Environment Water

  • Oct 21- A pipeline breach on Friday spilled gasoline in the vicinity of the Susquehanna River in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, environmental authorities said, prompting a utility firm to warn customers to reduce water use as a precaution. The gasoline leaked into Wallis Run, a tributary of the Loyalsock Creek as a result of floods and landslides during heavy...

  • The charges follow what is now considered to be the largest environmental disaster in Brazil's history. Under Brazil's criminal code, qualified homicide is homicide aggravated by certain factors. Following the dam collapse, thick red sludge flowed into one of Brazil's main rivers, the Rio Doce, killing fish and fouling water supplies for hundreds of...

  • "These situations should generate a greater sense of urgency," the EPA's Office of the Inspector General said in a summary of its findings, adding that its review of the lead-contaminated water in Flint was ongoing. Flint, a predominantly black city of 100,000 people, was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager when it switched its water source...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 20- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to make its emergency authority clearer to help protect people from contaminated water supplies, the agency's inspector general said on Thursday, in the wake of the Flint, Michigan, lead crisis. "These situations should generate a greater sense of urgency," the EPA's Office of the Inspector...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 20- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to make its emergency authority clearer to help protect people from contaminated water supplies, the agency's inspector general said in a report released on Thursday in the wake of the Flint, Michigan, lead crisis.

  • *Spot gold was mostly flat at $1,250.40 an ounce by 0047 GMT. *Fed Chair Janet Yellen gave a broad review of where the U.S. economic recovery may still fall short. *Hedge funds and money managers again reduced their net long positions in COMEX gold and silver contracts in the week to Oct. 11, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data showed on Friday.

  • OSLO, Oct 14- Businesses could earn hundreds of billions of dollars a year by 2030 by investing in better agriculture and food ranging from micro-irrigation of crops to reduced waste, an international study said on Friday. "Instead of treating it as' Oh my God, another huge global problem to worry about'... you can break it down into chunks of real business possibility,"...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 12- South Africa has failed to protect residents affected by pollution from contaminated water and mine dumps over more than 130 years of gold mining near Johannesburg, an independent investigation by the Harvard Law School said. Its International Human Rights Clinic said successive governments including the current administration had...

  • Chengdu Techcent Environment agreed last week to acquire assets in Germany's ALBA worth more than 300 million euros. China's Shanghai Electric Group bought German aviation equipment manufacturer BAW for HK $1.7 billion in August. China Three Gorges, which operates the world's largest hydropower plant on China's Yangtze river, will buy German offshore...

  • Oct 10- Duke Energy Corp said it agreed to sell its Brazilian unit to clean energy company China Three Gorges Corp for about $1.2 billion, including debt, as it focuses on regulated power markets in the United States. It has eight hydroelectric plants, with 2,057 megawatts of capacity located on the border between the states of Sao Paulo and Parana.

  • The news poured cold water on prices that had rallied after a rash of nickel mine suspensions in the Philippines on environmental grounds threatened supply to top user China's vast stainless steel industry. "Nickel finds itself in a situation where two key producers- Indonesia and Philippines- are both in the midst of revaluating their export policies,"...

  • View of the Indus River passing through the town of Dasu, Pakistan.

    India could use Pakistan's desperate need for water as leverage in their latest tussle over militants in Kashmir.

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 2- Tim Burton's " Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" topped a feeble crop of new releases to pick up first place at the weekend box office, opening to $28.5 million. Fox and Chernin Entertainment backed " Miss Peregrine's. Sequels or not, "Miss Peregrine's" is in a much better position than "Deep Water Horizon," after the expensive adventure...

  • Sept 29- Testing of nine wells near a sinkhole at a Mosaic Co fertilizer facility in Florida, site of a massive leak of contaminated water, shows that water meets safe drinking standards for radioactivity and damage has not spread beyond the site, the company said. A sinkhole 45 feet in diameter and 240 feet deep opened in late August at Mosaic's New Wales phosphate...

  • *Medak in southern India is major center for cheap antibiotics. Now, even the poorest villagers here in India's baking south point to the barren banks and frothy water and say they avoid going anywhere near it. A short drive from the bustling tech hub of Hyderabad, Medak is the heart of India's antibiotics manufacturing business: a district of about 2.5 million...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 28- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday was poised to advance a stop-gap funding bill to avert a looming federal government shutdown, after Democrats and Republicans agreed to help Flint, Michigan, resolve its water crisis. Republican House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi reached the deal late on Tuesday, hours...

  • NEW DELHI, Sept 26- India will accelerate its building of new hydropower plants along three rivers that flow into Pakistan, a source familiar with the plan said on Monday, in a move likely to aggravate already tense relations with its neighbour a week after an attack on an Indian army base. The dispute looks set to be reignited after Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Sept 26- Atlantic City, New Jersey's fiscally distressed gambling hub, stands to gain $100 million by selling a defunct municipal airstrip to the city's quasi-independent public water utility, Mayor Don Guardian and other officials said on Monday. The land deal is part of a fiscal recovery plan that the city must present to New Jersey soon or...

  • NEW DELHI, Sept 26- India will accelerate its building of new hydropower plants along three rivers that flow into Pakistan, a source familiar with the plan said on Monday, in a move likely to aggravate already tense relations with its neighbour a week after an attack on an Indian army base. The dispute looks set to be reignited after Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

  • The land deal is a blow to the Sioux and other protesters who claim the pipeline would damage ancient burial sites and pose an environmental risk to the tribe's water supply. When fully connected to existing lines, the 1,100- mile Dakota Access pipeline would be the first to carry crude oil from the Bakken shale, a vast oil formation in North Dakota, Montana and...