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Gas driller pleads no contest to polluting town's water

Nov. 29, 2022 19:39 PM EST

MONTROSE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s most active gas driller pleaded no contest Tuesday to criminal charges, capping a landmark environmental case against a company that prosecutors say polluted a rural community's drinking water 14 years ago and then tried to evade responsibility. ...

Their lagoons languishing, precious Spanish wetlands go dry

Nov. 08, 2022 02:06 AM EST

DOÑANA NATIONAL PARK, Spain (AP) — Flamingos, herons and fish once filled a freshwater lagoon in southern Spain. Today, it's a fetid brown splotch. The whisper of wind in the grass is a sad substitute for the cacophony of migratory birds. Biologist Carmen Díaz steps onto cracked...

Search for solutions drives race to save Utah salt flats

Nov. 03, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

WENDOVER, Utah (AP) — In the Utah desert, a treeless expanse of pristine white salt crystals has long lured daredevil speed racers, filmmakers and social media-obsessed tourists. It’s so flat that on certain days, visitors swear they can see the curvature of the earth. The...

US Navy wants public's ideas on how to use Hawaii fuel tanks

Nov. 01, 2022 22:35 PM EDT

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AP) — The Navy on Tuesday said it will ask the public how it should use a fuel storage facility in the hills above Pearl Harbor once it has finished draining petroleum from its massive storage tanks. The Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Nov. 01, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

Indianapolis Business Journal. October 28, 2022. Editorial: Special care and transparency needed to plan for Indiana’s water needs As Indiana economic development leaders prepare a 7,000-acre innovation district for development in Boone County, it’s become clear...

US military to begin draining Pearl Harbor pipelines

Oct. 25, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. military said Monday it's ready to begin draining 1 million gallons (3.79 million liters) of fuel from three pipelines as part of an initial step toward closing a World War II-era fuel storage facility that leaked petroleum into Pearl...

Navy: On schedule to fix Pearl Harbor water main in 1 week

Oct. 18, 2022 22:39 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Navy said Tuesday it was still fixing an underground water pipe that ruptured last week and interrupted the supply of water to about 93,000 people at Pearl Harbor. The bursting of the 36-inch (91-centimeter) water main has also forced the Navy to postpone plans...

Enbridge will pay $11 million to settle pipeline violations

Oct. 17, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Enbridge Energy, the owner and operator of the Line 3 pipeline project in northern Minnesota, will pay more than $11 million after investigations identified water quality violations and three aquifer breaches related to the pipeline's construction, state regulators said...

Idaho nuclear waste treatment plant could start in December

Oct. 12, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A nuclear waste treatment plant in eastern Idaho designed to treat 900,000 gallons (3.4 million liters) of sodium-bearing, radioactive waste that has had numerous setbacks will likely start operating in early December, a U.S. Department of Energy official said Wednesday. ...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Oct. 11, 2022 07:15 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. October 9, 2022. Editorial: Think running out of water is just a California problem? Talk to a Kansas cattle farmer Nathan Kells and his family have farmed in southwestern Haskell County, Kansas, since 1885. He runs a full service heifer ranch,...