Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a disease that makes it hard to breathe, affects millions of Americans and is the third leading cause of death in the United States.

West Lafayette, Indiana - One of the more promising ideas for controlling or eliminating troublesome Asian carp populations in the Midwest's rivers is impractical and unsafe, according to a Purdue University researcher.

Washington, DC - John Tuma, 55, of Centerville, Texas, was sentenced today following his March 21, 2012, trial conviction by a federal jury for discharging untreated wastewater directly into the Red River without a permit, discharging untreated wastewater into the city of Shreveport sewer system in violation of its permit and obstructing an EPA inspection,

Washington, DC - A U.S. delegation led by Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Cynthia Akuetteh will attend the U.S.-Nigeria Binational Commission working group on the Niger Delta, October 16-17 in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Detroit, Michigan - On Saturday, a female subject attempted suicide by jumping off of the McArthur Bridge, which links Belle Isle Park to Detroit, Michigan. A Border Patrol agent patrolling with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident and together they were able to pull her from the water.

Spokane, Washington - The Bureau of Reclamation is advising people camping along the Lake Roosevelt shoreline over the July 4 weekend to be aware of potential dangers that could exist due to rapidly rising lake levels. The lake is impounded by Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River about 90 miles west of Spokane, Washington.

Boise, Idaho - A two-year project that restored a portion of the Boise River, improved water quality, upgraded trout habitat, and even created a beautiful riverside rest spot, has earned three Timberline High School students the prestigious President’s Environmental Youth Award(PEYA).