- New Hampshire sets groundwater quality standard for chemical Updated: May-31-16 6:05 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The state of New Hampshire has filed an emergency rule setting a state groundwater quality standard for a potentially cancer causing chemical that has been found in some drinking water in the southern part of the state.
- Scientists say Flint water quality OK for bathing, showering Updated: May-31-16 5:21 pm
Municipal water in Flint, Michigan, has improved significantly and is safe for bathing and showering, although people should continue filtering the water before drinking it, scientists said Tuesday.
- Inslee asked to increase water for Spokane River Updated: May-31-16 4:44 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Environmental groups on Tuesday asked Gov. Jay Inslee to push for an increase in summertime flows of the Spokane River, to improve recreation and to maintain the scenic falls in the middle of the state's second-largest city.
- 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.
- 4th suit linking DuPont C8 dumping to illness goes to trial Updated: May-31-16 11:21 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - One of more than 3,500 lawsuits alleging links between people's illnesses and DuPont discharging C8 into drinking water and the Ohio River is heading to trial in federal court this week.
- House OKs measure to study lead in Illinois drinking water Updated: May-31-16 11:00 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois House members have approved a plan that would require better monitoring of lead levels in state water supplies from the state's Environmental Protection Agency.
- Engineer charged with releasing oil in Lake Huron in '14 Updated: May-31-16 10:17 am
BAY CITY, Michigan - An engineer aboard a commercial ship has been charged with intentionally discharging oil into Lake Huron in 2014.
- 3.1 magnitude earthquake rattles parts of central Oklahoma Updated: May-31-16 8:37 am
LUTHER, Oklahoma - The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake has rattled central Oklahoma.
- Engineers to present new data on Flint water quality Updated: May-30-16 9:05 pm
FLINT, Michigan - A Virginia Tech professor who helped uncover the lead contamination of drinking water in Flint, Michigan, is preparing to release data that he says will show the water's condition is getting better.
- Conservationists aiming to protect river sue to stop homes Updated: May-30-16 6:16 pm
PHOENIX - Conservation groups are suing to block the development of a massive master-planned community in southern Arizona in the hopes of protecting the last major free-flowing river in the Southwest.
- Less noise, more access with Truckee police electric cycle Updated: May-30-16 3:46 pm
TRUCKEE, California - The Truckee Police Department has purchased its first electric motorcycle, a new tool officers say will help them keep people safe and catch bad guys in the rugged back country around Lake Tahoe with less noise and pollution.
- Employees concerned over mold at Hilo wastewater plant Updated: May-30-16 2:25 pm
HILO, Hawaii - An administrative building at a Hilo wastewater treatment plant has been mostly vacated after mold was found in its ceilings and walls.
- Oil leak from Beaufort hospital ends up in nearby river Updated: May-30-16 1:45 pm
BEAUFORT, South Carolina - South Carolina environmental officials say heating oil spilled at Beaufort Memorial Hospital appears to have leaked into a nearby river.
- Ocean 'robot' to help identity toxic algae off Washington Updated: May-30-16 12:52 pm
SEATTLE - After a massive toxic algae bloom closed lucrative shellfish fisheries off the West Coast last year, scientists are turning to a new tool that could provide an early warning of future problems.
- Radioactivity at Oak Ridge sewage treatment plant reduced Updated: May-30-16 10:25 am
OAK RIDGE, Tennessee - A U.S. Department of Energy contractor says radioactivity levels have dropped at an Oak Ridge sewage treatment plant in the past two years.
- Uncharted waters: Restoring deep Gulf fouled by BP spill Updated: May-30-16 10:02 am
NEW ORLEANS - Far offshore and a mile deep in the dark world below the Gulf of Mexico's gleaming surface, the catastrophic BP oil spill of 2010 did untold damage on the ocean floor. But scientists are unsure they can do much to heal places in the deep that were hurt the most as they undertake what's being called the largest ecosystem restoration effort ever.
- Environmentalists critical of Phoenix water bottle plant Updated: May-29-16 4:43 pm
PHOENIX - A proposed $35 million water-bottling plant in Phoenix is drawing disbelief from conservationists focused on a lingering drought.
- Some reluctant to forgo land in effort to help Lake Mitchell Updated: May-29-16 12:10 pm
MITCHELL, South Dakota - The city of Mitchell's mayor wants more buffer strips along a creek in order to help Lake Mitchell, but some farmers are reluctant to forgo land.
- Water managers look to Alpine Lakes for more water Updated: May-29-16 10:59 am
SEATTLE - Seven spectacular high-country lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness for decades have helped irrigate hundreds of acres of pear, apple and cherry orchards in the Wenatchee Valley and supplied water to a federal hatchery.
- Chicago, private company to turn wastewater into fertilizer Updated: May-29-16 10:58 am
CHICAGO - A private Canadian company plans to use some of the phosphorus from the wastewater produced by the Chicago area's massive sewage treatment plant and turn it into slow-release fertilizer.
- Boil-water alerts in Texas on the rise for many reasons Updated: May-29-16 10:44 am
DALLAS - A glass of drinking water hasn't been easy to come by lately for the 320,000 people in Corpus Christi.
- Salem to sell part of its water rights to Willamette River Updated: May-29-16 10:01 am
SALEM, Oregon - The city of Salem has agreed to sell part of its water rights on the Willamette River to the city of Hillsboro. If the deal is approved, Hillsboro will pay Salem $16.2 million.
- Jackson public works director resigns Updated: May-28-16 6:13 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The head of the Jackson public works department has resigned, leaving an understaffed department and ongoing problems at its water treatment facilities.
- 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.
- Report: Mixed reviews on water quality at area beaches Updated: May-28-16 12:29 pm
BOSTON - There's mixed news for sun worshippers hoping to hit the beach over the weekend.