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Mauna Loa eruption no longer threatens Hawaii highway

Saddle Road, the Big Island’s key highway, may not become blocked after all, since reports have indicated a significant decrease in lava output from the eruption.

Boaters flock to meeting over plunging Lake Mead levels

Some recreation enthusiasts recognized farms and people downstream also need water, but lamented the possibility they wouldn't be able to boat around Lake Mead with their families.

Fleecer Mountain logging approved

MISSOULA, Mon. — A federal court in Montana dissolved an injunction against the Fleecer Mountains logging project, the problems with which have been addressed by the federal government after it analyzed how it may impact local lynx populations and their habitats.

Environmental advocates win case alleging Pacific coast shipping routes threaten whales

A federal judge found that the government erred in ruling that codified shipping lanes in the Pacific Ocean would not harm protected species in those waters.

Interior secretary: ‘Unacceptable’ to mine near famed swamp

The Okefenokee refuge covers nearly 630 square miles in southeast Georgia and is home to alligators, bald eagles and other protected species.

California oil and gas leases

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge approved a settlement reached by conservation groups and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to suspend new oil and gas leases across 725,000 acres of public land in central California and the Bay Area.

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