Insects around the world are in a crisis, according to a small but growing number of long-term studies showing dramatic declines in invertebrate populations.
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New road signs are going up in Gold Butte National Monument, though the roads themselves remain rough and unwelcoming.
A small team of state contractors is about halfway through a nearly six-week effort to close off 42 abandoned mine openings scattered throughout Gold Butte National Monument, about 90 miles northeast of Las Vegas.
DEPENDING ON WHO you ask, the wild horses of the Devil’s Garden Plateau, in the northeastern corner of California, are a magnificent part of the state’s natural heritage or an invasive blight on a fragile landscape.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has issued public health warnings for some Kansas lakes for the upcoming weekend and week.
Weather is looking better as we near the weekend. Sunshine in the forecast today and tomorrow with highs in the upper 60s. Winds out of the North to Northeast at 10-20 mph. Clear tonight with lows in the low to mid 40s.
The Kansas National Guard has received a request from the state of Florida for aerial search and rescue, and air movement of personnel and equipment for Hurricane Michael response.
Officials in the seven Western states that share the shrinking Colorado River have reached a tentative agreement on plans aimed at slowing the decline of the river’s two largest reservoirs.
The Devils Hole pupfish had a productive summer in the water-filled cavern it calls home 90 miles west of Las Vegas.
Gov. Jeff Colyer has issued a State of Disaster Emergency declaration for the state in response to the recent heavy rains that have caused localized flooding and flash floods in a number of counties.
An Informational Meeting regarding Imported Fire Ants is scheduled for 10 a.m., Oct. 16 at Tyree Ag on the north side of Laverne, Okla.
We appreciate President Trump’s actions today to direct the Environmental Protection Agency to implement the year-round sale of E15 Ethanol.
The federal government recently tore up Debbie and Tony Morrison’s front yard in the small southeast Kansas town of Caney.
For the third consecutive year, the readers of the Hometown News in both Port St. Lucie and Fort Pierce voted the Oxbow Eco-Center as the Best Nature Center in the weekly newspaper’s Readers’ Choice Awards for 2018.
Celebrating the 10-Minute Walk Campaign’s One-Year Anniversary
Families of children with special needs benefit from the care and support that can only be offered by others who have shared their experience.
For the fifth consecutive year, many Kansas business owners will pay less for workers compensation insurance again in 2019, according to Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance.
The repeated and dire predictions about climate change can blur together.
One thousand wild horses are to be rounded up in California by the U.S. Forest Service and animal rights activists fear hundreds of them could be sold for slaughter.
he Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has issued public health warnings for some Kansas lakes for the upcoming weekend and week.
A new technology in which insects are used to genetically modify crops could be converted into a dangerous, and possibly illegal, bioweapon, alleges a Science Policy Forum report released today.
Join the Oxbow Eco-Center on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. as Kirk Fusco, from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves program, gives a presentation on the fascinating and mysterious horseshoe crab. Then, learn how to become part of the Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch program and help scientists learn how Florida is doing in protecting this important species.
New research out of Stanford University shows that limiting wastewater injection is helping to prevent man-made earthquakes in Kansas and Oklahoma.
NextEra Energy Resources to Halt Windfarm Construction to Allow DOD to Complete Mitigation Plan in Dispute Over Military Airspace
Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced an agreement between NextEra Energy Resources and the Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission (OSMPC) that will halt construction of a windfarm along a route of airspace the United States Air Force uses for training to allow the Department of Defense (DOD) to complete a mitigation plan.
Citizens put renewable energy on this year’s ballots Across several states, voter-driven initiatives rein in oil and gas development while promoting wind and solar
The fossil fuel-friendly Trump administration has been busy rolling back environmental regulations and opening millions of acres of public land to oil and gas drilling.
In the wake of hurricanes like Florence, the U.S. government pays to dump truckloads of sand onto eroding beaches, in a cycle that is said to harm ecosystems and disproportionately benefit the rich.
