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  • RICHMOND, Va.— The Atlantic Coast Pipeline intended to carry natural gas across West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina would have some adverse environmental effects, including impacts on water resources, forest and other habitats, but most could be reduced to insignificant levels, an assessment by federal regulators found. The Federal Energy Regulatory...

  • *Wall Street treads water near records, Europe stocks dip. NEW YORK, July 20- The euro surged to approach a two-year high against the U.S. dollar on Thursday after Europe's central bank chief said officials would discuss possible changes to its bond-buying scheme this autumn, while world equity markets headed for a 10th day of gains. Though European Central Bank...

  • NEW WASHINGTON, Ohio— The company that developed the Dakota Access oil pipeline is entangled in another fight, this time in Ohio where work on its multi-state natural gas pipeline has wrecked wetlands, flooded farm fields and flattened a 170- year-old farmhouse. The federal commission that oversees gas pipelines told Dallas- based Energy Transfer Partners...

  • SAO PAULO, July 17- Construction of a power plant on the Teles Pires river in Brazil was paralyzed by protesters from the Munduruku tribe, a leader of the group told Reuters on Monday. Construction of the São Manoel hydropower plant, located near the border of Mato Grosso and Pará states, is budgeted at 3 billion reais. The plant is owned by Portugal's EDP Energias...

  • SAO PAULO, July 17- Construction of a power plant on the Teles Pires river in Brazil was paralyzed by protesting members of the Munduruku tribe, a leader of the movement told Reuters on Monday, adding to tensions over land conflicts in South America's largest country. Construction of the São Manoel hydropower plant, located near the border of Mato Grosso and...

  • PORTAGE, Ind.— Chemical tests at an Indiana tributary that feeds Lake Michigan are coming up clear following a spill of a potentially carcinogenic chemical. The Burns Waterway has been tested weekly for hexavalent chromium following April's spill at a U.S. "This is simply about keeping visitors safe," said Charles Morris, an environmental protection specialist...

  • July 17- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday as investors treaded water ahead of a busy earnings week from big U.S. companies. First-quarter earnings posted their best performance since 2011, according to Thomson Reuters data. *Last week, investor sentiment got a boost after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said future rate hikes could be...

  • The monitoring wells run about 50 feet deep and are about a half-mile from far deeper wells drilled by the TVA directly into the Memphis Sand aquifer. Next year, the TVA plans to pump 3.5 million gallons of water out of the aquifer per day to cool a natural gas power plant that is replacing the aging Allen coal plant. This prompted the Tennessee Department of...

  • SAO PAULO, July 14- Brazil's government has sent Congress a bill to shrink the size of a national forest in the Amazonian state of Pará, according to a statement from the Environment Ministry on Friday, a move environmentalists said would speed deforestation of the area. The government proposed the bill as a comprise measure after local residents, who see the...

  • SAO PAULO, July 14- Brazil's government has sent Congress a bill to shrink the boundaries of a national forest in the Amazonian state of Pará, according a statement from the Environment Ministry on Friday, a move environmentalists said would speed deforestation of the area. The government proposed the bill as a comprise measure after local residents, who see...

  • SAO PAULO, July 14- Brazil's government has sent Congress a bill to shrink the boundaries of a national forest in the Amazonian state of Pará, according a statement from the Environment Ministry on Friday, a move environmentalists said would speed deforestation of the area. The government proposed the bill as a comprise measure after local residents, who see...

  • Takashi Kawamura, an engineer-turned-business leader who previously headed Hitachi's transformation into a global conglomerate, is in charge of reviving TEPCO and leading the cleanup at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant. TEPCO needs to release the water— which contains radioactive tritium that is not removable but considered not harmful in small amounts—...

  • MEXICO CITY, July 12- Premier Oil's shares rocketed as much as 38 percent on Wednesday on news it discovered potentially more than 1 billion barrels of oil off the coast of Mexico, a major victory for Latin America's No. 2 economy since the historic opening of its energy sector. The news of the discovery, in the first shallow-water offshore exploration well drilled...

  • KINSHASA, July 12- Democratic Republic of Congo has decided to more than double the size of its planned Inga 3 hydroelectric plant to make it more economical, after the $14 billion project was hit by financing problems. Inga 3 is part of a $50 billion- $80 billion project to expand hydroelectric dams along the Congo River, but the project has repeatedly been delayed...

  • KINSHASA, July 12- Democratic Republic of Congo has decided to more than double the size of its planned Inga 3 hydroelectric plant to make it more economical, after the $14 billion project was hit by financing problems. Inga 3 is part of a $50 billion- $80 billion project to expand hydroelectric dams along the Congo River, but the project has repeatedly been delayed...

  • Water.org's clean water mission

    Anne Finucane, Bank of America, and Gary White, Water.org CEO and co-founder, talk about the organization's goal to provide smart solutions to the world's water crisis by providing small loans.

  • CHICAGO/ MOSCOW, July 12- U.S. trader Bunge said it would focus its Russian grain trading on its Azov Sea export terminal near the southern city of Rostov-on-Don in an effort to boost efficiency. Bunge's move highlights rising competition in deep-water ports in Russia's part of the Black Sea, from which traders supply grain by large ships to customers such as...

  • Top States Worst Infrastructure

    Trump backs a $1 trillion infrastructure plan mixing state and private spending. These 10 crumbling states need it most.

  • Construction workers pour concrete as part of a bridge expansion project in California.

    These 10 states have the best infrastructure in America, from roads and bridges to railways, ports, airports and utilities.

  • CHANGZHOU, China, July 9- Global sewage and water treatment firms are eyeing opportunities in an unsavory place: a growing pile of waste in China, the world's most populous nation. To reverse this, China has pledged to lay 126,000 kilometers of new sewage pipes by 2020, enough to circle the globe three times, and raise urban wastewater treatment by 50 million cubic...