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  • The number of demonstrators had dwindled from the thousands who poured into the camp starting in August to oppose the pipeline that critics say threatens the water resources and sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The 1,170- mile line, built by Energy Transfer Partners LP, will move crude from the shale oilfields of North Dakota to Illinois en route to...

  • Freeport's Grasberg mine holds more gold and copper reserves than any other in the world, but has frequently been a source of controversy over the revenue share Indonesia and Papua get from the mine and the impact of its tailings on local water systems. Here are some facts on the Grasberg mine in Papua:. GRASBERG MINE Freeport-McMoRan began mining in Papua in...

  • Native Americans and environmental activists have said the multibillion-dollar pipeline threatens the water resources and sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, but President Donald Trump has quickly pushed for the completion of the pipeline since taking office last month. The pipeline will carry Bakken crude from North Dakota through the...

  • Mines and Energy Minister Fernando Coelho said the requirement that oil companies operating in Brazil buy equipment locally would be lowered by close to half, adding that the level in the exploration of offshore oil fields would be 18 percent. The largest deep-water oil fields ever found were discovered off Brazil around a decade ago but the fall in oil prices,...

  • President Donald Trump has pushed for the completion of the multibillion-dollar pipeline since he took office last month, despite objections from Native Americans and environmental activists who say it threatens the water resources and sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Republican Governor Doug Burgum and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers set a...

  • Native Americans and environmental activists have said the multibillion-dollar pipeline threatens the water resources and sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, but President Donald Trump has quickly pushed for the completion of the pipeline since taking office last month. Governor Doug Burgum and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers set a deadline of...

  • 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 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 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.