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  • NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.— A garbage truck has crashed into a North Andover lake that is used as a public water supply, but health officials say the water is safe to drink. Police say the truck crashed into Lake Cochichewick at about 6 a.m. Thursday and turned on its side. The driver was taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries not considered life-threatening.

  • Virginia OKs $2.5M coal ash spill settlement with Duke Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 2:50 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— Virginia agreed Thursday to a $2.5 million settlement with Duke Energy for a February 2014 spill of coal ash in North Carolina that floated down the Dan River, depositing tons of the toxic stew into the city of Danville's waterfront and beyond. The State Water Control Board sided unanimously with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality...

  • STOCKHOLM, June 23- Swedish fashion company Hennes& Mauritz is focusing on its ethical profile to drive long-term sales growth as shoppers become more interested in how clothes are produced as well as their environmental impact, its new sustainability chief said. The fashion industry has come under increasing pressure to cut water use and pesticides in...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— The worst drought in five years is creeping across the Caribbean, prompting officials around the region to brace for a bone dry summer. From Puerto Rico to Cuba to the eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia, crops are withering, reservoirs are drying up and cattle are dying while forecasters worry that the situation could only grow worse in the...

  • Is big energy busting its own model? Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 1:42 PM ET
    Cattle near Montevideo, Uruguay.

    When it comes to sustainable energy, big energy companies are challenging their own long-held business and technology models.

  • NEW YORK— Niagara Bottling has recalled 14 brands of bottled spring water produced at two Pennsylvania manufacturing plants after the operator of one of its contracted springs failed to reveal evidence of E. coli bacteria at the spring source. Niagara Bottling LLC is recalling spring water products made at two plants in Pennsylvania between 3 a.m. Eastern on...

  • The legal challenges came from three districts that provide water to farmers in the San Joaquin River watershed— prime California farmland that relies on the river to produce a significant portion of the nation's fruits, nuts and vegetables. The districts allege the state Water Resources Control Board threatened them with financial ruin and violated their...

  • PARIS, June 18- Utility Energias de Portugal and its shareholder China Three Gorges have set up a joint venture to develop hydro-electric projects in South America and Africa, part of a partnership being watched across the industry as a model for Chinese investment in renewables abroad. The 50-50 joint venture, called Hydroglobal, is studying hydropower...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Mother Nature isn't the only one getting blamed during the California's drought. Now advocates, noting how California's water shortage ranks as the top public concern, are invoking the drought to bolster their own causes. "Virtually all of California's population growth is from immigrants.

  • North Korea says drought worst in 100 years Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 9:34 PM ET

    North Korea faces its worst drought in a century, state media say, raising food crisis fears in the impoverished nation. The Financial Times reports.

  • Soggy Doggy, Pup Pot among inventions by, for pet owners Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 11:14 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Joanna Rein knew there was a way to prevent her rambunctious Labrador-collie mix from tracking in mud, water and drool from the soggy outdoors. They'd chase the dog, "said Rein, of Larchmont, New York. "Most of the small companies that enter the industry do it because they have a pet and identified a need that wasn't being addressed," said Andrew Darmohraj,...

  • Global water supplies are in distress: Scientists Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 1:36 AM ET
    Central Valley Aqueduct in California.

    More than a third of the world's biggest aquifers, a vital source of fresh water for millions, are "in distress" because of human consumption. The Financial Times reports.

  • LOS ANGELES, June 12- California's water board, facing a devastating four-year drought, on Friday curtailed some longstanding water rights for agriculture and other uses in Northern and Central California for the first time in nearly 40 years, officials said. The curtailment affects more than 100 so-called senior water rights holders, including farmers and...

  • LOS ANGELES, June 12- California's water board curtailed senior water rights on Friday in the state's Delta, San Joaquin and Sacramento regions due to drought in the first move of its kind during the current drought, officials said. The curtailment affects more than 100 senior water rights holders, with most of those located near the Sacramento River, the State...

  • *Hydropower key to China's climate talk pledges. BEIJING, June 7- China could be wasting enough hydroelectricity to power Britain and Germany for a year, depriving its smog-bound eastern regions of huge volumes of clean energy as a result of poor planning and weak grid infrastructure. An often controversial dam-building programme raised China's hydropower...

  • NEW YORK, June 5- The record California drought, now in its fourth year, is prompting fund managers to dive into the shares of water technology companies. Fund managers from T. Rowe Price, Janus, and Mairs& Power are among those that have increased their stakes in firms such as Ecolab Inc, Roper Technologies Inc and Flowserve Corp that make smart meters, efficient...

  • The EPA also found risks to drinking water in formations where fracking occurred and where water supplies were scarce. But overall, the EPA saw little impact to water supplies from the thousands of fracking wells across the country. The draft study will give state regulators, local communities and companies "a critical resource to identify how best to protect...

  • EPA on fracking: No 'widespread' impact on water Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 1:29 PM ET
    Oil pumps wells Monterey Shale fracking

    The EPA said in a Thursday report that it found no evidence fracking has a "widespread" impact on drinking water.

  • In its review of data sources "available to the agency," the EPA study, requested by Congress, found specific instances where fracking affected water sources but found that they were small relative to the overall number of fracking sites around the United States. "EPA's draft assessment will give state regulators, tribes and local communities and industry...

  • In its review of data sources "available to the agency," the EPA study, requested by Congress, found specific instances where fracking affected water sources but found that they were small relative to the overall number of fracking sites around the United States. "EPA's draft assessment will give state regulators, tribes and local communities and industry...