Latest Freshwater pollution News

Appeals court reverses Tennessee coal ash cleanup order

Sep. 24, 2018 8:25 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal appellate panel on Monday overturned an order that would have required the nation's largest public utility to unearth and remove a massive amount of coal ash at one of its Tennessee power plants. In a 2-1 decision, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wrote that leaks...

Keystone XL developer plans to start construction in 2019

Sep. 24, 2018 1:32 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline plans to start construction next year, after a U.S. State Department review ordered by a federal judge concluded that major environmental damage from a leak is unlikely and could quickly be mitigated, a company spokesman said Monday....

Efforts underway to curb contamination in Michigan stream

Sep. 24, 2018 10:50 AM EDT

WIXOM, Mich. (AP) — A company says it's taking steps to reduce contamination in a stream that feeds a southeastern Michigan river that's been the subject of health advisories . The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality recently confirmed that an industrial wastewater customer in Wixom was the source...

Panel wants more use of natural water-protection measures

Sep. 20, 2018 8:24 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — An organization that represents states in the Great Lakes region says governments should push harder to protect water quality through use of "green infrastructure." A report issued this month by the Great Lakes Commission recommends a number of steps to encourage greater reliance on...

Florida editorial roundup

Sep. 19, 2018 2:20 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ Sept. 18 The Gainesville Sun on public schools: The University of Florida's rise in the national rankings didn't happen by accident. UF moved up to No. 8 among public universities in the recent U.S. News and World Report rankings, after last year cracking the top 10...

No-wake zone lifted on Missouri River in Bismarck area

Sep. 18, 2018 8:14 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Game and Fish Department has rescinded a no-wake zone that was put in place on the Missouri River earlier this summer to reduce bank erosion in the Bismarck-Mandan area. The agency in late June restricted boats and other watercraft within 200 feet of the shoreline to...

A green beer that looks like algae? It's all for clean water

Sep. 18, 2018 5:56 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — There are spicy beers and even peanut butter beers, made to stand out on crowded shelves. Then there's a murky, green brew that looks a lot like algae. It's making a statement on the one ingredient brewers can't do without — clean water. The ghastly-looking "Alegae Bloom" beer...

Pollution fears: Swollen rivers swamp ash dumps, hog farms

Sep. 17, 2018 11:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Flooded rivers from Florence's drenching rains have swamped coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution concerns as the swollen waterways approach their crests Monday. North Carolina environmental regulators say several open-air manure pits at hog farms have failed,...

Pollution fears: Swollen rivers swamp ash dumps, hog farms

Sep. 17, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Flooded rivers from Florence's drenching rains have swamped coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution concerns as the swollen waterways approach their crests Monday. North Carolina environmental regulators say several open-air manure pits at hog farms have failed,...

The Latest: Price gouging complaints being investigated

Sep. 16, 2018 7:09 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 5:55 p.m. North Carolina's chief lawyer says he's looking into accusations that retailers are bilking customers through exorbitant prices as Hurricane Florence and the storm's remnants have crossed the state. Attorney...