- Nevada judge won't rule on sage grouse before Christmas Updated: Nov-24-15 5:26 pm
RENO, Nevada - A federal judge in Nevada is postponing a decision on whether to block U.S. regulations protecting the greater sage grouse, partly because she's not clear if the rules are really to blame for delays in construction of a rural water supply tank near Great Basin National Park along the border with Utah.
- Colorado town to pursue Superfund help after mine spill Updated: Nov-24-15 3:56 pm
DURANGO, Colorado - Southwestern Colorado officials will negotiate with state and federal agencies to set up a federally financed Superfund cleanup of inactive mines, including one that spewed millions of gallons of wastewater into rivers in three states in August.
- Scientists call for continuing Great Lakes wolf protections Updated: Nov-24-15 1:23 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region should not yet be removed from the federal endangered species list, a group of scientists and scholars said Tuesday, disagreeing with colleagues who said the population has rebounded sufficiently.
- Parched Emirates relies on sea as groundwater runs out Updated: Nov-24-15 1:54 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - As skyscrapers and gleaming towers rose with lightning speed across the United Arab Emirates over the past two decades, the Gulf nation's thirst for water grew at an enormous rate - so much so that today, it threatens to dry up all of the country's groundwater in as little as 15 years, experts say.
- Federal approval of Gila River agreement triggers review Updated: Nov-23-15 8:04 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The U.S. Department of Interior on Monday reached an agreement with water managers in New Mexico, marking the next step in a long, contentious process to develop the state's share of the Gila River.
- 3 earthquakes rattle parts of state near site of 4.7 quake Updated: Nov-23-15 6:00 pm
CHEROKEE, Oklahoma - Three earthquakes have rattled parts of Oklahoma near the site of last week's 4.7 magnitude temblor.
- Authorities ID man who died after falling in Kent lake Updated: Nov-23-15 12:26 pm
KENT, Connecticut - Authorities have released the name of the Stamford man who died after falling off a fishing boat in a Kent lake.
- Mud from Brazil mining disaster contaminates ocean Updated: Nov-23-15 9:55 am
RIO DE JANEIRO - A torrent of mud unleashed by a dam burst at an iron ore mine in southeastern Brazil is contaminating the Atlantic Ocean.
- NY investigating bird deaths at Lake Ontario Updated: Nov-23-15 3:01 am
ALBANY, New York - New York conservation officials are the deaths of birds found along the shores of Lake Ontario since mid-October.
- Quinault Nation opens crab fishery around Grays Harbor Updated: Nov-22-15 5:09 pm
GRAYS HARBOR, Washington - The Quinault Indian Nation has opened its crab fishery in the Grays Harbor area. The tribal fishing area is one of the few spared by a toxic algal bloom on the Pacific coast.
- Crews begin pumping oil cargo from sunken barge in Lake Erie Updated: Nov-21-15 5:51 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio - Salvage crews have begun an underwater operation to pump a hazardous oil-based substance from a sunken barge that apparently had been sitting undiscovered on the bottom of Lake Erie for nearly 80 years.
- Can these men clean up Iowa's water as part of task force? Updated: Nov-21-15 10:54 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Neither Larry James nor Steve Bruere like to dwell on what divides environmentalists and the ag community when it comes to Iowa's issues with water quality.
- Water protection rule puts Ohio cities, homeowners at odds Updated: Nov-21-15 9:16 am
A battle over strips of land designed to protect drinking water in reservoirs around Ohio has landed in court.
- Nevada says national nuclear dump could harm farm community Updated: Nov-20-15 6:38 pm
LAS VEGAS - Radioactive well-water contamination could threaten some 1,400 people in a rural farming community if federal regulators allow the nation's deadliest nuclear waste to be buried in the Nevada desert, state officials said in a report issued Friday.
- Blue crab found in Mississippi River in Missouri Updated: Nov-20-15 10:32 am
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri - Scientists studying the Mississippi River got quite a surprise recently - a male blue crab.
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- Wildlife council renews certification for Tennessee GM plant Updated: Nov-20-15 4:02 am
SPRING HILL, Tennessee - The Wildlife Habitat Council is recognizing the General Motors plant in Tennessee for promoting biodiversity and working with students to promote conservation.
- Hugo resident sues UK-based water supplier over poor quality Updated: Nov-20-15 3:36 am
HUGO, Oklahoma - A Hugo resident has filed a lawsuit over the city's water quality, alleging that water the supplier provided customers was unsafe.
- Red tide likely cause of massive fish kill on Sanibel Island Updated: Nov-20-15 3:01 am
SANIBEL ISLAND, Florida - A massive fish kill on Sanibel Island could keep beachgoers out of the water and off of the sand.
- West Virginia salvage yard agrees to pay $10K violation fine Updated: Nov-20-15 2:31 am
MARTINSBURG, West Virginia - A salvage yard business has agreed to pay a $10,000 fine for failure to obtain a water pollution-control permit.
- Striking lake oddity created by causeway to get makeover Updated: Nov-20-15 2:02 am
GREAT SALT LAKE, Utah - One of the strangest and most striking places in Utah - an enormous oddity that scientists say was created accidentally by human engineering - is getting a bit of a remodeling job.
- Brownback cites importance of water policy reforms Updated: Nov-19-15 5:36 pm
MANHATTAN, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback says Kansas has to make changes to address concerns over the state's water supply.
- Disposal wells targeted after 4.7 earthquake in Oklahoma Updated: Nov-19-15 4:44 pm
CHEROKEE, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma Corporation Commission says it's working to have two disposal wells shut down and volume reduced at 23 others after a magnitude 4.7 earthquake rattled northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas early Thursday.
- Lawmakers want Corps, not EPA, to remediate landfill Updated: Nov-19-15 3:19 pm
ST. LOUIS - Four members of Missouri's congressional delegation on Thursday called for the Army Corps of Engineers to take over remediation of the West Lake Landfill site in St. Louis County, saying the Environmental Protection Agency is moving too slowly in addressing concerns about nuclear contamination.
- Colorado unveils plan to manage water amid drought, demand Updated: Nov-19-15 1:36 pm
DENVER - The snow that falls on the Colorado mountains melts into trillions of gallons of water every year, and most of it flows downstream to Mexico, California and 17 other states. Colorado released its first-ever plan Thursday to cope with increasing competition for that water as the West grows drier.