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Rivers and streams
August 22, 2016
Duke Energy, NC agency disputing fine for coal ash pollution
The nation's largest electric company is negotiating with North Carolina's environment agency over a $6.6 million fine to ...
August 22, 2016
Long, hard recovery slog begins in flood-ravaged Louisiana
Storm victims spill out of the waiting rooms, some clutching water-stained documents, others with the long stare of those ...
August 21, 2016
Flooding in South puts a damper on US rice harvest
Heavy rain that brought record flooding to Louisiana recently has put a damper on the nation's harvest of rice, a food staple ...
August 16, 2016
Navajo Nation sues feds over massive 2015 mine waste spill
Leaders of one of the nation's largest American Indian tribes blasted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as their ...
August 12, 2016
Shailene Woodley joins oil pipeline protest in North Dakota
Actress Shailene Woodley has joined a group of protesters in North Dakota demonstrating against the $3.8 billion Dakota ...
August 11, 2016
South Florida swimmer contracts brain-eating amoeba
A person has been hospitalized after health officials say they contracted a brain-eating amoeba while swimming in Broward ...
August 05, 2016
Colorado town takes a breather a year after huge mine spill
A year after a mine waste spill turned their river a weird yellow-orange, residents of a Colorado mountain town are taking ...
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 ...