in Tasmania, and then another, and you’ll reach the last place on Earth where wild Tasmanian devils live apart from a contagious cancer that threatens the fearsome marsupials’ existence. Conservationists are doing everything they can to keep it that way.

  • This Friday, May 16, 2014, file photo, shows the General Motors logo at the company's world headquarters in Detroit. People who bought or leased 2016 General Motors SUVs with overstated gas mileage on the window sticker will be getting compensated, the automaker said Friday, May 20, 2016. Those who purchased their SUV will get to choose a debit card or an extended warranty. Lessees will receive the debit card. About 135,000 customers will get letters stating their amounts starting May 25. GM says another 35,000 fleet customers will be handled individually. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    GM offers debit cards or longer warranties in mileage case

    DETROIT (AP) — People who bought or leased 2016 General Motors SUVs with overstated gas mileage on the window sticker will be getting compensated, the automaker said Friday.

  • New Hampshire a big step closer to getting $236M from Exxon

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is a big step closer to getting a $236 million judgment after the U.S. Supreme Court said this week it wouldn’t hear Exxon Mobil’s appeal regarding its use of a gasoline additive that contaminated groundwater in the state.

  • Ex-missile site now part of wildlife refuge opens to public

    GROSSE ILE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A portion of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge that once was home to anti-aircraft missiles is now open for visitors.

  • A Sri Lankan man crosses a submerged road in Wellampitiya, outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, May 20, 2016. The weeklong rains have caused chaos across Sri Lanka, unleashing deadly landslides and driving tens of thousands from their homes. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

    Boats deliver aid, pick up sick in flooded Sri Lanka capital

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Hundreds of small boats navigated deep floodwaters that have inundated thousands of homes in the Sri Lankan capital to deliver aid and rescue the elderly and sick from rooftops, as forecasters warned Friday of more heavy rain.

  • In this Aug. 6, 2015 file photo, people kayak in the Animas River near Durango, Colo., in water colored from a mine waste spill.  The federal government and Colorado have made little progress in remedying damages from the 2015 release of millions of gallons of wastewater from a southern Colorado mine, New Mexico's top prosecutor charged in a pair of scathing letters sent to officials on Friday, May 20, 2016.(Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

    New Mexico pushes for remedies in wake of mine waste spill

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The federal government and Colorado have made little progress in remedying damage from the release of millions of gallons of wastewater from a southern Colorado mine last year, New Mexico’s top prosecutor charged in a pair of scathing letters sent to officials this week.