- Federal, state officials look to protect Pecos River fish Updated: May-01-16 5:52 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Federal and state officials are partnering on a proposal for a $6 million pipeline that would help sustain an endangered species of fish during New Mexico's extremely dry times.
- State seeks control over US water pollution monitoring Updated: May-01-16 4:44 pm
BOSTON - State officials are seeking more control over of a federal water pollution program.
- Michigan's Adventure seeks to link to public sewage system Updated: May-01-16 3:17 pm
MUSKEGON, Michigan - A western Michigan amusement park that last month received a permit allowing it to increase how much sewage it treats and releases into groundwater is now seeking to hook into a public system.
- Grant to help Central Texas nature center Updated: May-01-16 12:25 pm
BELTON, Texas - Trails at a 260-acre nature center in Central Texas will be reconstructed and habitat restored with the help of a grant.
- Iowa lawmakers put aside philosophical differences on budget Updated: May-01-16 11:14 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - To adjourn the legislative session, Iowa lawmakers had to settle disagreements over Planned Parenthood and state employee salaries that didn't amount to much money but represented deep philosophical differences between the two parties.
- Magnitude 3.5 earthquake rattles parts of northern Oklahoma Updated: May-01-16 10:17 am
FAIRVIEW, Oklahoma - An earthquake has shaken parts of northern Oklahoma.
- Vermont farmers can apply for US water monitoring grants Updated: May-01-16 10:02 am
COLCHESTER, Vermont - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Vermont farmers are eligible to apply for grants to help pay for monitoring stations at the edges of fields that can gauge water quality as it leaves the field.
- Flooding flushes oil, chemicals into Texas rivers Updated: Apr-30-16 3:57 pm
EL PASO, Texas - Recent floods across Texas have inundated oil wells and fracking sites, flushing crude oil and toxic fracking chemicals into the state's rivers.
- FPL: Customers likely will pay for clean-up at nuclear plant Updated: Apr-30-16 9:30 am
HOMESTEAD, Florida - Florida Power & Light says customers likely will pay for cleanup efforts at its Turkey Point nuclear power plant.
- Water pipeline to be used by Flint should be done by summer Updated: Apr-29-16 4:22 pm
FLINT, Michigan - A Flint-area official says a new water pipeline to Lake Huron should be completed by June or July.
- New Jersey DEP to change response to lead in drinking water Updated: Apr-29-16 12:53 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey's Environmental Protection Department says it's making changes to the way the state and its water utilities respond to the threat of lead in drinking water.
- South Carolina officials search records for foam's use Updated: Apr-29-16 12:42 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina is one of a dozen states beginning to investigate whether a toxic firefighting foam that could be linked to groundwater contamination was ever used in the state.
- North Carolina awaits guidance on monitoring toxic foam Updated: Apr-29-16 12:38 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina is one of 33 states not tracking the use of a toxic firefighting foam even as the military is checking bases across the nation for potential groundwater contamination triggered by the use of the foam.
- New Hampshire starting to investigate likely foam sites Updated: Apr-29-16 10:38 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire is trying to find out where else firefighting foam may have been used around the state following the discovery of elevated levels of a chemical linked to the foam in well water at a former Air Force base in Portsmouth.
- East Idaho cities reach deal to avoid water curtailment Updated: Apr-29-16 10:35 am
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Cities in eastern Idaho will not see water curtailment this year as they reached a deal with the Surface Water Coalition.
- Like most states RI doesn't look for fire-foam contamination Updated: Apr-29-16 10:07 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island is among 33 states not tracking the use of a toxic firefighting foam even as the military checks U.S. bases for potential groundwater contamination from it.
- Indiana, most states, not tracking toxic fire-foam use Updated: Apr-29-16 9:53 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana is among 33 states not tracking the use of a toxic firefighting foam that has spurred the military to check U.S. bases for potential groundwater contamination caused by chemicals.
- Most states, including Illinois, don't track toxic foam use Updated: Apr-29-16 9:52 am
CHICAGO - Illinois is one of 33 states not tracking the use of a toxic firefighting foam that has prompted the military to check U.S. bases for potential groundwater contamination caused by chemicals.
- Russia's nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river Updated: Apr-29-16 9:38 am
MUSLYUMOVO, Russia - At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime's exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps loudly as a reporter strolls down to the muddy riverbank.
- Most states do bare minimum on fire-foam contamination Updated: Apr-29-16 9:22 am
The military is checking U.S. bases for potential groundwater contamination from a toxic firefighting foam, but most states so far show little inclination to examine civilian sites for the same threat.
- Senator: New York schools need federal funds to test water Updated: Apr-29-16 12:20 am
ALBANY, New York - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is pushing new legislation that would help school districts across New York state test their drinking water for potential lead contamination.
- Chicago testing water at small number of schools for lead Updated: Apr-28-16 10:48 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago has begun testing water at more than two dozen public schools for lead.
- New Mexico sues Texas oil company for lease payments Updated: Apr-28-16 10:02 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The New Mexico State Land Office is suing a Texas-based oil company for years of overdue fees and recent environmental cleanup costs at a waste-water injection well used by various oil producers.
- EPA paying $1 million in response costs after mine spill Updated: Apr-28-16 9:36 pm
DENVER - The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it is reimbursing states, tribes and local governments about $1 million for their costs after the agency accidentally triggered a massive wastewater spill from a Colorado mine.
- Flint residents tell civil rights panel of fear, distrust Updated: Apr-28-16 9:05 pm
FLINT, Michigan - Half a century after a civil rights panel investigated Flint's segregated housing, the commission held its first hearing Thursday into whether city residents again faced discrimination or racial bias - this time related to the city's crisis over lead-tainted drinking water.