- 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.
- Lawsuit puts Terre Haute's sludge-to-diesel project on hold Updated: Jul-02-15 9:59 am
TERRE HAUTE, Indiana - Terre Haute's mayor says a project to convert sludge from the western Indiana city's wastewater treatment plant into diesel fuel is now on hold until a federal lawsuit is resolved.
- Pumping, treating of Kirtland's jet fuel plume begins Updated: Jul-02-15 9:50 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Gov. Susana Martinez says a pump-and-treat system designed to clean up a massive plume of jet fuel at the edge of Albuquerque is now in use.
- Water company signs with Mexico firm to provide clean water Updated: Jul-02-15 6:34 am
WINDSOR, Vermont - A water filtration company in Vermont has signed a contract with a Mexican firm to supply water purification devices on water fountains for public elementary and middle schools in two Mexican states.
- As portions of Benton Lake dry out, habitat improves Updated: Jul-02-15 5:08 am
GREAT FALLS, Montana - Anyone who is used to going to Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge to look at birds will notice a marked difference this year.
- Online tool provides info on Michigan's best trout streams Updated: Jul-02-15 4:05 am
LANSING, Michigan - A new online tool is providing tips to anglers about quality trout streams and accessible lakes.
- Wide environmental changes get initial NC Senate OK Updated: Jul-01-15 7:47 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Senate Republicans on Wednesday backed off some provisions in their annual "regulatory reform" measure but retained several that critics say would damage water quality and discourage citizen lawsuits.
- Troublesome zebra mussels found in Wellington lake Updated: Jul-01-15 7:35 pm
WELLINGTON, Kansas - Wildlife officials say troublesome zebra mussels have been found in a lake in south-central Kansas.
- North Las Vegas says no polluted water leaks after EPA order Updated: Jul-01-15 6:42 pm
LAS VEGAS - North Las Vegas has been ordered by the Environmental Protection Agency to address water pollution violations, although the suburb said it doesn't believe there's been a leak into the water supply at Lake Mead.
- Nebraska Gov. Ricketts criticizes new federal water rule Updated: Jul-01-15 3:05 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts blasted a new Obama administration rule on Wednesday that gives federal authorities the power to regulate more streams, tributaries and wetlands.
- New black coral species found, longest-living sea creature Updated: Jul-01-15 9:02 am
HONOLULU - A news species of deep-water black coral has been found in the Hawaiian Islands and scientists believe it is the longest-lived marine organism known to date.
- One-third of world's people still have no proper toilets Updated: Jun-30-15 11:25 pm
NEW DELHI - Toilets are taken for granted in the industrialized West, but still are a luxury for a third of the world's people who have no access to them, according to a report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF.
- Water well testing planned around Cheyenne-area missile site Updated: Jun-30-15 10:55 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A new round of homeowner well testing will occur later this summer near an old nuclear missile site on the plains where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to rely on naturally present bacteria to break down a plume of groundwater pollution, Corps officials announced at a public meeting Tuesday.