Business of Water

Texas releases more than 50 sea turtles treated for cold-stunning

HOUSTON - More than 50 green sea turtles were released into the Gulf of Mexico off the Texas coast on Friday after recovering from cold-stunning, or hypothermia, brought on by a drastic drop in water temperature.

Premier Li says China to speed up water conservation projects: Xinhua

SHANGHAI - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said China would accelerate water conservation projects to tackle its water shortage and bolster wider economic growth, the official Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday.

Environment, 26 Nov 2014

Turkey and all the drippings: rain, snow may snarl U.S. holiday travel

NEW YORK - Treacherous weather predicted for the day before Thanksgiving prompted some of the 46.3 million Americans expected to travel this holiday weekend, the year's busiest, to bump their flight and driving plans up to Tuesday.

Environment, 25 Nov 2014

New York's Cuomo warns snow-hit Buffalo of risk to roofs

BUFFALO, N.Y. - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warned residents of Buffalo, New York, which is still digging out from as much as seven feet of snow, to beware of roof collapses as the weather warms.

Environment, 24 Nov 2014

Flooding could follow heavy snow in western New York

BUFFALO - Emergency workers filled thousands of sandbags on Sunday as the area around Buffalo, New York braced for potential flooding as warming temperatures began to melt up to seven feet (2 meters) of snow.

Environment, 24 Nov 2014

Death toll in southern Morocco floods rises to 32

RABAT - Floods triggered by heavy rain have killed at least 32 people, swept away buildings, vehicles and roads and forced the evacuation of more than 200 people in southern Morocco, authorities said on Monday.

Environment, 24 Nov 2014

Some climate change impacts unavoidable: World Bank

OSLO - Some future impacts of climate change, such as more extremes of heat and sea level rise, are unavoidable even if governments act fast to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the World Bank said on Sunday.

Environment, 23 Nov 2014

Small quake shakes Dallas area, stirring fracking critics

- A light earthquake shook the Dallas-Ft. Worth area of North Texas on Saturday night, leaving no known damage or casualties but stirring concern about the potential of the area's oil and gas fracking industry to generate seismic activity.

Environment, 23 Nov 2014

Flooding could follow heavy snow in western New York

BUFFALO - Emergency workers filled thousands of sandbags on Sunday as the area around Buffalo, New York braced for potential flooding as warming temperatures began to melt up to seven feet (2 meters) of snow.

Environment, 23 Nov 2014

Widespread flooding ahead for snowy western New York: officials

EVANS N.Y. - Warm temperatures and rain were forecast for the weekend in the city of Buffalo and western New York, bringing the threat of widespread flooding to the region bound for days by deep snow. | Video

Environment, Life, 21 Nov 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.