WASHINGTON (CN) - A scientist claims in court that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management refuses to release records on its reprimanding him for "circulating scientific information to scientific colleagues" about climate change.
LAS VEGAS (CN) - Salmonella poisoning cases from a popular tapas restaurant continue to rise in Nevada's largest outbreak of the illness in a decade - and so do the lawsuits.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CN) - San Diego County filed suit in Federal Court to stop the government from reopening a popular hiking trail where a teenager died almost two years ago, claiming "unruly" visitors overrun nearby neighborhoods, clog the streets with parked cars and trample the local habitat.
SACRAMENTO (CN) - California Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order Monday aimed at easing water restrictions for farmers, following two dry winters in a row.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CN) - Federal prosecutors demanded an injunction Friday against a Brooklyn company that has "a history of processing fishery products under insanitary conditions, with inadequate safety procedures."
LOS ANGELES (CN) - For smuggling horns from endangered rhinos, two men were sentenced Wednesday to more than 3 years in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $1.1 million in fines and restitution.
(CN) - A busy California oyster farm tried to impress the 9th Circuit with claims that the U.S. government is trying to evict it with nothing more than "flawed" science.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - California and Nevada renewed their agreement to "preserve and enhance the Lake Tahoe region," the states' governors said.
MANHATTAN (CN) - Chevron CEO John Watson and its private detective agency must face questioning in their effort to upend a $19 billion environmental judgment, a federal magistrate ruled.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (CN) - ExxonMobil faces a federal class action for the March 29 rupture of a pipeline carrying tar sands oil that was "the worst oil spill in Arkansas history."
BOISE (CN) - A federal sheep experiment in Idaho threatens the teetering population of Yellowstone grizzly bears, environmentalists claim in court.
HOUSTON (CN) - At least 10 Gulf Coast cities, including Houston, Galveston, South Padre Island and Sarasota, Fla., sued BP for sales taxes they lost to the giant oil spill, joining more than 2,000 plaintiffs who made the 3-year deadline for Oil Pollution Act complaints.
(CN) - A single mother and four insurance companies filed the first two lawsuits against the owner of a fertilizer plant that exploded last week, killing 15 people, injuring 200 and leveling homes in West, Texas.
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Monster Beverage targets children and adolescents for its dangerous "energy drinks," which have been "implicated" in five deaths, the San Francisco city attorney claims in court. Monster sued back, telling the city to butt out.
GALVESTON, Texas (CN) - BP sold its Texas City refinery for $2.4 billion after making hundreds of people sick in a 15-day release of toxic chemicals that BP denied were harmful, 474 plaintiffs claim in court.
PHILADELPHIA (CN) - New Jersey residents were exposed to a vinyl chloride "fog" following a bridge collapse and subsequent train wreck, and then were offered bribes not to sue, they say in Philadelphia's Court of Common Pleas.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (CN) - Texas and Louisiana sued Uncle Sam to try to block a rule that would shorten the red snapper fishing season in the Gulf of Mexico.
NEW ORLEANS (CN) - Half of the commercial fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico are Vietnamese and Cambodian Americans, but BP discriminated against them during the oil spill cleanup by hiring only 7 percent of boats in its Vessels of Opportunity program from them, 55 fishermen claim in court.
(CN) - Lax federal regulators allow arsenic-based additives in chicken and swine feed that can cause cancer in humans, the Center for Food Safety claims in court.
WASHINGTON (CN) - Environmental groups have gone after the Federal Highway Administration in Federal Court to gain access to records connected to a controversial highway project in the mountains of eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina.
TUCSON, Ariz. (CN) - Endangered wolves that wander into Arizona and New Mexico from the north and south risk indefinite capture under research permits the federal government issued illegally, the Center for Biological Diversity claims in court.
A West Palm Beach-based landscaping company should cough up civil penalties for dumping "piles of yard trash and household waste" on its residential property for more than two years, the state of Florida claims in Palm Beach County Circuit Court.
The Environmental Protection Agency has ignored FOIA requests for certain work-related emails from EPA Administrator Jared Blumenfeld's non-official email account, the Competitive Enterprise Institute claims in Federal Court.
Construction debris recycler Premier Recycle Co. dirties up the San Francisco Bay with lead, copper, gasoline, battery fluids and solvents with overly contaminated stormwater runoff, San Francisco Baykeeper claims in Federal Court.
Many diners are gobbling far more calories in their fast-food meals than they realize, a new study shows. Read more from USA Today.
West Virginia poultry farmer Lois Alt didn't chicken out when the Environmental Protection Agency threatened her with fines of $40,000 per day, and even though the federal regulators eventually backed off, she's taking them on in a legal case that could benefit thousands of small farmers. Read more from Fox News.
The Environmental Protection Agency published a 377-page proposed rule in the Federal Register on Tuesday aimed at cutting tailpipe emissions from automobiles, The Hill reports, nearly two months after the controversial regulation was first proposed. Read more from The Daily Caller.
The mayor of Portland, Ore., has conceded defeat in an effort to add fluoride to the city's drinking water. Read morefrom USA Today.
Until now, the only way to find out what people in the United States eat and how many calories they consume has been government data, which can lag behind the rapidly expanding and changing food marketplace. Read morefrom ABCNews.
A reward of up to $6,000 is being offered in connection with a suspicious crocodile death in the Florida Keys over the weekend, authorities said. Read more from NBCMiami.
WASHINGTON (CN) - After a 90-day review, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service announced that a petition to include Lolita, a captive female killer whale, as part of the endangered Southern Resident distinct population segment (DPS) of killer whales, may be warranted.
WASHINGTON (CN) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to protect two California frogs and a toad under the Endangered Species Act. It also proposed protecting 1.8 million combined acres of critical habitat for the amphibians.
WASHINGTON (CN) - The National Marine Fisheries Service plans to issue a five-year Letter of Authorization (LOA) to Elgin Air Force Base in Florida for the incidental harassment, or "take," of six species of dolphins and whales that may be affected by weapons testing and training exercises, according to a recent proposed rule.