- Muller of France wins women's 10k open water title at worlds Updated: Jul-28-15 2:06 pm
KAZAN, Russia - There were medals at stake in the women's 10-kilometer open water race at the world swimming championships. A top-10 finish was just as good, though, since it secured a trip to next year's Olympics.
- Ohio discourages swimming, wading in Grand Lake St. Marys Updated: Jul-28-15 2:04 pm
CELINA, Ohio - The state is once again recommending that people and pets avoid swimming and wading in Ohio's largest inland lake as levels of an algae-produced toxin rise.
- Warm weather, pollution cause algal bloom in Lafayette River Updated: Jul-28-15 12:55 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - The Lafayette River in Norfolk is suffering from algal blooms this summer that have turned much of the ordinarily green river to reddish-brown.
- A year away, Olympic organizers counting on sun and samba Updated: Jul-28-15 11:10 am
RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro conjures clear images of sun, samba and soccer. Organizers of the Olympics that start a year from now hope that's what people remember after the games - not images of polluted water, inefficient transportation and incomplete venues.
- Naval Air Station Corpus Christi lifts boil water order Updated: Jul-28-15 7:31 am
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Naval Air Station Corpus Christi has lifted a boil water advisory after testing of supplies came back negative for contamination.
- Precautionary boil water advisory lifted in DeKalb County Updated: Jul-27-15 8:52 pm
DECATUR, Georgia - DeKalb County officials have lifted a precautionary boil water advisory that was issued over the weekend.
- North Texas city drops toilet water reuse project Updated: Jul-27-15 6:40 pm
WICHITA FALLS, Texas - A North Texas city has stopped using treated toilet water to supplement its water supply after a catastrophic drought was followed by heavy springtime rains.
- 2 bears trapped at Lake Tahoe safely returned to wilderness Updated: Jul-27-15 6:08 pm
RENO, Nevada - Two black bears that were caught in separate traps at Lake Tahoe last week have been returned safely to the wilderness along the Sierra's eastern front.
- Seattle, Tacoma and Everett ask people to conserve water Updated: Jul-27-15 5:59 pm
SEATTLE - The cities of Seattle, Tacoma and Everett are asking people to avoid wasting water in response to the hot, dry weather and low river levels.
- Surprises boost costs of historic Reno bridge demolition Updated: Jul-27-15 4:40 pm
RENO, Nevada - Some unexpected discoveries beneath Reno's old Virginia Street Bridge are boosting the price of the demolition project, including some contaminated soil from the Truckee River bed and the granite foundation of a former bridge built in 1877.
- Magnitude 4.5 and 4.0 earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma Updated: Jul-27-15 3:44 pm
CRESCENT, Oklahoma - Two moderate earthquakes have been recorded in central Oklahoma.
- Minnesota cities create rain gardens to combat pollution Updated: Jul-27-15 1:34 pm
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minnesota - Many cities across Minnesota are establishing rain gardens and other green infrastructure, going beyond the traditional gutters and catch basins, in an effort to keep stormwater from polluting lakes and rivers.
- DEQ lowers standard for E. coli in small Wyoming streams Updated: Jul-27-15 1:06 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality has reclassified small streams throughout the state to allow higher levels of E. coli bacteria.
- Half of Columbia River sockeye salmon dying due to hot water Updated: Jul-27-15 11:52 am
BOISE, Idaho - More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures.
- China accepts group's case against ConocoPhillips, CNOOC Updated: Jul-27-15 7:17 am
BEIJING - A Chinese court says it has accepted a case brought by a social organization against oil giants ConocoPhillips China and China National Offshore Oil Corp. over oil spills in northern China in 2011.
- Researchers launching study of Salt Lake City-area watershed Updated: Jul-26-15 1:49 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Researchers began gathering hundreds of water and soil samples this week from a Salt Lake City-area watershed, the first leg of a broader Utah water study backed by a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
- Boil order for 90,000 water users in southern Indiana Updated: Jul-26-15 1:07 pm
JEFFERSONVILLE, Indiana - A water company serving 31,000 households and businesses in southern Indiana has advised them to restrict non-essential water use and to boil any water used for consumption.
- Nebraska's water management catches eye of other states Updated: Jul-26-15 12:22 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska's unique system for managing its groundwater is catching the eye of other states that are running dry and threatening farmers with restrictions after decades of overuse.
- Ohio city better prepared to keep toxins out of tap water Updated: Jul-26-15 11:28 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - Bright yellow buoys equipped with sensors and scattered across western Lake Erie are more than beacons bobbing in the water.
- Cataloging animals, plants in preparation for an oil spill Updated: Jul-26-15 11:18 am
BRICK, New Jersey - An effort inspired by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to catalog marine, animal and plant life along the Jersey shore and its industrial waterways is increasing knowledge of exactly what is in the water - information that could be crucial to restoring habitats and assessing penalties after any serious oil spill.
- Ironman triathlon to go on as planned after Lake Placid fire Updated: Jul-26-15 12:25 am
LAKE PLACID, New York - A fire has destroyed two buildings in Lake Placid a day before hundreds of people are expected to participate in the annual Ironman triathlon in the village.
- Indiana city to repair cracked, leaking water storage tanks Updated: Jul-25-15 5:57 pm
GREENSBURG, Indiana - A southeastern Indiana city is moving ahead with repairs to two of its water storage tanks after state officials warned that cracks and leaks found in those tanks could lead to water contamination.
- River, bay in Connecticut 'sick' from 'nuisance' algae Updated: Jul-25-15 3:06 am
STONINGTON, Connecticut - Wagging their wide tails as Kait Maginel and David Prescott tossed them back overboard, two lobsters that had shared a wire trap overnight with four spider crabs and a whelk had just been enlisted as ambassadors in the cause of cleaning up the lower Pawcatuck River and Little Narragansett Bay.
- EPA resists calls to remove Butte mining waste Updated: Jul-25-15 3:04 am
BUTTE, Montana - Below the center of Butte flows water tainted with poisons drawn from a mass of mining and smelting waste that has been a pollution problem for more than a century.
- Deep-sea mining looms on horizon as UN body issues contracts Updated: Jul-25-15 12:40 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The deep oceans span more than half the globe and their frigid depths have long been known to contain vast, untapped deposits of prized minerals. These treasures of the abyss, however, have always been out of reach to miners.