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Cyanobacteria detected in portions of the Charles River
Environmental officials in Boston are warning residents of a potentially harmful bacteria outbreak found in parts of the Charles River
697 points by The Boston Globe | Water Cyanobacteria Photosynthesis Algae Oxygen Harvard University
Georgia ratchets up drought alert

184 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Georgia Water Chattahoochee River Rain Atlanta Precipitation Summer of Love Lake Lanier
Flooding closes roads, schools in southern Kansas
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Flooding is closing roads and schools in southern Kansas after the area was inundated with rain. The National Weather Service says the heaviest rainfall was in south-central Kansas, where 6 to 10 inches fell in a deluge that started Thursday night. Parts of southeast Kansas have ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Wichita metropolitan area Weather Rain Wichita Kansas Water Butler County Kansas Kansas Tropical cyclone
First day of county fair canceled due to flooding
RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. (AP) - Flooding in southwestern Wisconsin has put a damper on a county fair. The first day of the Richland County Fair was canceled Thursday and organizers say that hasn't happened in the event's 150-year history. The parking lot and a majority of the barns were flooded ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Water Richland Center Wisconsin Richland County Wisconsin Wisconsin English-language films Tropical cyclone Flood Weather
No more cash for fake grass
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has revised the rules for its wildly popular turf removal rebate program, and the utility’s decision could mark a dramatic shift in the way the city’s drought-tolerant landscapes look and function. The biggest change? No more cash for fake grass. Last...
1877 points by Los Angeles Times | Water Aquifer Property Grass Rain Artificial turf Ocean Precipitation
Pease Development Authority accused of chemical dumping
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - A nonprofit environmental advocacy group has notified the Pease Development Authority that it plans to sue the agency for its alleged "continued pollution of public waterways." Zak Griefen, the Conservation Law Foundation's litigator, says the PDA has violated the Clean Water Act and the Resource Conversation ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Clean Water Act Stormwater Water Water pollution Surface runoff United States Environmental Protection Agency Best management practice for water pollution Pollution
Feds: Steel mill cited for failing to protect, train workers
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Federal investigators have cited a northeast Ohio steel mill for safety violations, including that workers weren't protected from a dangerous atmosphere caused by chemicals leaking into the ventilation system. WEWS-TV reports ( ) documents released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration say TimkenSteel also failed ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Occupational safety and health Akron Ohio Ohio English-language films Nitrogen HVAC Water Laborer
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Wakhan Corridor Badakhshan Associated Press Hindu Kush Water Afghanistan Geography of Afghanistan Kabul
When creeks dry up, where do the fish go?
EVANSTON, Wyo. (AP) - It's an enigma - baking in a vanishing stream parched by drought: If a river dries up, where do the fish go? That unusual question - focused on a fish species most people have never heard of - has launched a study along the Utah-Wyoming border. ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Chub Water The Nature Conservancy Leatherside chub Cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus Stream Bonneville cutthroat trout
This came from the sea
What happens when you submerge a black dress in the depths of the Dead Sea? A lot, it turns out.
3633 points by CNN | Water Snow
Despite desalinating water, floating it in by barge and taking short showers, Catalina islanders are told to cut back even more
This quaint resort town has a reputation for making visitors feel as if they’re an ocean apart from the troubled megalopolis 22 miles to the east. So it figures that the tourists in Hawaiian shirts and flip-flops strolling past Avalon’s restaurants, bars and trinket shops seemed unruffled by the...
