SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - Seafood lovers and California's commercial fishermen received good news Thursday as tests revealed dropping levels of the dangerous neurotoxin that has temporarily delayed the state's crab season.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - A group of sugar companies and corn refiners said Friday that they settled a false advertising court battle over the refiners' attempt to call high fructose corn syrup "corn sugar."
DENVER (CN) - Federal regulators urged the 10th Circuit to uphold a ban Wednesday on Buckyballs and other strong magnets that pose a deadly swallow hazard for children.
(CN) - NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren took this photograph on Nov. 11, 2015, from the International Space Station.
WASHINGTON (CN) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday night passed a resolution striking down provisions of the Obama administration's landmark Clean Power Plan.
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Mootness was the main issue on the table at the Ninth Circuit's hearing Monday of a case challenging federal regulations protecting Pacific walruses in the Chukchi Sea.
(CN) - A Canadian man was sentenced to two years in prison for smuggling ceremonial cups carved from rhinoceros horns, the Justice Department said Friday.
SEATTLE (CN) - Ten students who petitioned the Washington state Department of Ecology to adopt stricter greenhouse gas emissions lost an appeal but won recognition for arguing that their "very survival depends upon the will of their elders to act now."
(CN) - The government and three California developers must provide more information to determine whether a rule designating 57 acres of critical habitat for the endangered Riverside fairy shrimp will stand, a federal judge ruled.
(CN) - Compliance with federal regulations does not protect a distillery and a power plant from being sued for causing "whiskey fungus" and coal ash on neighboring properties, the Sixth Circuit ruled.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Natural gas leaking from a Southern California Gas storage facility for more than a month is filling a San Fernando Valley community with dangerous chemicals and noxious odors and making people sick, a class action claims in superior court.
WASHINGTON (CN) - A U.S. Department of Agriculture policy ignored a petition to change a rule that unconstitutionally bottles up agency scientists' right to free speech, a nonprofit claims in court.
SACRAMENTO (CN) - Environmentalists continue to fight against a dismantled dam built across a channel of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in response to the drought.
BOISE, Idaho (CN) - Environmentalists sued the U.S. Bureau of Land Management Tuesday for information about a "Predator Derby" that pays people "cash and prizes" for shooting gray wolves in Idaho.
RICHMOND, Va. (CN) - A libertarian think tank says George Mason University failed to conduct an adequate FOIA search for employee emails that allegedly ask the Obama administration to prosecute climate change skeptics.
DETROIT (CN) - Central Michigan citizens claim in court that a city government put them in danger by exposing them to drinking water with high levels of lead.
(CN) - Colonial Downs is asking a federal judge to decide who calls the shots when it comes to thoroughbred horseracing in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
ST. CHARLES, Ill. (CN) - U.S. corn exports are still down 85 percent after Sygenta's rush to the market with genetically modified product led to a ban in China, an Illinois farmer claims in court.
(CN) - The status of a rare fish known as the Alabama shad has not been properly determined in accordance with the Endangered Species Act, a nonprofit organization claims in federal court.
SACRAMENTO (CN) - Honest Tea cannot escape class action claims that it dishonestly markets its Honey Green Tea with unauthorized claims about its antioxidant content, a federal judge ruled.
(CN) - A trio of conservation groups have asked a federal judge to intervene after they say federal regulators failed to prevent the only wild population of red wolves in the country from slowly disappearing.
TRENTON, N.J. (CN) - With some Jersey Shore homeowners resisting government efforts to beef up sand dunes decimated by Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Chris Christie is taking the holdouts to court.
BEAVER CITY, Neb. (CN) - As severe drought wreaks havoc in the West, stoking forest fires and slamming agriculture, it's creating contention even in areas of the Great Plains that are enjoying a welcome relief from it. But many farmers say their problems come not from the sky, but from underground.
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - The U.S. Forest Service is six years overdue on creating boundaries and management plans for two Wild and Scenic Rivers in Northern California and the threatened wildlife that live there, fishermen and environmentalists claim in court.
FAIRFIELD, Calif. (CN) - Two top directors of animal care claim in court that Six Flags fired and defamed them for blowing the whistle on its inadequate care of animals.
WASHINGTON (CN) - Noting that elephants and humans can communicate deadly tuberculosis, an animal-welfare group has filed a federal complaint to learn how U.S. authorities would handle an outbreak.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Los Angeles lets oil companies drill illegally in poor black and Latino neighborhoods by exempting them from state laws, youth groups and environmentalists claim in court.
SEATTLE (CN) - Commercial salmon farms in Puget Sound are harming wild salmon but the federal government refuses to act, the Wild Fish Conservancy claims in court.
SAN DIEGO (CN) - Southern California Edison agreed to pay $5 million to the California Coastal Commission for an illegally issued permit to bury 3.6 million pounds of nuclear waste on a San Diego beach, a citizens' group claims in court.
NEWARK, N.J. (CN) - The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to push through one of the biggest Superfund cleanups in history without explaining why it rejected a proposal by corporate interests, an industry group says in a federal complaint.
(CN) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers unlawfully approved an Alabama coal mining permit that could negatively impact the habitat of nine different threatened or endangered species, Greens claim in court.
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Native American tribes say California and the United States destroyed sacred sites, artifacts and wetlands building a $300 million stretch of highway in Northern California.
As part of its effort to act against climate change, the Obama administration has taken a sweeping stance to reduce food waste by 50% in the next 15 years. Read more at USA Today.
About one-third of U.S. children and teens eat pizza or other fast food every day, a new government report shows. That's about the same as it was in the 1990s. Read more at Fox News.
Federal regulators refused to share water-quality data for weeks following a blowout of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine that fouled rivers across the Southwest, a New Mexico official said Thursday. Read more at U.S. News.
WASHINGTON (CN) - The Federal Food and Drug Administration has announced its approval of a genetically engineered salmon, and the agency's draft guidance for voluntary labeling of GE food.
WASHINGTON (CN) - The once endangered Delmarva fox squirrel has recovered, and its delisting under the Endangered Species Act marks a conservation success, the Fish and Wildlife Service says.
(CN) - Federal regulators Thursday approved General Electric's plan to shut down the 100-acre plant it has used for six years to dredge carcinogenic pollutants from the Hudson River.
SALEM, Ore. (CN) - The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife voted Monday to remove gray wolves from the state endangered species list, opening the door to possible future hunting of the recently reintroduced predator.
WASHINGTON (CN) - Eleven non-native freshwater aquatic species are proposed for federal listing as "injurious wildlife" to protect native species and environments, and to prevent staggering economic losses.
WASHINGTON (CN) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a new rule to aid the reintroduction of endangered ferrets under a special section of the Endangered Species Act.
(CN) - The city of Waterloo, Iowa will perform a comprehensive assessment of its sanitary sewer system and develop a master plan to address its weaknesses, to settle alleged Clean Water Act violations, federal regulators announced.
WASHINGTON (CN) - The National Park System has proposed updating 36-year-old regulations regarding oil and gas operations on its public lands.
WASHINGTON (CN) - Scientists have drone photographs showing healthy killer whales off the coast of Washington state, a federal agency said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (CN) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is deregulating two more strains of genetically engineered corn by determining they are not plant pests.
WASHINGTON (CN) - Two birds, two snails and a bat in American Samoa have been proposed for listing as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.