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Rivers and streams
July 22, 2016
Toxic algae bloom swarms Utah Lake, seeps into farm supply
A huge toxic algae bloom in Utah has closed one of the largest freshwater lakes west of the Mississippi River, sickening more ...
July 20, 2016
Los Angeles sewage spill brings closure of some beaches
About 5 miles of Southern California beaches remained closed Wednesday due to a massive sewage spill that flowed into the Los ...
June 23, 2016
The Latest: Colorado disappointed with New Mexico lawsuit
The Latest on New Mexico's lawsuit against Colorado over the Gold King Mine spill (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Colorado Gov.
June 23, 2016
New Mexico sues Colorado over huge 2015 mine waste spill
New Mexico is suing the state of Colorado, saying its northern neighbor should be held responsible for the contamination from ...
May 05, 2016
Kansas City streetcars making comeback after 6-decade hiatus
Six decades after Kansas City shuttered one of the nation's largest streetcar networks, a modern but much smaller version is ...
April 28, 2016
Cops: Fleeing man jumps into river, runs naked from hospital
Police say a Pittsburgh man driving a stolen car ditched the vehicle and jumped into a river to escape from authorities.
April 27, 2016
Scientists say oilfield wastewater spills release toxins
Brine spills from oil development in western North Dakota are releasing toxins into soils and waterways, sometimes at levels ...
April 23, 2016
US Sen. John McCain calls for criminal probe into mine spill
U.S. Sen. John McCain called for a criminal investigation into actions by the Environmental Protection Agency that led to a ...
April 22, 2016
Man dumps non-toxic green dye into Alaska creek as a prank
Authorities say the green water flowing in the Ketchikan Creek that caused some panic and drew a response from multiple ...
April 15, 2016
Storms raised some pollutants after mine spill, not others
Runoff from autumn storms kicked up the levels of some contaminants in a southwestern Colorado river after a massive spill ...
April 13, 2016
Senate panel issues subpoena to EPA over Colorado mine spill
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Wednesday issued a subpoena to force the Environmental Protection Agency to testify ...
April 12, 2016
Senate GOP to subpoena EPA chief in Colorado mine
Senate Republicans vowed Tuesday to issue a subpoena to force the head of the Environmental Protection Agency to appear at ...
March 24, 2016
States ready if melting snow kicks up metals from mine spill
States and Indian tribes said Thursday they are getting ready in case runoff from melting snow stirs up potentially toxic ...
March 22, 2016
Alaska moose hunter wins round in court over hovercraft use
The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a hunter who uses his hovercraft to track moose along Alaska's Nation River.
March 16, 2016
The Latest, subway shutdown: Official asks for steady funds
The Latest on a daylong shutdown of the Washington area's Metro subway system (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The chairman of ...
March 15, 2016
Ex-officials point fingers at hearing on Flint water crisis
Former city and federal officials pointed fingers at one another for failing to protect the 100,000 citizens of Flint, ...
March 14, 2016
Ex-Flint manager says he relied on experts in water crisis
The state-appointed emergency manager who oversaw Flint, Michigan when its water source was switched to the Flint River says ...
February 19, 2016
Latest: EPA says state, city lag in response to Flint crisis
The latest on the lead contamination of drinking water in Flint, Michigan (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Federal regulators say ...
February 12, 2016
Utah plans to take legal action against EPA over mine waste
Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes said Friday he plans to take legal action against the Environmental Protection Agency ...
February 05, 2016
EPA: Mine spill dumped 880,000 pounds of metals in river
A 3 million-gallon spill from a southwestern Colorado gold mine last year may have dumped more than 880,000 pounds of metals ...