- Kansas City streetcars making comeback after 6-decade hiatus Updated: May-05-16 1:44 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Six decades after Kansas City shuttered one of the nation's largest streetcar networks, a modern but much smaller version is set to open in its central business district - a project supporters say already has spurred hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of downtown development.
- EPA offers $600,000 for monitoring after mine waste spill Updated: May-04-16 7:23 pm
DENVER - The Environmental Protection Agency says it will provide $600,000 for three states and two Indian tribes to monitor river conditions in the aftermath of a massive spill from a Colorado mine.
- The Latest: Rough treatment of Gov. Snyder draws sympathy Updated: May-04-16 6:47 pm
FLINT, Michigan - The Latest on developments in Flint, Michigan, where drinking water is tainted with lead (all times local):
- Montana Editorial Roundup Updated: May-04-16 11:12 am
The Montana Standard, May 1, on the impact of a new state park:
- Spring snowstorms boost Wyoming snowpack Updated: May-03-16 4:14 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A succession of spring snowstorms over the last two months has boosted Wyoming's snowpack to slightly above normal as the state heads into its annual snowmelt cycle.
- Bald eagles find home in refuge around northeast Iowa Updated: May-02-16 1:46 pm
LANSING, Iowa - An area in northeast Iowa has become a home for bald eagles as numbers of the predatory bird continue to grow around Lansing.
- $8.8M in funding to benefit northwest Arkansas water quality Updated: May-02-16 9:22 am
LOWELL, Arkansas - Nearly $9 million will be used to improve and protect water quality in northwest Arkansas over the next five years.
- 5 rescued from sunken boat in western Minnesota Updated: May-01-16 11:16 am
ALEXANDRIA, Minnesota - Authorities say five people were rescued after their boat sank in Lake Carlos in western Minnesota.
- Russia's Mayak nuclear site has produced litany of disasters Updated: Apr-29-16 9:25 am
The remote Mayak nuclear facility is Russia's oldest and biggest center for manufacturing radioactive isotopes and reprocessing spent nuclear fuel from several nations. Here are some key moments in its history:
- Des Moines Water works switches on nitrate removal system Updated: Apr-28-16 6:24 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The water utility serving a half a million customers in central Iowa including the city of Des Moines says it has switched on its nitrate removal system.
- Verso agrees to $10,000 fine in Potomac River latex spill Updated: Apr-28-16 1:51 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - The Maryland Department of the Environment says Verso Corp. will pay a $10,000 settlement for two chemical spills that tainted the Potomac River last fall.
- Cops: Fleeing man jumps into river, runs naked from hospital Updated: Apr-28-16 9:38 am
PITTSBURGH - Police say a Pittsburgh man driving a stolen car ditched the vehicle and jumped into a river to escape from authorities. Police say after being captured, he fled naked from a hospital and hid inside a dumpster.
- 5,600 fish killed in Big Thompson after chemical spill Updated: Apr-27-16 11:11 pm
FORT COLLINS, Colorado - State wildlife officials say more than 5,600 fish in the Big Thompson River have died as a result of a chemical runoff from a bridge reconstruction project.
- Scientists say oilfield wastewater spills release toxins Updated: Apr-27-16 7:44 pm
Brine spills from oil development in western North Dakota are releasing toxins into soils and waterways, sometimes at levels exceeding federal water quality standards, scientists reported Wednesday.
- Dominion to start releasing coal ash wastewater Updated: Apr-26-16 5:55 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Dominion Virginia Power plans to begin releasing treated coal ash wastewater into the James River at the Bremo Power Station.
- Oyster Creek power plant taken offline for maintenance Updated: Apr-25-16 2:03 pm
FORKED RIVER, New Jersey - The nation's oldest nuclear power plant has been taken offline for scheduled maintenance.
- Indiana mayors seek scenic designation for Eel River Updated: Apr-24-16 5:36 pm
LOGANSPORT, Indiana - Three northern Indiana mayors are asking a state agency to declare a river that runs through their cities one of Indiana's official scenic rivers.
- State approves land deal for Milltown park expansion Updated: Apr-24-16 2:21 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - Montana regulators have approved a land deal that will help Milltown State Park in Missoula expand to the confluence of the Blackfoot and Clark Fork rivers.
- Fish hatchery hit with flood-borne 'rock snot' to reopen Updated: Apr-23-16 10:21 am
BETHEL, Vermont - Almost five years after raging flood waters heavily damaged the White River National Fish Hatchery in the Vermont town of Bethel, contaminating tens of thousands of surviving trout and salmon with an invasive algae known as rock snot, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is ready to start raising fish there again.
- Oil company to pay fines over 3 Atchafalaya oil spills Updated: Apr-23-16 10:02 am
NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say a Lafayette-based oil company has agreed to pay more than $700,000 in fines in connection with three crude oil spills in the Atchafalaya River basin.
- US Sen. John McCain calls for criminal probe into mine spill Updated: Apr-23-16 2:58 am
PHOENIX - U.S. Sen. John McCain called for a criminal investigation into actions by the Environmental Protection Agency that led to a mine spill polluting rivers in three Western states last summer.
- Man dumps non-toxic green dye into Alaska creek as a prank Updated: Apr-22-16 8:13 pm
KETCHIKAN, Alaska - Authorities say the green water flowing in the Ketchikan Creek that caused some panic and drew a response from multiple agencies was the result of a prank.
- McCain, Kirkpatrick put aside battle to jointly question EPA Updated: Apr-22-16 6:29 pm
PHOENIX - Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain and Democratic U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick momentarily aligned interests Friday to question EPA officials during a field hearing on a mine spill that polluted rivers in three Western states last summer.
- Man accused of pollution in court after skipping trial Updated: Apr-22-16 1:02 pm
WHITE CITY, Oregon - A White City man who skipped his trial on felony pollution charges has appeared in court to face allegations that he dumped garbage in a creek, among other claims.
- Village public safety officer held on assault charges Updated: Apr-21-16 11:51 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A 68-year-old man employed as a village public safety officer in Emmonak (ee-MAHN-uk) has been charged with three counts of felony assault and one of count of misdemeanor official misconduct.