- Coal railroad plans on hold due to mine permitting delays Updated: Nov-25-15 7:17 pm
HELENA, Montana - Plans to build a $400 million railroad to haul coal from a proposed mine on the Montana-Wyoming border were put on indefinite hold Wednesday because of delays in obtaining a mining permit and a weakening coal market, officials said.
- Asian carp barrier nearly done at northeast Indiana wetland Updated: Nov-25-15 4:05 pm
FORT WAYNE, Indiana - A nearly 2-mile-long earthen berm through a northeastern Indiana marsh that's designed to keep Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes is almost complete, months after heavy rains temporarily halted the project.
- Brazil: Will take months to study damage left by burst dam Updated: Nov-25-15 2:28 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - It could take months to evaluate the extent of damage to a river left choked with mud when a dam burst at an iron ore mine, Brazil's environment minister said Wednesday.
- Agency grants $30K for mercury study in Gills Creek fish Updated: Nov-20-15 3:46 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The federal government has granted $30,000 to study the presence of mercury in fish that inhabit lower Gills Creek.
- Autopsy: Woman strangled before being dumped in river Updated: Nov-19-15 1:02 pm
PORT ORANGE, Florida - A medical examiner has concluded that a 28-year-old Daytona Beach woman whose body was found floating in the Halifax River this summer was beaten and strangled to death.
- EPA pledges $20M for Clinton River watershed cleanup work Updated: Nov-09-15 2:27 pm
HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Michigan - Nearly $20 million in federal grants will support wildlife and wetland restoration, invasive species control and other projects designed to restore the Clinton River and its watershed north of Detroit, officials said Monday.
- Mexico rights group blasts prosecutors over missing students Updated: Nov-08-15 9:28 pm
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's National Human Rights Commission is criticizing the Attorney General's Office for failing to address all the recommendations it made in July about the investigation into the fate of 43 missing college students.
- Fort Jackson: 4 dams on post broke or damaged during storm Updated: Nov-08-15 2:15 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Officials are confirming that at least four dams on Fort Jackson either broke or were damaged during last month's epic flooding that swamped Columbia, including neighborhoods near the Army training base.
- Group cites progress on Connecticut River cleanup Updated: Nov-07-15 8:19 am
POMFRET, Vermont - A group devoted to protecting the Connecticut River basin is counting up its 2015 accomplishments and planning more work for 2016.
- Dynegy to close power station in southern Illinois Updated: Nov-05-15 4:25 pm
ALTON, Illinois - Dynegy says it's closing its Wood River Power Station in southern Illinois because of economic reasons.
- EPA widens investigation into Colorado mine-waste spill Updated: Nov-05-15 4:21 pm
DENVER - The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general is expanding its investigation into a toxic spill from an inactive Colorado mine to include questions about whether the agency was following its own rules when it triggered the blowout.
- Man pleads guilty to dumping contaminated water into river Updated: Nov-03-15 4:21 am
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - A former manager of a scrap metal business in New Hampshire has pleaded guilty to charges he dumped contaminated water into the Piscataqua River.
- Agencies warn Los Angeles homeless about El Nino flood risk Updated: Nov-02-15 10:27 am
LOS ANGELES - Homeless people living in Southern California's storm drains and riverbeds are being warned to find other shelter before the expected arrival of significant rains spawned by the warming of the eastern Pacific Ocean known as El Nino.
- Riverside brush fire fully contained Updated: Nov-01-15 4:58 pm
RIVERSIDE, California - Crews have fully contained a Southern California brushfire that briefly threatened homes near a park.
- Remains identified as missing Gulfport woman; arrest made Updated: Oct-30-15 3:33 pm
GULFPORT, Mississippi - Human remains found Oct. 7 have been identified as those of a missing Gulfport woman - and police have announced an arrest in her death.
- Cleanup of fuel that spilled into Willamette River completed Updated: Oct-28-15 5:56 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Coast Guard says crews have finished cleaning up 400 gallons of diesel fuel that spilled into the Willamette River north of Portland.
- Alabama creek flows free after 130-year old dam removed Updated: Oct-28-15 10:32 am
SPRINGVILLE, Alabama - For 130 years, the flow of Big Canoe Creek was obstructed by a man-made hunk of rock and mortar called Goodwin's Mill Dam in Springville, wreaking havoc on the fish, wildlife and land surrounding it.
- Officials to join Enbridge in St. Clair River spill exercise Updated: Oct-28-15 9:01 am
MARYSVILLE, Michigan - Officials from the U.S. and Canada plan to join pipeline operator Enbridge to conduct an oil spill response exercise next year in the St. Clair River.