Members of Nevada’s Native American communities are planning to run nearly 300 miles next week to call for more sustainable wate! r management in the state.
Global airport operators, faced with rising sea levels and more powerful storms as the climate changes, are starting to invest in measures including higher runways, seawalls and better drainage systems to future-proof immovable assets.
Volunteers kicked off the “Green the Mountain” campaign and picked up trash Saturday in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area.
In a unanimous decision this morning, the Kansas Corporation Commission approved a settlement agreement that will cut electric rates for Westar customers by $66 million dollars annually.
National Parks are warming twice as fast as the U.S. overall Climate change poses the greatest threat to some of the country’s most prized areas
Climate change is having an outsized impact on national parks in the United States, according to research conducted by scientists at the National Park Service, the University of California Berkeley and the University of Wisconsin Madison.
The world’s most used weedkiller damages the beneficial bacteria in the guts of honeybees and makes them more prone to deadly infections, new research has found.
Protecting old trees: Self-contained ecosystems, the majestic giants clean more air and produce more offspring than younger trees
Aging trees continue to grow rapidly and even increase the amounts of carbon they are able to absorb and store in their trunks and roots as they get older.
The Bureau of Land Management is about to launch an air and ground assault against invasive grasses in Southern Nevada.
A federal judge on Monday ordered Endangered Species Act protections restored to grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park, halting plans for the first licensed trophy hunts of the region’s grizzlies in more than 40 years.
Two candidates for this rural Senate seat push different solutions to looming water shortages As rivers run dry and reservoirs run low, west-central Colorado district studies storage and leasing options
At the head of the Crystal Valley, automated sprinklers trundle across fields that hug Highway 133, scattering precious water over green sprouts. But on Brook Levan’s farm, one of those sprinklers sits idle. Due to low flows in the Crystal River, the irrigation system stopped operating.
It sprouted from the rocky soil of Mount Charleston before the birth of George Washington and grew to the height of a 10-story building.
A loud rumble jolted climate scientist David Holland just before he went to sleep inside his fiberglass bear-resistant dome, set up next to a frozen fjord in Greenland. He scrambled outside into the sunlit night at about 11 p.m.
Video: Marty Golden on Speed Cameras, Climate Change, Rent Control, Donald Trump and his Run for Re-election
State Sen. Marty Golden is not sure what his position will be on expanding congestion pricing to better fund mass transit. He is keeping his options open when it comes to toughening rent regulations. And he believes the jury is out on climate change, which is, to him, primarily a federal issue.
The Trump Administration is slated on Tuesday to roll back an Obama-era rule on emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas operations on public lands in its latest step to ease energy industry regulations, environmental groups said.
Laura Megill keeps a strange object on display in a glass case inside her Nevada Department of Wildlife office.
THE PEOPLE WHO wrote an ordinance banning the aerial spraying of pesticides in western Oregon last year aren’t professional environmental advocates.
The storm is pummeling coastal towns that are battling rising sea levels and have been repeatedly bailed out by federal flood insurance.
EPA’s methane rule rollback won’t apply to Colorado but could cause headaches down the road The problem with state-by-state regulations: Wind blows methane across borders
A new Environmental Protection Agency proposal to weaken the rules governing methane emissions would not directly affect Colorado, but, if adopted, the new rules could create two different sets of requirements for producers here and elsewhere and could subject the state to increased pollution from surrounding states.
Every day a keeper at Prague Zoo leads half a dozen squawking baby flamingos on a walk through the grounds.
The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed weakening requirements for testing and repairing methane leaks in drilling operations, among other measures, in a step toward rolling back an Obama-era policy to combat climate change.
More Nevada lawmakers are voicing opposition to plans to allow oil and gas leasing in the Ruby Mountains.
Expect temperatures to be cooler with higher humidity throughout the week. This change in weather will be near normal seasonal levels.