Stories tagged: water
Fri., July 8, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
Oregon Health & Science University has shut three more drinking fountains due to high lead levels.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
Portland Public Schools says it has received results showing elevated levels of radon in rooms throughout the district.
Wed., June 1, 2016, 4:10 p.m.
Parents sometimes shouted as they criticized officials over high amounts of lead in drinking water at two Portland schools, while the head of the district promised an independent investigation into …
Tue., May 31, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
Municipal water in Flint, Michigan, has improved significantly and is safe for bathing and showering, although people should continue filtering the water before drinking it, scientists said Tuesday.
Tue., May 31, 2016, 11:52 a.m.
Environmental groups are asking Gov. Jay Inslee to increase the summertime flows of the Spokane River, to improve recreation and to maintain the scenic falls in the middle of the …
Mon., May 30, 2016, 6 a.m.
Seven spectacular high-country lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness for decades have helped irrigate hundreds of acres of pear, apple and cherry orchards in the Wenatchee Valley and supplied water …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 6:09 p.m.
Very high concentrations of lead and iron have been found in the water supply of a building on the Spokane Falls Community College campus, prompting officials to shut off the …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 8:27 a.m.
Hopes of Idaho officials to increase the height of a Boise River dam to double water storage and also create enough space to handle a 500-year flood ran aground after …
Thu., May 19, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
A wet and cooler spring has eased drought concerns over parts of western Montana, but severe drought conditions remain along the Rocky Mountain Front after two straight winters of lower …
Thu., May 19, 2016, 9:14 a.m.
Tacoma’s water is safe to drink, city utility officials say. The declaration from Tacoma Public Utilities came Wednesday, after weeks of testing the water of a dozen Tacoma homes thought …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 12:08 p.m.
The Senate has approved a nearly $38 billion measure to fund energy and water programs for next year. It’s the first of 12 spending bills lawmakers must approve to keep …
Tue., May 10, 2016, 10:52 a.m.
Stream flows are peaking early after a record amount of Idaho’s snowpack melted in April. Hydrologist Phil Morrisey said warm temperatures and dry weather are responsible for melting the snowpack.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 10:42 a.m.
President Barack Obama brought a message Wednesday to residents of Flint, Michigan – a promise for change after lead from old pipes tainted their drinking water.
Tue., May 3, 2016, 12:05 p.m.
Those mysterious dark lines that grow and fade on some of the Red Planet’s slopes might not have all been caused by water flowing on the surface, but violently boiling …
Tue., May 3, 2016, 11:48 a.m.
Officials say further testing at three Tacoma elementary schools that previously had high levels of lead in their drinking water indicates the water is now safe to drink.
Tue., May 3, 2016, 8:18 a.m.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will greet President Barack Obama at a Flint airport and talk to him about efforts to solve the city’s drinking water mess.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 2:16 p.m.
Tacoma school officials says a review of previous water quality tests has found six more public elementary schools with unsafe amounts of lead in scattered sources of drinking water.
Wed., April 27, 2016, 8:46 a.m.
Federal regulators are recommending that an Illinois city provide bottled water or filters to residents affected by high levels of lead in their drinking water.
Tue., April 26, 2016, 11:42 a.m.
Tacoma Public Schools says tests performed last May found high levels of lead in the drinking water at four additional schools.
Mon., April 25, 2016, 5:20 p.m.
Two public elementary schools in Tacoma found high levels of lead in their drinking water last May, but the Tacoma Public School district announced the results and informed parents on …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 1:09 p.m.
Washington State University researchers are seeking new ways to increase efficiency of water use in agriculture.
Mon., April 25, 2016, 7:11 a.m.
Officials with Seattle Public Utilities say testing at several homes has determined that the water is safe to drink following concerns over high lead levels.
Mon., April 25, 2016
What if all of us were less reflexive in using race as our prism, just because it’s handy?
Thu., April 21, 2016, 1:36 p.m.
Tacoma Water officials say testing has revealed high levels of lead at water lines leading to four homes and that about 1,700 customers may be affected.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 8:42 a.m.
A judge in Flint, Mich., authorized charges Wednesday against three officials involved in the Flint water crisis, the first time criminal charges have been brought against government officials in the …
Tue., April 19, 2016, 9:04 a.m.
A homeowners association for an upscale, gated community in the San Francisco Bay Area has threatened to fine homeowners for brown lawns and landscaping despite California’s continuing drought emergency.
Thu., April 14, 2016, 6 p.m.
Anyone who regularly cleans a fish tank will like this idea. Three juniors at Lake City High School in Coeur d’Alene are running an experiment in Jamie Elser’s environmental science …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 3:34 p.m.
A federal review says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is failing to protect drinking-water reserves from oilfield contamination.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 10:09 a.m.
Hundreds of residents of Flint, Michigan, have filed a racketeering lawsuit targeting Gov. Rick Snyder and other state and local officials over lead contamination of the city’s drinking water.
Tue., April 5, 2016, 7:49 a.m.
A University of Idaho water tank was shut down Monday after personnel discovered its lock was broken, and officials say they are unsure if there is any connection to three …