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Environment Water

  • Officials noticed cracks on Oroville Dam spillway

    Earlier inspection reports offer some clues into the cause of the Oroville Dam spillway crisis.

  • Repairs underway at faulty California dam

    CNBC's Aditi Roy reports the latest on the Oroville Dam spillway and how this issue shines a light on the infrastructure issues across the country.

  • A damaged spillway with eroded hillside is seen in an aerial photo taken over the Oroville Dam in Oroville, California, U.S. February 11, 2017.

    NBC News' Miguel Almaguer reports the latest on the evacuation near the Oroville dam in northern California.

  • Damaged California spillway forces evacuations

    California authorities warn the emergency spillway was in danger of failing.

  • By contrast, General Electric's market share stood at 42 percent in 2016, down from well over half in 2014, the association said, although GE remains the market leader in terms of overall installed capacity in the United States. Wind energy has surpassed hydropower as the biggest source of renewable electricity in the United States, according to the...

  • Erosion of major California dam spillway creates gaping hole

    State engineers are looking for alternative ways to release water as new storms loom over the Northern California region.

  • Feb 9- A Native American tribe filed a last-ditch legal challenge on Thursday to block the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline project after the company constructing it won federal permission to tunnel under the Missouri River. "This administration has expressed utter and complete disregard for not only our treaty and water rights, but the environment as...

  • Feb 9- A Native American tribe said on Thursday it had filed a last-ditch legal challenge in a bid to block the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline project after the company constructing it won federal permission to tunnel under the Missouri River. "This administration has expressed utter and complete disregard for not only our treaty and water rights, but...

  • Feb 9- Wind energy has surpassed hydropower as the biggest source of renewable electricity in the United States following the sector's second-biggest quarter ever for new installations, a wind industry trade group said on Thursday. Wind installations totaled 82,183 megawatts at the end of 2016, enough to power 24 million homes, the American Wind Energy...

  • HONG KONG, Feb 9- Asian stocks looked set to consolidate around four-month highs on Thursday as a cautious Wall Street close and growing political risks in Europe force investors to the sidelines. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was broadly flat, with early Asian markets such as Australia hemmed in tight ranges.

  • WASHINGTON/ HOUSTON, Feb 8- Native American groups said they would step up efforts to block the development of energy infrastructure across the United States to prevent future water contamination and damage to sacred land, following the defeat for the Standing Rock Sioux in its battle against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline. In states including Texas,...

  • Former California Governor criticizes Trump's threats to state

    The Seattle City Council voted to cut ties with the banking giant over its role as a lender to the Dakota Access pipeline project.

  • *Severe drought curbs hydropower in Sri Lanka. SINGAPORE/ COLOMBO, Feb 8- Sri Lanka's fuel imports in January jumped to double typical monthly levels, with the country rushing to plug an energy shortfall as severe drought hits its hydropower output, industry sources said. The South Asian nation is suffering its worst drought in over 40 years, dragging hydro's...

  • CAPE TOWN, Feb 7- The world's top mining companies warned on Tuesday that assets will be stranded and investors will walk away unless they deal with water scarcity in key mining regions such as Africa, Australia and Latin America. Anglo American has said it is striving to use as little water as possible. "Water is one of the greatest constraints to new supply of mined...

  • *Plant will be built on Voestalpine site in Austria. VIENNA, Feb 7- Siemens, steel maker Voestalpine and hydropower firm Verbund are planning to build a cutting-edge plant to make green hydrogen more suitable for industrial use, the companies said on Tuesday. The companies said the 6 megawatt, 18 million euro plant will be more closely integrated into the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- The U.S. Congress moved swiftly on Thursday to undo Obama-era rules on the environment, corruption, labor and guns, with the Senate wiping from the books a rule aimed at reducing water pollution. By a vote of 54-45, the Senate approved a resolution already passed in the House of Representatives to kill the rule aimed at keeping pollutants out of...

  • By a vote of 54-45, the Senate approved a resolution already passed in the House of Representatives to ax the rule, which is intended to keep water sources in areas of mountaintop removal mining clear of waste. The Senate was scheduled later on Thursday to debate killing an equally controversial rule requiring extraction companies such as Exxon Mobil and...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to overturn a rule aimed at cutting water pollution from coal-mining waste, the first of a number of Obama-era regulations congressional Republicans are aiming to kill. By a vote of 54-45, the Senate approved a resolution passed in the House of Representatives on Wednesday to axe the rule intended to keep water...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to repeal a regulation aimed at cutting water pollution from coal-mining waste, in the first successful use of a law known as the Congressional Review Act in more than 15 years. In a vote of 54 to 45, the Senate approved a resolution already passed in the House of Representatives on Wednesday to kill the rule...

  • SANTIAGO, Jan 30- Chile's SMA environmental authority said on Monday that it had initiated a sanctioning process against AES Gener's Alto Maipo hydroelectric project, located near the capital city of Santiago. The regulatory body said it had drawn up a total of 14 charges against the Alto Maipo project for not complying with the conditions, norms and measures...