Water pollution

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017 file photo, heavy equipment is used at an ash storage site at Gallatin Fossil Plant in Gallatin, Tenn. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it plans to scrap an Obama-era measure limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants. A letter from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt released Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, as part of a legal appeal says he will seek to revise the 2015 guidelines mandating increased treatment for wastewater from steam electric power generating plants. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
August 14, 2017 - 4:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to scrap an Obama-era measure limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants. A letter from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt released Monday as part of a legal appeal said he will seek to revise the 2015 guidelines mandating...
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August 08, 2017 - 5:29 pm
A gas driller that was targeted with allegations that it polluted residential water wells in Pennsylvania has filed a $5 million lawsuit against a Pennsylvania resident and his lawyers, asserting they tried to extort the company through a frivolous lawsuit. Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. said Dimock...
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This July 31, 2017 photo, shows the heavily polluted Jacarepagua lagoon, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In it's Olympic bid, Rio promised to clean up the bay and up its treatment of sewage, promises that were not kept. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
August 05, 2017 - 6:30 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Environmental activists sailed across Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay on Saturday to protest pollution in the city's waterways and broken promises to clean them up around the 2016 Olympics. The silent flotilla coincided with the one-year anniversary of the start of the Rio...
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This July 31, 2017 photo, shows the heavily polluted Jacarepagua lagoon, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In it's Olympic bid, Rio promised to clean up the bay and up its treatment of sewage, promises that were not kept. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
August 05, 2017 - 5:48 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Environmental activists sailed across Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay on Saturday to protest pollution in the city's waterways and broken promises to clean them up around the 2016 Olympics. The silent flotilla coincided with the one-year anniversary of the start of the Rio...
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August 02, 2017 - 6:33 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — There's an unwanted record in the Gulf of Mexico: This year's "dead zone ," a largely human-caused phenomenon where there's too little oxygen to support marine life, is the biggest ever measured. The low-oxygen, or hypoxic , zone covers 8,776 square miles (22,720 square...
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This July 31, 2017 photo shows a no swimming sign in one of numerous large pools of water that have formed on the beach in Margate N.J. due to heavy rains. The water is blocked from draining into the ocean by new sand dunes being built as part of a storm protection program that Margate residents vigorously fought, claiming that the dunes would cause exactly the type of standing water that has occurred. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
August 02, 2017 - 4:42 pm
MARGATE, N.J. (AP) — A soggy New Jersey shore town is resuming its costly and thus far futile court battle against protective sand dunes after huge bacteria-laden ponds formed along the beach, blocking access to the shore in numerous spots. Officials in Margate, a coastal town south of Atlantic...
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July 14, 2017 - 7:31 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis residents are as proud of their sweet-tasting water as their barbecue and blues. The water — drawn from the Memphis Sand aquifer beneath this Tennessee city — is so revered that a city utility called it a "community treasure" in an online report on its cleanliness. So...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, an algae bloom covers Lake Erie near the City of Toledo water intake crib off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. Scientists are predicting a "significant" algae bloom will form this summer on western Lake Erie, a continuing health hazard in a region where algae toxins forced a temporary tap water shutdown in 2014. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
July 13, 2017 - 2:58 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A "significant" harmful algae bloom is expected to form in western Lake Erie this summer, though it probably won't be as large as some previous formations that posed health risks and hampered tourism, scientists said Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
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July 11, 2017 - 5:48 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Nineteen aquariums across the U.S. are partnering in an effort to reduce plastic pollution in the Great Lakes, rivers and oceans. The new Aquarium Conservation Partnership announced Monday includes Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, California's Monterey Bay Aquarium and National Aquarium in...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2017, file photo, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration is taking steps to roll back an Obama administration policy that protected more than half the nation’s streams from pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday outlined a process for rescinding a 2015 regulation that defines which waterways are covered under the Clean Water Act. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
June 27, 2017 - 6:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Tuesday to roll back an Obama administration policy that protected more than half the nation's streams from pollution but drew attacks from farmers, fossil fuel companies and property-rights groups as federal overreach. The 2015 regulation sought to...
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