- Authorities clean up 500-gallon spill into Clinton River Updated: Jun-02-15 9:14 pm
AUBURN HILLS, Michigan - Authorities are finishing their cleanup efforts after about 500 gallons of a suspected petroleum product spilled into the Clinton River in suburban Detroit and spread for several miles.
- Panel to study proposals for Great Lakes fish farming Updated: Jun-02-15 6:48 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A panel of experts will study proposals to allow fish farming in Michigan's Great Lakes waters.
- Californians conserved more water ahead of mandatory cuts Updated: Jun-02-15 6:38 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Californians are using less water, but they'll have to conserve a lot more to reach the mandatory drought cuts taking effect this month, according to the latest numbers released Tuesday.
- The Latest: State to use satellites to eye unplanted fields Updated: Jun-02-15 5:48 pm
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- Farmers with strong rights propose ways to save water Updated: Jun-02-15 5:46 pm
FRESNO, California - About 200 California farmers aiming to meet a voluntary water conservation target of 25 percent have submitted plans to the state that include planting less thirsty crops and leaving some fields unplanted.
- Feds releasing plan for bull trout conservation in 5 states Updated: Jun-02-15 4:45 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Federal officials are releasing a plan Thursday to recover struggling bull trout populations in five Western states with the goal of lifting Endangered Species Act protections for the fish.
- MDWFP working to restock Lake Monroe Updated: Jun-02-15 4:42 pm
ABERDEEN, Mississippi - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks is restocking fish in Lake Monroe in north Mississippi.
- California sea lions recover from chlorine contamination Updated: Jun-02-15 3:27 pm
LAGUNA BEACH, California - Fourteen of 17 sea lions injured by chlorine contamination at a rehab center have been returned to the ocean off Southern California.
- Study finds drug contamination in Minnesota's lakes, rivers Updated: Jun-02-15 11:12 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A new study by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has found widespread contamination by pharmaceutical drugs and other chemicals in the state's lakes and rivers.
- 5 gators found butchered in SC river Updated: Jun-02-15 9:17 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - South Carolina wildlife officials are investigating after five large alligators were found butchered and floating in the Ashley River outside Charleston.
- Connecticut River floodplain restoration gets 2k-tree boost Updated: Jun-02-15 4:13 am
CANAAN, Vermont - The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says more than 2,000 new trees are helping preserve the floodplain along the Upper Connecticut River in Canaan.
- Daugaard: Over $2.8M in funding to help 6 community projects Updated: Jun-02-15 2:04 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - Gov. Dennis Daugaard has awarded more than $2.8 million in grant funding to aid six projects in communities throughout the state.
- California farmers submit plans to save water under deal Updated: Jun-01-15 9:40 pm
FRESNO, California - Dozens of farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta submitted plans Monday to the state saying they intend to plant less thirsty crops and leave some fields unplanted to meet voluntary water conservation targets amid the relentless California drought, officials said.
- New project launched to improve Hayden Lake water quality Updated: Jun-01-15 5:38 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - A $23,000 project is testing the waters of Hayden Lake to see how effective man-made wetlands are at improving water quality.
- Lucky Friday Mine fined $600,000 for pollution Updated: Jun-01-15 4:24 pm
MULLAN, Idaho - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice have reached an agreement with the owner of Idaho's Lucky Friday Mine and Mill concerning water pollution violations near the headwaters of the South Fork Coeur d'Alene River.
- Colstrip gets new operator as PPL spins off Montana assets Updated: Jun-01-15 3:23 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The longtime operator of one of the largest coal-fueled power plants in the West completed a spin-off of assets Monday that include the 2,100-megawatt Colstrip plant in southeastern Montana.
- Delaware County commissioners oppose Mounds Lake Reservoir Updated: Jun-01-15 2:52 pm
ANDERSON, Indiana - Commissioners in one of two central Indiana counties where the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir would be created voted Monday to oppose the approximately $450 million project.
- Pool industry touts water savings in California drought Updated: Jun-01-15 1:58 pm
ORANGE, California - Leigh McDonough stood in her backyard on a hot spring day and listened to the steady shush-shush-shush of two garden hoses filling her new pool and hot tub with water. Her family installed the 21,000-gallon pool despite a state mandate to cut overall water consumption by 25 percent amid a crushing, four-year drought.
- EPA, developer reach deal over stormwater discharges Updated: Jun-01-15 12:04 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Federal environmental officials have settled claims with a New Jersey homebuilder owned by the family of the Minnesota Vikings' owner that the firm failed to control stormwater discharges, possibly polluting rivers in the state.
- New Hanford system targets uranium in groundwater Updated: Jun-01-15 6:16 am
RICHLAND, Washington - Equipment is being installed at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation to remove uranium from groundwater, keeping the nuclear contaminate from eventually making its way to the Columbia river.
- Report: Anglers pleased with Great Lakes fishing results Updated: Jun-01-15 3:05 am
ALBANY, New York - A new survey by the state Department of Environmental Conservation shows anglers are getting good fishing results in lakes Erie and Ontario.
- Study: Frog deformities could be related to warming, copper Updated: May-31-15 6:46 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Federal and university scientist have found new evidence that Alaska wood frogs may be hurt by warming water and pollution.
- Ohio agencies determining treatment for moths, mosquitoes Updated: May-31-15 6:16 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio agencies are taking aim at mosquitoes and moths this summer.
- State to survey lake sturgeon population in St. Clair River Updated: May-31-15 4:09 pm
ALGONAC, Michigan - The state will start its annual survey of lake sturgeon in the St. Clair River's North Channel near Algonac this week.
- Washington farmers, wildlife managers prepare for drought Updated: May-31-15 12:13 pm
SEATTLE - With Washington state experiencing the worst mountain snowpack in decades and a drought emergency declared two weeks ago, farmers, growers and wildlife managers are preparing for a tough summer as conditions are expected to worsen.