Environment Water

  • The city of North Battleford, which draws its drinking water in part from the North Saskatchewan River, shut its supply intake on Friday and switched to using ground water, provincial officials said in a telephone conference with reporters. Water levels rose on Friday, pushing debris into the booms upstream from North Battleford, a city of 14,000, and the oil...

  • July 22- Efforts to contain an oil spill in a major western Canadian river faced a setback on Friday, after water levels rose, allowing the oil to flow past containment booms and downstream toward a small Saskatchewan city, provincial officials said. The city of North Battleford, which draws its drinking water from the North Saskatchewan River, shut off its supply...

  • 'Heat dome' to overwhelm parts of US

    The intense weather is the result of an atmospheric phenomenon known as a heat dome.

  • The settlement, announced on Wednesday by Enbridge, the U.S. Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency, resolves Clean Water Act violations stemming from the 2010 failure of Enbridge's Line 6 B near Marshall, Michigan, which spilled some 20,000 barrels of oil into a branch of the Kalamazoo River. It also resolves a second spill that same year in...

  • WASHINGTON, July 19- U.S. housing starts rose more than expected in June as construction activity increased broadly, but downward revisions to the prior months' data pointed to a sector treading water in the second quarter. Groundbreaking surged 4.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 1.19 million units, the Commerce Department said on Tuesday.

  • *Housing starts increase 4.8 percent in June. WASHINGTON, July 19- U.S. housing starts rose more than expected in June as construction activity increased broadly, but downward revisions to the prior months' data pointed to a sector treading water in the second quarter. Groundbreaking surged 4.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 1.19 million units,...

  • Alternative water solutions in Asia

    Black & Veatch's Cindy Wallis-Lage shares that alternative water supply solutions include improved desalination and water reuse technologies.

  • NUSwan, a robotic swan developed to monitor water quality

    The autonomous NUSwan robot will monitor water quality on reservoirs in places humans can't reach.

  • Water Week

    Aecom's Sean Chiao explains why water infrastructure development is a key part of a country's urbanization strategy.

  • Water Week

    Xylem CEO Patrick Decker identifies the water-related challenges that countries face and explains how his firm provides solutions.

  • Robot Swan

    CNBC's Uptin Saiidi reports on the NUSwan, a robotic bird that monitors water quality in areas that might be harder to access.

  • *Lake Kivu plant part of plan to boost access to 70 percent. LAKE KIVU, Rwanda, July 1- Rwandans blame the "demons" of Lake Kivu for the deaths of fisherman and others who have occasionally disappeared on one of Africa's great expanses of water in the heart of the continent. Now Rwanda is turning the methane gas which can bubble up from the lake bed, sometimes with fatal...

  • CDC FINDS BLOOD LEAD LEVELS HIGHER AFTER SWITCH TO. *released results of investigation into potential health impact that to lead contamination in Flint, Michigan water supply had on blood lead levels of children. *Lead screening recommendations urge state, local health depts to develop recommendations for health-care providers; says also expanded medicaid.

  • June 23- D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc, the oldest U.S. brewing company, will pay close to $10 million to settle charges it violated the federal Clean Water Act through the excessive discharge of pollutants by two large Pennsylvania breweries it operates. The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said Yuengling entered a...

  • DETROIT, June 22- The Michigan attorney general on Wednesday sued French water company Veolia and a Texas firm for "botching" their roles in the city of Flint's drinking water crisis that exposed residents to dangerously high lead levels. Attorney General Bill Schuette said at a news conference in Flint that the civil lawsuit was filed in Genesee County Circuit...

  • DETROIT, June 22- The Michigan attorney general on Wednesday sued French water company Veolia and a Texas firm for "botching" their roles in the city of Flint's drinking water crisis that exposed residents to dangerously high lead levels. Attorney General Bill Schuette said at a news conference in Flint that the civil lawsuit was filed in Genesee County Circuit...

  • Attorney General Bill Schuette said at a news conference in Flint that the civil lawsuit was filed in Genesee County Circuit Court against Veolia Environnement SA and Houston- based Lockwood, Andrews& Newnam. "Many things went tragically wrong in Flint, and both criminal conduct and civil conduct caused harm to the families of Flint and to the taxpayers of...

  • DETROIT, June 22- The Michigan attorney general said on Wednesday his office has sued two engineering services companies for negligence for their involvement in the city of Flint's water crisis that exposed residents to dangerously high lead levels in drinking water. Attorney General Bill Schuette said at a news conference in Flint that the civil lawsuit...

  • DETROIT, June 22- The Michigan attorney general said on Wednesday his office has sued two engineering services companies for negligence and fraud for their involvement in the city of Flint's water crisis that exposed residents to dangerously high lead levels in drinking water. Attorney General Bill Schuette said at a news conference in Flint that the civil...

  • BOGOTA, June 21- Colombian coffee growers still dealing with the consequences of the El Nino drought are now bracing for heavy La Nina rains which could hurt the country's harvest even more, the head of the coffee federation said on Tuesday. Growers, who are finishing harvesting beans shrunk by lack of water, will soon have to contend with overly humid soil and the...