Business of Water

Washington state man charged with trying to move river

SEATTLE - A Washington state man accused of using an excavator and a bulldozer to try to alter the Tahuya River was charged on Thursday with environmental violations, the state's top attorney said.

National Guard arrives in Hawaii town threatened by lava

PAHOA Hawaii - National Guard troops arrived in a Hawaii town threatened by a slow-moving river of molten lava on Thursday, and were greeted with cheers by residents of the Big Island community where they are to provide security as the volcanic flow advances. | Video

Environment, 12:08am GMT

Californians will pay more for water, must still conserve: officials

SACRAMENTO Calif. - Californians face higher water prices and permanent conservation measures amid drought, global warming and population growth in a state that has long struggled to satisfy urban and agricultural needs, the administration of Governor Jerry Brown said Thursday.

Environment, 30 Oct 2014

History of U.S. biofuel mandate provides opening for legal challenge

WASHINGTON - Probable legal challenges to proposed cuts in the 2014 U.S. biofuel mandate could focus on a two-word phrase dropped from the U.S. law establishing the renewable fuel program back in 2005: distribution capacity.

Environment, 30 Oct 2014

National Guard heads to Hawaii town threatened by river of lava

PAHOA Hawaii - A contingent of National Guard troops was dispatched to a Hawaii town on Thursday to provide security to the Big Island community threatened by a river of molten lava that is slowly creeping toward the town's main road, an emergency official said. | Video

Environment, 30 Oct 2014

Hawaii lava crosses residential property, threatens more homes

PAHOA Hawaii - A slow-moving river of molten lava from an erupting volcano crept over residential and farm property on Hawaii's Big Island on Wednesday after incinerating an outbuilding as it threatened dozens of homes at the edge of a former plantation town. | Video

Environment, 30 Oct 2014

Gas wastewater likely triggered 2011 quake in Colorado: USGS

- Underground disposal of wastewater from gas production likely triggered a moderate earthquake in Colorado in 2011, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday in a study that may fuel debate over the impact of the U.S. energy boom.

Environment, 29 Oct 2014

Hawaii lava crosses residential property, threatens more homes

KONA Hawaii - A slow-moving river of molten lava from an erupting volcano crept across a residential property on Hawaii's Big Island early on Wednesday after incinerating an outbuilding as it threatened dozens of homes and businesses at the edge of a seaside town. | Video

Environment, 29 Oct 2014

Why U.S. green groups are talking about abortion this election

DENVER - Green billionaire Tom Steyer vowed to make the November congressional elections about climate change. Now he's talking about abortion and the economy to get his candidates across the finish line. | Video

Environment, 29 Oct 2014

Molten lava from Hawaii volcano crosses onto residential property

PAHOA Hawaii - A menacing river of molten lava that bubbled over a road and overran a cemetery on its way towards a village on Hawaii's Big Island crossed onto a residential property on Tuesday and threatened to consume its first home, officials said. | Video

Environment, 29 Oct 2014
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China’s cities see clean air, water as magnet for investment

Despite severe air pollution, local and provincial officials in the Chinese city of Nanchang are trying to clean it up and make it more attractive for foreign investment, making the city an important test case for efforts to ease the environmental damage from unchecked economic growth.