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Stories with subject: Water environment
  • Lost sea lion found a mile from San Joaquin River 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 8:34 am
  • MERCED, California - Workers at a Central California ranch could hardly believe their eyes when they spotted a sea lion pup hopping through an almond orchard, about a mile from the San Joaquin River.

  • NC water authority to settle lawsuits 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:49 am
  • RANDLEMAN, North Carolina - A water authority in Randleman has decided to settle a legal fight with the owners of seven hydroelectric plants for more than $2 million.

  • Heavy rain leads to sewage problems in Valdosta 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:38 am
  • VALDOSTA, Georgia - Heavy rains have led to continuing sewage problems in the south Georgia city of Valdosta.

  • New conservation areas along waters open Friday 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:04 am
  • INDIANAPOLIS - Almost 1,900 acres of land in conservation areas in southern and western Indiana are set to open to the public.

  • NM town hall to yield water recommendations 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:05 am
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Hundreds of New Mexico officials, business leaders and others are expected Wednesday to hash out recommendations for improving the way the arid state uses its water and plans for the future.

  • Quinault Nation to reopen Lake Quinault 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:19 am
  • TAHOLAH, Washington - The president of the Quinault Indian Nation says the tribe has decided to reopen Lake Quinault to nontribal use under new regulations.

  • North Dakota may fine truck company more than $2M 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:55 pm
  • WILLISTON, North Dakota - A Wyoming-based trucking company working in North Dakota could face fines of $2 million or more for operating without a license and illegally dumping saltwater, a byproduct of oil production, two North Dakota state agencies said Tuesday.

  • CAS cites doping sample flaws in Jamaican case 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:56 am
  • LONDON - Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown was cleared of doping because of blatant flaws in the test collection procedures and possible "environmental contamination" of her urine sample, sport's highest appeals body said Tuesday.

  • Ohio EPA says no sediment dumping in Lake Erie 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:44 am
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Environmental officials approved the dredging of Cleveland Harbor and the Cuyahoga River but said the sediment can't be dumped out in Lake Erie.

  • W.Va. utility: 2 changed filters show no chemical 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:45 pm
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The water company impacted by a January chemical spill says water treated with two replaced filters shows no chemical contamination.

  • 35 years after flood, river still menaces Jackson 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:28 pm
  • FLOWOOD, Mississippi - Pearl River's waters flooded parts of Jackson and surrounding areas in 1979 in a deluge that paralyzed the city and led to the evacuation of 15,000 people.

  • Mystery pipe contaminates stream at The Dalles 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:22 pm
  • THE DALLES, Oregon - For nearly two years, health and city officials in The Dalles have been working on a mystery: What's the source of the sewage that's flowing through a pipe that drains into a stream through the Columbia Gorge town?

  • Cleanup plan for Niagara River costs $380 million 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:43 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - The Buffalo Sewer Authority will spend $380 million over the next 20 years to reduce the amount of untreated sewage and stormwater runoff flowing into the Niagara River, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday.

  • Lawsuit: Georgia factory pollutes Altamaha River 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 3:08 pm
  • ATLANTA - An environmental group is suing Rayonier Inc., alleging that its factory in southeast Georgia is discharging millions of gallons of waste that darken the Altamaha River and make it smell miles downstream.

  • River undercutting historic Olympic Park chalet 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 1:53 pm
  • PORT ANGELES, Washington - The East Fork of the Quinault River is moving faster than plans to save the historic Enchanted Valley Chalet in Olympic National Park.

  • Ga. has plan to restore dried up fishing lake 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:52 am
  • COCHRAN, Georgia - Eight years ago, the Ocmulgee Public Fishing Area opened to rave reviews and quickly became one of the hottest spots to drop a line in Middle Georgia.

  • Opponents carve anti-pipeline message into field 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 8:34 pm
  • NELIGH, Nebraska - Opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast have stamped a massive message of resistance into a Nebraska field that is in the project's path.

  • Wyoming seeks dismissal of water dispute 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:22 pm
  • BILLINGS, Montana - The Wyoming Attorney General's Office is seeking dismissal of an interstate water rights lawsuit pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing the state shouldn't be held liable for what its attorneys call a "trickle" of water at the heart the cross-border dispute.

  • Wichita residents seek answers to groundwater woes 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 11:47 am
  • WICHITA, Kansas - Concerned Wichita residents have gotten few answers about the extent of groundwater contamination caused by dry cleaning solvents decades ago, with regulators saying last week that until well testing is complete, it's unclear how many people will have to stop using their well water.

  • North Texas city awaits word on wastewater re-use 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 10:25 am
  • LUBBOCK, Texas - Grappling with a three-year drought, a North Texas city is awaiting word from the state to re-use wastewater, including some from toilet flushes, for drinking.

  • Where McCord, McGinty, Schwartz and Wolf stand 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 9:12 am
  • A look at where the four Democratic gubernatorial candidates - state Treasurer Rob McCord, former Clinton White House environmental adviser Katie McGinty, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz and businessman Tom Wolf - stand on some key issues:

  • Vermont officials to hold meetings on water plan 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 8:35 am
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is holding two public meetings on a draft water quality management plan.

  • Sea turtle science & conservation conference in La 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:44 am
  • NEW ORLEANS - A weeklong international sea turtle conference is gearing up in New Orleans.

  • Rare whooping crane spotted at Lake Okeechobee 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 10:37 am
  • MIAMI - One of the few surviving whooping cranes from a failed attempt to establish a Florida-based flock of the endangered birds has made a rare appearance at Lake Okeechobee.

  • Saxman adds $5M MIEX system to treat its water 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 5:49 am
  • SAXMAN, Alaska - City of Saxman water operator Richard Shields beams as he walks through the new, nine-years-in-the-making surface water treatment facility, describing its state-of-the-art capabilities amidst the whirr of machinery.