LIVE OAK, Fla. (AP) — Florida water management officials approved a permit Tuesday for a company that wants to pump nearly 1 million gallons a day from a spring to make bottled water.
FORT MYERS, Fla.. (AP) — Less than a year after two state agencies decided to combine forces and remove invasive snakes from the Everglades, contractors caught a record number of Burmese...
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — A small fish commonly found in pet stores and purchased for home aquariums has become an invasive problem in a Twin Cities lake.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago plans to begin replacing toxic lead water pipes across the city after decades of downplaying the potential health threat to the public.
MIAMI (AP) — Florida hit another new milestone this week — 5,000 Burmese pythons have been captured in the Everglades since the state started paying hunters to track them down in 2017.
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Department of Water Resources has been accused of speeding through the fourth draft of a long-delayed water management plan for Pinal County without enough...
COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) — A drought declaration passed by Coos County Commissioners has been approved by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown.
The governor’s declaration, which expires Dec. 31, will authorize...
TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) — Water officials in South Florida say the region's only nationally-recognized wild and scenic river is being poisoned by a lack of fresh water as dry conditions allow the...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Site work has started on a project meant to purify water in the Florida Everglades, state officials announced Thursday.
TIJERAS, N.M. (AP) — A mountain village in central New Mexico has been awarded nearly $750,000 in federal funds that will be used to help the community bolster its resiliency to drought....
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state farmers are expected to receive a full water supply this irrigation season in the Yakima Basin based on an early assessment, a state water management agency...
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Because of low snow pack and precipitation, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed an executive order this week declaring a drought in Klamath County.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Scientists and experts in New Mexico will share more than $441,000 in federal grant funding to develop tools that can be used to better inform water management decisions...
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Plans for construction of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline inched forward last week with several approvals at both the federal and state levels, but opponents in South Dakota...
FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Water Management Board on Tuesday approved five water permit applications for Keystone XL pipeline construction.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest water utility has started operating its first aquifer storage well, and officials say more direct injection wells are planned within the utility's...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem announced on Friday that the state is giving $21.9 million in loans and grants to towns across the state for environmental projects.
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand should brace for serious water shortages when the hot season begins in March after a year with unusually little rainfall, one of the country's top water management...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s top water official declared a halt on Friday to new drilling permits in a fast-growing community north of Reno, citing fears the only water source for thousands of homes...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota board deciding whether to grant water permits for the Keystone XL pipeline will extend its hearing into the new year after opponents repeatedly voiced...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials said Thursday they will sue the federal government over proposed rules managing the state’s scarce water, arguing its conclusions are not...
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina park containing a piece of history has received a grant to help protect it from an increase in flooding.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Three wastewater workers say the city of Santa Fe failed to protect them from exposure to hazardous waste and needles during a sewer backup near a hospital.
CHICAGO (AP) — State and federal authorities are investigating the deaths of dozens of barn swallows outside a water plant in Chicago.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that employees found dead...
OAK LAWN, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Public Health says it's investigating four cases of Legionnaires' disease in individuals at a suburban Chicago hospital.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian water management authorities say the Danube River's high water levels, which have stymied efforts to reach a sunken tour boat where 21 missing people could be...
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Latest on the deadly tour boat collision on the Danube River in Hungary (all times local):
Hungarian police say the seven confirmed South Korean...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Researchers are working to better measure how much water is lost to evaporation at the nation's two largest reservoirs as part of effort they say could lead to new water...
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's State Auditor says a water management board has illegally paid itself more than $350,000 over the past two decades.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A council focused on curating data related to water use and resources in New Mexico would be created under legislation introduced in the state House of...
MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge on Monday refused to end a decades-old court order that oversees water quality and environmental restoration in the sensitive Florida Everglades.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Scientists in California are introducing a scale to measure "atmospheric rivers," the weather phenomenon that can dump massive quantities of Pacific Ocean water on the U.S. West Coast, carrying it through the air from as far away as Hawaii.
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego announced Tuesday that the 1-through-5 scale will characterize the strength of atmospheric rivers from "weak" to "exceptional."
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two members of the board that plays a key role in Everglades restoration have resigned after Gov. Ron DeSantis demanded that they step down.
