- US appeals court upholds EPA plan to clean up Chesapeake Bay Updated: Jul-06-15 2:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA - A U.S. appeals court on Monday approved a federal plan to limit pollution in the Chesapeake Bay despite objections from farmers, builders and others who accused the Environmental Protection Agency of a power grab.
- Businessman sentenced to prison over pollution, deception Updated: Jul-06-15 2:35 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The owner of a Kansas metal finishing business has been sentenced to four months in prison followed by six months of home detention for discharging untreated wastewater into a city sewer.
- Bellevue continues upgrading riverfront park Updated: Jul-06-15 1:43 pm
BELLEVUE, Nebraska - Over the past decade, Bellevue's riverfront has been converted from an industrial area to a prominent park.
- Indiana to join states suing over new EPA water rule Updated: Jul-06-15 12:46 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana became the latest state Monday to join a lawsuit challenging an Obama administration rule that gives federal agencies authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act.
- Snake River hydroelectric project moving forward Updated: Jul-06-15 12:05 pm
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Two eastern Idaho canal companies are moving forward with plans to build powerhouses on adjacent sides of the Snake River.
- Detroit-to-Flint march highlights 2 cities' water problems Updated: Jul-05-15 7:29 pm
PONTIAC, Michigan - Critics of water shutoffs in Detroit and water quality problems in Flint are holding a 70-mile protest march between the two southeastern Michigan cities.
- Fears surface about mercury in Shasta Lake fish Updated: Jul-05-15 6:35 pm
SHASTA LAKE, California - Shasta Lake provides water to Sacramento and the crop-rich San Joaquin Valley more than 300 miles to the south.
- Crews searching for man who jumped from boat at Lake Mead Updated: Jul-05-15 6:26 pm
BOULDER CITY, Nevada - Rescuers are searching for a man who was last seen Sunday afternoon jumping off a boat at Lake Meat National Recreational Area.
- Years will be needed to gauge efforts to cut Lake Erie algae Updated: Jul-05-15 3:05 pm
PERRYSBURG, Ohio - State agriculture and environmental leaders have made a number of changes to attack toxic algae in western Lake Erie, most notably prohibiting farmers in northwestern Ohio from spreading manure on frozen and rain-soaked fields and requiring training before they can use commercial fertilizers.
- Group nears $4.1 million goal to preserve Glen Lake's shore Updated: Jul-05-15 2:26 pm
GLEN ARBOR, Michigan - Preservationists say they're nearing their goal of raising the $4.1 million needed to place 708 acres adjoining Glen Lake and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore into a land conservancy.
- California water rates rise as cities lose money in drought Updated: Jul-05-15 11:16 am
ROSEVILLE, California - Saving water doesn't always mean saving money in parched California.
- Vermont governor declares July "Lakes Appreciation Month" Updated: Jul-05-15 10:40 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Gov. Peter Shumlin has declared July 2015 as "Lakes Appreciation Month."
- Northwest Montana reaches 'severe drought' status Updated: Jul-04-15 4:52 pm
KALISPELL, Montana - Northwest Montana has reached "severe drought" status in the U.S. Drought Monitor.
- Officials making plan to reduce San Juan river pollution Updated: Jul-04-15 4:47 pm
FARMINGTON, New Mexico - Officials are working on a plan to reduce pollution in San Juan County rivers after a study found they contain significant levels of bacteria indicating the presence of human feces.
- Missouri maintains as state's rivers heat up Updated: Jul-04-15 1:47 pm
CRAIG, Montana - This fly-fishing hub was bustling with boat traffic Thursday as anglers launched boats onto a blue-ribbon stretch of the Missouri River that's Montana's No. 1 fishing destination.
- Rescued sea lion found dead at Oklahoma City zoo Updated: Jul-04-15 1:14 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma City Zoo says a 2-year-old sea lion that was rescued in California has died.
- Farmers go high-tech in bid to reduce bay pollution Updated: Jul-03-15 1:49 pm
DENTON, Maryland - The fields near here are lush and green, but farmer Kyle Hutchison wanted to give his corn crop one last dose of plant food before the chest-high stalks grew too tall to treat.
- Judge to hear request to halt ocean blasting research plan Updated: Jul-03-15 1:01 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - A federal judge will hear arguments this month by fishing groups who want him to shut down a research project that involves blasting the ocean floor off the coast of New Jersey with sound waves.
- Minnesota officials warn of toxic algae after child sickened Updated: Jul-03-15 6:19 am
ALEXANDRIA, Minnesota - Minnesota health officials are warning of the dangers of toxic blue-green algae after they say a child was taken to a hospital after swimming in a central Minnesota lake that had the bacteria.
- Tank leaks fuel oil in heavy rain in NW Ohio community Updated: Jul-03-15 3:08 am
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - A leak from an underground fuel oil tank in a northwest Ohio community has officials monitoring for potential effects on nearby residents' wells.
- Gimmicks and technology: California learns to save water Updated: Jul-02-15 8:01 pm
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, California - Billboards and TV commercials, living room visits, guess-your-water-use booths, and awards for water stinginess - a wealthy swath of Orange County that once had one of the worst records for water conservation in drought-stricken California is turning things around, proving it's possible to get people to change their ways.
- Environmental group wants EPA to strip authority from MPCA Updated: Jul-02-15 6:07 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - An environmental group petitioned federal regulators Thursday to strip the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency of its delegated authority to regulate water pollution from mining.
- NC DENR backs off 3-year cyanide grace period for Alcoa site Updated: Jul-02-15 4:47 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's environment agency is backing away from a proposal to wait three years before requiring new limits on the cyanide pouring off a closed Alcoa Corp. smelter site into waters used for fishing, swimming and drinking.
- Wells and water pumps resemble homes in Beaverton Updated: Jul-02-15 1:13 pm
BEAVERTON, Oregon - The most expensive house on Southwest Hanson Street in Beaverton is also the most modest in the neighborhood.
- Michigan releases draft wastewater permit for Humboldt Mill Updated: Jul-02-15 10:10 am
MARQUETTE, Michigan - State regulators have released a draft of a modified wastewater discharge permit for Eagle Mine's Humboldt Mill in the Upper Peninsula.