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Environment Water

  • Native Americans and environmental activists have lived at the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota for months, fighting the construction of the pipeline that they say threatens the water resources of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and sacred land. North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have set a Wednesday afternoon deadline for...

  • Native Americans and environmental activists have lived at the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota for months, fighting the construction of the pipeline that they say threatens the water resources of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and sacred land. North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have set a Wednesday afternoon deadline for...

  • Native Americans on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in Cannon Ball North Dakota last December.

    The governor of North Dakota ordered protesters on Wednesday to evacuate a demonstration camp near the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

  • Republican Doug Burgum ordered demonstrators to leave the camp located on land owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by Feb. 22, citing safety concerns that have arisen due to accelerated snowmelt and rising water levels of the nearby Cannonball River. His order reaffirms a Feb. 22 deadline set by the Army Corps for the demonstrators to clean up and leave.

  • Water rushes over damaged primary spillway at Oroville Dam in Northern California in photo taken in February.

    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...