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  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Two subsidiaries of ExxonMobil said in a court filing Friday that they won't move the Pegasus Pipeline from beneath the watershed where Central Arkansas gets most of its drinking water. Earlier this month, Central Arkansas Water utility officials asked a federal judge to reject a proposed settlement among the companies— ExxonMobil Pipeline...

  • Winners and losers of California severe drought Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 2:27 PM ET
    A gardener waters plants and foliage in front of an apartment complex in Monterey Park, California

    While California's four-year-long drought has been a boon to some industries, its been a bust for others.

  • LAS VEGAS— Owners of a soon-to-close coal-fired power plant outside Las Vegas have agreed to pay $4.3 million to settle a lawsuit and clean up contamination that neighboring Native Americans blame for health problems and water pollution. Some $1.5 million of the funds from NV Energy and the California Department of Water Resources are earmarked for a...

  • California says water use fell by 27 percent in June Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 3:18 AM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California's unprecedented system of mandatory conservation imposed on cities got off to a strong start with water use plunging 27 percent in June, regulators said Thursday. Data released by the State Water Resources Control Board showed 265 of 411 local agencies in California hit or nearly reached savings targets. The report confirmed...

  • The EPA's probe into whether Matson Inc. violated the Clean Water Act during the 2013 spill was still ongoing when Hawaii's attorney general announced the settlement Wednesday. The settlement resolved claims by the state Department of Health against Matson, but "it did not preclude DOH from cooperating or assisting with EPA in the latter's ongoing...

  • Brazil Olympic venue water dangerously contaminated Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 1:16 AM ET
    A security guard keeps watch at the entrance to Olympic Park, the primary set of venues being built for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

    Brazil Summer Olympics' athletes will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming ill and unable to compete. The Associated Press reports.

  • Greenpeace USA executive director Annie Leonard said the activists have enough water and food to last for days, and can hoist themselves to allow other marine traffic to pass. The Royal Dutch Shell PLC icebreaker Fennica arrived in Portland for repairs last week. "These climbers hanging on the bridge really are at this point the last thing standing between...

  • Correction: Lake Erie Algae story Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 9:35 AM ET

    Ohio city detects Lake Erie toxins that led to 2014 crisis. TOLEDO, Ohio— Toledo has detected the first signs in Lake Erie of the dangerous toxin that resulted in a water crisis last year that left 400,000 people in northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan without safe tap water for two days. Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson and city officials announced late...

  • PORTLAND, Ore., July 28- Protesters began gathering in a riverside park in Portland Tuesday evening, planning to drop kayaks in the water to protest Wednesday's scheduled launch of a ship to be used by Royal Dutch Shell for Arctic oil exploration. Following the lead of protesters in Seattle who tried to block ships headed for Shell's planned oil exploration in the...

  • TOLEDO, Ohio— Toledo has detected the first signs in Lake Erie of the dangerous toxin that resulted in a water crisis last year that left 400,000 people in northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan without safe tap water for two days. Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson and city officials announced late Monday that the intake mechanisms that draw Toledo's...

  • Kansas fish farms benefiting from wet weather Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 9:04 AM ET

    WICHITA, Kan.— After years of drought, all the recent wet weather in Kansas has been a boon to the state's fish farmers. "Usually we're not this busy this time of the year, but people have water and they're wanting fish for their ponds," said Brent Culver of Culver's Fish Farm in McPherson. Mike Miller, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism information chief,...

  • The helicopters also startled swimmers and fishermen enjoying the beaches of the lake in eastern France. "As soon as they contacted us, we realized there was a communication problem and we immediately stopped," Denis Froidevaux, a Swiss military official, told the Swiss newspaper Le Matin, whose headline Monday read "No, Switzerland is not stealing water from...

  • YANGON, Myanmar— From space, the fishing boats are just little white specks floating in a vast stretch of blue water off Papua New Guinea. The trawlers fled a slave island in Indonesia with captives of a brutal Southeast Asian trafficking ring whose catch reaches the United States. After a four-month investigation, The Associated Press has found that at least...

  • Drought could make your next beer more expensive Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 1:46 PM ET
    Hops yard sits idle in Moxee, Washington, in the face of a water shortage.

    A worsening drought and unseasonably hot weather is causing pain for Washington's agricultural sector and could result in hops shortages.

  • California withholds findings on oilfield contamination Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 2:53 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— California oil-and-gas regulators have refused for nearly a year to release findings of what they termed a "highest-priority" investigation of possible oilfield contamination into the water aquifers that serve millions of people in and around Los Angeles. A separate, state-commissioned report by the California Council on Science and...

  • Prosecutors want guilty plea hearing for WVa exec in spill Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 12:08 PM ET

    CHARLESTON, W.Va.— Federal prosecutors want a judge to schedule a guilty plea hearing for the top executive charged in a massive chemical spill that contaminated West Virginia's biggest drinking water supply last year. In federal court in Charleston on Wednesday, prosecutors asked Judge Thomas Johnston to set the hearing for former Freedom Industries...

  • *Revises down outlook for global demand ex China. OSLO, July 21- Norsk Hydro, one of the world's largest aluminium producers, beat second-quarter profit forecasts as demand for finished products such as components, strips and foils offset the impact of falling metal prices. The three-month price of aluminium-- used in the aerospace, construction and automotive...

  • NEW YORK, July 20- New York political leaders on Monday renewed their push to outlaw microbeads, the personal care plastic additives blamed for polluting waterways, and urged a statewide ban even as Congress considers prohibiting them across the nation. At least seven states, including Illinois, New Jersey and Wisconsin, have banned the beads, found in...

  • Belo Monte's second line will be Brazil's longest, stretching 2,500 kilometers from the hydroelectric complex in northern Para state in the Amazon jungle to southeastern Rio de Janeiro. The Chinese state-owned company, which had already won the concession for the first line in 2013, bid against Spain's Abengoa in the auction for the project estimated to...

  • SUPHAN BURI, Thailand, July 10- Farmers in Thailand's rice-growing Suphan Buri province are becoming increasingly desperate for water to irrigate their parched fields as the nation, a leading producer of the staple food, suffers its worst drought in more than a decade. The wet season is under way, but Thailand is contending with drought conditions in seven out of...