Environment Water

  • Hillary Clinton says fake news is an "epidemic" and "a danger that must be addressed and addressed quickly." Clinton is on Capitol Hill for a portrait unveiling in honor of retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. Hillary Clinton has made her first trip to the Capitol complex since her presidential election loss to Donald Trump.

  • Michigan's city of Flint, struggling with lead-tainted water, gets some financial relief in the legislation and so does southern Louisiana, hard hit by flooding this past summer. And New York City is getting far less money than it requested for the costs of providing security around Trump Tower in Manhattan. The GOP used the stopgap spending bill to put him on a...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 6- Democrats in California's state Senate announced on Tuesday a series of infrastructure funding bills that would invest billions in roads, bridges, housing and water projects. Democrats in the California Senate proposed five bills on Tuesday, including one that would use $6 billion a year over the next decade to repair roads and bridges and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 6- Democrats in California's state Senate announced on Tuesday a series of infrastructure funding bills that would invest billions in roads, bridges, housing and water projects. Democrats in the California Senate proposed five bills on Tuesday, including one that would use $6 billion a year over the next decade to repair roads and bridges and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 6- Democrats in California's state Senate announced on Tuesday a series of infrastructure funding bills that would invest billions in roads, bridges, housing and water projects. Democrats in the California Senate proposed five bills on Tuesday, including one that would use $6 billion a year over the next decade to repair roads and bridges and...

  • Is renewable energy the solution for South Dakota?

    Michael Brune from the Sierra Club says that renewable sources of energy will help meet energy needs without putting the water supply at risk.

  • SodaStream CEO: Bottled water industry biggest marketing scam of all time

    Daniel Birnbaum, SodaStream CEO, discusses his company's performance as it has pivoted to sparkling water and its war against the bottled water industry. Marcus Lemonis, host of "The Profit" weighs in.

  • Trump's team aims to privatize Indian reservations

    A group of advisors to Trump on Native American issues wants to free the energy resources from what they call a suffocating federal bureaucracy.

  • MEXICO CITY, Dec 5- A long-awaited auction of Mexico's untapped deep water oil fields on Monday has been fueled by a nearly $3 billion boom in geological data mapping almost inaccessible deposits to open up what the industry sees as the world's "last great proven frontier." "What they're doing is literally rewriting the geological model of the Gulf of Mexico," Juan...

  • MEXICO CITY, Dec 5- A long-awaited auction of Mexico's untapped deep water oil fields on Monday has been fueled by a nearly $3 billion boom in geological data mapping almost inaccessible deposits to open up what the industry sees as the world's "last great proven frontier." "What they're doing is literally rewriting the geological model of the Gulf of Mexico," Juan...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 4- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has denied an easement for the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline, according to a statement from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, which has been protesting the project, saying it could contaminate water supplies. "Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will not be granting the easement to cross Lake...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 4- The sheriff of the North Dakota county where thousands of people are protesting a controversial pipeline project defended police tactics after they used water hoses and rubber bullets in a late November confrontation. Kyle Kirchmeier, the sheriff of Morton County, where the Dakota Access Pipeline snakes through en route to Illinois,...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 4- The sheriff of the North Dakota county where thousands of people are protesting a controversial pipeline project defended police tactics after they used water hoses and rubber bullets in a late November confrontation. Kyle Kirchmeier, the sheriff of Morton County, where the Dakota Access Pipeline snakes through en route to Illinois,...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 4- The sheriff of the North Dakota county where thousands of people are protesting a controversial pipeline project defended police tactics after they used water hoses and rubber bullets in a late November confrontation. Kyle Kirchmeier, the sheriff of Morton County, where the Dakota Access Pipeline snakes through en route to Illinois,...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten the tribe's water source and cultural sites. The four-state, $3.8 billion project is largely complete...

  • NEW YORK— Investors are making a small move back to traditionally safe assets Friday afternoon after rallying over the last few weeks. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow lost 19 points, or 0.1 percent, to 19,173 as of 3:40 p.m. Eastern time as Goldman Sachs, which closed at a nine-year high Thursday, skidded. Major indexes had risen to record highs over the last three weeks, but...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— A monthlong trial aimed at settling a high-stakes water dispute between Georgia and Florida ended Thursday with a special master imploring both sides to negotiate a settlement. Florida blames the booming Atlanta metropolitan area and agriculture in Georgia for causing low river flows that have imperiled fisheries in Apalachicola Bay.

  • An investigation found a major EPA study understated the threat that fracking poses to drinking water supplies.

  • WASHINGTON— Once sworn into office, Donald Trump will be in a strong position to dismantle some of President Barack Obama's efforts to reduce planet-warming carbon emissions. "We anticipate challenging every single attempt to roll back regulations on air, water and climate," said Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune, who added that his group is already...

  • PRESTON COUNTY, W.Va.— The Cheat River flows pale green and slate gray, glistening in the sunshine as it gathers speed, turns to whitewater and drops between rocks on the way toward the Monongahela River. "In the East, it's a rare opportunity where you get to protect eight river miles along an area that not only has tremendous biodiversity but also has a lot of...