Lawsuit calls for stricter air pollution limits in smoggiest areas
A lawsuit filed Thursday could force the Biden administration to crack down on air pollution in some of the smoggiest areas of the nation, including New York, Dallas and Chicago.
Judge asked to restore endangered species protections for gray wolves
Conservationists urged a federal judge Friday to overturn a Trump administration rule that ended endangered species protections for gray wolves, arguing the decision was based on a flawed legal interpretation and junk science.
Montana Democrats challenge statewide ban on college voter drives
A Republican state senator said part of a Montana law banning groups from registering voters on college campuses was intended to prevent students from being “exploited.”
After hottest July on record, forecasters predict hot dry fall for the US West
Coming off a July recorded as Earth’s hottest month on record, climatologists predict average temperatures will continue to rise, drying out vegetation and fueling the kind of rapid growth in wildfires already seen in western states this summer.
Feds sued over inaction on threatened northern spotted owl protections
Environmental groups sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday for missing mandatory deadlines to review the norther spotted owl's protected status as its population decline accelerates.
Monday morning read: Tokyo Rose was wrongfully convicted of treason
Looking back on the 1949 treason trial and conviction of Iva Toguri, who came to be known as the notorious “Tokyo Rose” radio propagandist during World War II, scholars and historians say it was the U.S. government that betrayed Toguri, not the other way around.
California to set aside a third of its land and water for conservation
Building on efforts to curb the effects of climate change amid a historically severe wildfire season, California Governor Gavin Newsom set a new goal Wednesday to conserve 30% of the state’s land and coastal water by 2030.
Judge halts Trump plans for early shutdown of Census operations
U.S. Census officials are reviving quality-control measures and postponing layoffs of census takers after a federal judge temporarily blocked the statistical agency from winding down operations by the end of this month.
23 states challenge Trump’s weakening of environmental laws, but not Montana
Challenging the Trump administration’s revamp of a bedrock environmental law, 23 attorneys general sued the White House on Friday to block changes that will make it easier to push through major projects with less extensive environmental reviews and public input.
U.S. Supreme Court rejects GOP effort to restore Green Party on Montana ballot
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a request by the Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton to place Green Party candidates back on state ballots this November, a move some argued would benefit Republicans by drawing votes away from Democrats.