- Briefing planned on Lake Erie nutrient reduction initiative Updated: May-05-15 1:28 pm
DUNDEE, Michigan - Federal officials are holding a public briefing on a program designed to prevent runoff of nutrients into Lake Erie that scientists blame for outbreaks of toxic bacteria that have fouled drinking water in southeastern Michigan and northwestern Ohio.
- City in New York must upgrade sewer system after large spill Updated: May-05-15 12:19 pm
AMSTERDAM, New York - The city of Amsterdam in upstate New York must upgrade its aging sewer system after a large municipal spill that went unreported dumped millions of gallons of untreated sewage into the Mohawk River in 2013.
- Chrysler worker dies in accident at Detroit plant Updated: May-05-15 11:56 am
DETROIT - Authorities say a worker has died in an industrial accident at a Chrysler plant in Detroit.
- Ex-Maui mayor candidate gets 20 years for securities fraud Updated: May-05-15 9:04 am
WAILUKU, Hawaii - A man who ran unsuccessfully for Maui mayor has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for securities fraud.
- Bridger-Teton Forest seeks comment on Greys River plan Updated: May-05-15 8:10 am
AFTON, Wyoming - Officials on the Bridger-Teton National Forest are seeking public comment on what projects to address in the Greys River area.
- Watering bans, conservation mandates on tap for regulators Updated: May-05-15 2:23 am
SACRAMENTO, California - Residents and businesses across California would be forced to slash their water use under unprecedented drought restrictions regulators will take up Tuesday.
- Legislature hits home stretch with many issues unresolved Updated: May-04-15 10:38 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont lawmakers head into what are expected to be the final two weeks of their 2015 session with debates still unresolved on taxes, water quality, education, vaccines and other issues.
- State moves forward with oyster research for cleaner water Updated: May-04-15 7:44 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey has taken a step toward allowing experimental oyster colony research projects to be placed in polluted waterways to help clean the water, despite concerns by the state Environmental Protection Department that poachers might steal and sell them, potentially sickening customers and damaging the state's $800 million shellfish industry.
- Study: Trace amount of drilling fluid found in water well Updated: May-04-15 6:11 pm
Toxic fluids used in drilling and hydraulic fracturing likely escaped an unlined borehole and migrated thousands of feet into a residential drinking-water supply in Pennsylvania, according to a study published Monday.
- Rio environmental official takes dip in polluted bay Updated: May-04-15 4:06 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - A Brazilian state environmental secretary has plunged into the polluted waters of Guanabara Bay as part of a televised stunt meant to assuage worries about health risks faced by sailors competing in the 2016 Olympics.
- With innovations, Bend parks use less irrigation water Updated: May-04-15 2:01 pm
BEND, Oregon - On a Thursday morning at Drake Park, Bend Park & Recreation District landscape manager Mike Duarte fished his phone from his pocket and pulled up a screen full of tiny green icons - the irrigation system at Big Sky Park, 4 miles across town.
- Starfish babies offer glimmer of hope amid mass die-off Updated: May-04-15 1:16 pm
LOPEZ PASS, Washington - Emerging from a recent dive 40 feet below the surface of the Puget Sound, biologist Ben Miner wasn't surprised by what he found: The troubling disease that wiped out millions of starfish up and down the West Coast had spread to this site along the rocky cliffs of Lopez Island.
- Norman, Midwest City disagree on wastewater proposal Updated: May-04-15 12:23 pm
NORMAN, Oklahoma - Norman and Midwest City leaders are at odds over a proposal to allow treated wastewater into a lake they use as a drinking supply.
- Researchers taking water samples of Lake Winnipesaukee Updated: May-04-15 9:56 am
MEREDITH, New Hampshire - Researchers and environmental groups are holding a one-day collection of water samples of Lake Winnipesaukee to see if there's been an increase in phosphorus levels, which can lead to higher amounts of algae and lake vegetation.
- Piranha fished out of Lake Bentonville in northwest Arkansas Updated: May-04-15 8:19 am
BENTONVILLE, Arkansas - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says a piranha has been caught at Lake Bentonville.
- Miss. River diversion proponents use ad to state their case Updated: May-04-15 7:36 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A full-page advertisement that ran Sunday in a number of publications in Louisiana highlights the need for large, land-building diversions to be built along the Mississippi River as part of the state's coastal restoration plan.
- Temporary water filtration system installed at Alatna Updated: May-03-15 6:35 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Residents of a tiny interior Alaska will no longer have to cross a river to obtain potable water.
- Fishermen fear looming cost of at-sea monitors this summer Updated: May-03-15 10:47 am
PORTLAND, Maine - New England fishermen of important food species like cod and haddock say the looming cost of paying for at-sea monitors could put them out of business this year.
- East Texas residents cry foul as sewage problems persist Updated: May-03-15 10:07 am
HOOKS, Texas - The state has given an East Texas town until July to prevent sewage from backing up into the homes and yards of residents.
- Extent of Capitol Creek fuel spill contamination assessed Updated: May-02-15 12:17 pm
ASPEN, Colorado - A private environmental-hazards mitigation company says it may have to remove soil contaminated along Capitol Creek Road after a gas tanker overturned.
- State IDs faulty tanks; now tank law is being scaled back Updated: May-02-15 11:14 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - After a 2014 chemical spill polluted drinking water for more than 300,000 people in West Virginia, lawmakers there quickly mandated tighter surveillance of the state's chemical storage tanks. It revealed dozens of tanks that shouldn't have been in service still posed a potential threat to drinking water for more than 134,000 people downstream. Many were corroded and a few were filled with hazardous chemicals.
- Online tool helps measure dam removal effect on sea lamprey Updated: May-02-15 4:07 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - A newly developed online tool is designed to shed light on how removing dams on rivers in the Great Lakes region would affect the invasive sea lamprey.
- New Mexico considers standby permit for uranium mine Updated: May-01-15 7:07 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Rio Grande Resources' underground mine in western New Mexico contains one of the largest stashes of uranium ore in the U.S., but it's idle and hasn't produced anything in years.
- 2 California sea lions killed in Bonneville trap mishap Updated: May-01-15 5:47 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon and Washington have temporarily suspended sea lion trapping operations at Bonneville Dam after two animals were accidentally killed.
- Lava lake on Hawaii's volcano overflows in spectacular show Updated: May-01-15 2:44 pm
HONOLULU - A lake of lava on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has been rising over the past week and, at times, overflowing in a spectacular show.