- Feds propose new water quality rule for Washington Updated: Sep-02-15 9:58 pm
SEATTLE - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is following through on its promise to propose a new clean-water rule for Washington, in case the state doesn't come up with its own plan in time.
- State orders California firm to stop tapping Sierra springs Updated: Sep-02-15 6:19 pm
FRESNO, California - Armed with evidence captured by surveillance cameras, California regulators have ordered a business to stop tapping Sierra Nevada spring water that is later bottled and sold in stores, officials said Wednesday.
- Obstacle to moving Rio Olympic venues? 1,400 silent athletes Updated: Sep-02-15 5:02 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Olympic organizers have agreed to test for viruses in Rio's sewage-filled waters.
- CSX sued over West Virginia oil train derailment Updated: Sep-02-15 4:32 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A lawsuit has been filed against CSX Corp. on behalf of southern West Virginia residents living near the site of a fiery oil train derailment.
- Cleveland Heights owes $2.2M to Cleveland Division of Water Updated: Sep-02-15 3:22 am
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio - Officials say the northeast Ohio city of Cleveland Heights owes $2.2 million to the Cleveland Division of Water thanks to years of faulty meter readings.
- $25M flood protection project starts at Minot water plant Updated: Sep-02-15 2:28 am
MINOT, North Dakota - The city of Minot this week is starting work on a two-year project to protect its water treatment plant from future floods.
- Regatta to go on despite Ohio River health advisory Updated: Sep-02-15 2:08 am
WHEELING, West Virginia - West Virginia officials are urging participants in an upcoming regatta on the Ohio River to use caution after the discovery of blue-green algae blooms.
- State officials warn of toxic blue-green algae in 3 RI ponds Updated: Sep-01-15 8:07 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island health officials are advising people to avoid contact with water in three ponds where toxic blue-green algae blooms have been detected.
- Evacuation lifted for homes near Salt Lake City suburb fire Updated: Sep-01-15 6:17 pm
COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah - Authorities lifted an evacuation notice Tuesday afternoon for 30 homes bordering a brush fire that was burning near the mouth of a Salt Lake City-area canyon.
- Las Vegas' new ad campaign pushes 'sexy' watering habits Updated: Sep-01-15 5:13 pm
LAS VEGAS - Another part of the drought-ridden West is attempting to make water conservation sexy, this time with funny ads in Las Vegas.
- Texas regulator clears oil and gas company of causing quakes Updated: Sep-01-15 5:09 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The regulatory agency overseeing Texas' oil and gas industry has determined that a series of small earthquakes in North Texas likely wasn't caused by drilling operations by an Exxon Mobil subsidiary.
- Chemical mix at Ohio water treatment facility hospitalizes 4 Updated: Sep-01-15 2:20 pm
NORTH CANTON, Ohio - At a northeast Ohio water treatment plant, chlorine was inadvertently mixed with fluoride in a container making it dangerous to breathe the air and sending four people to hospitals, fire officials say.
- Researchers working to combat common carp in Lino Lakes Updated: Sep-01-15 1:41 pm
LINO LAKES, Minnesota - Efforts to remove invasive carp from waterways across Minnesota have been ongoing for more than 100 years, but researchers say they've made strides in learning about the destructive fish over the past decade.
- Flows cut at Folsom Lake to conserve Sacramento water supply Updated: Sep-01-15 10:11 am
SACRAMENTO, California - Federal officials plan to make a significant cut to flows from Folsom Lake, which is a primary water source for Sacramento suburbs, as water levels at the reservoir near historic lows.
- Wastewater dumped in Rogue River during power outage Updated: Sep-01-15 5:38 am
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - A power outage in Grants Pass has caused 240,000 gallons of wastewater to be dumped into the Rogue River.
- Judge further delays Hebgen Lake timber sale Updated: Sep-01-15 5:35 am
BOZEMAN, Montana - A federal judge has decided to continue delaying the sale of timber on up to four square miles of National Forest Service land along Hebgen Lake, ruling against two federal agencies that asked for the injunction to be thrown out.
- Some Verdi water contaminated with E. Coli; no use order Updated: Aug-31-15 6:53 pm
RENO, Nevada - Washoe County health officials are warning residents in a section of Verdi west of Reno to refrain from using water from the public system after it was found to be contaminated with E. Coli.
- W.Va. regulators concerned about buried debris at spill site Updated: Aug-31-15 10:11 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia regulators are concerned that construction debris found buried at the site of a 2014 chemical spill could make it easier for contaminated water to flow deeper into the soil.
- State takes new approach to regulate pot farms water use Updated: Aug-30-15 7:40 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Fish and Wildlife officers have recently joined local narcotics teams in inspecting pot farms that are allegedly draining a half million gallons of water a day from Northern California's Eel River as part of a unique state effort to identify growers willing to work with authorities to monitor water use and environmental effects from marijuana cultivation.
- Largest Orange County jail implements water-saving programs Updated: Aug-30-15 6:36 pm
ORANGE, California - Inmates at Orange County's largest jail will get low-flow toilets and shower valves with timers as part of a wide-ranging effort to save water amid the state's four-year drought.
- US Fish & Wildlife Service opposes Indiana limestone quarry Updated: Aug-30-15 3:02 pm
LOWELL, Indiana - The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is opposing a proposed limestone quarry in northwestern Indiana, saying it would likely have an adverse effect on the Kankakee River ecosystem.
- Ruptured line cause of oil spill in Ritchie County creek Updated: Aug-30-15 1:16 pm
HARRISVILLE, West Virginia - The Department of Environmental Protection says a ruptured oil gathering line caused a spill into a creek in Ritchie County.
- Scientists study how rising seas will reshape Georgia coast Updated: Aug-30-15 11:10 am
SAVANNAH, Georgia - Scientists are fine-tuning what they know about rivers and marshes flushed with saltwater by ocean tides so they can better predict how rising sea levels will reshape the Georgia coast over the next century.
- New app to help Tahoe researchers with citizen observations Updated: Aug-30-15 10:46 am
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nevada - Researchers at Lake Tahoe are enlisting local residents, tourists and other beach-goers to record their observations and photographs on a new smartphone app to help scientists better understand the lake's environmental conditions.
- EXCHANGE: Shorewood event studies river life, water quality Updated: Aug-30-15 10:29 am
SHOREWOOD, Illinois - John Orbon's children were dazzled by the sight of crayfish, fingernail clams and suckerfish - all pulled from the DuPage River in Shorewood.