888 points by Los Angeles Times | Desalination Water supply Drinking water Water Water crisis Water resources
NY lawmakers to hold hearing on water contamination
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state lawmakers will continue their hearings into drinking water contamination in communities around the state. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's health commissioner, Dr. Howard Zucker, and Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos are slated to speak Wednesday at the joint Senate-Assembly hearing in Albany. While much ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Hudson River New York Rensselaer County New York Vermont United States Washington D.C. Albany County New York Water
North Carolina senators fight proposed TVA ban on houseboats
WASHINGTON (AP) - North Carolina's two Republican senators have introduced legislation to stop the Tennessee Valley Authority's proposed ban on houseboats. Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis introduced an amendment Thursday to the Water Resources Development Act of 2016. Burr said in a statement released by his office that the ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | North Carolina Tennessee Richard Burr Asheville North Carolina Winston-Salem North Carolina Tennessee Valley Authority United States Water
Officials investigating cause of northwest Iowa fish kill
SHELDON, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Department of Natural Resources investigators are investigating a fish kill along the Little Floyd River near Sheldon in northwest Iowa. The kill was reported Wednesday afternoon and initially appeared to involve a small number of fish. But a news release Thursday from the department says ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Water Rain Water cycle Precipitation Ammonia Natural environment The Kill The Washington Times
Senior care 'boarding house' proposed for vacant Bel Air-area dwelling
An unused house in the 800 block of Red Pump Road, north of Bel Air, will be converted into a personal care boarding home to serve as many as 10 senior citizen residents, according to a site plan presented to the Harford County Development Advisory Committee Wednesday. Jennifer Holahan and her...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Water Harford County Maryland Water pollution Drinking water Plan Parking space Pump Water supply network
Some Minnesota schools neglect guidelines for water testing
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Records show testing for lead in drinking water at some Minnesota schools hasn't been done since the late 1990s despite a state health recommendation that it be done every five years. KSTP-TV ( ) reports that among water testing records of more than 600 Minnesota schools, at ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Minneapolis KSTP-TV The Washington Times Water Minnesota Vikings Target Corporation Wesley Pruden
DEQ to target Flint faucets as lead source
The move was announced after a U-M study that suggests home service lines may not be the largest contributor of lead.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Water supply network Valve Drinking water Zinc Water Plumbing Tap water Water quality
U.S. Senate considers Flint funding, but time is short
Water bill includes at least $100 million for Flint, but the future of Senate legislation uncertain.        
20 points by Detroit Free Press | United States Senate United States Congress Barack Obama Democratic Party Infrastructure Lead poisoning United States Water
Ellicott City flood prompts call for nine-month freeze on development
July's deadly flash flood in historic Ellicott City is prompting Howard County officials to reconsider the impact of development on the area's waterways. The County Council will vote on a measure next month that would temporarily halt commercial and residential development in the Tiber-Hudson watershed...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Water Flood Hydrology River Water pollution Dam Surface runoff Maryland
Hanging on in Navajo Nation: First the water turned orange, then the air went bad
A year ago, the people of Shiprock watched their crops shrivel as a week without water stretched into a month, and then a whole lost season. Bertha Etsitty’s watermelon vines curled and stiffened, even as her grandchildren emptied their water bottles on the leaves in a failed bid to keep the patch...
2309 points by Los Angeles Times | New Mexico Navajo Nation Natural gas Water Surface runoff Colorado Plateau Southwestern United States Colorado
California to get more than $5 million from USDA for agricultural innovation
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will more than double its funding for agricultural innovation nationwide, nearly a quarter of which will go to historically underserved communities such as veterans and new farmers. California is slated to get more than $5 million of the $26.6 million announced...
31 points by Los Angeles Times | Agriculture Irrigation Water Finance Fertilizer Conservation Surface runoff Nitrate
No water in a hot Cleveland school? Depends who you ask
Water bubblers in one sweltering Cleveland school ran out of water Wednesday thanks to lead testing, but teachers and the district disagree over whether kids went without CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cleveland teachers were buzzing Wednesday on social media about the Newton D. Baker School of the Arts - one of 20 Cleveland schools without air conditioning - staying open even after reportedly running out of water. The school is one of 69 in the Cleveland school district whose water fountains have been shut off while the district awaits results of lead testing. In their place, the district has contracted with Culligan to provide water bubblers at the schools. With heat and humidity skyrocketing so high that the district had to close 10 schools early, those coolers ran out. Teachers and the district, though, differ on whether the school ever fully ran out of water amid temperatures approaching 90 degrees. Teachers say students had no water available until early afternoon, while the district insists that it provided bottled water that morning. "The water stations are all empty," one teacher said in an anonymous complaint that others sent out on Twitter. "We're not sure when more will be delivered. Toilets and everything flush. Just nothing to drink in this sauna of a building." "Know what's awesome?" another said online Wednesday morning. "It's 10 a.m., the heat index in my preschool room is 90* and there is no water at Newton D. Baker. Premier." "Why is a school with no drinking water even open?" that teacher asked. Errol Savage, the Cleveland Teachers Union representative for the building, also emailed district CEO Eric Gordon to alert him to the problem. "I know you don't micro manage district deliveries," Savage wrote. "However maybe you can pull some strings. It's 10:15 Newton D. Baker ran out of drinkable water yesterday.  The principal and custodian have both called for a water delivery.  But we don't have any and this building is already hot." District spokesperson Roseann Canfora said the online complaints are not true. "Newton D. Baker did not run out of water," she said, adding, "I was not aware of any school that was out of water." She said the district sent bottles of water to the school when it learned water supplies were low. She said Culligan came to replenish the bubblers by 1 p.m. "Did they run out of water in their water coolers? Yes," Canfora said. "Did they run out of water? No, because bottled water was brought in." Savage said teachers never saw any bottled water before Culligan came at 1 p.m. and instead had to stop students from using water fountains closed for the lead testing. "When the heat's over 90, you've got to have drinking water for the kids." There won't be any issues with water at the school today. It's one of the more-than-20 schools the district closed for the day because of the heat.
