Latest Water environment News

Gulf of Mexico’s ‘dead zone’ larger than average this year

Aug. 04, 2021 21:36 PM EDT

This year’s Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” — an area where there’s too little oxygen to support marine life — is larger than average, according to researchers. Scientists supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration determined that the area...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 04, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Aug. 1, 2021. Editorial: Gov. Wolf should have negotiated with the GOP on election reform The good news for Pennsylvania voters is that Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican leaders may yet begin negotiations on an election reform...

Lexington, Ky. receives $11.8M for water treatment plants

Aug. 04, 2021 04:10 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — Kentucky's second-largest city, Lexington, has received the second grant from the state's $250 million Cleaner Water Program, Gov. Andy Beshear said. Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government will use $11.8 million to replace the current...

Central Kentucky airport recommended for federal funding

Aug. 04, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has recommended that the federal Appalachian Regional Commission approve a roughly $1 million infrastructure project that would extend wastewater collection and treatment service to the Central Kentucky Regional Airport. ...

Drought prompts California to halt some water diversions

Aug. 04, 2021 00:48 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Some farmers in one of the country's most important agricultural regions will have to stop taking water out of major rivers and streams because of a severe drought that is threatening the drinking water supply for 25 million people, state regulators said Tuesday. ...

Senators behind $1T infrastructure plan show off their work

Aug. 03, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The senators who spent months stitching together a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package are now trying to sell it to the American people before a key vote expected this week that would push a long recognized national priority much closer to the finish line, after...

Melting ice imperils 98% of Emperor penguin colonies by 2100

Aug. 03, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With climate change threatening the sea ice habitat of Emperor penguins, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday announced a proposal to list the species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. “The lifecycle of Emperor penguins is...

Bipartisan bill leaves out key climate, clean energy steps

Aug. 03, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package unveiled by the Senate includes more than $150 billion to boost clean energy and promote “climate resilience” by making schools, ports and other structures better able to withstand extreme weather events such as storms...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Aug. 02, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. July 29, 2021. Editorial: NU regents must stick with their proper role and not intrude on faculty authority Nebraskans have benefited greatly over the past two decades from conscientious service by the University of Nebraska Board...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 02, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. Aug. 1, 2021. Editorial: Masks and migrants aren’t the enemy. COVID-19 is You can’t win a war when you’re fighting the wrong enemy. But that is what Gov. Greg Abbott is doing as COVID-19 sends an alarming number of...