Environment Water

  • The land deal is a blow to the Sioux and other protesters who claim the pipeline would damage ancient burial sites and pose an environmental risk to the tribe's water supply. When fully connected to existing lines, the 1,100- mile Dakota Access pipeline would be the first to carry crude oil from the Bakken shale, a vast oil formation in North Dakota, Montana and...

  • MULBERRY, Fla.— A federal lawsuit was filed late Thursday by three central Florida residents who live near a fertilizer plant where more than 200 million gallons of contaminated wastewater leaked into one of the state's main underground sources of drinking water. The lawsuit, filed by the Florida law firm of Morgan and Morgan and by Weitz& Luxenberg of New York,...

  • MADRID— A Spanish court has convicted and fined an American mining company executive and two other people for environmental offences committed by a Spanish copper mining firm. The southern Seville court said Thursday that Bill Williams, former water director at the Cobre Las Cruces open pit mine, and two others, had been fined 2,700 euros each for mismanaging...

  • MEXICO CITY— Edgar Serralde Galicia lives in a part of Mexico City known for water: Xochimilco, where picturesque canals have irrigated produce grown on man-made islands and served as transportation routes since the days of the Aztecs. But like roughly a million residents of the capital, Serralde isn't connected to the city's water system.

  • John Bel Edwards on Wednesday accused Louisiana's attorney general of fabricating politically motivated reasons for rejecting the lawyer's contract to represent the state in litigation against oil and gas companies over coastal wetland loss. Edwards said Attorney General Jeff Landry either doesn't understand or is intentionally misrepresenting...

  • Sept 20- A massive leak of contaminated water through a sinkhole at a Mosaic Co fertilizer facility in Florida will cost it $20 million to $50 million to fix, a company executive said on Tuesday. The sinkhole at Mulberry, Florida, about 30 miles east of Tampa, damaged the liner system at the base of a stack of hazardous waste, called phosphogypsum, causing a retention...

  • LONDON, Sept 19- Angola's sovereign wealth fund has started investing in local state-owned farms to make them commercially viable for producing and exporting soft commodities, the fund's chairman Jose Filomeno dos Santos said on Monday. "We have to add new management to each of the farms, determine which crops will be produced, expand irrigation systems-...

  • KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii— In the waters off the coast of Hawaii, a tall buoy bobs and sways in the water, using the rise and fall of the waves to generate electricity. To that end, the Navy has established a test site in Hawaii, with hopes the technology can someday be used to produce clean, renewable power for offshore fueling stations for the fleet and provide electricity to...

  • TAMPA, Fla.— A phosphate company says more than 200 million gallons of contaminated waste water from a fertilizer plant in central Florida leaked into one of the state's main underground sources of drinking water after a massive sinkhole opened up beneath a storage pond. Mosaic, the world's largest supplier of phosphate, said the hole opened up beneath a pile of...

  • Sept 16- A sinkhole spanning 45 feet in diameter opened at a Mosaic Co phosphate fertilizer facility in Florida, leaking 215 million gallons of "slightly radioactive water," a company spokesman said on Friday. The Minnesota- based company immediately reported the incident to state and federal environmental authorities, Mosaic spokesman Ben Pratt said on...

  • TAMPA, Fla.— More than 200 million gallons of contaminated waste water from a fertilizer plant in central Florida leaked into one of the state's main underground sources of drinking water after a massive sinkhole opened up beneath a storage pond, a phosphate company said Friday. "Groundwater moves very slowly," said David Jellerson, Mosaic's senior director for...

  • PHILADELPHIA— Residents near two former suburban Navy bases are suing producers of firefighting foam once used there, claiming they contaminated the drinking water. New York law firm Weitz& Luxenberg filed the federal lawsuit Thursday in Philadelphia on behalf of seven people who lived near the Willow Grove Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base and the Naval...

  • *Bengaluru shut down after violent protests. BENGALURU, Sept 16- Oracle employees were at work on Monday when protesters entered their nine-storey building in India's technology hub, Bengaluru, and asked them to leave in support of demonstrations that had erupted across the city over a water dispute. A spokeswoman for Oracle in India said no one was available to...

  • *Bengaluru shut down after violent protests. BENGALURU, Sept 16- Oracle employees were at work on Monday when protesters entered their nine-storey building in India's technology hub, Bengaluru, and asked them to leave in support of demonstrations that had erupted across the city over a water dispute. A spokeswoman for Oracle in India said no one was available to...

  • Some of New England' s leading breweries will compete Oct. 1 to see who can turn the questionable water of Boston's Charles River into the tastiest suds. Six area breweries have signed on for the first ever "Brew the Charles" challenge, a highlight of HUBweek, a weeklong Boston- area festival celebrating innovation in art, science and technology.

  • *Bengaluru shut down after violent protests. BENGALURU, Sept 16- Oracle employees were at work on Monday when protesters entered their nine-storey building in India's technology hub, Bengaluru, and asked them to leave in support of demonstrations that had erupted across the city over a water dispute. A spokeswoman for Oracle in India said no one was available to...

  • Jerry Brown wants to build to haul water across California are economically feasible only if the federal government bears a third of the nearly $16 billion cost because local water districts may not benefit as expected, according to an analysis that the state commissioned last year but never released. The analysis and its new assumptions of shifting some...

  • ATLANTA, Sept 13- Holding signs and banners and chanting "Oil Kills," protesters in Atlanta and other U.S. cities on Tuesday shouted support for Native American activists trying to stop construction of a North Dakota pipeline they say will desecrate sacred land and pollute water. "We were all moved by the spirit to be here," said Linda James Thomas, 59, who attended the...

  • LIMA, Sept 13- Peru President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said a transcontinental railway proposed by China to slash the costs of shipping Brazilian goods to Asia could be too expensive and environmentally harmful to build. Peru and China agreed to study the feasibility of a 5,300- kilometer railroad to link Brazil's Atlantic coast with a port on Peru's Pacific...

  • ATLANTA, Sept 13- Holding signs and banners and chanting "Oil Kills," protesters in Atlanta on Tuesday shouted support for Native American activists trying to stop construction of a North Dakota pipeline they say will desecrate sacred land and pollute water. "We were all moved by the spirit to be here," said Linda James Thomas, 59, a Native American who said she...