Michigan Wants All Lead Pipes Replaced Within 20 Years

By David Eggert LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration is planning to require the replacement of every underground lead service pipe in Michigan within 20 years while delaying by four years a deadline to implement the nation’s toughest lead limit for drinking water, in the wake of the Flint lead crisis. Under draft […]

Wisconsin Businesses Recovering After Summer Flood

By Christina Lieffring BURLINGTON, Wis. (AP) — For a little while on Wednesday, July 12, Sue and Bob Rubach, who help run The Coffee House in Burlington with Bob’s family members, seemed to have the uncontrollable under control. The cafe managed to stay dry in spite of days of heavy rain and the rising river. […]

Report Lays Out Potential Virginia Coal Ash Options

By Sarah Rankin RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A report prepared for Dominion Energy found it would be far cheaper and quicker to close the company’s largest Virginia coal ash ponds by leaving them in place and putting a cover over them rather than recycling the ash or moving it to lined landfills. The report released […]

Loss of Water in Drought Caused Sierra Nevada to Rise

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new NASA study says loss of water from rocks during drought caused California’s Sierra Nevada to rise nearly an inch (24 millimeters) in height from October 2011 to October 2015. The study also found that in the following two years of increased snow and rain, the rocks in the range […]

Agency Says US, Canada Fall Short on Protecting Great Lakes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Despite recent improvements, the U.S. and Canada have a long way to go toward ridding the Great Lakes of pollution that endangers human health and the environment, an advisory agency said Tuesday, Nov. 28. Inadequately treated sewage, industrial chemicals and farm runoff are still flowing into the five lakes that […]