Water quality

June 05, 2017 - 1:33 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has opened the first-ever U.N. conference on oceans with a warning that the lifeblood of the planet is "under threat as never before," with one recent study warning that discarded plastic garbage could outweigh fish by 2050 if nothing is done...
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FILE - This April 12, 2012 file photo shows the clarity of Lake Tahoe near Incline Village, Nev. Climate change is changing the rules of nature scientists have followed for decades as they try to identify the causes of Lake Tahoe's loss of clarity and chart a course to restore the ecological health of the cobalt mountain waters dubbed the ''crown jewel'' of the Sierra. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)
May 22, 2017 - 3:14 pm
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. (AP) — Climate change is causing Lake Tahoe to warm sooner in the spring than it has historically, disrupting the normal mixing of shallow and deep water and undercutting gains made in reversing the loss of clarity of the cobalt mountain lake, scientists say. "Climate change is...
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May 22, 2017 - 3:02 pm
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. (AP) — Climate change is causing Lake Tahoe to warm sooner in the spring than it has historically, disrupting the normal mixing of shallow and deep water and undercutting gains made in reversing the loss of clarity of the cobalt mountain lake, scientists say. "Climate change is...
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FILE- In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to employees of the EPA in Washington. The Trump administration got an earful Tuesday, May 2, 2017, from people who say federal rules limiting air and water pollution aren't tough enough, even as it was seeking suggestions about what environmental regulations it should gut. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 02, 2017 - 5:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration got an earful Tuesday from people who say federal rules limiting air and water pollution aren't tough enough, even as it was seeking suggestions about what environmental regulations it should gut. The Environmental Protection Agency held a three-hour "...
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Far-right candidate for the 2017 French presidential election Marine Le Pen attend with Nicolas Dupont-Aignan a media conference in Paris, France, Saturday, April 29, 2017. Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen says her new campaign ally, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, would be her prime minister if she is elected. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
April 30, 2017 - 6:15 am
PARIS (AP) — France's presidential candidates are pushing their rival worldviews, as far-right Marine Le Pen calls the euro currency "dead" and centrist Emmanuel Macron visits a Holocaust memorial and calls for political unity. With a week left before the May 7 runoff, Le Pen paid a surprise visit...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2013, file photo, a protester rides in a mock coal train as other protesters demonstrate against trains carrying coal for export moving through Washington state in Tacoma, Wash. A coal-export terminal proposed in Washington state would increase cancer risk for some residents, make rail accidents more likely and add millions of metric tons of climate-changing greenhouse gas globally every year, according to an environmental study released Friday, April 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
April 28, 2017 - 8:22 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A coal-export terminal proposed in Washington state would increase cancer risks for some residents, make rail accidents more likely and add millions of metric tons of climate-changing greenhouse gas globally every year, according to an environmental study released Friday. Millennium...
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Flint Mayor Karen Weaver speaks during a press conference, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at City Hall in Flint, Mich., where Weaver officially recommended that the city remain a long-term customer of what was the Detroit water system and abandon an effort to treat its own raw water again. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)
April 18, 2017 - 4:24 pm
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint's mayor reversed course Tuesday and recommended that the Michigan city beset by a man-made crisis that left its drinking water supply contaminated with lead continue getting its drinking water from a Detroit-area system long term, saying a third switch would be too risky...
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April 14, 2017 - 2:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration wants to trash Obama-era rules to limit water pollution from coal-fired power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency administrator announced the change this week. Administrator Scott Pruitt sent a letter to a coalition of energy companies that lobbied...
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Though a few boats make their way onto Lake Michigan, beaches have been closed due to a chemical spill from U. S. Steel, Thursday, April 13, 2017. Federal officials are awaiting more test results to determine whether a potentially carcinogenic chemical entered Lake Michigan during a wastewater spill at a U.S. Steel plant in northern Indiana. (John J. Watkins /The Times via AP)
April 13, 2017 - 7:58 pm
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — A water sample from Lake Michigan near a wastewater spill at a U.S. Steel plant in Indiana contained an elevated level of a potentially carcinogenic chemical but well below federal safety standards, the Chicago Department of Water Management said Thursday. A sample containing 2...
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Though a few boats make their way onto Lake Michigan, beaches have been closed due to a chemical spill from U. S. Steel, Thursday, April 13, 2017. Federal officials are awaiting more test results to determine whether a potentially carcinogenic chemical entered Lake Michigan during a wastewater spill at a U.S. Steel plant in northern Indiana. (John J. Watkins /The Times via AP)
April 13, 2017 - 4:19 pm
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Federal officials are awaiting more test results to determine whether a potentially carcinogenic chemical entered Lake Michigan during a wastewater spill at a U.S. Steel plant in northern Indiana. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency spokeswoman Rachel Bassler says testing...
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