146 points by The Plain Dealer | Teacher Education Bottled water Desalination Water crisis School Water High school
Michigan DEQ to target Flint faucets as lead source
The move is in response to a U-M study that suggests home service lines may not be the largest contributor of lead.        
32 points by Detroit Free Press | Water supply network Valve Drinking water Zinc Water Plumbing Tap water Water quality
How to make the best pie dough ever, and use it to make this strawberry pie
Here’s a quick pro tip when it comes to pie dough: Use a food processor. Add the dry ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and pulse a few times to combine. Then add cold chunks of fat and give the processor a couple whirs to incorporate, then pulse in the liquid ingredients just to combine....
63 points by Los Angeles Times | Pastry Water Baking Butter Cooking Orange Juice Cake Food
Toddler burned by boiling water airlifted to hospital
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in Hall County say a toddler has been taken to the hospital after she was burned by boiling water. Local media outlets report the incident occurred at a home on Wednesday. Fire officials say they found the 18-month-old girl with second-degree burns to more than ...
1 points by The Washington Times | English-language films Water Cooking Boiling Mass media Henry W. Grady Childhood American films
Official: Californians netted strong water savings in July
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Residents of drought-stricken California kept up water conservation in July despite the long, hot days near the peak of summer, officials said. People are most inclined to water their yards when it is the hottest, so dialing back sprinklers also offers the greatest opportunity for savings, ...
1 points by The Washington Times | California Precipitation Water Conservation Rain
Hoping for a return of water and wildlife to High Line Canal
I live next to the High Line Canal and have watched it change from a wonderful wildlife habitat to a mostly dry ditch which people use as a secondary trail.
1 points by The Denver Post | Water Ducks Anatidae Swan Natural resource 2007 singles
Last Celebrate Michigan photos selected for finals
Prize winners will be announced Wednesday, Sept. 14        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Upper Peninsula of Michigan Michigan Ontonagon County Michigan Detroit Mackinac Island Photography Camera Water
Des Lacs River fish kill limited, not a threat to Souris
BURLINGTON, N.D. (AP) - A fish kill in the Des Lacs River in northern North Dakota appears limited to the river's lower reach and is probably not a threat to the larger Souris River into which it empties. Dead walleye, northern pike, perch and other fish were discovered floating in ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Burlington North Dakota Minot North Dakota North Dakota Souris River Saskatchewan Northern pike Water Des Lacs River
Granite Geek: Slimy stuff all over your favorite pond? This is a job for BloomWatch!
When the water at Hot Hole Pond in Loudon turned yucky green last week, a 21st-century reaction was in order. Yes, you haters of cyanobacteria explosions, there is now an app for that.It’s called BloomWatch, which sounds like a publication overseeing the floral industry but is actually the latest in...
8 points by Concord Monitor | Water Algal bloom Algae Cyanobacteria Pond Body of water United States Environmental Protection Agency Photosynthesis
A cook’s best friend, with a Middle Eastern vibe
Thank goodness for the frittata. Along with the chopped salad, the pasta bowl, the soup and the taco, this egg dish represents one of my go-to strategies for showcasing vegetables – and sometimes leftovers – in a new, but still quick, way.There are lots of paths to a great frittata, which you can th...
