LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenians on Sunday appeared to have overwhelmingly rejected changes to the country's water management law, according to preliminary results, a development that will be a blow to the country's right-wing leader.
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The sampling will quantify things like dissolved oxygen, nutrients, water temperature and sediment levels.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado wildlife officials on Wednesday urged anglers to avoid fishing along a stretch of the Colorado River because low flows during a historic drought in the U.S. West, critically warm water temperatures and sediment runoff from wildfire burn scars are all starving trout of oxygen.
BANGKOK (AP) — Chemicals at a factory just outside the Thai capital burst back into flames briefly Tuesday, sending up another cloud of toxic black smoke and highlighting the continuing health danger from an industrial accident that killed one and injured dozens more.
A group litigating variances to Montana’s water quality standards petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency Monday claiming a new state law runs counter to the agency’s authority to approve or disprove changes under the Clean Water Act and is a risk to the state’s waterways.
To prevent harm to rivers in the form of noxious algal blooms, the EPA recommends that state agencies use a numeric nutrient criteria to measure nitrogen and phosphorus in water bodies.
New Montana water-quality standards could have a big impact on Canadian plans to mine coal in river drainages just north of the British Columbia border.
Communities in Montana should consider impacts to physical and mental health when developing adaptations and mitigation to climate change, according to a report released Tuesday by scientists from Montana universities and a climate-focused health care organization.
A Montana State University professor studying water quality on the Crow Indian Reservation won a nearly $1 million grant to set up a summer internship program for middle and high school students.
BOZEMAN — The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it is removing a portion of a former wood-treatment facility in Montana from its list of Superfund sites, despite concerns.
As Lake Coeur d’Alene’s overall health continues to deteriorate, Idaho Gov. Brad Little ordered a third-party review of the data recently.
KALISPELL — Towns, tribes and politicians in U.S. states bordering British Columbia are seeking better oversight and stricter regulations to protect them from hazardous pollution that flow downstream from coal mines in the Canadian province.
Corvallis High School Ecology and Classroom Without Walls measured flora biodiversity and water quality at Roaring Lion on Monday.
A federal judge has ruled that a variance granted to dischargers of nitrogen and phosphorus approved by the state of Montana and the Environmental Protection Agency partially violates the Clean Water Act.
Despite more than $150 million spent and decades of work on both Silver Bow Creek and the Butte Hill, fish still struggle in the creek originally named by miners for the gleam of the sun on its waters.
A company planning to build a large copper mine in central Montana will need to construct a pond for treated wastewater in order to comply with state water quality rules.
TURAH — You can’t see the Clark Fork River from John Carlon’s house, but occasionally it comes to visit.
The group called Yes for Responsible Mining had people on the streets in Missoula and Bozeman by 1:30 p.m. Thursday gathering signatures to get their environmental initiative, I-186, on the ballot and before voters by November.
Major utilities have found evidence of groundwater contamination at coal-burning power plants across the U.S. where landfills and man-made ponds have been used for decades as dumping grounds for coal ash, according to data released by plant owners under a Friday deadline.
Editor's note: In the preparation of the accompanying story on BP's financial picture, The Montana Standard asked several questions of BP about the work it has already done in Butte and what remains. Here is a statement in response from BP spokesman Brett Clanton, on behalf of Atlantic Richfield:
OLYMPIA, Wash. — A company that wants to build and operate a large terminal to export coal from the western U.S. to Asia was denied a key permit by Washington state on Tuesday because of environmental concerns.
State officials have issued a draft operating permit for an underground copper mine in central Montana that opponents worry could harm one of the state's most popular fly-fishing destinations.