Environment Water

  • July 27- Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said on Wednesday he was not satisfied with Husky Energy Inc's emergency response to an oil spill into a river that supplies drinking water, and said the western Canadian province needed to consider ways to avoid a reoccurrence. The spill into the North Saskatchewan River from a Husky pipeline started late on July 20, but...

  • Heavy oil and diluent leaked from a 19- year-old pipeline in Husky's Saskatchewan Gathering System on Thursday, flowing into the North Saskatchewan River, which supplies water to several communities in the western Canadian province. The northern part of the system will remain down until Husky has "dealt with the crisis at hand," said Husky executive Al Pate,...

  • July 25- An oil leak from a Husky Energy Inc pipeline into a major Canadian river has forced a second city in the province of Saskatchewan to stop drawing drinking water, officials said on Monday, widening the impact and cost of the spill. The heavy oil and diluent leaked from Husky's Saskatchewan Gathering System pipeline on Thursday, flowing into the North...

  • July 25- An oil spill by Husky Energy Inc into a major Canadian river reached the city of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on Monday, hours earlier than expected, as workers there raced to stretch a 30- kilometre hose to draw drinking water from another source. The heavy oil and diluent leaked from Husky's Saskatchewan Gathering System pipeline on Thursday, flowing...

  • July 24- Authorities have recovered at least 40 percent of the 1,572 barrels of oil that leaked into a major western Canadian river, but the spill is still moving downstream and threatening the drinking water of riverside communities, officials said on Sunday. The heavy oil and diluent leaked from Husky Energy Inc's Saskatchewan Gathering System pipeline on...

  • 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. The Calgary- based company has shut the line, stopping the leak, and has been working to contain the spill.

  • 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...