- State warns of toxic algae forming on Illinois lakes, rivers Updated: May-28-16 6:04 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - State officials are warning anyone spending time on Illinois lakes and rivers to watch out for a type of rapidly growing algae that can cause illness and other health problems.
- Fairbanks borough air pollution levels worst in US Updated: May-27-16 8:57 am
FARIBANKS, Alaska - Data show air pollution in the Fairbanks North Star Borough remains at the highest levels in the nation and has failed to show significant air quality improvement.
- Meramec Caverns to stay closed through holiday weekend Updated: May-26-16 2:08 pm
STANTON, Missouri - Meramec Caverns, a popular Missouri attraction that draws thousands of visitors each year, will remain closed through the Memorial Day weekend because of potentially harmful vapors discovered late last year.
- Vienna, Parkersburg water systems being connected Updated: May-25-16 1:11 pm
VIENNA, West Virginia - Work has begun to connect the water lines between Vienna and Parkersburg, a project prompted by the levels of C8 in Vienna water.
- House approves bill to regulate toxic chemicals Updated: May-24-16 6:13 pm
WASHINGTON - The House on Tuesday easily approved a bipartisan bill that would for the first time regulate tens of thousands of toxic chemicals in everyday products from household cleaners to clothing and furniture.
- Fort Dodge to pay EPA fine and build road to water plant Updated: May-24-16 5:02 pm
FORT DODGE, Iowa - Fort Dodge has agreed to pay the Environmental Protection Agency a $20,000 penalty and build a new $200,000 road to its water treatment plant for emergency access to settle a complaint it violated federal regulations requiring a risk management plan.
- EPA fines 1 Nevada nursery over pesticides, warns another Updated: May-24-16 2:33 pm
RENO, Nevada - Federal regulators have fined one northern Nevada nursery and issued a warning to another for violating pesticide worker safety laws.
- House measure supports shippers on ballast water dumping Updated: May-24-16 11:56 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - A plan gaining support in Congress and backed by the cargo shipping industry would establish a nationwide policy for dumping ballast water into U.S. waterways that environmental groups say would open the door to more invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels, which have wreaked economic havoc from the Great Lakes to the West Coast.
- Ohio lawmakers near vote on speeding up lead-water alerts Updated: May-24-16 11:10 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - A proposed overhaul of how Ohio cities deal with lead in drinking water would force public water systems to alert residents within two days after lead is found at the tap.
- DEQ: Anti-pollution work benefits St. Clair River beaches Updated: May-24-16 6:48 am
MARYSVILLE, Michigan - Environmental officials say efforts to deal with pollution that for years prompted beach closings along the St. Clair River are paying off.
- Wilton receives $200k EPA grant for cleanup of former mill Updated: May-24-16 6:08 am
WILTON, Maine - The town of Wilton has been awarded a federal Environmental Protection Agency grant totaling $200,000 to assist with costs associated with cleaning up the former Forster Mill.
- New Mexico is first to sue EPA, mine owners over toxic spill Updated: May-23-16 6:21 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico on Monday became the first state to sue the federal government and the owners of two mines over the release of 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater from a closed Colorado gold mine, seeking tens of millions of dollars for environmental and economic damage caused by the spill.
- Wyoming candidates united for coal, against EPA Updated: May-22-16 2:55 pm
JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming - Several Republican candidates vying to fill Wyoming's sole seat in the U.S. House of Representatives are united against the Environmental Protection Agency's plans for coal.
- Panel approves air quality plan for 3 Muscatine companies Updated: May-21-16 4:04 pm
MUSCATINE, Iowa - A state panel has approved a plan under which three Muscatine County companies will take steps to limit emissions that contribute to air pollution.
- Agency tells Ohio Air Force base to stop drinking water use Updated: May-20-16 7:09 pm
- Vermont getting $800K in grants for industrial site cleanup Updated: May-20-16 3:39 pm
BURLINGTON, Vermont - The federal Environmental Protection Agency is giving Vermont $800,000 in grants to clean up and redevelop old industrial sites.
- Fort Yates, Fargo get EPA funds for work on brownfield sites Updated: May-20-16 3:13 pm
FORT YATES, North Dakota - The Environmental Protection Agency is giving two communities in North Dakota $800,000 for the cleanup of brownfield sites.
- GM offers debit cards or longer warranties in mileage case Updated: May-20-16 1:35 pm
DETROIT - People who bought or leased 2016 General Motors SUVs with overstated gas mileage on the window sticker will be getting compensated, the automaker said Friday.
- EPA giving Maine more than $7M for work on brownfield sites Updated: May-20-16 11:52 am
OLD TOWN, Maine - The federal Environmental Protection Agency is giving Maine communities more than $7 million for the assessment and cleanup of brownfield sites.
- 'Do Not Drink' advisory issued for Vienna water Updated: May-20-16 8:49 am
VIENNA, West Virginia - West Virginia officials have issued a "Do Not Drink" advisory for Vienna water after the Environmental Protection Agency announced a new limit for the amount of a chemical present in Wood County's drinking water.
- New signs to alert visitors of Great Lakes Watershed Updated: May-20-16 12:16 am
BUFFALO, New York - A network of new signs is going up in western New York to let people know when they've entered the Great Lakes Watershed.
- EPA suggests tighter limits for industrial chemical in water Updated: May-19-16 7:07 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal regulators announced tighter guidelines Thursday for human exposure to an industrial chemical used for decades in such consumer products as non-stick pans, stain-resistant carpets and microwave popcorn bags.
- Portland schools: Safe lead levels in our drinking water Updated: May-19-16 11:55 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Portland school officials say recent testing of the drinking water at public schools in the district show that lead levels are safe.
- Iowa politicians criticize EPA proposal on renewable fuels Updated: May-18-16 8:22 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The latest federal proposal to increase the levels of renewable fuels blended into the U.S. gasoline supply must be increased or it will stifle economic growth, Iowa politicians and industry groups said Wednesday in response to the plan.
- Ohio seeks to coordinate Lake Erie algae effort Updated: May-18-16 12:13 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio - Ohio's environmental agency wants to better coordinate the state's efforts to drastically reduce what's feeding the harmful algae in Lake Erie that has fouled drinking water and increased the costs to treat it.