Doe Run to pay $65 million to clean up lead waste in southeast Missouri

Mo. company to pay $65M to cleanup lead sites

Federal officials deny Montana’s request to hold a ‘conservation hunt’ for endangered wolves

Federal officials deny Montana’s wolf hunt request

In Pa. gov’s race, Onorato says it’s unlikely lawmakers will reach accord on natural gas tax

Onorato doubts lawmakers can agree on drilling tax

Environmentalists fret about future development at NY’s Plum Island as plans to sell proceed

Environmentalists get rare look at island off NY

Feds to propose changes to areas where rare right whales protected from strikes, entanglement

Feds to propose changes to whale protection areas

Fish and Wildlife Service rejects endangered species protection for Sacramento splittail fish

Interior denies protection for Calif. fish species

Western lawmakers turn sights on endangered wolves after courts block public hunts

Western lawmakers turn sights on endangered wolves

Chattanooga’s RiverRocks Outdoor Festival to benefit land trusts and conservation groups

Chattanooga celebrates RiverRocks Outdoor Festival

Some Western senators sponsor bill to exempt wolves from federal protections

Bill would exempt wolves from federal protection

New Zealand rescuers save 14 whales of pod of 74 stranded on remote beach

NZealand rescuers save 14 whales from stranded pod

Study: Mixing endangered Florida panthers with their Texas cousins left more and hardier cats

Florida panthers bound back thanks to Texas mates

80 pilot whales stranded on New Zealand beach; only 24 still alive despite rescue efforts

56 pilot whales die after stranding on NZ beach

Officials say 80 pilot whales stranded on New Zealand beach; 40 already dead

80 pilot whales stranded on New Zealand beach

Officials say 74 pilot whales stranded on New Zealand beach; 25 already dead

74 pilot whales stranded on New Zealand beach

Lawsuit asks US regulators to protect Northeast river herring, shad from commercial fishing

Lawsuit seeks protection for herring, shad in East

Global summit opens with calls to achieve goals to help world’s poorest by 2015 target

Global summit to fight poverty opens

UNITED NATIONS — A global summit has opened with calls to achieve U.N. goals to help the world’s poorest by the 2015 target.

Development squeezes herd of wild horses that have roamed NC islands for 5 centuries

North Carolina wild horses face uncertain future

Summit to spotlight how to achieve goals to help world’s poorest by 2015 target

Global spotlight on helping world’s poor

UNITED NATIONS — Ten years after world leaders set the most ambitious goals ever to tackle global poverty, they are meeting again to try to spur action to meet the targets by the 2015 deadline — which the U.N. says will be difficult, if not impossible, in some cases.

Colorado declares victory in 11-year program to reintroduce lynx to the state

Colo. claims victory in effort to bring back lynx

Gas drilling: safe, promises jobs, backers tell EPA; others warn NY watershed could be tainted

EPA told gas drilling does, does not taint water

Gas drilling industry, environmentalists set for EPA’s upstate NY hearings today, Wednesday

EPA holding upstate NY hearings on gas drilling

Gas drilling industry, environmentalists prepare their cases for EPA’s NY hearing, last of 4

EPA to hold NY hearing, last of 4, on gas drilling

Land swap allows Revolution museum to build in Philadelphia, Valley Forge to preserve 78 acres

Revolutionary museum swap: Valley Forge for Philly

Panel studies impact of wind turbines, transmission lines on lesser prairie chicken habitat

Okla. panel studies lesser prairie chicken habitat

APNewsBreak: NY to start requiring companies to reveal contents of household cleaning products

APNewsBreak: NY to seek info on cleanser contents

New ways to kill wolves sought despite species’ return to endangered list

Endangered or not, wolf killings set to expand

Federal judge orders revision to Bush spotted owl plan that cut habitat protections

Federal judge orders revised spotted owl plan

American Samoa to ban plastic bags in effort to protect environment

American Samoa law to ban plastic bags next year

Activists call for ban on mountaintop removal mining, plan D.C. rally next month

President Barack Obama

Japan urges China to adopt better labor laws after widespread strikes, says more talks needed

Japan calls for transparent labor rules in China

Obama, wife, daughters go on vacation bike outing under brilliant skies on Martha’s Vineyard

US President Barack Obama

Groups challenge Alaska cruise ships regulation, say wastewater technology isn’t good enough

Groups challenge Alaska cruise ship waste permits

New Mexico ranching groups, 2 counties say changes in wolf program violate environmental law

NM ranchers sue over changes in wolf program

SeaWorld Orlando fined $75,000 for violations leading to trainer’s death by killer whale

SeaWorld fined $75,000 for whale trainer’s death

New Zealand rescuers save 9 pilot whales that survived beach stranding, 49 mammals are buried

NZ rescuers save 9 whales stranded on beach

The search for jaguars: Tracking and filming elusive cats a passion for Venezuelan biologist

On a mission to track and save the elusive jaguar

New Zealand rescuers refloat 11 pilot whales that survived beach stranding in which 47 died

NZ rescuers refloat 11 whales stranded on beach

Mexican police detain 6 suspected of illegally harvesting 3,756 sea turtle eggs

Mexico catches suspects with 3,756 sea turtle eggs

58 pilot whales die in New Zealand beach stranding; volunteers fight to save 15 more

58 pilot whales die in New Zealand beach stranding

Culinary traditions are challenged as Hong Kongers wage campaign against eating shark’s fin

Hong Kongers campaign against eating shark’s fin

Coral reefs off Indonesia dying at one of the fastest rates ever recorded

Indonesia’s coral reefs dying at alarming rate

Culinary traditions are challenged as Hong Kongers wage campaign against shark fin

Hong Kongers wage campaign against shark fin

New monkey species discovered in Colombia’s Amazon; researchers say it’s threatened by logging

New Amazon monkey species discovered in Colombia

Greenpeace hangs huge banner from Polish ministry calling for protection of virgin forest

Greenpeace hangs banner on Polish ministry

Recession doesn’t slow makers of expensive outdoor gear; a $430 tent with ‘air beams’

What recession? US outdoor gear makers ‘buoyant’

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