- Swollen river feeds flooding near Houston as residents flee Updated: Jun-01-16 1:26 am
RICHMOND, Texas - Residents of some rural southeastern Texas counties were bracing for more flooding along a river that reached a record high Tuesday as more rain was expected in the coming days.
- Thriving rail trails energize communities Updated: May-31-16 6:57 pm
PITTSBURGH - Tom Demagall practically grew up on Pennsylvania's rail trails.
- Girl in critical condition after rescue from Baltimore creek Updated: May-31-16 10:19 am
BALTIMORE - A 9-year-old girl was in critical condition after nearly drowning in a northeast Baltimore creek.
- 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.
- Drowning victims' moms hope river rescue stations save lives Updated: May-28-16 3:02 am
ROSEBURG, Oregon - After two Roseburg High School students drowned in the Umpqua River on Memorial Day weekend last year, Roseburg Rotary President Sue Van Volkenburg was inspired to do something to make the river a safer place.
- Red River diversion backers, opponents disagree over permits Updated: May-27-16 6:01 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - The decision by a Minnesota watershed district to back out of an agreement for a Red River diversion project around the Fargo area has raised questions about permits for the planned $2.1 billion channel.
- The Latest: After cave escape, operator reviews safety Updated: May-27-16 4:34 pm
HORSE CAVE, Kentucky - The Latest on the harrowing rescue of 19 from a flooded Kentucky cave (all times local):
- Pipeline oil spill drill takes place on St. Clair River Updated: May-25-16 6:01 pm
MARYSVILLE, Michigan - U.S. and Canadian agencies have staged a mock oil spill response in the area where an underground pipeline runs beneath the St. Clair River near Marysville.
- Rock climber hurt in fall in western Maryland Updated: May-25-16 1:56 pm
SANDY HOOK, Maryland - A volunteer fire company chief says a rock climber was hurt in an approximately 30-foot fall from a cliff near the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers in western Maryland.
- Archaeologist: Site of Bear River Massacre pinpointed Updated: May-23-16 3:11 pm
POCATELLO, Idaho - The exact location of the Bear River Massacre in eastern Idaho has been determined, an archaeologist says.
- More than 1,000 trees planted in Vermont, New Hampshire Updated: May-23-16 12:43 pm
POMFRET, Vermont - More than 1,000 trees and shrubs have been planted along three rivers in New Hampshire and Vermont.
- Study seeks to identify water pollution sources in Vermont Updated: May-23-16 12:41 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking to find and eliminate potential sources of water pollution in the White River watershed.
- Official guilty of dumping sewage into New York creek Updated: May-21-16 12:12 am
BUFFALO, New York - A former employee of a western New York village admits he violated the federal Clean Water Act by dumping untreated sewage into a creek.
- Williston man catches record 131-pound paddlefish Updated: May-18-16 12:18 pm
WILLISTON, North Dakota - A Williston man has set a new state record by catching a 131-pound paddlefish.
- Advisory issued after sewage overflow near Ann Arbor park Updated: May-17-16 7:18 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - Ann Arbor has issued a public advisory after an estimated 36,000 gallons of sewage overflowed near Bird Hills Nature Area.
- Franklin agrees to steps to limit Harpeth River pollution Updated: May-11-16 7:33 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The city of Franklin has agreed to take steps to further limit pollution of the Harpeth River from its sewage treatment plant.
- Work finished on Indiana's Asian carp barrier to Great Lakes Updated: May-11-16 3:12 pm
FORT WAYNE, Indiana - Environmental officials are celebrating the completion of a nearly 2-mile-long, 80-foot-wide earthen berm designed to keep Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.
- Vermont law requires quicker reporting of sewage spills Updated: May-07-16 1:57 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed a law that requires residents to be informed within an hour if any sewage is dumped or spilled into streams, rivers and lakes.
- Wildlife officials to track trout in Upper Klamath Lake Updated: May-06-16 1:41 pm
KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon - Oregon wildlife officials are stitching radio transmitters to redband trout in Upper Klamath Lake in order to help inform watershed restoration.
- Green, oily substance spotted on Philly's Schuylkill River Updated: May-06-16 7:33 am
PHILADELPHIA - Emergency crews found a green, oily sheen on the Schuylkill (SKOOL'-kil) River in Philadelphia, the second time this week there appears to have been some kind of spill into the river.
- EPA grant will cut pollutants entering Lake Michigan Updated: May-06-16 6:15 am
HOBART, Indiana - A northwest Indiana city is sharing in a $355,000 federal grant that will boost efforts to reduce the amount of pollution-tainted storm runoff that enters Lake Michigan.
- Kansas City streetcars making comeback after 6-decade hiatus Updated: May-05-16 1:44 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Six decades after Kansas City shuttered one of the nation's largest streetcar networks, a modern but much smaller version is set to open in its central business district - a project supporters say already has spurred hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of downtown development.
- EPA offers $600,000 for monitoring after mine waste spill Updated: May-04-16 7:23 pm
DENVER - The Environmental Protection Agency says it will provide $600,000 for three states and two Indian tribes to monitor river conditions in the aftermath of a massive spill from a Colorado mine.
- Montana Editorial Roundup Updated: May-04-16 11:12 am
The Montana Standard, May 1, on the impact of a new state park:
- Spring snowstorms boost Wyoming snowpack Updated: May-03-16 4:14 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A succession of spring snowstorms over the last two months has boosted Wyoming's snowpack to slightly above normal as the state heads into its annual snowmelt cycle.