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Environment Water

  • SANTIAGO, Jan 19- Chilean copper miner Antofagasta said on Thursday it would sell its 40 percent stake in the Alto Maipo hydroelectric power project to partner AES Gener, exiting the project entirely. London- listed Antofagasta, controlled by Chile's wealthy Luksic family, signed up to Alto Maipo in 2013, seeking to secure power for its Los Pelambres mine.

  • **Insurance broker Aon Plc is in advanced talks to sell its employee benefits outsourcing unit to buyout firm Clayton Dubilier& Rice LLC for nearly $4.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. **FirstEnergy Corp said on Thursday it would sell four gas-generating plants in Pennsylvania and portion of a Virginia hydroelectric power station to a...

  • **Insurance broker Aon Plc is in advanced talks to sell its employee benefits outsourcing unit to buyout firm Clayton Dubilier& Rice LLC for nearly $4.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. **FirstEnergy Corp said on Thursday it would sell four gas-generating plants in Pennsylvania and portion of a Virginia hydroelectric power station to a...

  • Jan 18- While environmental pollution and risks persist in the United States, as seen most recently with the Flint water crisis, many Americans today take clean air and water for granted. With Donald Trump two days from his inauguration as the country's president, it is a good time-- as Congress considers his nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency,...

  • Public and private water investment both needed: Veolia CEO

    Veolia CEO Antoine Frerot talks about the three “big issues” impacting water.

  • Veolia CEO: Will increase investment in UK

    Veolia CEO Antoine Frerot talks about its operations in the U.K. and how the company could be impacted by Brexit.

  • Matt Damon's clean water crusade HIT 1

    Matt Damon, Water.org co-founder, and Gary White, Water.org co-founder, talk about the global water crisis.

  • The site of the $3.8 billion project in southern North Dakota had been the scene of demonstrations by Native Americans and environmentalists, who say the pipeline would damage sacred lands and any leaks could pollute the water supply of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. But in early December the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied a key easement needed to allow the...

  • Ian Simm at Impax AM says that businesses that target environmental problems could experience a boost.

  • "This opportunity is unique, maybe once in a lifetime," said Jack Gerard, president of the Washington D.C.- based American Petroleum Institute lobby group, referring to prospects for increased access to federal leases. "It would only take one serious mistake- one well to go bad- for our town's water supply to be damaged," said Josh Ewing, the leader of a southern Utah...

  • LIMA, Dec 26- President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski proposed dredging a reservoir in a dry northern region of Peru to extract what he described as "much more gold" than what the country's biggest gold mine holds, according to an interview with a local newspaper. Kuczynski said Poechos, Peru's biggest reservoir and a key source of water for drinking and farming in the...

  • ST. JOSEPH, Missouri, Dec 19- On a sunny November afternoon in this historic city, birthplace of the Pony Express and death spot of Jesse James, Lauranda Mignery watched her son Kadin, 2, dig in their front yard. In the year after Flint switched to corrosive river water that leached lead from old pipes, 5 percent of the children screened there had high blood lead levels.

  • AUSTIN, Texas, Dec 15- The Texas city of Corpus Christi told its nearly 320,000 residents on Thursday to stop using tap water due to possible contamination from an industrial chemical leak and said it will distribute bottled water to residents. The Gulf of Mexico coastal city, home to oil and petrochemicals operations and a large port, asked residents to use only...

  • AUSTIN, Texas, Dec 15- The Texas city of Corpus Christi told its nearly 320,000 residents on Thursday to stop using tap water due to possible contamination from an industrial chemical leak, sparking a run on bottled water. The chemical may have contaminated Corpus Christi drinking water due to a "back-flow incident in the industrial district," the city said,...

  • AUSTIN, Texas, Dec 15- The Texas city of Corpus Christi told its nearly 320,000 residents on Thursday to stop using tap water due to possible contamination from an industrial chemical leak, sparking a run on bottled water. The chemical may have contaminated Corpus Christi drinking water due to a "back-flow incident in the industrial district," the city said,...

  • AUSTIN, Texas, Dec 15- The Texas city of Corpus Christi has told its nearly 320,000 residents to stop using tap water due to possible contamination from an industrial chemical leak, city officials said on Thursday. The chemical may have contaminated Corpus Christi drinking water due to a "back-flow incident in the industrial district," they city said in a...

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 15- China's environment impact assessment agencies will sever all connections with local governments by year-end to avoid conflicts of interest and help bolster the environment ministry's battle against rampant air, water and soil pollution. Earlier this week, China punished nearly 700 officials for inadequately protecting the...

  • *GM, Ford fall after news of potential China penalty. Dec 14- Wall Street opened little changed on Wednesday, a day after all three major indexes hit record highs, as investors awaited the outcome of the U.S. The announcement is due at 2 p.m. ET, followed by Chair Janet Yellen's news conference 30 minutes later.

  • CAIRO, Dec 14- Growing lettuce in the desert is not most people's idea of how to make a success of farming, but Amr Bassiouny believes he is on to something. The 30- year-old chief executive of Egyptian Hydrofarms says he is growing salad greens at his farm on the outskirts of Cairo using 90 percent less water than traditional methods, and at the same time obtaining...

  • HOUSTON, Dec 13- Roughly a third of the more than 3,000 barrels of oil that spilled into a North Dakota creek following a pipeline leak last week has been recovered, a local official said on Tuesday. An estimated 4,200 barrels of oil leaked from the Belle Fourche Pipeline on a hill just above the Ash Coulee Creek, and an estimated 3,100 barrels made it into the water,...