Water management

FILE - In this July 17, 2014, file photo, recreational boaters ride along in Lake Mead in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada. U.S. water managers say there will be no water cutbacks in 2018 for millions of residents and farmers served by the Lake Mead reservoir on the Colorado River because of heavy snowfall last winter. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
August 15, 2017 - 6:08 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Heavy winter snows in the Rocky Mountains have rescued the thirsty Western U.S. for another year. U.S. water managers said Tuesday there will be no water cutbacks in 2018 for millions of residents and farmers served by the Lake Mead reservoir on the Colorado River that lies behind...
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August 14, 2017 - 3:41 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 says he will seek to revise the 2015 guidelines mandating...
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August 10, 2017 - 6:43 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Strong winds and rising temperatures are stoking wildfires in Portugal after cooler weather brought a brief respite from a spate of blazes, including one that killed 64 people in June. The Civil Protection Agency says it is tackling seven forest fires Thursday, deploying...
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In this July 29, 2017 photo provided by Rainbow Air INC., black-colored wastewater treatment discharge is released into water below Niagara Falls, in Niagara Falls, N.Y. The water near the base of the falls that border the U.S. and Canada turned an alarming shade of black before tourists' eyes following a foul-smelling discharge from a nearby wastewater treatment plant. The water board for the city says Saturday's discharge was part of routine maintenance of one of its basins, that the discharge was within permitted limits and had dissipated by Sunday. (Patrick J. Proctor/Rainbow Air INC. via AP)
July 31, 2017 - 3:01 pm
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — The water near the base of Niagara Falls turned an alarming shade of black before tourists' eyes following a foul-smelling discharge from a wastewater treatment plant. The water board for the city of Niagara Falls, New York, says Saturday's discharge was part of routine...
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July 18, 2017 - 1:22 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has received $3 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help the state enforce the Safe Drinking Water Act. The grant, announced Monday, was made under the Public Water System Supervision program and goes to the state Division of Environmental...
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This booking photo released by Hawai'i Police Department shows Tiffany Stone on Friday, July 14, 2017, on Hawaii's Big Island. Stone, along with with her mother Henrietta Stone and Kevin Lehano, was charged with murder after allegedly starving her 9-year-old daughter. Lehano is the father of the child. (Hawai'i Police Department via AP)
July 15, 2017 - 2:16 am
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii father, mother and grandmother are charged with murder after allegedly starving a 9-year-old girl. Police on Hawaii's Big Island on Friday arrested 49-year-old Kevin Lehano (leh-hah-noh), 33-year-old Tiffany Stone and 59-year-old Henrietta Stone. Hawaii County...
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July 15, 2017 - 1:32 am
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii father, mother and grandmother are charged with murder after allegedly starving a 9-year-old girl. Police on Hawaii's Big Island on Friday arrested 49-year-old Kevin Lehano (leh-hah-noh), 33-year-old Tiffany Stone and 59-year-old Henrietta Stone. Hawaii County...
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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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July 02, 2017 - 3:53 pm
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina family says it's being treated unfairly by a city that wants use land that it's owned for more than 100 years for a wastewater pump station. The Anderson Independent-Mail reports the Winbush family has rejected the city's offer of $49,000 for the slightly less...
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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 - 4:31 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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