Wastewater

November 19, 2017 - 12:34 pm
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded two earthquakes that struck near a central Oklahoma town. Both temblors hit just east of the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond early Sunday. The first quake had a preliminary magnitude of 3.7 and struck at 2:12 a.m. The second quake, with a...
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November 15, 2017 - 2:31 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A major chicken processing plant cited for polluting the Suwannee River has settled a lawsuit brought by environmental groups in Florida. Pilgrim's Pride Corp. settled the suit with Environment Florida and the Sierra Club on Wednesday, agreeing to pay $1.4 million and to...
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This Oct. 23, 2017 photo shows a stretch of the King Abdullah Canal, the largest irrigation system near the town of Northern Shouneh, Jordan. Recent studies say the kingdom, a Western ally and refugee host nation with a growing population, is being hit particularly hard by climate change, getting hotter and drier than previously anticipated. (AP Photo/Omar Akour)
October 31, 2017 - 3:02 am
SHARHABIL, Jordan (AP) — From a hillside in northern Jordan, the Yarmouk River is barely visible in the steep valley below, reduced from a once important water source to a sluggish trickle overgrown with vegetation. Jordan's reservoirs are only one-fifth full, a record low, and vital winter rains...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2014, file photo, signs warn against trespassing at a well injection site in Azle, Texas. Researchers at the University of Colorado have found more evidence that an increase in earthquakes on the Colorado-New Mexico border since 2001 was caused by wells that inject wastewater from oil and gas production back underground. Quakes in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas have also been linked to the practice. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
October 25, 2017 - 7:31 pm
DENVER (AP) — Scientists say they have more evidence that an increase in earthquakes on the Colorado-New Mexico border since 2001 has been caused by wells that inject wastewater from oil and gas production back underground, similar to human-caused quakes in Oklahoma and other states. A paper...
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In this Oct. 23, 2017 photo, a child takes a photo of a man posing with a picture of Chinese President Xi Jinping at an exhibition highlighting China's achievements under five years of his leadership at the Beijing Exhibition Hall in the capital city where the 19th Party Congress is held. The exhibition coincides with the twice-a-decade national congress, and the two events, one teeming with ordinary citizens, the other under tight security, show how Xi has centralized power and is leading China into a confident, gleaming new era. It’s an approach to governing that seems to have strong resonance with China’s public. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 24, 2017 - 9:28 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The model lunar rover didn't much impress the retiree in a cotton Mao jacket visiting an exhibition of Chinese achievements under President Xi Jinping. Nor did the displays charting China's climate change progress or other technological advancements. Instead, it was an exhibit...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2017 file photo, Alejandra Castillo takes a break from carrying water-soaked items out of her family's home after flood waters receded in Houston. Experts say Harvey’s filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment that will remain even after levels drop far enough that southeastern Texas residents no longer fear for their lives. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
September 04, 2017 - 9:55 am
Harvey's filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment even after water levels drop far enough that Southeast Texas residents no longer fear for their lives, according to experts. Houston already was notorious for sewer overflows following rainstorms. Now the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2017 file photo, Alejandra Castillo takes a break from carrying water-soaked items out of her family's home after flood waters receded in Houston. Experts say Harvey’s filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment that will remain even after levels drop far enough that southeastern Texas residents no longer fear for their lives. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
September 04, 2017 - 8:03 am
Harvey's filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment even after water levels drop far enough that Southeast Texas residents no longer fear for their lives, according to experts. Houston already was notorious for sewer overflows following rainstorms. Now the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2017 file photo, Alejandra Castillo takes a break from carrying water-soaked items out of her family's home after flood waters receded in Houston. Experts say Harvey’s filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment that will remain even after levels drop far enough that southeastern Texas residents no longer fear for their lives. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
September 04, 2017 - 7:13 am
Harvey's filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment even after water levels drop far enough that Southeast Texas residents no longer fear for their lives, according to experts. Houston already was notorious for sewer overflows following rainstorms. Now the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2017 file photo, Alejandra Castillo takes a break from carrying water-soaked items out of her family's home after flood waters receded in Houston. Experts say Harvey’s filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment that will remain even after levels drop far enough that southeastern Texas residents no longer fear for their lives. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
September 04, 2017 - 12:04 am
Harvey's filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment even after water levels drop far enough that Southeast Texas residents no longer fear for their lives, according to experts. Houston already was notorious for sewer overflows following rainstorms. Now the...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2010 file photo, tourists ride the Maid of the Mist tour boat at the base of the American Falls in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Local lawmakers are asking for a criminal investigation into the discharge of wastewater that turned the water below Niagara Falls black. The Niagara County Legislature passed resolutions Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 that request investigations by the New York state attorney general, the Niagara County district attorney and the federal Environmental Protection Agency. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)
August 15, 2017 - 12:11 am
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — The public agency that was responsible for black, smelly water being discharged into water below Niagara Falls says it's hired an engineering firm to evaluate the discharge. The Niagara Falls Water Board said in a statement released Monday that it's retained Los Angeles-...
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