- 6,000 gallons raw sewage leak into Deep Creek Lake Updated: Oct-07-15 11:51 am
MCHENRY, Maryland - Garrett County officials say a faulty valve caused 6,000 gallons of raw sewage to leak from a condominium complex into Deep Creek Lake in the unincorporated community of McHenry.
- Michigan factory supervisor wins $310.5M Powerball ticket Updated: Oct-06-15 4:41 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A supervisor at a Michigan fiberglass factory who won a $310.5 million Powerball jackpot said Tuesday that she immediately quit her one-time "nasty, dirty" job and will buy land to build houses for her family.
- 8 rescued when sailboat capsizes at mouth of Niagara River Updated: Oct-05-15 11:36 am
PORTER, New York - The U.S. Coast Guard says one of its crews and several good Samaritans have rescued eight people whose sailboat had run aground and capsized near where the Niagara River empties into Lake Ontario.
- Winner of $310.5 million Powerball ticket comes forward Updated: Oct-05-15 10:59 am
LANSING, Michigan - Lottery officials say the winner of last week's $310.5 million Powerball game has come forward.
- State commissions $370K Snake study Updated: Oct-03-15 3:55 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - Wyoming has commissioned a $370,000 study to identify projects that could improve water quality and water usage in the portion of the Upper Snake River watershed in the northwest part of the state.
- Businesses accused of dumping concrete near Jordan River Updated: Oct-03-15 5:08 am
BLUFFDALE, Utah - Two Bluffdale businesses and their respective orders have been accused of dumping concrete mix and other materials along the bank of the Jordan River.
- Army agrees to end Holston River pollution by mid-2020 Updated: Oct-02-15 2:50 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The U.S. Army has agreed to a July 2020 deadline for reducing pollution from a Kingsport ammunition plant to safe levels.
- Feds reach nearly $2B legal settlement with fertilizer maker Updated: Oct-01-15 12:36 pm
GAINESVILLE, Florida - After decades of environmental damage caused by hill-sized piles of acidic hazardous waste in Florida and Louisiana, one of the world's largest fertilizer makers has settled a massive federal lawsuit that amounts to nearly $2 billion in fixes, improvements and cleanup.
- High court to hear appeal of National Park Service authority Updated: Oct-01-15 9:59 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will decide whether the National Park Service has authority to enforce federal regulations on state-owned lands and rivers in national parks in Alaska.
- Orange County offers model for places without enough water Updated: Sep-26-15 10:04 am
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California - Orange County's natural water supplies come from just three sources: limited rain, a single unreliable river and aquifers.
- Drinking water systems imperiled by failing infrastructure Updated: Sep-26-15 10:01 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Deep inside a 70-year-old water-treatment plant, drinking water for Iowa's capital city is cleansed of harmful nitrates that come from the state's famously rich farmland.
- Volunteers expected for second of 2-day river cleanup Updated: Sep-26-15 8:57 am
DUMMERSTON, Vermont - Volunteers are taking part in the second day of the Connecticut River Watershed Council's annual Source to the Sea river cleanup.
- State official says Dan River oil spill impact is minimal Updated: Sep-25-15 2:55 am
DANVILLE, Virginia - A spokesman for Virginia's environmental agency says a motor oil spill will have minimal impact on the Dan River.
- Latex spills into North Branch Potamac River Updated: Sep-24-15 10:21 pm
POTAMAC RIVER - According to the Maryland Department of the Environment, 10,000 gallons of latex used for paper coating spilled from the Verso paper mill into the North Branch of the Potomac River during a four-hour period.
- EPA says it will build temporary treatment plant for mine Updated: Sep-23-15 6:54 pm
DENVER - The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it will set up a temporary treatment plant for wastewater flowing from the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado after 3 million gallons surged out of the mine in August, tainting rivers in three states.
- Officials worry Asian carp could spread into Lake Monroe Updated: Sep-23-15 2:29 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - State wildlife officials are worried that fishermen using juvenile Asian carp as bait could spread the invasive species into Indiana's largest reservoir.
- New duck-billed dinosaur found in Alaska, researchers say Updated: Sep-22-15 5:57 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Fossils from a unique plant-eating dinosaur found in the high Arctic of Alaska may change how scientists view dinosaur physiology, say Alaska and Florida university researchers.
- 2 arrested in Reno after commission meeting evacuated Updated: Sep-21-15 9:56 pm
RENO, Nevada - A man set off a panic and evacuation of the county commission chambers in Reno on Monday when he spilled an unknown green liquid on the public speaking lectern while making a statement about pollution in the city's drinking water supply.
- Extension sought for False River containment dike Updated: Sep-21-15 10:05 am
NEW ROADS, Louisiana - As the first phase of restoration efforts in Pointe Coupee Parish's False River nears completion, officials say they're already seeing robust plant growth and a return of the habitats and vegetation most desirable to fish.
- Volunteers pull trash from NW Ohio waterways on cleanup day Updated: Sep-19-15 7:31 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - Hundreds of volunteers in northwest Ohio are pitching in to clean up trash and debris from Toledo-area rivers and streams.
- 30,000 motorcyclists to travel between Twin Cities, Winona Updated: Sep-18-15 7:38 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - As many as 30,000 motorcyclists are expected to hit the scenic drives along the Mississippi River and St. Croix River for the annual Fall Flood Run, and state officials are urging that riders and motorists use caution and stay safe.
- Researchers find heavy metals along river after mine spill Updated: Sep-18-15 7:06 pm
DENVER - Researchers say they found scattered accumulations of heavy metals along a 60-mile stretch of riverbank in Colorado and New Mexico a month after the Gold King Mine wastewater spill and say that any potential threat to crops and livestock should be studied further.
- California eases water restrictions for some farmers, others Updated: Sep-18-15 6:11 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The state on Friday cleared some farmers, water agencies and others to resume pumping from three Northern California waterways, easing one of the toughest restrictions stemming from the state's four-year drought.
- New pipeline safety rule pending after increase in accidents Updated: Sep-18-15 4:36 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A long-delayed rule to strengthen safety requirements for pipelines that move oil and other hazardous liquids will be unveiled this month following a recent surge in accidents, the U.S. government's pipeline safety administrator said Friday.
- DEQ awards $285,000 to promote, enhance Michigan trails Updated: Sep-18-15 10:26 am
LANSING, Michigan - More than $285,000 is being awarded for the promotion and improvement of coastal community trails in Michigan.