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Environment Water

  • Jan 12- U.S. energy regulators rejected Williams Cos Inc's request to overturn New York's denial of a water permit for the company's proposed Constitution natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to New York, according to a filing on Thursday. If built, the 125- mile pipeline would transport up to 0.65 billion cubic feet per day of shale gas from Pennsylvania to...

  • LANSING, Mich.— In a story Jan. 10 about the state of Michigan filing a lawsuit against a company over chemical contaminants in drinking water, The Associated Press misidentified the company. Michigan has sued Wolverine World Wide over chemical contaminants in drinking water, saying the lawsuit is needed to formalize the footwear company's response to the...

  • *Benchmark bond markets bounce as China cools U.S. debt talk. LONDON, Jan 11- Worries about a U.S.-led trade war put world stocks at risk of their first two day loss of the year on Thursday, while bond markets bounced as China poured cold water on reports that it might stop buying U.S. debt. Europe's main bourses dipped in and out of the red and MSCI's world index was down...

  • LANSING, Mich.— Michigan environmental regulators on Wednesday sued footwear company Wolverine World Wild over widely used industrial chemical contaminants that were dumped into the ground decades ago and have seeped into drinking water, saying the lawsuit is necessary to lock into place response efforts and to reimburse the government for past and...

  • PHNOM PENH, Cambodia— Leaders of nations along Southeast Asia's Mekong River met Wednesday in Cambodia's capital amid a push by China to build more dams that are altering the water flow and raising environmental concerns. The meeting was chaired by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, who were joined by leaders from Thailand, Laos,...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 9- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will replace Obama-era carbon and clean water regulations and open up a national debate on climate change in 2018, part of a list of priorities for the year that also includes fighting lead contamination in public drinking water. Pruitt reaffirmed plans for the EPA to host a public debate on climate...

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— The country's largest electricity company will pay an $84,000 penalty and work to stop potentially toxic waste from three North Carolina coal-burning power plants from leaking into groundwater and nearby rivers under a deal with state regulators announced Tuesday. The deal, already signed by a Duke Energy Corp. executive, includes the penalty...

  • CAIRO— Egypt's president and his Eritrean counterpart met in Cairo on Monday amid heightened tensions with Sudan and Ethiopia over border disputes and the construction of a massive upstream Nile dam. Egypt fears the soon-to-be completed dam in Ethiopia could cut into its share of the river, which provides nearly all its freshwater. Ethiopia denies it is...

  • BEIJING, Jan 9- Lashing winds, high waves and toxic gases are hindering dozens of rescue boats struggling to locate missing sailors from a stricken oil tanker in the East China Sea and to extinguish a fire that has burned for the past three days on the ship. The body of a crew member was found on Monday in the water near the tanker, China's transport ministry said.

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan 5- U.S. regulators formally launched a review process on Friday that could produce a permit a Canadian mining group needs to build the Pebble Mine copper and gold project in southwest Alaska, which is opposed by environmentalists. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the federal agency that regulates the development and dredging of wetlands,...

  • *J.B. Hunt Transport slips on disappointing forecast. NEW YORK, Dec 28- U.S. stocks were little changed in light trading on Thursday, as technology stocks continued to tread water and offset gains in financial stocks. "Tech had such a great year, it is more likely to be just rebalancing rather than the beginning of any major trend," said Ed Keon, managing director and...

  • *China grants $500 m for projects including airport, school. GWADAR, Pakistan Dec 17- China is lavishing vast amounts of aid on a small Pakistani fishing town to win over locals and build a commercial deep-water port that the United States and India suspect may also one day serve the Chinese navy. "The concentration of grants is quite striking," said Andrew Small, an...

  • *China grants $500 m for projects including airport, school. GWADAR, Pakistan Dec 17- China is lavishing vast amounts of aid on a small Pakistani fishing town to win over locals and build a commercial deep-water port that the United States and India suspect may also one day serve the Chinese navy. "The concentration of grants is quite striking," said Andrew Small, an...

  • *China grants $500 m for projects including airport, school. GWADAR, Pakistan Dec 17- China is lavishing vast amounts of aid on a small Pakistani fishing town to win over locals and build a commercial deep-water port that the United States and India suspect may also one day serve the Chinese navy. "The concentration of grants is quite striking," said Andrew Small, an...

  • AMSTERDAM, Dec 15- The Netherlands launched an attempt to fund an offshore wind farm without subsidies on Friday, hoping to capitalize on a boom in renewable energy. The Dutch tender follows strong demand at wind farm auctions in Germany earlier this year- where some slots were granted without subsidies- although a Dutch official acknowledged that the...

  • PARIS, Dec 13- French waste and water group Suez expects more mergers and acquisitions in the very fragmented market for industrial water treatment, its CEO said, after its purchase of General Electric's water business in March for $3.4 billion. Suez, which had 2016 revenue of 15.3 billion euros, now has about $2.7 billion revenue in industrial water following...

  • *Investors await outcome of Alabama Senate election. TOKYO, Dec 13- Asian shares were treading water in early trade on Wednesday as crude oil futures steadied after a selloff, while a widely expected interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve underpinned the dollar. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was a few ticks higher in early...

  • PATTON VILLAGE, Texas, Dec 12- When Hurricane Harvey sent two feet of water rolling into this small community about 35 miles north of Houston, Alfredo Becerra had to flee his modest 1,500- square-foot house. One month later, across the Gulf of Mexico in Big Pine Key, Florida, moving company driver Byron Keeble lost about $10,000 worth of belongings, including a new...

  • Dec 11- British Columbia said on Monday it would push ahead with a C $10.7 billion hydroelectric dam project approved by the western Canadian province's previous government, provoking an angry response from a political partner and threats of court cases from indigenous groups. New Democratic premier John Horgan said he was continuing with the Site C project...

  • Dec 11- British Columbia said on Monday it would push ahead with a C $10.7 billion hydroelectric dam project approved by the western Canadian province's previous government, provoking an angry response from a political partner and threats of court cases from indigenous groups. New Democratic premier John Horgan said he was continuing with the Site C project...