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Stories with subject: Water environment
  • Hogs, residents compete for Kansas county's water supply 
    Updated: Nov-28-15 2:01 pm

    TRIBUNE, Kansas - Only 1,200 people live in Kansas' smallest county, where using irrigation to quench thirsty crops is no longer an option for many because the water source underneath this flat, arid prairie is nearly exhausted due to decades of overuse.

  • Southeast Ohio water district settles DuPont lawsuit over C8 
    Updated: Nov-28-15 12:25 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A southeast Ohio water district has settled its federal lawsuit against DuPont over allegations that the company contaminated the district's well fields with the chemical used to produce Teflon.

  • Ohio water plants push back on algae testing 
    Updated: Nov-28-15 11:22 am

    TOLEDO, Ohio - Cities and counties that operate water treatment plants around Ohio are pushing back against a state proposal to require weekly tests for toxic algae in drinking water, arguing that monitoring isn't needed year round and that it would cost too much, according to an Associated Press review.

  • Authorities seeking source of oil spill in county drain 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 8:32 pm

    OWOSSO TOWNSHIP, Michigan - An oil spill discovered by a hunter in Shiawassee County has not spread to a nearby river, a state environmental official said.

  • Mexico issues pollution alert for Mexico's Bacalar lagoon 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 6:57 pm

    MEXICO CITY - Mexico's environmental protection agency has issued an "urgent" call for local authorities to stop sewage and waste discharges into the Yucatan Peninsula's coastal, fresh-water lake of Bacalar.

  • North Texas families sue drillers over contaminated water 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 12:36 pm

    GRAFORD, Texas - Two families in rural North Texas have sued oil and gas drilling companies, claiming hazardous chemicals from hydraulic fracturing seeped into their water wells.

  • Projects stall after feds allow fish farming in open ocean 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 10:24 am

    SAN DIEGO - Some 90 percent of seafood consumed by Americans is imported - a fact that the Obama administration vowed to start turning around by expanding fish and shellfish farms into federal waters.

  • Arkansas a refuge from rising seas in Marshall Islands story has photos
    Updated: Nov-26-15 4:52 am

    MAJURO ATOLL, Marshall Islands - Valentino Keimbar hides from the intense heat in the shade of a breadfruit tree, waiting for his basketball game to begin. It was supposed to start a couple of hours ago, maybe three, but time matters little here on the Marshall Islands.

  • Alaska, British Columbia leaders sign cooperative agreement 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 9:23 pm

    JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark signed a cooperative agreement Wednesday committing to work together on issues of shared interest, including addressing concerns about the effect of Canadian mining on waters flowing into Alaska.

  • Minnesota braces for legal fight over PolyMet mine decisions 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 5:08 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A top state official said Wednesday he was finalizing plans for retaining an outside law firm to handle lawsuits stemming from PolyMet Mining Corp.'s proposal to build a copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, which is expected to be challenged regardless of whether state regulators approve the project's needed permits.

  • Asian carp barrier nearly done at northeast Indiana wetland 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 4:05 pm

    FORT WAYNE, Indiana - A nearly 2-mile-long earthen berm through a northeastern Indiana marsh that's designed to keep Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes is almost complete, months after heavy rains temporarily halted the project.

  • Report: Lake no cleaner after year 1 of disputed experiment 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 1:38 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - An experiment that prompted lawmakers to delay for years the promised but costly cleanup of a key water supply for about 300,000 people in the Raleigh-Durham region has produced no tangible results, a state report said.

  • Roof of southern Utah waste water treatment plant collapses 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 10:43 am

    ST. GEORGE, Utah - St. George officials say part of the roof of a waste water processing facility has collapsed.

  • Climate changes take heavy toll on Ugandan coffee farmers 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 5:34 am

    KASESE, Uganda - Luka Kinyere felt the wet, dark volcanic soil in his calloused palm, thankful for the rain that was falling again after a dry spell.

  • Nevada judge won't rule on sage grouse before Christmas 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 5:26 pm

    RENO, Nevada - A federal judge in Nevada is postponing a decision on whether to block U.S. regulations protecting the greater sage grouse, partly because she's not clear if the rules are really to blame for delays in construction of a rural water supply tank near Great Basin National Park along the border with Utah.

  • Colorado town to pursue Superfund help after mine spill 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 3:56 pm

    DURANGO, Colorado - Southwestern Colorado officials will negotiate with state and federal agencies to set up a federally financed Superfund cleanup of inactive mines, including one that spewed millions of gallons of wastewater into rivers in three states in August.

  • Scientists call for continuing Great Lakes wolf protections 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 1:23 pm

    TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region should not yet be removed from the federal endangered species list, a group of scientists and scholars said Tuesday, disagreeing with colleagues who said the population has rebounded sufficiently.

  • Parched Emirates relies on sea as groundwater runs out story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 1:54 am

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - As skyscrapers and gleaming towers rose with lightning speed across the United Arab Emirates over the past two decades, the Gulf nation's thirst for water grew at an enormous rate - so much so that today, it threatens to dry up all of the country's groundwater in as little as 15 years, experts say.

  • Federal approval of Gila River agreement triggers review 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 8:04 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The U.S. Department of Interior on Monday reached an agreement with water managers in New Mexico, marking the next step in a long, contentious process to develop the state's share of the Gila River.

  • 3 earthquakes rattle parts of state near site of 4.7 quake 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 6:00 pm

    CHEROKEE, Oklahoma - Three earthquakes have rattled parts of Oklahoma near the site of last week's 4.7 magnitude temblor.

  • Authorities ID man who died after falling in Kent lake 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 12:26 pm

    KENT, Connecticut - Authorities have released the name of the Stamford man who died after falling off a fishing boat in a Kent lake.

  • Mud from Brazil mining disaster contaminates ocean 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 9:55 am

    RIO DE JANEIRO - A torrent of mud unleashed by a dam burst at an iron ore mine in southeastern Brazil is contaminating the Atlantic Ocean.

  • NY investigating bird deaths at Lake Ontario 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 3:01 am

    ALBANY, New York - New York conservation officials are the deaths of birds found along the shores of Lake Ontario since mid-October.

  • Quinault Nation opens crab fishery around Grays Harbor 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 5:09 pm

    GRAYS HARBOR, Washington - The Quinault Indian Nation has opened its crab fishery in the Grays Harbor area. The tribal fishing area is one of the few spared by a toxic algal bloom on the Pacific coast.

  • Crews begin pumping oil cargo from sunken barge in Lake Erie 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 5:51 pm

    TOLEDO, Ohio - Salvage crews have begun an underwater operation to pump a hazardous oil-based substance from a sunken barge that apparently had been sitting undiscovered on the bottom of Lake Erie for nearly 80 years.