- Weather purges San Francisco Bay Area lakes of toxic algae Updated: Feb-10-16 10:45 am
OAKLAND, California - Heavy rain and a cold El NiÃ±o winter have purged three East Bay swim lakes of toxic algae that flourished in the drought last year and led to swim bans, lost lifeguard jobs and changed vacation plans.
- Federal grant to provide wetland acreage for Lake Huron park Updated: Feb-10-16 4:01 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Michigan is receiving a $900,000 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help conserve wetlands on the coast of Lake Huron.
- Spirit Lake tribe gets $900K housing, economic grant Updated: Feb-10-16 2:05 am
FORT TOTTEN, North Dakota - The Spirit Lake Tribe in northeastern North Dakota is getting a $900,000 grant to help improve housing and provide economic opportunities.
- Assembly approves water development, property rights bills Updated: Feb-09-16 10:56 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Shoreline property owners would have more leeway to dredge and build structures on bodies of water under legislation the Wisconsin Assembly advanced Tuesday despite concerns from minority Democrats that the proposals would harm the state's waters.
- 97-year-old Grass Lake man keeps on sailing Updated: Feb-09-16 11:47 am
GRASS LAKE, Michigan - For decades, Mel Nichols traveled across the country to sail competitively.
- Radnor Lake named Tennessee's top state park Updated: Feb-09-16 3:05 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Radnor Lake State Park in Nashville has been named Tennessee's top state park.
- Police: No tickets issued after vehicles break through ice Updated: Feb-08-16 5:16 pm
LAKE GENEVA, Wisconsin - Lake Geneva police say no one was cited after 15 cars and trucks broke through the ice during the city's Winterfest over the weekend.
- Draining of Tempe Town Lake for replacement of dam to start Updated: Feb-08-16 8:44 am
TEMPE, Arizona - Tempe Town Lake will close for boating and other water activities starting Wednesday for about 2 ½ months as the lake is drained so crews can remove a dam that will be replaced with a new one.
- Mild winter? Lake Placid's Mirror Lake Inn makes own snow Updated: Feb-08-16 3:05 am
LAKE PLACID, New York - Lake Placid's stately Mirror Lake Inn has its own antidote for the mild Adirondack Mountain winter - it's making its own snow.
- Glacier Park maintenance backlog still growing Updated: Feb-07-16 12:48 pm
KALISPELL, Montana - The estimated cost of needed improvements in Glacier National Park has grown to $179.8 million, according to the National Park Service.
- Lake Champlain fish to be tested for pollution toxins Updated: Feb-07-16 10:50 am
BURLINGTON, Vermont - The Lake Champlain Basin Program plans to start monitoring fish in the lake for mercury and toxins produced by cyanobacteria - commonly known as blue-green algae.
- Lake Village pairs with US agency to boost health, economy Updated: Feb-06-16 2:05 pm
LAKE VILLAGE, Arkansas - Lake Village will partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this year to plan expansions to the city's community garden and trails, the agency announced last week.
- Association honors work by Iowa newspapers Updated: Feb-05-16 10:01 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Des Moines Register was named Friday as the Iowa Newspaper Association 2016 "Newspaper of the Year."
- Up to 37 jobs lost, for now, at Alcoa in Lake Charles Updated: Feb-05-16 5:30 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Alcoa has told the state it is laying off up to 37 employees at a plant in Lake Charles.
- Fishermen anticipate cloudy conditions for sturgeon season Updated: Feb-05-16 12:55 pm
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin - The upcoming sturgeon spearing season in Wisconsin could be frustrating for participants who are expected to encounter murky water in Lake Winnebago and upriver lakes, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.
- Report: Great Lakes states need $80B for water, sewer fixes Updated: Feb-05-16 4:02 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - Federal regulators say nearly $80 billion is needed over the next 20 years to reduce sewage overflows and protect drinking water in the Great Lakes region.
- Germany: teenage finder to keep gold bar discovered in lake Updated: Feb-04-16 12:47 pm
BERLIN - A teenager in Germany can keep a 500-gram (17.6-ounce) bar of gold that she found in an Alpine lake last year and handed in to police.
- Northwest Vermont farms face possible new requirements Updated: Feb-03-16 7:40 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Many farms in northwestern Vermont may have to make changes to reduce the phosphorus pollution that feeds toxic algae in Lake Champlain, the secretary of Vermont's Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets says.
- Jackson County no longer sponsoring Lake George project Updated: Feb-02-16 5:59 am
PASCAGOULA, Mississippi - The Lake George project has lost the support of Jackson County.
- Father, son die after falling through ice while fishing Updated: Feb-01-16 5:40 pm
DETROIT - A man and his 4-year-old son died Monday after falling through ice while fishing on a small lake northwest of Detroit.
- New York judge rejects challenge to Finger Lakes casino Updated: Feb-01-16 4:53 pm
TYRE, New York - A state judge rejected a challenge to the environmental approval for a casino under construction in the Finger Lakes.
- Fisherman dies after falling through ice in lake near Muncie Updated: Feb-01-16 8:18 am
MUNCIE, Indiana - Authorities say a fisherman died after falling through the ice on a small lake near Muncie.
- Honeywell cleanup of Onondaga Lake runs into problems Updated: Jan-29-16 3:08 am
SYRACUSE, New York - Honeywell's state-ordered cleanup of Onondaga Lake has suffered recent setbacks.
- Officials: No cause for alarm after dead swans found at park Updated: Jan-28-16 7:00 am
PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Michigan - State officials say there's no cause for alarm after dead swans were found floating in a lake in western Michigan.
- Public hearing set on Deep Creek Lake watershed plan Updated: Jan-28-16 3:15 am
MCHENRY, Maryland - The Garrett County Commissioners are holding a public hearing on a Deep Creek Lake watershed management plan that would restrict natural-gas drilling around Maryland's largest freshwater lake.