Aug 5, 2016

Amazon dam opposed by tribes fails to get environmental license

Brazil’s environmental regulator Ibama decided on Thursday to shelve the environmental license request for a hydroelectric dam on the Tapajos River in the Amazon, a project that had been opposed by indigenous tribes and conservation groups. Ibama’s licensing office ruled the dam’s backers had ...

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 ...