- More people near coal ash pits told not to drink their water Updated: May-05-15 8:55 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina officials are warning more residents living near Duke Energy's coal ash pits that it's not safe to drink or cook with their well water after tests showed contamination levels that is raising health concerns.
- City in New York must upgrade sewer system after large spill Updated: May-05-15 12:19 pm
AMSTERDAM, New York - The city of Amsterdam in upstate New York must upgrade its aging sewer system after a large municipal spill that went unreported dumped millions of gallons of untreated sewage into the Mohawk River in 2013.
- Extent of Capitol Creek fuel spill contamination assessed Updated: May-02-15 12:17 pm
ASPEN, Colorado - A private environmental-hazards mitigation company says it may have to remove soil contaminated along Capitol Creek Road after a gas tanker overturned.
- 3 arraigned in northwest Missouri stabbing death Updated: May-01-15 7:52 pm
ST. JOSEPH, Missouri - A Kansas woman and two Missouri men have each been arraigned on a second-degree murder charge in the stabbing death of a man whose body was dumped in a river.
- Death of Kern County teen found in creek declared homicide Updated: Apr-29-15 10:16 am
BAKERSFIELD, California - Kern County coroner's officials have declared the death of a 17-year-old girl whose body was found in a creek bed a homicide.
- Lawsuit: Leavenworth defrauded FEMA, illegally dumped sewage Updated: Apr-28-15 3:44 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A whistleblower lawsuit accuses the city of Leavenworth of defrauding the federal government by claiming reimbursements for water pipe and bridge repairs that were damaged before the 2011 flood for which the money was designated.
- Appeal dropped in Buffalo River hog lawsuit Updated: Apr-24-15 10:46 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Federal agencies will have a year to do a new environmental assessment of a hog farm near the Buffalo National River after a federal appeals court's ruling.
- Human remains found in eastern Kentucky creek bed Updated: Apr-24-15 8:17 am
MOUNT VERNON, Kentucky - Police say they are investigating after human remains were found in creek bed in a remote area in eastern Kentucky.
- New River Air Station dedicates Marines' largest hangar Updated: Apr-24-15 6:22 am
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, North Carolina - The U.S. Marine Corps is holding a ceremony in eastern North Carolina to dedicate its newest - and largest - hangar.
- Owners of homes at risk of sliding into river told to leave Updated: Apr-22-15 5:34 pm
FLORENCE TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - The owners of two homes were ordered to evacuate Wednesday because of what officials called an imminent concern that their residences could slide 70 feet into the Delaware River below.
- DEP wants 'significant' Sunoco fine for drilling mud spills Updated: Apr-21-15 9:34 am
FINLEYVILLE, Pennsylvania - The state Department of Environmental Protection is negotiating a "significant" fine with Sunoco Pipeline for thousands of gallons of drilling clay that a subcontractor spilled into several western Pennsylvania creeks.
- Iowa DNR: 200K gallons of wastewater spilled into creek Updated: Apr-20-15 2:04 pm
AUDUBON, Iowa - Officials say a power outage in western Iowa's Audubon caused about 200,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater to spill into a nearby creek.
- Northern New Mexico sewage lagoon to be removed Updated: Apr-20-15 8:30 am
FARMINGTON, New Mexico - A sewage lagoon that has threatened to spill into the San Juan River will be eliminated.
- About 20,000 gallons of wastewater spill in Burlington Updated: Apr-20-15 7:08 am
BURLINGTON, North Carolina - The city of Burlington reports about 20,000 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled into a creek over the weekend.
- Tahuya man sentenced to 30 days for redirecting river Updated: Apr-18-15 4:02 pm
SHELTON, Washington - A Tahuya man was sentenced to 30 days in jail and ordered to pay more than $8,000 in fines for redirecting the Tahuya River at his property.
- Gloucester Blueways project links paddlers to water access Updated: Apr-18-15 10:39 am
GLOUCHESTER, Virginia - Folks want to get out on the water in Gloucester. It's just a matter of helping them know where to go.
- McNary Dam projects help boost salmon returns Updated: Apr-17-15 1:04 pm
PENDLETON, Oregon - An electronic message board keeps track of how much power is generated in real time at McNary Dam east of Umatilla. The sign displayed 479 megawatts Thursday afternoon, or enough electricity for 240,000 homes.
- Environmental groups sue TVA over Gallatin plant pollution Updated: Apr-14-15 6:22 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Two Tennessee environmental groups claim toxic pollution from a coal-burning power plant is seeping into the Cumberland River and state regulators are not doing enough to stop it.
- Montana lifts fish advisory downstream of oil spill Updated: Apr-13-15 12:40 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Montana wildlife officials have lifted an advisory urging people to use caution when eating fish caught downstream of an oil pipeline break along the Yellowstone River near Glendive.
- California delta's water mysteriously missing amid drought Updated: Apr-11-15 11:28 am
FRESNO, California - As California struggles with a devastating drought, huge amounts of water are mysteriously vanishing from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta - and the prime suspects are farmers whose families have tilled fertile soil there for generations.
- More than 100M gallons of sewage spilled into Ohio River Updated: Apr-10-15 8:44 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - More than 100 million gallons of untreated sewage spilled into the Ohio River in southern Louisville after a fire disabled a water treatment plant Wednesday night.
- Pipeline that leaked into Montana river was split at weld Updated: Apr-08-15 7:25 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A Montana pipeline that spilled 30,000 gallons of oil had been split at the site of an exposed weld where the line crosses beneath the Yellowstone River, officials said, prompting a warning for pipeline companies nationwide to take precautions against flooding.
- Environmental groups sue Patriot Coal, allege pollution Updated: Apr-07-15 12:31 pm
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - Patriot Coal is being sued by environmental groups who say the company's Hobet 21 mountaintop removal mine in Southern West Virginia is polluting the Mud River watershed.
- Eastern Shore wind farm scrapped amid political opposition Updated: Apr-07-15 10:07 am
SALISBURY, Maryland - A Texas energy company says it's shelving plans for a wind farm on Maryland's Eastern Shore amid opposition from state and federal lawmakers concerned about protecting jobs at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station across the Chesapeake Bay.
- Proposed dam puts Pearl River on endangered rivers list Updated: Apr-07-15 8:22 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - A conservation group has declared the Pearl River one of the Top 10 Endangered Rivers for 2015 because a dam project proposed south of Jackson might threaten areas of the river downstream.