Obama signs emergency order over Flint water crisis

Jan 17, 2016

Obama signs emergency order over Flint water crisis

President Barack Obama signed an emergency declaration Saturday that clears the way for federal aid for Flint, Michigan, which is undergoing a drinking water crisis. The White House also said the Federal Emergency Management Agency will coordinate all disaster relief efforts to “alleviate the ...

Aug 21, 2015

Study: Humans hunt, fish at 'extreme' pace

Humans are “superpredators” that upset the natural balance on Earth by killing far too many adult animals and fish, scientists said Thursday, urging a focus on catching fewer and smaller creatures. People tend to kill adult fish at 14 times the rate of marine ...

Poor planning drains China's potential for hydropower

Jun 7, 2015

Poor planning drains China's potential for hydropower

China could be wasting enough hydroelectricity to power Britain and Germany for a year, depriving its smog-bound eastern regions of huge volumes of clean energy as a result of poor planning and weak grid infrastructure. A controversial dam-building program raised China’s hydropower capacity to ...

May 28, 2015

U.S. expands protection for streams, water supply

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled expanded safeguards Wednesday for streams and wetlands that supply drinking water to more than 100 million people. The EPA said it had finalized rules to better ensure that U.S. water protection is “precisely defined and predictably determined.” Approximately ...