Federal oil spill investigators: Transocean thwarting efforts to get documents, expert

Panel: Transocean thwarts efforts to get documents

Supreme Court won’t stop government from making oil company clean up spill at former refinery

Court won’t spare Apex from oil spill clean up

Obama urged to seek spill penalties to pay for Gulf coast restoration, help states after spill

Obama endorses using fines for Gulf rehabilitation

AP source: No negotiations under way between Obama administration, BP over possible settlement

AP source: No administration negotiations with BP

APNewsBreak: Congressman says BP, Obama administration discussing oil spill fine settlement

APNewsBreak: BP, feds in talks over spill fines

Congressman says BP, Obama administration trying to reach settlement on oil spill fines

Congressman: BP, feds in talks over spill fines

Obama urged to seek spill penalties to pay for Gulf coast restoration after oil spill

Obama urged to use spill fines to restore Gulf

About 100 people arrested in front of White House while protesting mountaintop mining

About 100 arrested in DC mountaintop mining rally

Fire mitigation efforts west of Boulder under review; officials say it worked by some measures

Fire mitigation west of Boulder under review

Wildfire brings overnight evacuations in Mont.; cool, calm weather helps control Wash. blazes

Homes evacuated overnight near Montana wildfire

BLM confident of oversight of big Nevada off-road race even as California tragedy investigated

Nevada off-road race going forward on BLM land

Off-roaders worry desert race crash could lead to more restrictions, end of their sport

Off-roaders worry accident may mean sport’s end

A century later, Great Fire of 1910 still resonates in Forest Service policy

Giant fire set pace for Forest Service

WALLACE, Idaho — Each year major wildfires in the West are fought like military battles, with firefighters deploying by ground and air, bombers dropping retardant on flames, and incident commanders plotting strategy behind the lines. These often epic campaigns are largely the result of the Great Fire of 1910.

Wildfires in Russia raise fears that radioactive fallout from Chernobyl could spread

Russian wildfires raise radiation fears

MOSCOW — Russian emergency workers have increased forest patrols in a western region affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, trying to prevent wildfires that could potentially spread harmful radiation, officials said Wednesday.

Gov’t plan for cleaning up a Gulf Coast hurricane calls for sampling oil before removing it

President Barack Obama

Cooler temperatures, calmer winds help firefighters gain ground on California fires

Mother Nature helps firefighters battle Calif fire

Firefighters gain on worst of destructive wildfires burning in Calif.; homes still threatened

Calif. firefighters gain on the worst of wildfires

Official says forestry guards report at least 5 killed in plane crash in Pakistan, 152 onboard

Plane carrying 152 crashes in Pakistan; 5 dead

6 homes destroyed by blaze in Sequoia National Forest; crews in Lassen make headway on fires

6 homes destroyed in Sequoia National Forest blaze

Head of US nuclear regulatory agency hears from critics who want Vermont plant shuttered

Foes tell nuclear regulator to shutter Vt. plant

Wildlife groups claim sea turtles dying in BP oil burns, ask federal judge to intervene

Lawsuit claims turtles are dying in BP oil burns

Vermont nuclear plant says design flaw in underground piping system led to radioactive leak

Vt. nuke plant says flaw led to radioactive leak

Obama pledges to restore Gulf Coast, a region devastated by land loss, hurricanes

President Barack Obama

Text of Obama’s Oval Office address on the Gulf oil spill

President Barack Obama

Oil pours into Louisiana’s Barataria Bay, threatening 1 of America’s most vital watersheds

Oil spill spreads in La.’s big, rich Barataria Bay

Oil pours into Louisiana’s Barataria Bay, threatening one of America’s most vital watersheds

Oil spill spreads in La.’s big, rich Barataria Bay

Oil spill commission co-chairman says panel would have subpoena power to probe Gulf disaster

Graham: Spill panel would have subpoena power

AP Exclusive: US spill panel includes climate experts, may tackle broader energy questions

President Barack Obama

Study: South Pacific coral islands hold size or grow despite sea-level rise over past 60 years

Study: Coral atolls hold on despite sea-level rise

Interior Alaska village, subdivision evacuated as fast-moving wildfire threatens homes

Alaska village, subdivision evacuated due to fire

Obama administration extends moratorium another year in roadless areas of national forests

Obama administration extends roadless moratorium

Interior Alaska wildfire still out of control in unusual dry weather; more firefighters called

Interior Alaska wildfire still out of control

Heat on White House to do more about Gulf oil spill; new underwater remedy to come this week

Heat on White House to do more about Gulf spill

For La. American Indians, Gulf spill reinforces history of destruction at hands of Big Oil

Spill reinforces oil bad will for American Indians

Salazar announces more drilling reforms; Homeland Security, BP to testify on oil spill

Salazar announces onshore drilling reforms

Coast Guard says Gulf Coast oil spill more than anyone ever anticipated

Coast Guard says it never foresaw this oil spill

Farmers temporarily flooding fields to help migratory shorebirds, improve land for crops

Farmers find flooded fields can help birds, crops

Future debated for Mount St. Helens 30 years later after volcanic eruption

The future of Mount St. Helens 30 years later

Scientists fear Gulf oil spill could deal lethal blow to already weakened coastal wetlands

Oil spill threatens already weakened wetlands

Oil spill response haunted by lessons not learned in earlier mock exercises

Past spill exercises foretell current disaster

Crews conducted 5 controlled oil burns, dropped 150K gallons of chemical dispersant

Crews drop 150K gallons of dispersant on oil slick

After Obama’s visit, other administration officials to survey cleanup of Gulf oil spill

Obama officials travel to survey Gulf oil spill

US Coast Guard is preparing for a controlled burn of some of the Gulf’s spilled oil near La.

Coast Guard gets ready for controlled burn of oil

Obama rushing disaster, environmental officials and ‘every available resource’ to oil spill