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Montana Republican gets behind Yellowstone mining ban

Dec 15, 2017

Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte is sponsoring legislation to withdraw land near Yellowstone National Park from future mining after earlier describing an identical Senate measure as "dead on arrival" in the House

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Interior Dept. says 1 in 3 employees report being harassed

Dec 14, 2017

The Interior Department says more than one-third of its employees report being harassed or discriminated against in the past year

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More than 200 people sickened onboard Ovation of Seas cruise

Dec 14, 2017

More than 200 people sickened onboard Ovation of Seas cruise

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As Olympics near, South Korea agonizes over post-Games costs

Dec 14, 2017

As Olympics near, South Korea agonizes over post-games costs and huge financial strain placed on one of its poorest regions

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Mark Ruffalo is 'disgusted' with Trump's monuments decision

Dec 13, 2017

Actor Mark Ruffalo says he is disgusted with President Donald Trump's plan to shrink two sprawling Utah national monuments by nearly two-thirds

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'Mannequin Skywalker' rides Blue Origin's new crew capsule

Dec 13, 2017

Blue Origin's 'Mannequin Skywalker' has finally made it to space, just in time for the newest Star Wars movie

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US national parks to slash number of free days for visitors

Dec 13, 2017

National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free

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Court keeps ban on new mining claims around Grand Canyon

Dec 13, 2017

A U.S. appeals court has kept in place an Obama-era ban on new mining claims around the Grand Canyon

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Protesters call national park plan for Utah monument a ploy

Dec 12, 2017

Environmental groups are blasting a legislative proposal by U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart that would create a small national park within the recently downsized Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah.

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Vera Katz, who helped turn Portland into hipster haven, dies

Dec 11, 2017

Vera Katz, who served as Portland's mayor and helped transform it from a sleepy backwater into a hipster haven and international tourist destination, has died

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