The Stream, February 3: Fixing U.S. Water Infrastructure

It will take $US 1 trillion over the next 25 years to fix the water infrastructure in the United States, according to an estimate by the American Water Works Association, Bloomberg News reported.

Energy
PetroChina purchased a 20 percent stake in a Canadian shale gas project, strengthening China’s presence in North America’s energy markets, according to Reuters.

The United Kingdom is considering new nuclear reactors that would use radioactive waste to provide enough electricity for 500 years, the Guardian reported. The reactors would help dispose of Britain’s cache of plutonium and depleted uranium.

The United States plans to auction and issue leases for offshore wind farms by the end of 2012, Bloomberg News reported.

Climate
Police in Chile arrested a man for allegedly stealing five tonnes of ice from one of the world’s fastest shrinking glaciers, according to the Guardian.

Astronomers discovered a new planet 4.5 times as massive as Earth with a climate suitable for liquid water and life, UPI reported.

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Author: Codi Yeager-Kozacek  is a news correspondent for Circle of Blue based out of Hawaii. She co-writes The Stream, Circle of Blue’s daily digest of international water news trends. Her interests include food security, ecology and the Great Lakes.

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