Texas became the first U.S. state to require energy companies to disclose the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, according to Reuters.
More than a dozen U.S. senators said that the U.S. Department of State needs to examine what corrosive effects Canadian oil sands crude may have on pipelines before the department decides on the $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline that would transport oil to Texas, Reuters reported.
About three fourths of water systems on Canadian Indian reservations pose a risk to water quality and health, according to a two-year-long investigation on the subject, AFP reported.
China completed the first wastewater treatment plant in Tibet, Xinhua reported. Previously, Lhasa, the provincial capital, discharged its wastewater into rivers without treatment.
Lufthansa became the first airline to use biofuels on regular commercial flights, Reuters reported.
, a Bulgaria native, is a Chicago-based reporter for Circle of Blue. She co-writes The Stream, a daily digest of international water news trends.
Interests: Europe, China, Environmental Policy, International Security.