Cost of keeping Asian carp from Great Lakes nearly triples

Enviroment 11/28/18, 17:40

Fortifying an Illinois waterway to prevent invasive carp from using it as a path to Lake Michigan could cost nearly three times as much as federal planners previously thought, according to an updated report. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week released a final strategy plan for upgrading the Brandon ...

Blockages gone, fish back in post-Sandy projects in 6 states

Enviroment 11/25/18, 09:46

Billions of dollars have been spent on the recovery from Superstorm Sandy to help people get their lives back together, but a little-noticed portion of that effort is quietly helping another population along the shoreline: fish that need to migrate from coastal rivers out to the sea and back.After the ...

California voters consider $9 billion for water projects

U.S. 11/06/18, 10:49

Voters will decide Tuesday whether California borrows nearly $9 billion for water infrastructure projects in the state where its scarcity often pits city dwellers, farmers, anglers and environmentalists against one another.Proposition 3 would devote the money to storage and dam repairs, watershed and fisheries improvements, and habitat protection and restoration.It ...

Breaching dams to save Northwest orcas is contentious issue

U.S. 10/18/18, 18:18

Calls to breach four hydroelectric dams in Washington state have grown louder in recent months as the plight of critically endangered Northwest orcas has captured global attention.Some argue the quickest way to get more salmon to the starving whales is to tear down four dams on the Lower Snake River, ...

NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

U.S. 09/22/18, 00:17

Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant Friday where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence's floodwaters.Duke Energy spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said Friday the utility doesn't believe the breach at the L.V. ...

APNewsBreak: Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill

New York 09/21/18, 11:50

A dam containing a large lake at a Wilmington power plant has been breached by floodwaters from the storm Florence, and coal ash from an adjacent dump might be flowing into the Cape Fear River.In this Sept. 19, 2018, photo released by Cape Fear River Watch, heavy rains from Hurricane ...

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