Washington, DC - Targeted conservation work in the Mississippi River basin will unite the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), farmers and local organizations to help clean waterways that flow into the nation's largest river.

Fort Smith, Arkansas - The Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of Arkansas today announced that the city of Fort Smith, Arkansas, will spend more than $200 million over the next 12 years on upgrades to its sewer collection and treatment system to reduce discharges of raw sewage and other pollutants into local waterways. 

Rancho Cordova, California - The salmon ladder at Nimbus Hatchery in Rancho Cordova will open Monday, November 3, signaling the start of the spawning season on the American River.

Alton, Illinois - The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new partnership agreement today that will provide a clearer picture of the benefits of farmers' conservation practices on the quality of our Nation's water.  Working together, USDA's NRCS and DOI's USGS will quantify the benefits of voluntary agricultural practices at a watershed scale.  This information will strengthen the effectiveness of state and federal nutrient reduction strategies while protecting the privacy of individual farmers. 

Detroit, Michigan (NAPSI) - One hundred and twenty-five years ago, the Michelin brothers founded a tire company inFrance that would grow to become a global leader in innovation and quality.

Newberg, Oregon (NAPSI) - Frontier Communications (NADAQ: FTR) and DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) have launched America’s Best Communities, a $10 million prize competition to stimulate growth and revitalization in small cities and towns across Frontier’s 27-state footprint.

Kansas City, Kansas (NAPSI) - While flu season in the U.S. historically starts in October, most of us don’t think about it until either we get sick or a family member or co-worker does, and by then, it may be too late. One of the few facts about flu season is that it’s always unpredictable and may peak at any time in the fall, winter or even spring months.