WASHINGTON— The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.» Read More
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited drought-stricken homeowners on Friday in Central California, saying drought and climate change would require major investment to secure future water supplies.
Enter Gaga, a New Yorker, who shot a public service announcement for California's Save Our Water.
NEW YORK, July 17- Colorado regulators said on Thursday that the disposal of oil and gas wastewater at a well in Weld County likely caused a series of small earthquakes this year, in another sign that a U.S. drilling boom is contributing to higher seismic activity.
Holes in a tank's floor and roof likely helped cause a January chemical spill that contaminated West Virginia's biggest drinking water supply for days, federal investigators said. In a report released Wednesday, the Chemical Safety Board also found that the leaky Freedom Industries tank wasn't the only shoddy one.
The same day, state regulators moved to jolt residents into saving water by authorizing fines up to $500 for wasting water on lawns or letting hoses run while they're washing vehicles.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Californians increased water consumption this year during the state's severe drought, despite pleas from the governor to conserve, fallowed farm fields and reservoirs that are quickly draining, according to a report released Tuesday.
CHARLESTON, W.Va.— A new study shows a chemical that spilled into West Virginia's biggest drinking water supply in January could be more toxic than a previous test indicated. University of South Alabama researcher Andrew Whelton released findings Thursday from crude MCHM toxicity tests on water fleas.
By 2025, 1.8 billion people will live in regions with water scarcity. The international community needs to act now, says Mikhail Gorbachev.
MANDAREE, N.D.— Officials are assessing a spill of oil-drilling saltwater from a North Dakota pipeline to ensure none of the brine affected the lake an American Indian reservation uses for drinking water, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday. EPA said most of the spill was pooled on the ground, soaked into the soil and held behind beaver dams.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 9- Apple Inc acknowledged on Wednesday it needs to address manufacturing partners' carbon emissions and its own rising water consumption, though the iPhone maker said it had cut back sharply on greenhouse gas output.
*Veolia, Suez margins fall as towns negotiate discounts. PARIS, July 8- Nearly five years after Paris took the management of its water supply back into its own hands, the move is inspiring other cities at home and abroad and hurting profits at private water firms Veolia and Suez Environnement.
Chevron-owned oil fields in California are now producing ten times more water than oil in response to CA's drought. The NYT reports.
Scientists say if no action is taken during California's extreme drought, there could be dire and irreversible consequences for wildlife.
LONDON, July 7- Booming demand for food in China's southern and eastern cities is worsening water shortages in arid northern provinces, adding to the country's environmental problems, new research shows.
BEIJING, July 7- China has started operating another multibillion-dollar ultra-high voltage power line, connecting its second-largest hydropower plant in the landlocked west to a province on the east coast, the official China Energy News reported on Monday.
Severe drought conditions in the Southwest won't do much to damper fireworks this 4th of July weekend. Not even in California.
BEIJING, July 3- China's Xiluodu hydropower station, the country's second largest in terms of capacity, went into full operation this week after its 18th and final generating unit was completed, the project operator said in a notice on Wednesday.
SINGAPORE, June 27- Gold was little changed early in Asian trading on Friday but looked likely to fall as concerns grew over weak physical demand and discovery of $15 billion of loans tied to falsified gold deals in top consumer China.
Small-business owners are worried about climate change and imagining power outages and tainted water supplies, according to a new report.
The ancient water-finding method known as "dowsing" is becoming more popular than ever in drought-ridden states.