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Environment Water

  • TOWN OF OASIS, Wis.— Cris Van Houten thought he was getting a little bit of paradise when he built his house on Huron Lake in Wisconsin's central sands region. The shoreline has receded at least 20 feet, leaving Van Houten with a new beach he never wanted, his dock high and dry, and scuba diving impossible. Like other lake property owners, Van Houten blames the...

  • CHICAGO, April 28- U.S. corn and soybean futures fell on Friday on the prospect of dry weather for key Midwest production areas in early May, which would give farmers access to fields during a crucial planting window, traders said. "Nearly week of drying ahead then allows recovery in most of Midwest, limits risk for standing water in corn/wheat," Commodity Weather...

  • If the federal court approves, the settlement filing shows West Virginia American Water would pay up to $126 million and Eastman Chemical $25 million. Thousands of gallons of a coal-cleaning agent leaked from now defunct Freedom Industries' storage tank into the Elk River in January 2014, leaving about 300,000 people without water for up to nine days.

  • CHICAGO, April 28- U.S. corn and soybean futures fell on Friday on the prospect of dry weather for key Midwest production areas in early May which would give farmers access to fields during a crucial planting window, traders said. "Nearly week of drying ahead then allows recovery in most of Midwest, limits risk for standing water in corn/wheat," Commodity Weather...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— An application for a more than $1 billion proposed natural gas pipeline originating in Pennsylvania and ending in New Jersey is incomplete, state regulators said in a letter Wednesday. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection told PennEast it has 30 days to resubmit its freshwater permit application for the proposed 120- mile...

  • WASHINGTON— A federal appeals court has granted a request from the Trump administration to delay a decision on Obama-era rules limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans says it won't consider a lawsuit over the rules for at least 120 days. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt...

  • TEPATEPEC, Mexico— For more than 100 years, most of what gets flushed down Mexico City's toilets has resurfaced two hours to the north in the rivers and reservoirs of the rural Mezquital Valley. It's a standoff that pits public health concerns— not just for valley residents but for the Mexicans elsewhere who eat the crops— against fears that family farms will go...

  • PORTAGE, Ind.— An Indiana utility that stopped using Lake Michigan water last week because of a U.S. Steel Corp. chemical spill has resumed drawing water from the lake after no significant traces of the chemical were found. Indiana American Water says its Ogden Dunes water plant resumed operations Tuesday after testing by it and the Environmental Protection...

  • Michael Phelps: Making waves and saving water

    Olympian Michael Phelps talks about his efforts to increase people's awareness of water conservation, as well as transitioning his lifestyle outside the Olympics.

  • SAO PAULO, April 12- Changes to water down strict local content rules on equipment to extract deep sea oil could help Brazil's government earn 31 billion reais worth of royalties and other revenue sources between 2020 and 2025, state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA said on Wednesday.

  • LONDON, April 11- A sharp drop in shares of Apple-supplier Dialog Semiconductor dominated trading in otherwise muted European stock markets on Tuesday as a shortened week and risk-off sentiment kept investors from making big bets. European shares have been treading water in recent sessions, with the benchmark index little changed so far this month on...

  • LONDON, April 11- A sharp drop in shares of Apple-supplier Dialog Semiconductor dominated trading in otherwise muted European stock markets on Tuesday as a holiday-shortened week and broadly risk-off sentiment kept investors from making big bets. European shares have been treading water in recent sessions, with the benchmark index little changed so far...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 7- One of the worst droughts in California history has officially ended, Governor Jerry Brown declared on Friday, but not before it strained the state's farm economy and threatened water supplies for millions of residents. That allowed Brown to lift most stipulations of an emergency order he implemented in January 2014, about two years after...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 7- One of the worst droughts in California history has officially ended, Governor Jerry Brown declared on Friday, but not before it strained the state's farm economy and threatened water supplies for millions of residents. That allowed Brown to lift most stipulations of an emergency order he implemented in January 2014, about two years after...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 7- One of the worst droughts in California history has officially ended, Governor Jerry Brown declared on Friday, but not before it strained the state's farm economy and threatened water supplies for millions of residents. That allowed Brown to lift most stipulations of an emergency order he implemented in January 2014, about two years after...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 7- One of the worst droughts in California history has officially ended, Governor Jerry Brown declared on Friday, but not before it strained the state's farm economy and threatened water supplies for millions of residents. That allowed Brown to lift most stipulations of an emergency order he implemented in January 2014, about two years after...

  • LONDON, April 5- On March 29, El Salvador made a little bit of history. El Salvador has specific issues with water. Its Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources estimates that 90 percent of surface water is contaminated.

  • Scientist using microscope in laboratory

    A group of scientists in the U.K. created a membrane 'sieve' capable of removing salt from seawater to make it drinkable using graphene.

  • JOHANNESBURG, March 30- Drought conditions associated with an El Nino weather pattern are likely to reoccur in a few months time, the South African government said on Thursday. "The next summer season has increased the likelihood for the development of El Nino conditions which are often associated with drought and water scarcity as seen recently in South...

  • *China curbs commercial property purchases in Beijing. Hong Kong shares fell, as the market gave a cold welcome to Beijing- backed Carrie Lam, who was elected on Sunday as the city's chief executive. China introduced rules to curb the purchase of new commercial property in Beijing by individuals in the government's latest step to cool the property market, while...