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Rivers and streams
October 13, 2016
US declines prosecution of government worker in mine spill
U.S. prosecutors have declined to pursue criminal charges against an employee of the Environmental Protection Agency over a ...
October 12, 2016
River that gave life to N. Carolina town now tears it apart
A day after fleeing from the swollen Lumber River, the residents of this down-but-not-quite-out former mill town waded into ...
October 01, 2016
Feds say they won't evict sprawling pipeline protest camp
The sprawling encampment that's a living protest against the four-state Dakota Access pipeline has most everything it needs ...
September 21, 2016
Exxon agrees to pay millions for Yellowstone River spill
Exxon Mobil Corp. has agreed to pay $12 million for environmental damages caused by a pipeline break that spilled 63,000 ...
September 19, 2016
The Latest: QuikTrip: Charlotte, Atlanta hit by gas shortage
The Latest on the gas shortage caused by a pipeline spill (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A QuikTrip spokesman says 21 of the ...
September 07, 2016
US clears way for cleanup of Colorado mine after huge spill
A Colorado mine that spewed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater into rivers in three Western states was designated ...
August 30, 2016
US to decide on protections for 9 species
A legal settlement filed Tuesday requires the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to decide on Endangered Species Act protections ...
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.