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  • 26 Jul 2017- 08:22 by Local Press Report NEW YORK NY The Daily Beast Did you know that the right-wing has its own Russia conspiracy, alleging that Moscow is secretly funding environmental organizations—and that two congressmen have now requested a formal investigation by the Treasury Department?
  • 20 Jul 2017- 10:07 by Local Press Report RESTON VA US Geological Survey Designed by a small U.S. Geological Survey team, this cost-effective and environmentally friendly water filter system uses discarded mining byproducts, called mine drainage ochre, as the primary filtering agent to remove
  • 20 Jul 2017- 10:07 by Local Press Report GAINESVILLE TX Houston Chronicle Select Energy Services is buying Houston-based Rockwater Energy Solutions in an all-stock deal valued at more than $470 million. The oil and gas industry uses vast amounts of water to drill and hydraulically fracture wells.
  • 10 Jul 2017- 11:49 by Local Press Report CHARLESTON WV West Virginia Record U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver Jr. on July 6 issued an order denying a proposed class action settlement regarding the 2014 Elk River chemical spill. Copenhaver wrote that he has concerns about the tiered payment plan
  • 28 Jun 2017- 15:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS OR, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to
  • 21 Jun 2017- 08:59 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC The Independent US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has said he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, putting him at odds with mainstream scientific opinion. Mr Perry's statement is in line with
  • 12 Jun 2017- 09:34 by Local Press Report HANOVER NH Science Daily Researchers at Dartmouth College have developed a new material that scrubs iodine from water for the first time. The breakthrough could hold the key to cleaning radioactive waste in nuclear reactors and after nuclear accidents like
  • 22 May 2017- 11:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SACRAMENTO, CA, United States US experts have called for federal regulations for waterways to be updated to recognize impacts of climate change. Speaking at the 2017 Environmental & Water Resources Congress on 21 May in Sacramento, California, Steve
  • 8 May 2017- 12:50 by Local Press Report SAN FRANCISCO, CA Salon North Dakota, a state that was the forefront of national protests for months over environmental concerns stemming from the construction of a major pipeline, reported 745 oil spills since last May, according to the state’s Department of
  • 8 May 2017- 12:50 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC The Hill The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recusing himself from matters involving numerous major lawsuits he filed against his own agency. Scott Pruitt filed a recusal statement Thursday, saying that he will stay away
  • 27 Apr 2017- 06:52 by Local Press Report SALT LAKE CITY, UT The Salt Lake Tribune The Wasatch Plateau is so perforated with tunnels and shafts that reservoirs are believed to leak into coal miners' underground chambers, resulting in floods that require perpetual pumping. For water users, this
  • 15 Feb 2017- 10:27 by Local Press Report BISMARCK, ND Rapid City Journal Fearing contamination of its drinking water, the Oglala Sioux Tribe has entered the legal fray against the Dakota Access pipeline. Attorneys working for the tribe filed a lawsuit Monday in U.S District Court in Washington
  • 25 Jan 2017- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New York, NY, United States Banco Safra SA has filed a class action in New York against BHP Billiton and Vale, joint-venture partners in Samarco, the iron ore mine responsible for Brazil’s worst ever environmental disaster. Australian media reports that
  • 3 Nov 2016- 13:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Dr Rita Colwell was among eight scientists who this week accepted the prestigious, and lucrative biannual Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz International Prize for Water. A prize-giving ceremony was held at UN headquarters, and
  • 2 Nov 2016- 07:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Trevose, PA, United States US Corporate GE is to sell its giant Water and Process Technologies business which has 7,500 employees globally. The company expects to gain of up to $1 billion USD from the sale. This development comes hot on the heels of last

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