- Great Lakes Commission gets $3.4M for Little Rapids project Updated: Jul-29-15 6:13 am
SAULT STE. MARIE, Michigan - The Great Lakes Commission is getting more than $3.4 million for a regional partnership focusing on habitat restoration in Sault Ste. Marie.
- Environmentalists re-establishing Barnegat Bay oyster colony Updated: Jul-29-15 1:52 am
OCEAN GATE, New Jersey - A New Jersey environmental group is taking a major step toward re-establishing an oyster colony in Barnegat Bay.
- 2 injection wells shut down after Oklahoma quakes Updated: Jul-28-15 8:44 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oil and gas operators shut down two wastewater injection wells in northern Oklahoma on Tuesday and reduced operations at a third after several earthquakes centered in the town of Crescent rattled the state.
- Sturgeon, paddlefish deaths on Lake Pepin investigated Updated: Jul-28-15 7:48 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Some commercial fishing operations have been temporarily halted on Lake Pepin following the discovery of nearly four dozen dead paddlefish and lake sturgeon.
- Governor orders Oregon agencies to conserve water Updated: Jul-28-15 7:29 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is ordering state agencies to cut back on their water use.
- Ohio city detects Lake Erie toxins that led to 2014 crisis Updated: Jul-28-15 7:28 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio - Toledo has detected the first signs in Lake Erie of the dangerous toxin that resulted in a water crisis last year that left 400,000 people in northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan without safe tap water for two days.
- Michigan farm, environmental leaders call for algae action Updated: Jul-28-15 6:06 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Agricultural and environmental leaders in Michigan have issued a joint appeal for concerted action to block the toxic algae blooms that shut down drinking water systems in western Lake Erie last summer and that are threatening to return this year.
- A year away, Olympic organizers counting on sun and samba Updated: Jul-28-15 5:32 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro conjures clear images of sun, samba and soccer. Organizers of the Olympics that start a year from now hope that's what people remember after the games - not images of polluted water, inefficient transportation and incomplete venues.
- Over 600 baby sea turtles get 2nd chance, released in ocean Updated: Jul-28-15 5:16 pm
BOCA RATON, Florida - It was a turtle emancipation.
- Group starts process to sue US agency over pipeline plans Updated: Jul-28-15 4:28 pm
DETROIT - The National Wildlife Federation accused the U.S. Transportation Department on Tuesday of not enforcing a federal law that requires pipeline owners and operators to establish safety response plans for worst-case oil spills in lakes, rivers and other waterways.
- Pollution blamed for algal bloom in Lafayette River Updated: Jul-28-15 3:07 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - Much of the ordinarily green Lafayette River has turned reddish-brown this summer because of an extensive algal bloom that has taken ahold of the urban river that winds through much of Norfolk.
- Muller of France wins women's 10k open water title at worlds Updated: Jul-28-15 2:06 pm
KAZAN, Russia - There were medals at stake in the women's 10-kilometer open water race at the world swimming championships. A top-10 finish was just as good, though, since it secured a trip to next year's Olympics.
- Ohio discourages swimming, wading in Grand Lake St. Marys Updated: Jul-28-15 2:04 pm
CELINA, Ohio - The state is once again recommending that people and pets avoid swimming and wading in Ohio's largest inland lake as levels of an algae-produced toxin rise.
- Naval Air Station Corpus Christi lifts boil water order Updated: Jul-28-15 7:31 am
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Naval Air Station Corpus Christi has lifted a boil water advisory after testing of supplies came back negative for contamination.
- Precautionary boil water advisory lifted in DeKalb County Updated: Jul-27-15 8:52 pm
DECATUR, Georgia - DeKalb County officials have lifted a precautionary boil water advisory that was issued over the weekend.
- North Texas city drops toilet water reuse project Updated: Jul-27-15 6:40 pm
WICHITA FALLS, Texas - A North Texas city has stopped using treated toilet water to supplement its water supply after a catastrophic drought was followed by heavy springtime rains.
- 2 bears trapped at Lake Tahoe safely returned to wilderness Updated: Jul-27-15 6:08 pm
RENO, Nevada - Two black bears that were caught in separate traps at Lake Tahoe last week have been returned safely to the wilderness along the Sierra's eastern front.
- Seattle, Tacoma and Everett ask people to conserve water Updated: Jul-27-15 5:59 pm
SEATTLE - The cities of Seattle, Tacoma and Everett are asking people to avoid wasting water in response to the hot, dry weather and low river levels.
- Surprises boost costs of historic Reno bridge demolition Updated: Jul-27-15 4:40 pm
RENO, Nevada - Some unexpected discoveries beneath Reno's old Virginia Street Bridge are boosting the price of the demolition project, including some contaminated soil from the Truckee River bed and the granite foundation of a former bridge built in 1877.
- Magnitude 4.5 and 4.0 earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma Updated: Jul-27-15 3:44 pm
CRESCENT, Oklahoma - Two moderate earthquakes have been recorded in central Oklahoma.
- Minnesota cities create rain gardens to combat pollution Updated: Jul-27-15 1:34 pm
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minnesota - Many cities across Minnesota are establishing rain gardens and other green infrastructure, going beyond the traditional gutters and catch basins, in an effort to keep stormwater from polluting lakes and rivers.
- DEQ lowers standard for E. coli in small Wyoming streams Updated: Jul-27-15 1:06 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality has reclassified small streams throughout the state to allow higher levels of E. coli bacteria.
- Half of Columbia River sockeye salmon dying due to hot water Updated: Jul-27-15 11:52 am
BOISE, Idaho - More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures.
- China accepts group's case against ConocoPhillips, CNOOC Updated: Jul-27-15 7:17 am
BEIJING - A Chinese court says it has accepted a case brought by a social organization against oil giants ConocoPhillips China and China National Offshore Oil Corp. over oil spills in northern China in 2011.
- Researchers launching study of Salt Lake City-area watershed Updated: Jul-26-15 1:49 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Researchers began gathering hundreds of water and soil samples this week from a Salt Lake City-area watershed, the first leg of a broader Utah water study backed by a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation.