Environment Water

  • Ian Simm at Impax AM says that businesses that target environmental problems could experience a boost.

  • "This opportunity is unique, maybe once in a lifetime," said Jack Gerard, president of the Washington D.C.- based American Petroleum Institute lobby group, referring to prospects for increased access to federal leases. "It would only take one serious mistake- one well to go bad- for our town's water supply to be damaged," said Josh Ewing, the leader of a southern Utah...

  • CHEYENNE, Wyo.— Federal officials withdrew a proposed requirement for companies to clean up groundwater at uranium mines across the U.S. and will reconsider a rule that congressional Republicans criticized as too harsh on industry. The plan that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency put on hold Wednesday involves in-situ mining, in which water containing...

  • PARAMARIBO, Suriname— Alcoa Corp. said Wednesday that it will permanently close the alumina refinery and bauxite mines in Suriname that were pillars of the economy in the South American nation until the company halted operations there in November 2015. Alcoa said it would continue to operate the Afobaka hydroelectric facility, which supplied power to the...

  • BEIJING— Other investors are wary of Brazil, but when Duke Energy wanted to sell 10 hydroelectric dams there, a Chinese utility shrugged off the country's economic turmoil and paid $1.2 billion to add them to an energy empire that stretches from Malaysia to Germany to the Amazon. Now, they also are taking on a longer-term role as operators of power companies in...

  • FRESNO, Calif.— Surveyors plunged a pole into the Sierra Nevada snowpack on Tuesday and took the first measurement of the season, finding the water content was about half of normal as California flirts with a possible sixth year of drought. Surveyors took the reading near Lake Tahoe as major storms were expected to dump four to five feet of snow through Thursday in...

  • LIMA, Dec 26- President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski proposed dredging a reservoir in a dry northern region of Peru to extract what he described as "much more gold" than what the country's biggest gold mine holds, according to an interview with a local newspaper. Kuczynski said Poechos, Peru's biggest reservoir and a key source of water for drinking and farming in the...

  • ST. JOSEPH, Missouri, Dec 19- On a sunny November afternoon in this historic city, birthplace of the Pony Express and death spot of Jesse James, Lauranda Mignery watched her son Kadin, 2, dig in their front yard. In the year after Flint switched to corrosive river water that leached lead from old pipes, 5 percent of the children screened there had high blood lead levels.

  • AUSTIN, Texas, Dec 15- The Texas city of Corpus Christi told its nearly 320,000 residents on Thursday to stop using tap water due to possible contamination from an industrial chemical leak and said it will distribute bottled water to residents. The Gulf of Mexico coastal city, home to oil and petrochemicals operations and a large port, asked residents to use only...

  • AUSTIN, Texas, Dec 15- The Texas city of Corpus Christi told its nearly 320,000 residents on Thursday to stop using tap water due to possible contamination from an industrial chemical leak, sparking a run on bottled water. The chemical may have contaminated Corpus Christi drinking water due to a "back-flow incident in the industrial district," the city said,...

  • AUSTIN, Texas, Dec 15- The Texas city of Corpus Christi told its nearly 320,000 residents on Thursday to stop using tap water due to possible contamination from an industrial chemical leak, sparking a run on bottled water. The chemical may have contaminated Corpus Christi drinking water due to a "back-flow incident in the industrial district," the city said,...

  • AUSTIN, Texas, Dec 15- The Texas city of Corpus Christi has told its nearly 320,000 residents to stop using tap water due to possible contamination from an industrial chemical leak, city officials said on Thursday. The chemical may have contaminated Corpus Christi drinking water due to a "back-flow incident in the industrial district," they city said in a...

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 15- China's environment impact assessment agencies will sever all connections with local governments by year-end to avoid conflicts of interest and help bolster the environment ministry's battle against rampant air, water and soil pollution. Earlier this week, China punished nearly 700 officials for inadequately protecting the...

  • *GM, Ford fall after news of potential China penalty. Dec 14- Wall Street opened little changed on Wednesday, a day after all three major indexes hit record highs, as investors awaited the outcome of the U.S. The announcement is due at 2 p.m. ET, followed by Chair Janet Yellen's news conference 30 minutes later.

  • CAIRO, Dec 14- Growing lettuce in the desert is not most people's idea of how to make a success of farming, but Amr Bassiouny believes he is on to something. The 30- year-old chief executive of Egyptian Hydrofarms says he is growing salad greens at his farm on the outskirts of Cairo using 90 percent less water than traditional methods, and at the same time obtaining...

  • HOUSTON, Dec 13- Roughly a third of the more than 3,000 barrels of oil that spilled into a North Dakota creek following a pipeline leak last week has been recovered, a local official said on Tuesday. An estimated 4,200 barrels of oil leaked from the Belle Fourche Pipeline on a hill just above the Ash Coulee Creek, and an estimated 3,100 barrels made it into the water,...

  • Pipeline leaks 176,000 gallons of oil into creek

    An oil pipeline spilled 176-thousand gallons of crude into the water, about 150-miles from the Dakota Access protest camp.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 6- Democrats in California's state Senate announced on Tuesday a series of infrastructure funding bills that would invest billions in roads, bridges, housing and water projects. Democrats in the California Senate proposed five bills on Tuesday, including one that would use $6 billion a year over the next decade to repair roads and bridges and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 6- Democrats in California's state Senate announced on Tuesday a series of infrastructure funding bills that would invest billions in roads, bridges, housing and water projects. Democrats in the California Senate proposed five bills on Tuesday, including one that would use $6 billion a year over the next decade to repair roads and bridges and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 6- Democrats in California's state Senate announced on Tuesday a series of infrastructure funding bills that would invest billions in roads, bridges, housing and water projects. Democrats in the California Senate proposed five bills on Tuesday, including one that would use $6 billion a year over the next decade to repair roads and bridges and...