- Ky. officials want lower Ohio River off mercury warning list Updated: May-28-15 6:09 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Kentucky officials are trying to get the lower half of the Ohio River removed from a list of state waterways that warn people against eating fish possibly contaminated with mercury. Still, experts disagree on just how safe it is to eat fish from the river.
- Rebates drive grass removal frenzy during California drought Updated: May-28-15 4:43 pm
LOS ANGELES - There's a torrent of Californians taking advantage of rebates for ripping out water-guzzling lawns during the drought, and that's providing a big boost to landscapers.
- Runoff into Raccoon River causes E. coli spike at lake Updated: May-28-15 2:43 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Officials have closed a Des Moines lake to swimming after water samples showed high levels of E. coli.
- Indians scramble for heat relief, but many still must work Updated: May-28-15 11:06 am
HYDERABAD, India - Eating onions, lying in the shade and splashing into rivers, Indians were doing whatever they could Thursday to stay cool during a brutal heat wave that has killed more than 1,400 in the past month.
- Grants totaling nearly $3.1M to improve water quality Updated: May-28-15 7:53 am
LANSING, Michigan - The state says grants totaling nearly $3.1 million will help improve water quality in Michigan lakes and streams.
- Ore. agency fines creamery $56,500 over wastewater Updated: May-28-15 6:17 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon officials say they're fining the Tillamook County Creamery Association more than $56,500, alleging wastewater violations at its dairy products processing facility in Tillamook.
- Wyoming officials blast proposed EPA water regulations Updated: May-27-15 7:22 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming officials say they're disappointed with water quality regulations the federal government released Wednesday that would extend federal authority over smaller waterways such as tributaries and wetlands.
- New federal rules on stream protection hailed, criticized Updated: May-27-15 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON - New federal rules designed to better protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands - and the drinking water of 117 million Americans - are being criticized by Republicans and farm groups as going too far.
- Senators hear about report on Pinewood toxic waste dump Updated: May-27-15 2:28 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The oldest part of a Sumter County toxic waste landfill that is at the most risk because of its construction is also the part closest to a lake that provides water to thousands of people.
- Madison college students create algae-removal system Updated: May-27-15 12:38 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A system that clears up surface-level algae by slurping it away and depositing it into a dumpster will make its debut this summer in Madison lakes.
- China fines chemical company $12M for polluting, jails staff Updated: May-27-15 5:38 am
BEIJING - A court in eastern China fined a manufacturer of weed killer 75 million yuan ($12 million) and imprisoned employees of the company and its contractors for discharging wastewater that severely polluted streams.
- Ship accidentally discharges oil into New Hampshire river Updated: May-26-15 11:46 pm
NEW CASTLE, New Hampshire - A ship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has accidentally discharged oily water into the Piscataqua River.
- Algae blooms add to problems at central Ohio lake Updated: May-26-15 6:50 pm
BUCKEYE LAKE, Ohio - A central Ohio lake where a faulty dam and lowered water levels are already biting into the summer economy now has another problem: algae blooms.
- Congress members back bills to phase out plastic microbeads Updated: May-26-15 3:01 pm
DETROIT - Two Michigan lawmakers say they and other members of Congress are sponsoring bipartisan legislation to protect the Great Lakes from the damaging effects of plastic microbeads found in some soaps and personal care products.
- US Army Corps of Engineers stops blue-green algae advisories Updated: May-26-15 2:41 pm
EUGENE, Oregon - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will no longer send out warnings about potentially toxic blue-green algae blooms in the Oregon lakes it manages.
- New tests to reveal Chicago beach water quality within hours Updated: May-26-15 6:14 am
CHICAGO - Chicago officials say they'll now know within hours whether water is safe for swimming at several city beaches.
- Modi vows cleaner India, but no clear path to get there Updated: May-26-15 5:25 am
NEW DELHI - Four months after becoming prime minister, Narendra Modi stunned Indians by picking up a crude straw broom and, holding it like a dance partner, gently sweeping at a small pile of green leaves on a New Delhi street.
- California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought Updated: May-25-15 9:32 pm
SYDNEY - California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record.
- Study of walleye in Lake Oahe beginning to yield results Updated: May-25-15 5:14 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A four-year study of walleye in Lake Oahe is only halfway done but already is yielding results that should prove valuable to both wildlife officials and anglers.
- New Butte water treatment plant uses innovative system Updated: May-25-15 3:41 pm
BUTTE, Montana - Butte is opening a water treatment plant that uses a filtration system used in Asia and Europe.
- Netting of Yellowstone lake trout is a long-term venture Updated: May-25-15 3:28 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - It will take another 14 years of intensive lake trout killing in Yellowstone Lake in order for native cutthroat trout to be re-established to the level sought by managers, new research predicts.
- Some worry water cleanup could hurt Great Salt Lake birds Updated: May-25-15 1:55 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A $74 million project to clean up ground water contaminated by mining has environmentalists worried that the pollutants could end up hurting birds on the Great Salt Lake.
- Lake Michigan fishing charters hang on despite challenges Updated: May-24-15 4:04 pm
MICHIGAN CITY, Indiana - Indiana charter operators on Lake Michigan are hanging on, despite the declining numbers of fish and high fuel costs.
- Des Plaines River dams being removed to restore natural flow Updated: May-24-15 2:47 pm
VERNON HILLS, Illinois - Dams that have hindered the flow of the 133-mile-long Des Plaines River for more than a century are being removed to restore its natural flow, improve aquatic habitat and make the waterway safer for people who use it.
- Sea lion dies after Santa Barbara oil spill Updated: May-24-15 12:50 pm
LOS ANGELES - A sea lion has died after its rescue from the oil spill at Refugio State Beach, but two other animals continue to be treated at SeaWorld San Diego.