- 'Guacamole-thick' algae causes crisis on Florida coastline Updated: Jun-30-16 7:24 pm
STUART, Florida - A smelly, "guacamole-thick" muck is fouling a stretch of beaches promoted as Florida's "Treasure Coast," where lawmakers and residents blame the federal government, saying the algae crisis is fueled by freshwater flows controlled by Army officials to protect an erosion-prone dike.
- The Latest: 2 counties added to Florida's emergency zone Updated: Jun-30-16 6:45 pm
STUART, Florida - The Latest on an algae bloom that prompted Florida's governor to declare a state of emergency (all times local):
- Water sample shows zebra mussel larva in west Omaha lake Updated: Jun-30-16 5:47 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says a recent water sample shows the presence of invasive zebra mussel larva in west Omaha's Lake Zorinsky.
- Beach in Heber Springs reopened after closure due to E. coli Updated: Jun-30-16 3:54 pm
HEBER SPRINGS, Arkansas - A popular swim beach in Heber Springs has reopened after being closed because of high E. coli levels.
- Corps, EPA test groundwater in area of nuclear waste dump Updated: Jun-30-16 11:50 am
VANDERGRIFT, Pennsylvania - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency are conducting routine groundwater testing this week in the area of a nuclear waste dump about 25 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.
- Lavish features cut from over-budget Denver VA hospital Updated: Jun-29-16 9:48 pm
AURORA, Colorado - Imported Brazilian wood has been scratched from the budget-busting design for a veterans hospital under construction outside Denver, eliminated to save money.
- Group sues to force pollution disclosure at Washington dam Updated: Jun-29-16 3:20 pm
SEATTLE - An environmental group sued the federal agency that operates the nation's largest hydropower producer Wednesday, saying operations at the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington state are polluting the Columbia River in violation of federal clean-water laws.
- Florida county wants disaster declared over blue-green algae Updated: Jun-29-16 9:08 am
STUART, Florida - County officials on Florida's Atlantic coast want the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to close the locks between Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie River.
- Feds demand fixes to Waterloo's flood control levees Updated: Jun-27-16 12:00 pm
WATERLOO, Iowa - About 20 property owners in Waterloo will have to dismantle everything from gardens to parking lots that encroach on levees along the Cedar River and Black Hawk Creek.
- Plan for old Black Hills depot worries some residents Updated: Jun-25-16 1:31 pm
IGLOO, South Dakota - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is installing barbed-wire fence to close off part of a defunct military depot near Edgemont, but some area residents say the move will prove ineffective at stopping potential danger from lingering explosives and toxic contamination at the remote site.
- Bakken pipeline will run under sacred tribal site in Iowa Updated: Jun-21-16 2:18 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa officials will allow work on a four-state oil pipeline to go forward after the company submitted a plan to avoid disrupting an American Indian burial ground.
- Minot region to seek more state money for flood protection Updated: Jun-20-16 2:01 pm
MINOT, North Dakota - Minot-area officials will ask the state for another $119 million in the next two-year budget period for work on a flood protection project.
- Boulders placed along crash site that killed mom, 3 kids Updated: Jun-19-16 10:01 am
BOISE, Idaho - Authorities in Idaho have placed large boulders along the road an SUV crashed off of a steep cliff and into a reservoir, killing a woman and her three children.
- Nebraska wildlife management area ends target shooting Updated: Jun-18-16 1:24 pm
NEBRASKA CITY, Nebraska - State officials have announced that target shooting will no longer be allowed at a southeastern Nebraska wildlife management area.
- $15M to be spent on studies for South Carolina-Georgia port Updated: Jun-15-16 1:47 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - South Carolina and Georgia will spend about $15 million during the next three years on studies for a joint $4.5 billion container ship terminal to be built along the state line.
- Mississippi River levee repairs underway near Greenville Updated: Jun-15-16 6:17 am
GREENVILLE, Mississippi - Workers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are in the Greenville area to repair several levee slides after the area had high water earlier this year.
- Albuquerque woman recalls hush-hush WWII cryptography work Updated: Jun-11-16 11:20 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The doctor who attended the premature birth of Jean Johnson predicted she wouldn't make it through the night.
- Corps: Giving it contaminated landfill would not speed fix Updated: Jun-07-16 11:50 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Efforts to resolve a burning suburban St. Louis landfill near buried radioactive waste will not be hastened if oversight of the project is shifted from federal environmentalists to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a top Corps official has argued.
- Dredging scheduled to start Friday at Ludington's harbor Updated: Jun-07-16 10:33 am
LUDINGTON, Michigan - Dredging is scheduled to start Friday at Ludington's harbor in western Michigan.
- Louisiana takes experienced gator hunters' bids for 16 areas Updated: Jun-07-16 7:34 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is taking bids from experienced alligator hunters to work in 13 wildlife management areas, two properties owned by the Army Corps of Engineers, and a state wildlife refuge.
- Iowa board to meet Monday on allowing pipeline work to begin Updated: Jun-03-16 4:19 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Utilities Board has scheduled a meeting for Monday to discuss allowing a Texas company to begin construction on an oil pipeline in areas for which the company has approval.
- Army Corps improving fish passage at Lower Granite Dam Updated: Jun-02-16 4:25 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The government is making big improvements in fish passage facilities at Lower Granite Dam, hoping to increase the number of endangered salmon and steelhead that migrate through the Columbia-Snake river system, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday.
- Future funding murky for Hawaiian island used as bomb range Updated: Jun-02-16 3:19 pm
HONOLULU - Six miles from the scenic beaches of south Maui sits a small, deserted island with a rich history and a big problem.
- Iowa board moves toward allowing pipeline project to begin Updated: Jun-01-16 2:06 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Utilities Board moved closer Wednesday to allowing a Texas oil pipeline company to begin construction in Iowa in areas for which it has landowner approval and permits, though construction still will have to wait in zones that are under federal jurisdiction.
- High court sides with property owners in wetlands case Updated: May-31-16 3:17 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is making it easier for landowners to bring a court challenge when federal regulators try to restrict property development due to concerns about water pollution.