- California campsite trashed after fraternity, sorority trip Updated: May-25-16 10:43 pm
REDDING, California - A campsite that offers a serene getaway by a California lake was wrecked after about a thousand fraternity and sorority members left a half-mile-wide swath of trash, empty bottles, tents and coolers after an annual trip.
- The Latest: University investigating mess at California lake Updated: May-25-16 10:39 pm
REDDING, California - The Latest on trash left behind at a California lake after an annual trip by fraternity and sorority members (all times local):
- Man dies while swimming in Washtenaw County Updated: May-25-16 8:36 pm
YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Michigan - Authorities say an 18-year-old man has died while swimming at a small lake in Washtenaw County.
- 6-month-old skis across lake; parents say it's a record Updated: May-25-16 5:10 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - A 6-month-old girl whose professional water-skier parents put her on junior-size water skis last week glided 686 feet across a man-made lake in what her parents say sets a youth record.
- Ohio rolls out plan to cut major source of Lake Erie algae Updated: May-25-16 4:11 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio - Ohio's strategy for taking a big bite out of what's feeding the toxic algae in Lake Erie will lean heavily on programs and regulations put in place during the last few years and making sure they work.
- O'Keeffe Museum buys artist's rarely seen Lake George work Updated: May-25-16 3:35 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe has acquired a rarely seen painting created by the artist in 1926.
- Land O'Lakes, Minnesota partner on water quality initiative Updated: May-25-16 2:02 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The state of Minnesota and Land O'Lakes announced a partnership Wednesday to improve water quality in farm country, leveraging the farmer-owned cooperative's retail network to help expand a state program that encourages farmers to voluntarily implement conservation practices.
- NY town raises stink over plans for neighboring pig farm Updated: May-25-16 8:08 am
SKANEATELES, New York - Some residents and officials in a popular Finger Lakes community aren't happy about a farmer's plans to raise more than 2,000 pigs in a neighboring town.
- Officials: Fisherman drowns after kayak overturns in lake Updated: May-25-16 4:44 am
MORRISTOWN, Tennessee - Authorities say a 23-year-old kayaker drowned while fishing in a northeastern Tennessee lake.
- Casino magnate Wynn envisions water paradise in dry Nevada Updated: May-25-16 4:13 am
LAS VEGAS - Imagine a white sand beach with a bar at the dock. Water skiers flash by a small island, where fireworks shoot from twin peaks. Now imagine this water paradise is in the desert of drought-stricken Nevada.
- Horsemen rallying to save Finger Lakes Racetrack Updated: May-25-16 12:35 am
FARMINGTON, New York - A group of horsemen has launched a statewide campaign calling on state officials to take action to save Finger Lakes Racetrack.
- Iowa woman in fair condition after being dragged by pickup Updated: May-24-16 2:15 pm
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa - Hospital officials say a Spirit Lake pedestrian is in fair condition after she was struck by a pickup truck and dragged for over 600 feet.
- House measure supports shippers on ballast water dumping Updated: May-24-16 11:56 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - A plan gaining support in Congress and backed by the cargo shipping industry would establish a nationwide policy for dumping ballast water into U.S. waterways that environmental groups say would open the door to more invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels, which have wreaked economic havoc from the Great Lakes to the West Coast.
- DEQ: Anti-pollution work benefits St. Clair River beaches Updated: May-24-16 6:48 am
MARYSVILLE, Michigan - Environmental officials say efforts to deal with pollution that for years prompted beach closings along the St. Clair River are paying off.
- High-tech Lake Michigan buoy back online Updated: May-24-16 2:33 am
PORT SHELDON TOWNSHIP, Michigan - A high-tech buoy credited with supplying important information on Lake Michigan weather and waves is back online.
- Patrol's 'Trooper on a Bus' campaign coming to Devils Lake Updated: May-23-16 7:29 pm
DEVILS LAKE, North Dakota - North Dakota Highway Patrol troopers will be on the lookout for traffic violations around school buses in the Devils Lake area.
- Skip the flight, board the train to Glacier National Park Updated: May-23-16 2:58 pm
EAST GLACIER, Montana - Chicago skyscrapers faded into green Wisconsin, and as the sun set over the Mississippi River, we made our first vacation decision. We weren't driving, so yes, we'd have some wine. We then sat back and watched as 1,500 miles went by aboard the Empire Builder train bound for Glacier National Park.
- Minnesota tries to address septic contamination in waterways Updated: May-23-16 12:48 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Officials with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency are working to identify the effects of failing septic systems across the state.
- Authorities release name of man who died while fishing Updated: May-23-16 11:47 am
NORTH STONINGTON, Connecticut - Authorities have released the name of the man who died while fishing with his son on a North Stonington lake over the weekend.
- Czech hydro plant atop hill becomes top tourist attraction Updated: May-23-16 10:23 am
DLOUHE STRANE HYDRO PLANT, Czech Republic - Climb a peak at the heart of the Jeseniky mountain range in northeastern Czech Republic and there's an unexpected reward: As well as a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains, there is a 15-hectare (37-acre) artificial lake that neatly fits the flat top.
- Rangers out in full force at Lake Mead during holiday Updated: May-22-16 4:20 pm
LAS VEGAS - Law enforcement officials at Lake Mead are gearing up to keep visitors safe during what will be a busy holiday week.
- Senators want higher liability for Great Lakes oil spills Updated: May-22-16 1:47 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - Michigan's U.S. senators want the Department of Transportation to make sure oil pipelines crossing underneath the Great Lakes are treated as "offshore" and not "onshore" to ensure the owners will have to pay the full cost of a cleanup if there is a spill.
- Man in his 20s drowns at Angle Lake in SeaTac Updated: May-22-16 1:08 pm
SEATAC, Washington - Authorities say a man in his 20s drowned in a lake in SeaTac.
- Tennessee lake reopens to recreational use after sewage leak Updated: May-22-16 1:04 pm
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Memphis officials have reopened a lake seven weeks after a sewage line break.
- $3.7M grant awarded to Lake Erie wind turbine project Updated: May-22-16 10:51 am
CLEVELAND - The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $3.7 million grant to a company doing engineering work on a proposed wind turbine project in Lake Erie.