The new governor last week asked members of the governing board of the South Florida Water Management District to resign. The board in November extended a lease with sugar farmers for land needed for a reservoir that is key to water purification efforts, angering DeSantis.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has affirmed that access to clean water is a human right and that it's "enormously shameful" that millions of people get sick and die each year for lack of it.
In a message to a water management conference Thursday, Francis lamented that war, corruption and financial interests often get in the way of providing universal access to clean water for all.
HINDIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi officials and fishermen are at a loss to explain how hundreds of tons of carp have suddenly died in fish farms in the Euphrates River, fueling anxieties about soaring water pollution.
Local authorities used excavators to skim dead fish from the river surface near the town of Hindiyah, 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Baghdad, where residents and local farmers have long complained about substandard water management.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The state has suggested that a shuttered injection well linked to two small earthquakes in northeast Ohio could resume operations if the owner submits an acceptable plan.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia environmental regulators approved engineering plans for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline on Friday, a move that means the project has the state's permission to begin construction.
Developers will now ask the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for authorization to start construction in Virginia, pipeline spokesman Aaron Ruby said. Work is already underway in West Virginia, where the natural gas pipeline begins, and in North Carolina.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota has approved a temporary water permit for an exploratory gold drilling project in the Black Hills despite opposition from Native American tribal officials and environmental groups.
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Everglades snail kite, a raptor with red eyes and a knife-sharp beak, was sinking into oblivion a decade ago, its graceful arc on mottled wings fading from Florida skies forever.
As humans watched the free fall with haphazard rescue attempts, an unwitting savior stalled the extinction countdown.
EVERGLADES CITY, Fla. (AP) — "Python!"
Donna Kalil, seated in a homemade tower atop her 1998 Ford Explorer, yelled the golden word after spotting a familiar black and brown pattern among the grassy brush of the Everglades.
The car stopped, and Kalil barreled towards the water's edge with one goal in mind: catching the 10-foot Burmese python lying on the bank.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a work plan that includes nearly $56 million of water projects during this budget year in Mississippi, including some for flood control.
The state's two Republican U.S. senators, Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith, said Tuesday that the projects will improve the quality of life.
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CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of Chicago residents have used free testing kits from the city to determine if their drinking water is contaminated by lead.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Officials say thousands of wading birds in the heart of Florida's Everglades rebounded in 2017 after a string of bad nesting seasons.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres put a spotlight on the global water crisis on World Water Day, saying Thursday that over 2 billion people lack access to safe water and more than 3 billion are affected by the scarcity of water.
The U.N. chief warned that by 2050, "at least one in four people will live in a country where the lack of fresh water will be chronic or recurrent."
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Darren Nichols has been hired as executive director of the Great Lakes Commission.
Nichols succeeds Tim Eder, who left last year to work for the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.
The commission is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It represents the interests of the eight Great Lakes states before the federal government on water management and protection issues.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Groundwater regulators in Nebraska could have a tougher time financing water conservation projects after a bill they endorsed died in the Legislature, but some lawmakers say the measure wasn't necessary and would have led to higher property taxes.
The issue has divided rural senators, pitting those who saw the tax as a way to protect Nebraska agriculture against opponents who fought to kill it in hopes of lowering property taxes.
PHOENIX (AP) — Long-awaited legislation overhauling Arizona's water management policies includes proposals to waive some restrictions on overuse contained in a landmark 1980 state law.
Proponents called it a long-needed update, while an environmental activist said it just shifts a coming water crisis to the next generation.
The proposals introduced by Republican Sen. Gail Griffin of Hereford would allow overpumping in some areas to continue 10 years longer than current law allows.
NEW YORK (AP) — Some busy beavers are wreaking havoc in a New York City neighborhood.
The Staten Island Advance reports that the city's Department of Environmental Protection has been grappling with problems caused by a beaver lodge and dam.
It's caused flooding in a creek that's linked to a major storm water management system.
MIAMI (AP) — A monster Burmese python has been captured by a snake hunter in the Florida Everglades.
The female snake caught Friday at the Big Cypress National Preserve measured just over 17 feet (5 meters) long and weighed 132 pounds (59 kilograms).
The snake was captured by a hunter participating in the South Florida Water Management District's python elimination program and beats the hunt's previous record length by 2 inches (5 centimeters).