- Brooks earns first career win in A's debut, 5-1 over Indians Updated: Aug-01-15 11:53 pm
OAKLAND, California - Marcus Semien homered to back a strong outing by Oakland newcomer Aaron Brooks and the Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Saturday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
- Barrels labeled with chemicals found on Crow Reservation Updated: Aug-01-15 4:38 pm
DUNMORE, Montana - Four barrels with labels saying they contained volatile chemicals have been found along a road on the Crow Indian Reservation in southern Montana.
- Kansas vying for $40M federal grant for Wildcat Creek Updated: Aug-01-15 12:53 pm
MANHATTAN, Kansas - Kansas has reached the final phase of a competition for a large federal grant that would be used to ease flooding concerns in the Manhattan area, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture.
- Stories, storytellers link family to author Norman Maclean Updated: Aug-01-15 5:05 am
BILLINGS, Montana - As a 25-year-old college graduate working three part-time jobs to afford living in Chicago in 1980, Jane Moses received an unusual offer for a fourth part-time task -- to help author Norman Maclean type his handwritten notes for his book "Young Men and Fire."
- Pollution blamed for algal bloom in Lafayette River Updated: Jul-28-15 3:07 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - Much of the ordinarily green Lafayette River has turned reddish-brown this summer because of an extensive algal bloom that has taken ahold of the urban river that winds through much of Norfolk.
- Worldwide strengthening El Nino giveth and taketh away Updated: Jul-27-15 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON - In California, they're counting on it to end an historic drought; in Peru, they've already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It's both an economic stimulus and a recession-maker. And it's likely to increase the price of coffee, chocolate and sugar.
- Mississippi River counties pool resources to bring tourists Updated: Jul-27-15 8:32 am
BARDWELL, Kentucky - Carlisle, Ballard, Hickman and Fulton counties are combining resources to promote tourism along the Kentucky Great River Road National Scenic Byway.
- 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.
- Sleeping by the fishes Updated: Jul-26-15 4:09 am
KENAI, Alaska - Each year, thousands of eager Alaskans flood the north and south Kenai beaches for the personal-use dipnet season with the same goal in mind: catching fish.
- Search underway for missing Yellowstone worker from China Updated: Jul-25-15 8:31 pm
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming - A search is underway in Yellowstone National Park for a seasonal worker from China who went missing Thursday while swimming.
- 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.
- KDHE: No danger from millions of gallons of sewage in river Updated: Jul-24-15 4:10 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Millions of gallons of sewage that have spilled into the Kansas River at Topeka since spring are no cause for alarm, Kansas health officials said this week.
- Man accused in Reserve Street camp killing gets 40 years Updated: Jul-24-15 12:38 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - A man convicted of killing another man and throwing his body into the Clark Fork River in Missoula has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.
- Mexico rights group: Errors, omissions in case of 43 missing Updated: Jul-23-15 9:55 pm
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's National Human Rights Commission is questioning the government's investigation into what happened to 43 missing college students who investigators say were killed and incinerated last September.
- Topeka says 55K gallons of raw sewage spills into Kaw Updated: Jul-21-15 5:08 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Crews in Topeka have been working to repair a sanitary sewer leak that resulted in 55,000 gallons of raw sewage spilling into the Kansas River.
- Iowan gets weekends in prison for Clean Water Act violations Updated: Jul-20-15 11:22 am
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - A 58-year-old northwest Iowa man has been given six weekends in prison and a year of probation for dumping wastewater into a river tributary.
- Rauner names campaign supporter to Illinois Tollway board Updated: Jul-17-15 5:41 pm
CHICAGO - Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed a Chicago pastor and campaign supporter to the board that oversees the Illinois Tollway.
- Louisiana coastal board seeks $39M for 4 projects Updated: Jul-16-15 9:16 am
NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is asking the Department of Treasury for approval to spend $39.4 million on four coastal restoration projects.
- Researcher studies Iao Stream's freshwater species Updated: Jul-16-15 9:04 am
WAILUKU, Hawaii - An aquatics biologist with the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources say it is hard to tell how the increased freshwater in Maui's Iao Stream is affecting freshwater species.
- Texas company to pay $170,000 for 2010 Wyoming oil spill Updated: Jul-16-15 5:06 am
CASPER, Wyoming - A Texas-based company will pay $170,000 to settle with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a 2010 oil spill in Big Horn County.
- Group works with power business to boost osprey population Updated: Jul-15-15 8:52 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - A nonprofit group is working with an electricity transmission company and Ann Arbor park officials to install osprey nesting platforms along the Huron River.
- Residents near Hungarian Creek Falls fed up after dumping Updated: Jul-15-15 6:13 am
TAMARACK CITY, Michigan - Residents near Hungarian Creek Falls in Michigan's Upper Peninsula say they're fed up after trash was dumped in an area stream.
- Oil spill cleanup continues in southwestern Illinois Updated: Jul-15-15 4:07 am
HIGHLAND, Illinois - The cleanup continues in southwestern Illinois after a weekend oil spill dumped more than 4,000 gallons of crude into a creek.
- Michigan: Ban heavy oil from Straits of Mackinac pipeline Updated: Jul-14-15 7:05 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Heavy crude oil will be banned from a pipeline that runs under a scenic waterway where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet, state officials said Tuesday, adding they also will require independent analyses of future alternatives to the pipes and worst-case consequences of a spill.
- Western Grove man drowns in Newton County Updated: Jul-13-15 10:38 am
HASTY, Arkansas - Newton County authorities say a Western Grove man drowned after jumping from a bluff near the confluence of Wells Creek and the Buffalo National River.