Water crisis grips US city after lead contamination

A growing water crisis gripped a US city Thursday after environmental officials discovered high lead levels in tap water, sparking worry and highlighting creaking infrastructure in a major urban centre.

Toxic runoff from Tijuana River invades Imperial Beach

The southern shoreline of Imperial Beach has been closed since November due to water pollution spilling over the border from Mexico—including about 110 million gallons of toxic stormwater runoff in the last two months.

Lake Tahoe's clarity improved dramatically over past year

The famed cobalt blue waters of Lake Tahoe became more clear last year, gaining 10 feet in visibility from the year before, according to a new study released Thursday by scientists at the University of California, Davis.

Dragging levee repairs leave riverside communities stressed

Communities that were flooded when levees failed along the Missouri River earlier this spring will likely remain exposed to high water for months to come, leaving displaced residents wondering when—or if—they will be ...

page 1 from 7