Environment Water

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 18- ArcelorMittal SA, the world's largest steelmaker, is set to build its first-ever desalination unit in Brazil to handle unforeseen water needs at its plant in the eastern state of Espírito Santo, senior company executives said in an interview on Friday. The unit is aimed at lessening the company's dependence on state water utility company...

  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Jan 11- China could raise average life expectancy by 2.9 years if it improves air quality to levels recommended by the World Health Organisation, according a new study from a U.S. research group. China has vowed to determine the precise impact of air and water pollution on health as part of its efforts to raise average life expectancy to 79 years...

  • A Cargill grain elevator at Hales Point, Tennessee, closed this week, a casualty of rising waters from the Mississippi River that flooded a highway next to the facility, a Cargill website said. "High water on the Ohio and the lower Mississippi is causing problems all down the river system," a Kentucky- based grain trader said, adding, "Even down at the Gulf, the high water...

  • Jan 9- Chile's Collahuasi copper mine is talking to Canada's Teck Resources Ltd about resource-sharing as the two companies embark on ambitious expansion projects, its Chief Executive Jorge Gomez said on Wednesday. Chile's copper industry will triple its use of sea water for industrial processes in the next decade, state copper agency Cochilco said on...

  • BEIJING, Jan 7- China's surface water quality improved in 2018, with more samples taken from river and lakes reaching standards fit for human use, the country's environment ministry said on Monday. But while water quality in most of China's major waterways including the Yellow, Huai, Yangtze and Pearl rivers improved in 2018, those in northeastern China such as...

  • Another set of pictures, taken by tenants, shows homes across the Atlantic in North Carolina, Maryland and Louisiana, plagued by flooding, bursting pipes, mold blooms, collapsed ceilings, exposed lead paint and tap water as brown as tea. Ireland's historic Capard House is among the vacation properties owned by Rhode Island real estate developer John Picerne.

  • Dec 20- Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan opened a criminal investigation into Energy Transfer LP's construction of the Mariner East natural gas liquids pipelines in Pennsylvania. "We have seen sinkholes created by the pipeline drilling, contaminated well water and some subtle and not-so-subtle bullying of Chester County citizens by big...

  • DAR ES SALAAM, Dec 12- Tanzania will build a $3 billion hydroelectric plant in a UNESCO world heritage site under a contract announced on Wednesday involving Egyptian companies despite concerns raised about the impact on wildlife. Known for its elephants, black rhinos and giraffes, the reserve covers 50,000 square km and is one of the largest protected areas in...

  • DAR ES SALAAM, Dec 12- Tanzania has signed a deal with Egypt's El Sewedy Electric Co and Arab Contractors to build a $3 billion hydroelectric plant on a World Heritage site in the country, that will more than double Tanzania's power generation capacity. The project has faced opposition from conservationists, who say the construction of a dam on a river that runs...

  • DAR ES SALAAM, Dec 11- Tanzania will sign a deal this week for the construction of a $3 billion hydroelectric power plant, the president said in remarks aired on state television on Tuesday. President John Magufuli did not name the company awarded the contract for the power plant and dam to be built in the Selous game reserve, which is a world heritage site.

  • The proposal, by the EPA, relaxes protections in the Waters of the United States rule that the administration of President Barack Obama expanded in 2015 to cover a wide range of wetlands. Trump's EPA proposes relaxing the definitions of what waters should be protected. Mark Ryan, a lawyer at Ryan& Kuehler PLLC who spent 24 years as a clean water expert and litigator...

  • The EPA is expected to relax protection standards in the Waters of the United States rule that went into effect during the administration of former President Barack Obama. Trump's EPA is expected to propose relaxing the definitions of what waters should be protected. Mark Ryan, a lawyer at Ryan& Kuehler PLLC who spent 24 years as a clean water expert and...

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 7- Germany's BASF slashed its forecast for 2018 profits on Friday, saying the decline was mainly due to its chemicals segment while low water levels on the Rhine and weak automotive demand especially in China were also to blame. The chemicals giant became the latest company to admit to the pain being inflicted on Europe's largest economy and...

  • *Singapore to enforce ban on open-loop scrubbers from Jan 2020. SINGAPORE, Nov 30- Singapore's Maritime Port Authority will ban the discharge of "wash water" used in ships to scrub engine exhaust from Jan. 1, 2020, the MPA said on Friday. "To protect the marine environment and ensure that the port waters are clean, the discharge of wash water from open-loop exhaust gas...

  • *Singapore to enforce ban on open-loop scrubbers from Jan 2020. SINGAPORE, Nov 30- Singapore's Maritime Port Authority said on Friday that it is banning with effect from Jan. 1, 2020, the discharge of "wash water" used in ships to scrub engine exhaust. "To protect the marine environment and ensure that the port waters are clean, the discharge of wash water from...

  • *Singapore to enforce ban on open-loop scrubbers from Jan 2020. SINGAPORE, Nov 30- Singapore's Maritime Port Authority said on Friday that it is banning with effect from Jan. 1, 2020, the discharge of "wash water" used in ships to scrub engine exhaust. "To protect the marine environment and ensure that the port waters are clean, the discharge of wash water from...

  • LIMA, Nov 29- A state-owned Chinese consortium has struck a deal to buy Peru's Chaglla hydroelectric plant from scandal-plagued Brazilian builder Odebrecht SA for at least $618 million, Peru's Justice Ministry said on Thursday. Zeballos said Odebrecht would be required to deposit half the $618 million it nets from the sale into a "trust overseen by Peru's...

  • *Thousands protest in heart of Paris. *More than 80,000 demonstrators across France. PARIS, Nov 24- Police firing tear gas and water cannons clashed with protesters in Paris who are angry over rising fuel costs and President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies, the second weekend of "yellow vest" protests across France.

  • *Thousands protest in heart of Paris. *Interior minister accuses Le Pen of stirring unrest. PARIS, Nov 24- Police firing tear gas and using water cannon clashed with protesters in Paris who are angry over rising fuel costs and President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies, the second weekend of "yellow vest" protests across France.

  • *Thousands gather in centre of Paris. *Interior minister accuses Le Pen of stirring unrest. PARIS, Nov 24- Police fired tear gas and turned water cannon on protesters in Paris who are angry over rising fuel costs and President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies, the second weekend of "yellow vest" protests across France.