- Junction City declares 'moderate' water emergency Updated: Jul-07-15 12:14 pm
JUNCTION CITY, Oregon - Like many of his neighbors, Junction City resident Tom Endersby found the notice hanging from his doorknob Monday morning, alerting him that the city had ordered homes and businesses to restrict their outdoor water use in order to conserve the capacity of municipal wells.
- Mississippi joins states suing over new EPA water rule Updated: Jul-07-15 11:53 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi has joined in a lawsuit challenging a rule that gives federal agencies authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act.
- Bridge planned for St. Marys River, part of cleanup project Updated: Jul-07-15 4:04 am
SAULT STE. MARIE, Michigan - Officials say construction will begin next year on a 625-foot bridge on the St. Marys River, an important step toward repairing more than a century of environmental damage.
- US scientists: Warm oceans cause concern of coral bleaching Updated: Jul-06-15 9:26 pm
HONOLULU - Abnormally warm ocean temperatures are creating conditions that threaten to kill coral across the equatorial Pacific, north Pacific and western Atlantic oceans, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday.
- Zebra mussels confirmed in central Minnesota lake Updated: Jul-06-15 5:52 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says zebra mussels have been confirmed in a lake in Morrison County.
- Indiana to join states suing over new EPA water rule Updated: Jul-06-15 3:37 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana became the latest state Monday to join a lawsuit challenging an Obama administration rule that gives federal agencies authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act.
- US appeals court upholds EPA plan to clean up Chesapeake Bay Updated: Jul-06-15 2:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA - A U.S. appeals court on Monday approved a federal plan to limit pollution in the Chesapeake Bay despite objections from farmers, builders and others who accused the Environmental Protection Agency of a power grab.
- Businessman sentenced to prison over pollution, deception Updated: Jul-06-15 2:35 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The owner of a Kansas metal finishing business has been sentenced to four months in prison followed by six months of home detention for discharging untreated wastewater into a city sewer.
- Bellevue continues upgrading riverfront park Updated: Jul-06-15 1:43 pm
BELLEVUE, Nebraska - Over the past decade, Bellevue's riverfront has been converted from an industrial area to a prominent park.
- Snake River hydroelectric project moving forward Updated: Jul-06-15 12:05 pm
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Two eastern Idaho canal companies are moving forward with plans to build powerhouses on adjacent sides of the Snake River.
- Detroit-to-Flint march highlights 2 cities' water problems Updated: Jul-05-15 7:29 pm
PONTIAC, Michigan - Critics of water shutoffs in Detroit and water quality problems in Flint are holding a 70-mile protest march between the two southeastern Michigan cities.
- Fears surface about mercury in Shasta Lake fish Updated: Jul-05-15 6:35 pm
SHASTA LAKE, California - Shasta Lake provides water to Sacramento and the crop-rich San Joaquin Valley more than 300 miles to the south.
- Crews searching for man who jumped from boat at Lake Mead Updated: Jul-05-15 6:26 pm
BOULDER CITY, Nevada - Rescuers are searching for a man who was last seen Sunday afternoon jumping off a boat at Lake Meat National Recreational Area.
- Years will be needed to gauge efforts to cut Lake Erie algae Updated: Jul-05-15 3:05 pm
PERRYSBURG, Ohio - State agriculture and environmental leaders have made a number of changes to attack toxic algae in western Lake Erie, most notably prohibiting farmers in northwestern Ohio from spreading manure on frozen and rain-soaked fields and requiring training before they can use commercial fertilizers.
- Group nears $4.1 million goal to preserve Glen Lake's shore Updated: Jul-05-15 2:26 pm
GLEN ARBOR, Michigan - Preservationists say they're nearing their goal of raising the $4.1 million needed to place 708 acres adjoining Glen Lake and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore into a land conservancy.
- California water rates rise as cities lose money in drought Updated: Jul-05-15 11:16 am
ROSEVILLE, California - Saving water doesn't always mean saving money in parched California.
- Vermont governor declares July "Lakes Appreciation Month" Updated: Jul-05-15 10:40 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Gov. Peter Shumlin has declared July 2015 as "Lakes Appreciation Month."
- Northwest Montana reaches 'severe drought' status Updated: Jul-04-15 4:52 pm
KALISPELL, Montana - Northwest Montana has reached "severe drought" status in the U.S. Drought Monitor.
- Officials making plan to reduce San Juan river pollution Updated: Jul-04-15 4:47 pm
FARMINGTON, New Mexico - Officials are working on a plan to reduce pollution in San Juan County rivers after a study found they contain significant levels of bacteria indicating the presence of human feces.
- Missouri maintains as state's rivers heat up Updated: Jul-04-15 1:47 pm
CRAIG, Montana - This fly-fishing hub was bustling with boat traffic Thursday as anglers launched boats onto a blue-ribbon stretch of the Missouri River that's Montana's No. 1 fishing destination.
- Rescued sea lion found dead at Oklahoma City zoo Updated: Jul-04-15 1:14 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma City Zoo says a 2-year-old sea lion that was rescued in California has died.
- Farmers go high-tech in bid to reduce bay pollution Updated: Jul-03-15 1:49 pm
DENTON, Maryland - The fields near here are lush and green, but farmer Kyle Hutchison wanted to give his corn crop one last dose of plant food before the chest-high stalks grew too tall to treat.
- Judge to hear request to halt ocean blasting research plan Updated: Jul-03-15 1:01 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - A federal judge will hear arguments this month by fishing groups who want him to shut down a research project that involves blasting the ocean floor off the coast of New Jersey with sound waves.
- Minnesota officials warn of toxic algae after child sickened Updated: Jul-03-15 6:19 am
ALEXANDRIA, Minnesota - Minnesota health officials are warning of the dangers of toxic blue-green algae after they say a child was taken to a hospital after swimming in a central Minnesota lake that had the bacteria.
- Tank leaks fuel oil in heavy rain in NW Ohio community Updated: Jul-03-15 3:08 am
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - A leak from an underground fuel oil tank in a northwest Ohio community has officials monitoring for potential effects on nearby residents' wells.