The two energy companies behind the Atlantic Coast Pipeline announced Sunday that they have canceled the project. The proposed natural gas pipeline, which would have run 600 miles from West Virginia through Virginia to North Carolina, faced challenges for more than six years from groups who fought against construction. Local and national opposition along with […]
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The Rundown The EPA narrows use of Section 401 of the Clean Water Act. President Trump signs an order to speed up or abridge environmental review. The Senate passes an Indian water rights settlement bill. The Army Corps forecasts more record-high water levels for two of the Great Lakes. Environment agencies in Canada and the […]
The Global Rundown The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) limits states’ ability to deny energy infrastructure projects. Gunmen in Niger cut off water supply to a refugee camp housing 35,000 displaced people. Researchers survey the effects of recent hurricanes on water quality in North Carolina. A major fuel spill into Russia’s river Ambarnaya will take […]
Will the fracking boom echo in America’s leading coal state?
The Rundown President Trump hopes to boost construction of energy infrastructure projects. The Senate confirms David Bernhardt to lead the Interior Department. Congress approves a Colorado River basin conservation plan. The Army Corps’ management of Missouri River reservoirs comes under the microscope. The USDA releases its census of farm data. Federal officials prepare a trade […]
The Global Rundown North Carolina’s environmental agency tells Duke Energy to excavate all its coal ash in order to cut water contamination risks. The first cholera death is reported in Mozambique following Cyclone Idai. Great Lakes Michigan and Huron are expected to rise by almost a foot this summer. Another round of heavy rain hammers […]
What’s Up with Water, your “need-to-know news” of the world’s water. We begin with a quick survey of water stories around the globe. There are increasing quantities of antibiotics and other medicines in rivers and lakes worldwide. That’s according to a study led by Radboud University in the Netherlands. Researchers estimated pharmaceutical concentrations with the […]
The Global Rundown The British government rejects plans for a £1.3 billion ($1.7 billion) tidal lagoon, saying that the renewable energy scheme is too costly. Advisors urge the Serbian government to invest in fixing “devastating” environmental problems, including a lack of sewage treatment facilities. Monsoon rains bring flooding and landslides to Vietnam, killing at least […]
The Global Rundown Two Colorado counties sue ExxonMobil and Suncor Energy, claiming the companies negatively contributed to climate change. Water levels in Nigeria’s Goronyo dam fall to 10 percent of capacity, jeopardizing the water supply of millions. The U.S. Senate blocks a Coast Guard bill that would have exempt ship ballast water from the Clean […]
The Global Rundown Devices that turn water evaporation into electricity could soon provide massive amounts of renewable energy. The Trump administration repealed a ban on disposable water bottles in U.S. National Parks despite a report that showed the ban was cutting back on plastic pollution. Educating people in India on the importance of good hygiene […]
Opposition to a big pipeline in Kentucky is a case in point. By Keith Schneider Circle of Blue BEREA, KY — President-elect Donald J. Trump’s aggressive and unorthodox election campaign included a pledge to dismantle impediments to the speedy development of America’s reserves of fossil fuels. In pursuit of that goal, Trump this week named […]
Despite commitment to reduce national emissions, development banks spend $US billions on coal-fired power plants.