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Stories with subject: Water environment
  • Vermont lake association to sue state over rules 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 4:34 am
  • MORGAN, Vermont - The association of landowners along a Northeast Kingdom lake says they are going to sue the state of Vermont for not doing enough to protect water quality.

  • Money for Lake Michigan shoreline projects 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 4:07 am
  • CHICAGO - The state of Illinois has announced $1.6 million for more than two dozen environmental and education projects aimed at helping to conserve the Lake Michigan shoreline.

  • Fairbanks tries to improve water quality 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 7:26 pm
  • FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Fairbanks officials are launching a public-education effort in an effort to reduce water pollution.

  • Invasive carp's DNA found in eastern Ohio river 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 3:37 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Bighead carp DNA has been discovered in eastern Ohio's Muskingum River, raising concerns the invasive fish might have found a new route to Lake Erie.

  • Nebraskans sought for resources commission 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 5:04 am
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - Gov. Dave Heineman is seeking candidates for the newly expanded Natural Resources Commission.

  • Audit: $1.3M upgrade fails to improve Modesto lab 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 2:25 am
  • MODESTO, California - An audit has found that Modesto's $1.3 million project to upgrade the water quality control laboratory at the city's wastewater treatment plant has partly gone to waste.

  • Interior secretary pays visit to Crater Lake 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 6:49 pm
  • CRATER LAKE NATONAL PARK, Oregon - Interior Secretary Sally Jewell visited Crater Lake National Park on Saturday to mark the beginning of National Park Week.

  • Nebraska fire, water districts fight over hydrants 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:31 pm
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - A rural water district in southeast Nebraska and local fire departments are locking horns over the use of fire hydrants connected to the rural district's system.

  • Crater Lake's annual snowfall gradually declining 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:20 pm
  • SALEM, Oregon - You wouldn't know it from appearances, but Oregon's only national park has been losing snow.

  • Deadline lapses in Peru for illegal gold miners 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 2:16 pm
  • LIMA, Peru - The clock has run out for an estimated 40,000 illegal gold miners who had until Saturday to legalize their status in a region of southeastern Peru where fortune-seekers have ravaged rainforests and contaminated rivers. The government's vow to enforce a ban on illegal mining is raising fears of bloody confrontations.

  • Wastewater board finds uses for federal funds 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:06 am
  • HERNANDO, Mississippi - DeSoto County Regional Utility Authority board is putting $1.16 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers toward two wastewater projects.

  • California farmers to get more water 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:08 pm
  • FRESNO, California - Drought-stricken California farmers and cities are set to get more water as state and federal officials ease cutbacks due to recent rain and snow, officials announced on Friday.

  • Ranchers, Klamath tribes sign deal to share water 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:23 pm
  • Cattle ranchers and American Indian tribes long at odds over scarce water in Oregon's Upper Klamath Basin signed an agreement Friday to share access to rivers and cooperate on restoring habitat for endangered fish the tribes hold sacred.

  • 6 sea lions killed to protect Columbia salmon 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:19 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - Six California sea lions have been euthanized to protect endangered salmon crossing Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River.

  • DEP: Wastewater leaked from Range impoundment pond 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:25 pm
  • MARIANNA, Pennsylvania - The state Department of Environmental Protection says Range Resources will likely be sent a violation notice and fined for drilling wastewater that leaked out of an impoundment pond in southwestern Pennsylvania.

  • Report: Pennsylvania forests impacted by drilling 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:19 am
  • PITTSBURGH - A small portion of Pennsylvania state forest land has been impacted by shale gas drilling, but many questions remain about how to manage the politically sensitive issue that is opposed by many residents, according to a new report.

  • New salmon species being considered for Lake Oahe 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 9:01 am
  • PIERRE, South Dakota - Wildlife officials are considering adding another species of salmon to Lake Oahe to boost the success of anglers.

  • Va. water authorities to split cost of new plant 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:46 am
  • BEDFORD, Virginia - Two regional water authorities are planning to split the cost of a new $14 million Smith Mountain Lake water treatment facility.

  • New Mexico agency upgrading area on San Juan River 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:06 am
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - The Game and Fish Department is closing a fishing and hunting area along the San Juan River in northwestern New Mexico while stream and access improvements are made.

  • China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:34 am
  • BEIJING - Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfettered industrialization under the Communist Party's authoritarian rule.

  • Group to discuss conservation fund's importance 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:04 am
  • DOVER, New Hampshire - A group of conservation, outdoor industry and timber groups is meeting to discuss the importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund to New Hampshire's economy and environment.

  • Nebraska lawmakers adjourn from 2014 session 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:01 pm
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska lawmakers finished their session on Thursday having passed major legislation to lower taxes, reduce prison crowding and pay for water conservation projects.

  • Salmon released in California river restoration 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:19 pm
  • FRESNO, California - Tens of thousands of spring-run Chinook salmon are being released into the San Joaquin River, marking a major milestone in the federal plan to restore native fish populations to the state's second-longest river.

  • Fish found with mercury in remote Western regions 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:28 pm
  • FRESNO, California - Federal scientists have found high amounts of mercury in sport fish caught in remote areas of national parks in the West and Alaska, according to a study released Thursday.

  • Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:25 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot - the second time in less than three years the city has gone to such lengths to keep its water pure.