Botswana hires Hollywood firm to fight elephant hunting PR

WASHINGTON (AP) — A public relations firm with deep Hollywood ties was enlisted by the Botswanan government to fight bad publicity generated by the southern African nation's decision to lift its ban o...

US takes step toward listing giraffes as threatened species

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has taken a first step toward extending protections for giraffes under the Endangered Species Act. The move comes after legal pressure from environmental gro...

Ex-EPA chief Pruitt registers as energy lobbyist in Indiana

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former EPA chief Scott Pruitt has registered as an energy lobbyist in Indiana as fossil fuels interests there are fighting the proposed closure of several coal-fired power plants. ...

Congressmen oppose Interior's planned public records changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group congressional leaders says the Interior Department's plan to clamp down on public records requests would undermine government transparency and potentially violate ...

Video: EPA gave false statement after AP reporter manhandled

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released security camera footage undermines Trump administration claims that a reporter for The Associated Press tried to force her way into the Environmental Protection Agency...

Second Fairfax accuser is intensely private single mother

GLENN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — The Maryland woman who has accused Democratic Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of raping her while they were students at Duke University in 2000 is an intensely private single...

Products made of threatened African wildlife sold at US expo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Photos and video taken by animal welfare activists at a recent trophy hunting convention show an array of products crafted from the body parts of threatened big-game animals, includi...

EPA IG: Pruitt's resignation left ethics probes inconclusive

WASHINGTON (AP) — The internal watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency says it has closed two probes into former Administrator Scott Pruitt's conduct as inconclusive because investigators were...

EPA official arrested on felony ethics charges in Alabama

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's top environmental official for the Southeast has been arrested on Alabama state ethics charges related to a scheme to help a coal company avoid paying for ...

Whitefish Energy gets US contracts after Puerto Rico ouster

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after losing a $300 million no-bid contract to restore Puerto Rico's hurricane-shattered electric grid, Whitefish Energy Holdings has quietly been seeking and winning U.S. gov...

Post-Florence coal ash tests at 1 site yet to raise alarms

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sludge washed from buried coal-ash pits by Hurricane Florence's floodwaters hasn't polluted a neighboring North Carolina river with heavy metals at levels concerning to human heal...

APNewsBreak: Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill

A dam containing a large lake at a Wilmington power plant has been breached by floodwaters from the storm Florence, and coal ash from an adjacent dump might be flowing into the Cape Fear River. ...

Floods prevent inspectors from studying environmental harm

Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina, with tell-tale trails of rainbow-colored sheen indicating potential contamination visible on top...

Florence's flooding claims 3.4 million poultry, 5,500 hogs

About 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and 5,500 hogs have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped dozens of farm buildings where the animals were being raised fo...

1.7 million chickens drown as NC rivers swollen by Florence

About 1.7 million chickens have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped at least 60 farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market, according to a ...