Contaminated water swamps Fukushima No. 1 cleanup

Nov 16, 2014

Contaminated water swamps Fukushima No. 1 cleanup

More than three years into the massive cleanup of the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, only a tiny fraction of the workers are focused on key tasks such as preparing for the dismantling of the wrecked reactors and removing radioactive fuel rods. Instead, nearly ...

Oct 28, 2014

Two million barrels of oil on ocean floor after BP spill

Around 2 million barrels of oil from the BP spill off the U.S. Gulf Coast in 2010 are believed to have settled on the ocean floor, according to a study. The fate of 2 million of the nearly 5 million barrels that gushed into ...

BP's reckless conduct caused Gulf oil spill, U.S. federal judge rules

Sep 5, 2014

BP's reckless conduct caused Gulf oil spill, U.S. federal judge rules

BP acted “recklessly” and bears most of the responsibility for the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, a federal judge concluded Thursday, exposing the energy giant to roughly $18 billion in additional penalties. BP’s market value plummeted by $7 billion after the ruling as its ...

Aug 19, 2014

Cambodia water project could channel carbon credits to Japan

The city of Kitakyushu is exploring a project to supply drinking water in Cambodia. Japan’s Environment Ministry plans to conduct a feasibility study with a focus on the project’s potential to confer greenhouse-gas credits on Japan. The public and private sectors in Kitakyushu have ...

Islamic State using Mosul Dam to help fund caliphate

Aug 12, 2014

Islamic State using Mosul Dam to help fund caliphate

Islamic State militants who last week captured the Mosul Dam, Iraq’s largest, had one demand for workers: Keep it going. Arriving in their Toyota pickup trucks, armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles and wearing a patchwork of military uniforms, robes and turbans, jubilant militants from ...

Aug 8, 2014

Detroit mayor offers new water plan after uproar

Detroit’s mayor, who faced international criticism for mass water shutoffs aimed at resolving millions of dollars’ worth of unpaid bills, announced Thursday the bankrupt city will offer affordable payment plans to many delinquent customers. Mayor Mike Duggan made the announcement not long after several ...

Jul 18, 2014

Governments agree to stem cancer-causing arsenic in rice: U.N.

Governments have agreed the first international standards limiting cancer-causing arsenic pollution in rice, a key move to protect consumers of what is a staple food for billions, the U.N. said Thursday. The Codex Alimentarius Commission, the top global decision-making body for food standards, issued ...

Jul 8, 2014

Mitsubishi and MHI to acquire stake in UAE water firm

Mitsubishi Corp. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have announced they have entered into an agreement with a water firm in the United Arab Emirates to acquire a 38.4 percent share in its water and wastewater projects. The joint statement Monday did not disclose how much ...