- Experts: Unlikely German sailor fell ill in Rio's water Updated: Sep-04-15 7:30 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Medical experts and scientists said Friday it's unlikely that a German sailor with a bacterial skin infection that's resistant to antibiotics contracted the illness in polluted Olympic waters.
- Judge: Injunction against water rule limited to 13 states Updated: Sep-04-15 7:09 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A federal judge in North Dakota said Friday that his injunction blocking a new Obama administration rule aimed at regulating some small waterways applies only to the 13 states that sued to block it, and not nationwide.
- Health officials warn beachgoers of Lake Erie algae bloom Updated: Sep-04-15 6:20 pm
FAIRPORT HARBOR, Ohio - Officials in Lake County east of Cleveland say a harmful algae bloom is encroaching on popular Lake Erie beaches.
- Farm pollution settlement seen as blueprint for lake cleanup Updated: Sep-04-15 5:17 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Agency of Agriculture and an environmental group announced Friday their blueprint for reducing farm pollution flowing into Lake Champlain, a plan they put in the form of a signed agreement to settle the group's lawsuit.
- Fired regulator: Governor pushed to waive oil safeguards. Updated: Sep-04-15 3:36 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - California's top oil and gas regulators repeatedly warned Gov. Jerry Brown's senior aides in 2011 that the governor's orders to override key environmental safeguards in granting oil industry permits would violate state and federal laws protecting groundwater from contamination, one of the former officials has testified.
- Recreational advisory issued for Ohio River, tributaries Updated: Sep-04-15 3:19 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Two Kentucky agencies have issued a recreational advisory for the Ohio River from the Meldahl Dam at Bracken County to the West Virginia state line due to harmful algal bloom.
- Canoeists complain about dirty water, weeds in Olympic venue Updated: Sep-04-15 3:15 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Canoeists at an Olympic test event complained Friday about the polluted water at the venue, but were most outspoken about aquatic plants that tangled with their oars and rudders.
- Flyover used to help locate spilled oil in Mississippi River Updated: Sep-04-15 3:00 pm
COLUMBUS, Kentucky - The U.S. Coast Guard used aerial observations of the Mississippi River on Friday to try to determine the location of more than 120,000 gallons of oil that spilled after two tow boats collided, prompting the closure of that part of the river.
- Kansas Geological Survey says earthquake problem continues Updated: Sep-04-15 11:17 am
WICHITA, Kansas - A reduction in the number of earthquakes rattling southern Kansas should not make anyone complacent about studying the problem, according to the head of the Kansas Geological Survey.
- Hearing held in Lexington on proposed stream protection rule Updated: Sep-04-15 10:05 am
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Federal regulators have heard from a divided crowd who attended a public hearing in Lexington on a proposed stream protection rule.
- Biologist: 920-pound gator largest killed on Lake Eufaula Updated: Sep-04-15 8:13 am
DOTHAN, Alabama - A state wildlife biologist says the 920-pound alligator recently killed in Lake Eufaula was the largest ever killed on the lake and the second largest in the state.
- Invasive plant spreads to Interior Alaska beyond Fairbanks Updated: Sep-04-15 8:10 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - An invasive plant species previously thought to only have invaded Interior waterways around Fairbanks has been spotted north of Nenana.
- Proposed pig farm draws concerns about smells, water quality Updated: Sep-04-15 3:31 am
FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, Michigan - A plan to put 4,800 pigs on a farm in Shiawassee County is drawing concerns about smells and water quality from nearby residents.
- Plan for backup water supply underway in Huntington Updated: Sep-04-15 3:23 am
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - West Virginia American Water says it has initiated a contingency plan for a temporary backup water supply to its Huntington water treatment plant in response to increasing algae blooms on the Ohio River.
- The Latest: Mississippi River oil spill not affecting port Updated: Sep-03-15 5:46 pm
COLUMBUS, Kentucky - The latest on the oil spill along the Mississippi River that caused a section of the waterway to be shut down (all times local):
- Judge orders mercury cleanup plan for Penobscot River Updated: Sep-03-15 12:52 pm
BANGOR, Maine - The former owners of the HoltraChem Manufacturing Co. plant were ordered by a federal judge to pay for an engineering study for cleaning up tons of mercury dumped in the Penobscot River.
- Trustees: groundwater pollution part of PCB damage to Hudson Updated: Sep-03-15 12:26 pm
ALBANY, New York - Government trustees assessing harm to the Hudson River from long-term PCB releases highlighted concerns over groundwater contamination in three upriver towns as the massive dredging project nears its end.
- Water conservation urged in Rockland County, NY Updated: Sep-03-15 10:58 am
NEW CITY, New York - Officials in Rockland County are urging residents to voluntarily conserve water.
- Flood project to help protect Minot's water treatment plant Updated: Sep-03-15 7:53 am
MINOT, North Dakota - The city of Minot is breaking ground Thursday on a construction project to help protect the city's water treatment plant and keep it functioning during a flood.
- Portsmouth beach closed for high bacteria counts Updated: Sep-03-15 3:37 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Health officials in Rhode Island have recommended closing a Portsmouth beach and reopening two beaches in Warwick.
- Feds propose new water quality rule for Washington Updated: Sep-02-15 9:58 pm
SEATTLE - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is following through on its promise to propose a new clean-water rule for Washington, in case the state doesn't come up with its own plan in time.
- State orders California firm to stop tapping Sierra springs Updated: Sep-02-15 6:19 pm
FRESNO, California - Armed with evidence captured by surveillance cameras, California regulators have ordered a business to stop tapping Sierra Nevada spring water that is later bottled and sold in stores, officials said Wednesday.
- CSX sued over West Virginia oil train derailment Updated: Sep-02-15 4:32 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A lawsuit has been filed against CSX Corp. on behalf of southern West Virginia residents living near the site of a fiery oil train derailment.
- Cleveland Heights owes $2.2M to Cleveland Division of Water Updated: Sep-02-15 3:22 am
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio - Officials say the northeast Ohio city of Cleveland Heights owes $2.2 million to the Cleveland Division of Water thanks to years of faulty meter readings.
- $25M flood protection project starts at Minot water plant Updated: Sep-02-15 2:28 am
MINOT, North Dakota - The city of Minot this week is starting work on a two-year project to protect its water treatment plant from future floods.