2 points by Concord Monitor | Vegetable Cooking Fruit Parsley Water Onion Garlic Cooking weights and measures
Fire damages USDA shops; ATF says no evidence of a crime
BELTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A large fire has damaged a U.S. Department of Agriculture facility outside the nation's capital. No one was hurt.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Maryland Weather Tropical cyclone Prince George's County Maryland Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center Water Agriculture U.S. Route 1 in Maryland
Rihanna launches new fashion collection for Puma
NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna says her new collection for Puma was inspired by Japanese street culture.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Weather Tropical cyclone Water Rain Cloud Trousers Precipitation Monsoon
Self-described Ohio psychic accused of stealing $1.5M
MENTOR, Ohio (AP) — A self-described Ohio psychic is accused of stealing more than $1.5 million in cash, jewelry, gift cards and cars from several clients.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Weather Tropical cyclone Theft Act 1968 Water Rain Criminal law Theft Cloud
Help Celebrate Michigan
Four final finalists are named        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Upper Peninsula of Michigan Michigan Ontonagon County Michigan Detroit Mackinac Island Photography Camera Water
Louisiana delays drawdown on False River
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is delaying a drawdown on False River because of recent flooding in the area. Project engineers say they expect no adverse effects from flooding, but they recommend delaying the drawdown as a precaution. The move was originally set ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Water Louisiana Hydrology Recreation Baton Rouge metropolitan area Fishing The Washington Times Drainage basin
Firefighters carry children through flood water to parents
WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) - Firefighters carried stranded children to their parents after flood waters trapped them in a suburban Milwaukee day care center. Heavy rain Wednesday made the road to KinderCare Learning Center in West Allis impassable. The center's employees called firefighters for help. The crews planned to retrieve ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | English-language films Wisconsin Water Cities in Wisconsin The Road West Allis Wisconsin Tropical cyclone Weather
N.Y. governor signs law mandating lead testing in schools
The state's nearly 700 districts will conduct the testing by Oct. 31.       
37 points by USA Today | High school Water supply network State Water Drinking water Lead poisoning Infrastructure New York City
New York schools must test lead levels in water under law
Schools must test their drinking water for lead contamination by no later than Oct. 31 under legislation signed Tuesday by Gov.
69 points by Daily News | School Education State Water High school United States Legislature Water quality
Officials confirm 7th Legionnaires’ case in Flint
Health officials have confirmed a seventh case of Legionnaires’ disease in Genesee County this year        
60 points by Detroit Free Press | Drinking water Water crisis Water Flint Michigan Water treatment Water supply Water supply network Genesee County Michigan
Judge halts part of Dakota access pipeline, but a bigger decision looms

7 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Sioux North Dakota Standing Rock Indian Reservation South Dakota Lakota people Missouri River Water Injunction
City launching negotiations to bring water to Faraday, Apex
Water could flow by March 2018 to Faraday Future and other tenants that might someday move into the Apex Industrial Complex.
27 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Water Water supply network Las Vegas metropolitan area Infrastructure Nevada Construction Water resources Clark County Nevada
Colorado town on verge big changes amid Superfund cleanup
A historic Colorado mountain town is on the threshold of a transformation after the federal government announced it will embark on an ambitious campaign to stanch the flow of acidic wastewater cascading from ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | United States Environmental Protection Agency Federal government of the United States San Juan County Colorado Superfund San Juan Mountains Government Accountability Office Brownfield land Water
Surprise move by rural Nevada utility spawns community's water worries
On the day Shoshone Estates Water Co. dissolved in mid-July, the rural Nevada water utility sent out an ambiguous letter to its roughly 80 customers ...
12 points by Las Vegas Sun | Water industry Public utility Drinking water Natural monopoly Water Infrastructure National Rural Water Association Water supply network
Mount Sinai patient tests positive for Legionnaires’ disease
The legionnaires' bacteria that plagued the city last summer has returned again — this time in Mount Sinai Beth Israel.
124 points by Daily News | Patient Legionella Manhattan New York City The Bronx Water Infection Medicine
US says Columbia Falls plant site needs cleanup
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Federal officials have designated a closed aluminum plant in Columbia Falls as an environmentally-contaminated Superfund site that needs to be cleaned up. Wednesday's move by the Environmental Protection Agency will allow further investigation of the Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. to determine its risk to human health. ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Montana United States Environmental Protection Agency Flathead County Montana Rocky Mountains Flathead River Glacier National Park United States Water
Report: GPS placed car of California arson suspect at scene
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say a GPS tracker revealed the vehicle of an arson suspect was at the scene of a destructive wildfire about a minute before it started north of San Francisco.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Weather English-language films Tropical cyclone Arson Monsoon Water Flood Following
Hall County child severely burned

269 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Water Boiling Cooking Simmering
US clears way for cleanup of Colorado mine after huge spill
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado mine that spilled 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater into rivers in three Western states was designated a Superfund site Wednesday, clearing the way for a multimillion-dollar federal cleanup.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Weather Tropical cyclone Water Monsoon
2 ex-Detroit principals sentenced in school fraud case
DETROIT (AP) — Two former Detroit principals will spend time in prison for taking kickbacks from a vendor in a scheme that defrauded the city's public school system of $2.7 million.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Weather High school Tropical cyclone Monsoon Water Flood Public school Rain