Environment Water

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 24- Actors Susan Sarandon, Riley Keough and Shailene Woodley joined members of North Dakota's Standing Rock Sioux Tribe outside a courthouse in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to protest against construction of a pipeline they say would pollute water and desecrate sacred land. The 1,100 mile pipeline, being built by a group of firms led by Energy...

  • Montana was omitted from the list, which also includes Alabama, Mississippi, Nevada, Wyoming, and Utah. The grisly death of a 10- year-old boy on a Kansas water slide and a Ferris wheel accident in Tennessee this summer have led to renewed demands for tighter inspection rules for amusement rides. The grisly death of a 10- year-old boy on a Kansas water slide and a...

  • TORONTO/ MEXICO CITY, Aug 24- Mexican regulators said they are examining whether mining company Goldcorp Inc broke any regulations in its handling of a long-running leak of contaminated water at Mexico's biggest gold mine. Levels of the mineral selenium rose in one groundwater monitoring well near Goldcorp's Penasquito mine as early as October 2013,...

  • The grisly death of a 10- year-old boy on a Kansas water slide and a Ferris wheel accident that injured three little girls at a county fair in Tennessee this summer have focused attention on what safety experts say is an alarming truth about amusement rides: How closely they are regulated varies greatly from state to state. Twenty-nine deaths on amusement rides...

  • Commissioner Basil Seggos said dredging improved the Hudson but the federal Environmental Protection Agency needs to re-evaluate the six-year project and get objective analyses in its ongoing review of fish, water and sediment data. At least 136 acres of river bottom and 35 percent of the PCBs, an oil-like substance discharged from factories in Fort Edward...

  • LONOKE, Ark.— Heavy rain that brought record flooding to Louisiana recently has put a damper on the nation's harvest of rice, a food staple that usually likes water as it grows but can't be gathered by machine if fields are inundated. Some fields remain unreachable in parts of Arkansas and Louisiana. "I've heard from a lot of the farmers the water level has been higher...

  • Such reports to Congress were required every three years under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.. The EPA agreed with the inspector general's findings that it had failed to produce studies as legally required. That will be 17 years after Congress passed a law requiring oil companies to blend billions of gallons of ethanol into their gasoline.

  • HOUSTON, Aug 18- Exxon Mobil and Georgia Tech researchers published findings of a breakthrough in the journal Science on Thursday, saying they had devised a way to slash carbon emissions from chemicals manufacturing by using reverse osmosis instead of heat to separate molecules. Reverse osmosis, which has been widely used for decades in desalination plants...

  • Groups including the Sierra Club filed the lawsuit Wednesday in the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. The suit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers comes less than a week after the $3.2- billion Sabal Trail project received final federal approvals, including permits to discharge dredged materials into wetlands and other water bodies.

  • PARIS, Aug 17- Canada's Brookfield Asset Management has signed a preliminary contract to buy Brazilian engineering conglomerate Grupo Odebrecht's 70 percent stake in water and sewage group Odebrecht Ambiental, an industry source told Reuters on Wednesday. Odebrecht S.A. will cash out 3.4 billion real, he added. Odebrecht Group will retain the right to...

  • YANGON, Myanmar— Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi left for a high-profile trip to China on Wednesday to discuss the fate of a jointly built dam and hydroelectric plant that Myanmar put on hold amid questions over which country will benefit from it. The former military-backed government of President Thein Sein suspended work on the Myitsone Dam in northern...

  • Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye stood on the bank of the San Juan River in northwestern New Mexico and explained his people's link to the water and the economic, cultural and psychological damage inflicted in the wake of the August 2015 spill in southwestern Colorado. "EPA, we're holding your feet to the fire," Begaye said, promising that generations of...

  • MELBOURNE, Aug 16- London copper was treading water near its weakest in a month on Tuesday on a seasonal lull in appetite and shaky prospects for China demand-growth, with traders also looking ahead to a slew of U.S. economic reports. London Metal Exchange copper was trading flat at $4,768.50 a tonne at 0117 GMT, having closed a tad firmer on Monday.

  • MELBOURNE, Aug 16- London copper was treading water on Tuesday, near its weakest in one month, in the grip of a seasonal demand lull and shaky prospects for China demand growth while a softer dollar lent support to prices. *China expects next month's summit of the G20 which it is hosting will focus on boosting economic growth and other financial issues rather than...

  • BOISE, Idaho— A multiyear study of mercury contamination is underway in a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Idaho- Oregon border that's part of a power company's effort to renew its license with the federal government. Idaho Power says the five- to eight-year study now in its second year is needed to better understand the high mercury levels in fish in the...

  • BOSTON— A future in which Massachusetts homes and businesses are powered by energy from ocean- and land-based wind farms, solar rays, and hydroelectricity flowing from Quebec is envisioned under a state law overwhelmingly approved by the Democrat-controlled Legislature and signed this past week by Republican Gov. The key provision in the 37- page law is a...

  • LIMA, Aug 12- Peru is opening up more coastal waters to industrial fishing vessels to help them catch cold-water anchovy, used to make fishmeal, as waters have warmed, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's government said on Friday. Industrial boats in Peru, the world's biggest fishmeal producer, will soon be able to haul in anchovy closer to shore, starting at 5 miles...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Aug 4- The future of communications may be 5 G, where mobile networks push bandwidth-heavy video to phones and pull data from self-driving cars, but some firms see an alternative: farm irrigation equipment, donation boxes and oysters, connected by a technology called LoRa. "It turns out you don't need that huge an infrastructure, and it can be...

  • The July 20 leak from a Husky Energy Inc pipeline into the North Saskatchewan River has forced tens of thousands to find other sources of drinking water, including the western Canadian cities of Prince Albert and North Battleford. "That would suggest there is not an ongoing issue, which is fairly expected," said Paul Nony, a senior toxicologist at Arkansas...

  • The spill happened on land near the village of Pennant and did not affect wildlife or water that bears fish or is used for drinking, said Laurie Pushor, deputy minister of Saskatchewan's ministry of economy.