Dozens of turtles rescued from Arkansas sewage plant

U.S. 04/24/19, 13:41

An east Arkansas animal shelter has rescued dozens of turtles from a wastewater treatment facility after they became trapped in sewage pond filters.Wesley Burt with the West Memphis Animal Shelter says the treatment plant notified the shelter last Wednesday and ...

Minnesota cities look to reduce chloride from water plants

Enviroment 03/16/19, 12:56

Some Minnesota cities are grappling with how to reduce the amount of chloride being released from their wastewater treatment plants into lakes and streams, threatening aquatic life.The state estimates that about 100 municipal wastewater treatment plants are releasing more chloride ...

EPA sets long-term goals for Colorado mining Superfund site

Enviroment 03/13/19, 20:03

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced three long-term goals Wednesday for cleaning up the Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site in southwestern Colorado.The goals call for improving water quality in four sections of rivers and streams, stabilizing mine waste piles ...

Update: Major Colorado highway reopens after avalanche

U.S. 03/07/19, 21:40

The Latest on Colorado avalanches (all times local):7:10 p.m.A major east-west highway through the Colorado mountains has reopened after an avalanche.FILE - In this March 5, 2019 file photo, crews work to remove the snow debris from a controlled avalanche ...

Environmental justice issues focus of town hall

Enviroment 02/21/19, 19:14

Charlie Mae Holcombe of Hayneville said heavy rains regularly cause the sewage system to back up. Sometimes it's in her yard, sometimes in her house.Former Vice President Al Gore and the Rev. William Barber II, co-chair of the national Poor ...

St. Cloud wastewater plant fueled by beer, byproducts

Enviroment 12/31/18, 16:55

Whenever you dump something down the drain, it goes to the city of St. Cloud's NEW (Nutrients, Energy and Water) Recovery Facility, where nutrients are recovered, waste is treated, and clean water is sent back into the environment.But large-scale beverage ...

High court rules against Hopi Tribe in snowmaking challenge

U.S. 11/29/18, 16:54

The Hopi Tribe has lost a legal battle against snowmaking on a northern Arizona mountain where tribal members made frequent pilgrimages to gather plants and water for ceremonial use long before a ski resort existed.The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday ...

New Mexico weighs options for reusing oil and gas wastewater

Enviroment 11/12/18, 15:34

With drought a constant consideration for New Mexico, state and federal officials are warning that decisions about water are growing more complicated and opportunities to tap untraditional sources should be considered.The state, with the help of the U.S. Environmental Protection ...

Mussel Study Validates Regulation

Enviroment 10/27/18, 00:58

Although well-established and highly active, the deep-drilling natural gas industry in Pennsylvania is just over a decade old. That means that the long-term environmental and public health consequences are not yet fully understood. But a new study by Penn State ...

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