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California governor plans to veto environmental rules bill

Sep. 14, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Saturday he will buck Democratic legislative leaders by vetoing legislation aimed at stopping the Trump administration from weakening oversight of longstanding federal environmental laws in California. His announcement came less than a day...

Water fountains, bottle refill stations now in Greenwood

Sep. 14, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Visitors thirsting for an option to make sure they can stay hydrated on the go now have an eco-friendly answer at their fingertips in one South Carolina city. A partnership between city officials, the Greenwood Commissioners of Public Works, Fujifilm and Upstate Forever, a...

Lead pipes that tainted Newark's water are found across US

Sep. 13, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A drinking water crisis in New Jersey's biggest city is bringing new attention to an old problem: Millions of homes across the U.S. get their water through pipes made of toxic lead, which can leach out and poison children if the water isn't treated with the right mix of chemicals....

The Latest: EPA revokes water protection regulation

Sep. 12, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's plans to revoke an Obama-era clean water rule (all times local): 12:15 p.m. The Trump administration says revoking an Obama-era rule on waters and wetlands would provide "much-needed regulatory certainty" for farmers, homebuilders and...

Trump administration drops Obama-era water protection rule

Sep. 12, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers and farmers who said it hurt economic development and infringed on property rights. Environmental groups criticized the...

Maine to benefit from conservation grants

Sep. 8, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine will receive more than $1.6 million from a series of grants to all 50 states that's designed to boost state parks and outdoor recreation opportunities. U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says the states, five U.S. territories, and Washington, D.C., will receive $170.6...

Alaska's hot, dry summer leads to droughts in some areas

Sep. 6, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In one Alaska village, officials are barging in jugs of water and shutting off the public water supply 12 hours each day. In another, automatic flush toilets have been switched to manual flushing, and restaurants are serving meals on paper plates. Alaska's hot, dry summer has led...

2 Singaporeans among California boat fire victims

Sep. 6, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

From a veteran water polo coach to a Singaporean data scientist, the passengers aboard the ill-fated Conception dive boat were linked by their love for the water. Here are the victims who have been identified so far from the deadly fire that engulfed the vessel, killing 34 people off California's wind-swept...

Newly hired scientist for California among boat fire victims

Sep. 5, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

Aboard were respected scientists, engineers, free spirits and parents with their teenage and adult children — all brought together over a passion for scuba diving. Two divers were celebrating their birthdays. Here are the victims who have been identified so far from the deadly fire that engulfed the...

Nevada state panel upholds permit for huge open pit mine

Sep. 4, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Environmental Commission rejected conservationists' appeal Wednesday of a water pollution control permit granted last year for a huge open-pit mine critics warn could pollute the state's precious groundwater for centuries. The Great Basin Resource Watch had urged the state...