A sinkhole on a golf course in Illinois opened up underneath a golfer, ruining an otherwise lovely day.
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The affluent village of Winnetka, outside Chicago, needs a new storm water drainage system. Parts of the village are flooded regularly. The high price tag has some residents complaining.
On Tuesday, Nebraska Governor Heineman approved the new Keystone XL Pipeline route that avoids the Nebraska Sandhills.
Texas landowner Mike Bishop went to court and got an injunction against TransCanada to prevent them from building the Keystone XL pipeline across his land. The injunction was temporary and would have lasted until the day of a hearing to determine if the pipeline put his land at undue risk. Rather than wait for the hearing on December 19, TransCanada worked to get the injunction lifted last Thursday.
When photographer Thomas Bachand decided to document the route of the Keystone XL pipeline, he went looking for a map of the project. He soon found out there isn’t one, so he made his own.
UNICEF, Unilever, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine sponsored a twitter chat yesterday with the hashtag #Toilets4Health. The purpose of the chat was to discuss the issue of sanitation and the ongoing lack of access to improved infrastructure.
Mexico and the United States signed an agreement on the sharing of Colorado River water.
Last week, India’s highest court ruled that toilets and drinking water must be available in every school in India, both public and private.
Hurricane Isaac quickly became a tropical storm once it hit land. That didn’t stop it from causing significant damage. About one million people live outside the levee system that protects Louisiana from storms.
Texas Brine Company began drilling near the Louisiana sinkhole on Saturday to determine the cause of the sinkhole. Crosstex Energy, a nearby operator of another storage cavern, submitted a “worst case scenario” report.
Construction began on the southern portion of the Keystone XL Pipeline on August 9. TransCanada began installing pipe segments near Livingston, Texas.
The U.S. and China have both committed to financing hydroelectric projects in Pakistan. Pakistan has been experiencing blackouts that last up to sixteen hours, disrupting businesses and industry across the country.