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Environment Water

  • It was the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in nearly a century, with winds just shy of Category 5 force. And it has thrust Puerto Rico's territorial status into the international spotlight, reviving a sharp debate about its political future as the island attempts to recover from flooding, landslides and power and water outages. Maria has also put Puerto...

  • Oct 13- Constitution Pipeline said on Friday that its natural gas pipe from Pennsylvania to New York could enter service as early as the first half of 2019 if it gets the necessary regulatory approvals. On Wednesday, Constitution asked the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to overturn New York's denial of a required water permit that would allow it to...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 11- The U.S. environmental regulator warned residents of Puerto Rico on Wednesday not to break into wells at industrial waste sites as parts of the island still struggle with drinking water shortages three weeks after Hurricane Maria hit. Superfund sites are areas contaminated by hazardous industrial waste that have been identified by the...

  • District Judge James Boasberg's decision will come as a blow to the Standing Rock Sioux, who have argued that an oil spill from the pipeline under Lake Oahe— from which the tribe draws its water— could have a detrimental effect on the tribal community. The $3.8 billion pipeline built by Texas- based Energy Transfer Partners has been operating since June 1, moving...

  • Tapping into success

    Celebrities Sean “Diddy” Combs and Mark Wahlberg are combining to conquer a new arena, bottled water. The co-owners of AQUAhydrate, a performance sports water brand, explain how their partnership works and how they’ve created success in entertainment, fashion, food, retail and now beverages.

  • HOUSTON, Oct 5- Huge volumes of dirty water produced by U.S. shale firms are driving up investment in water-handling specialists, as cash-conscious oil and gas companies try to trim costs. In the Permian Basin, the country's largest oilfield, the 2.5 million barrels of oil produced daily generates about 15 million barrels of water per day. "It's just a staggering...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 5- Russia's En+ Group will launch an initial public share offering in London and Moscow, it said on Thursday, testing investors' appetite for Russian assets three years after Western countries imposed sanctions on Moscow over its role in the Ukraine crisis. The listing of En+, which manages Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska's aluminium and hydropower...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 2- Italy's Enel SpA is looking for opportunities to expand in Brazil's power sector through acquisitions after winning a license last week to operate a large hydropower dam, the head of local operations told Reuters. The Italian utility was weighing whether to bid for some regional distribution firms that are up for sale, said Carlo Zorzoli, Enel's...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Oct 1- U.S. lawmakers urged President Donald Trump on Sunday to stop sniping at Puerto Ricans and get to work helping them recover from a devastating hurricane, two days before he was to visit the island, where people remained without food, water or power. The Republican president said his government was doing a "great job" to help Puerto Rico...

  • SYDNEY, Oct 1- Vanuatu has launched a Dunkirk-style evacuation on the northern island of Ambae as a flotilla of boats rescues islanders from an erupting volcano that has polluted many of the island's sources of drinking water. The eruption has polluted many of the island's water sources leaving thousands of people in need of safe drinking water, Red Cross...

  • SYDNEY, Oct 1- Vanuatu has launched a Dunkirk-style evacuation on the northern island of Ambae as a flotilla of boats rescues islanders from an erupting volcano. The eruption has polluted many of the island's water sources leaving thousands of people in need of safe drinking water, Red Cross delegate Joe Cropp told Reuters by phone on Sunday.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 1- Vanuatu has launched a Dunkirk-style evacuation on the northern island of Ambae as a flotilla of boats rescues islanders from an erupting volcano. The eruption has polluted many of the island's water sources leaving thousands of people in need of safe drinking water, Red Cross delegate Joe Cropp told Reuters by phone on Sunday.

  • Maria, the most powerful storm to strike Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years, has destroyed roads, making it difficult to get food, water and fuel around the island. Trump, who plans to visit the island on Tuesday, fired off a series of angry tweets from his private golf club in New Jersey, taking aim at the mayor of San Juan, the island's capital and largest city.

  • Trump took to Twitter early on Saturday to fire back at the mayor of San Juan, the island's largest city. Maria, the most powerful storm to strike Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years, wiped out the power and communications systems, making it difficult to get food, water and fuel around the island. "Such poor leadership by the Mayor of San Juan and others in Puerto Rico who are...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 29- The mayor of Puerto Rico's hurricane-battered capital spoke on Friday of thirsty children drinking from creeks. In enumerable ways large and small, many of the 3.4 million inhabitants of Puerto Rico struggled through a 10th day with little or no access to basic necessities- from electricity and clean, running water to...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 29- Low river levels and back-ups at aging locks are wreaking havoc on export-bound grain barge shipments on the Mississippi River system just as U.S. farmers need to ramp up deliveries of their bumper harvest of corn and soybeans. Barge freight rates surged to a three-year high on Friday as a key stretch of the Mississippi River fell to near-record...

  • Overpass that collapsed on Highway 10 in the Northridge/Reseda area at the epicenter of the earthquake in 1994.

    Mexico City's earthquake disaster is a reminder of the risk of Southern California's "Big One" striking and causing widespread damage.

  • WASHINGTON and CHICAGO, Sept 27- Tyson Foods Inc's poultry unit on Wednesday pleaded guilty in federal court to two criminal charges stemming from discharged feed supplement at a company facility in Missouri, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Tyson Poultry Inc had been charged with violating the Clean Water Act in the 2014 event, and agreed to pay a $2 million...

  • China's State Power Investment Corp will pay 7.18 billion reais to operate the São Simão hydropower plant, the biggest of the four assets auctioned. Gustavo Labanca, a senior Engie executive, said the company may sell debentures or commercial paper in Brazil to fund payment of the licenses. The auction results signal strong investor appetite in the...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 27- A week after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, most of its 3.4 million residents are scrambling to find clean water, with experts concerned about a looming public health crisis posed by the island's damaged water system. Only about 40 percent to 45 percent of the customers of the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority had...