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This Aug. 21, 2009, file photo shows an algae bloom in the reservoir behind Iron Gate Dam on the Klamath River near Hornbrook. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard, File)

Officials sign unusual pact to tear down hydroelectric dams

SACRAMENTO — Endangered salmon blocked for nearly a century from hundreds of…


White House press secretary Josh Earnest answers a question about the Obama administration's announcement that it will bar oil drilling in the Atlantic Ocean during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

US bars Atlantic drilling; Obama builds environmental legacy

WASHINGTON — In a major reversal, the Obama administration said Tuesday it…


President Barack Obama on Sunday said he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)

White House says Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's…