After decades on the US Endangered Species list, American brown pelicans have made a comeback.
Efforts are under way to reverse the deterioration of a major water source, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in California, which is sinking.
Communities urge residents to think and spend locally in a bid to boost area businesses.
The Greek-owned Maran Centaurus was seized Sunday more than 800 miles east of Mogadishu fully loaded with an estimated 2 million barrels of oil heading for New Orleans from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Sen. Mary Landrieu says she won $300 million in aid for Louisiana for voting 'yes' in a key healthcare reform vote Saturday. But she has misgivings about the public option, which means the deals might not be done yet.
Robert Frank's candid images exposed the underside of midcentury America and were initially reviled.
Werner Herzog's 'Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans' casts Nicolas Cage as a cop who becomes increasingly unhinged by gambling debts and drug use.
Army Corps' 'myopic' maintenance of a shipping channel led to levee failure, much Katrina damage, US court judge rules. Appeal is expected.
Former Rep. William Jefferson will appeal the case. His attorneys claim the sentence is unduly harsh compared to other political corruption convictions.
A longer school day can help improve student test scores, closing the achievement gap. But critics question the cost of those additional hours.