A portion of the Keystone pipeline began delivering oil early Wednesday.
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A 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Japan today 26 Oct 2013 at 3:10 a.m. local time, sending a small tsunami to the coast. To make matters worse, two typhoons are headed for Japan this weekend. After the recent heavy rains, radioactive water is sure to keep washing into the ocean.
The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality released the environmental assessment for the Keystone XL pipeline route. This is a new route planned in response to concerns about the Nebraska Sandhills and potential contamination of the Ogallala Aquifer.
When the town of Longmont, Colorado banned hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and the storage of fracking waste within their city limits, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, an industry group, filed suit.
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.
Texas landowner Mike Bishop won a restraining order yesterday, preventing the Keystone XL pipeline from being built until he gets a hearing on December 19.
The Whanganui River in New Zealand has received recognition as a person, similar to a corporation. The New Zealand government and a Maori nation have reached an agreement where the river becomes a legal entity.
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.
India released the third draft of its National Water Policy after the first two attempts in January and May met with protests from the states. The latest draft is meant as an umbrella statement focusing on the need for “…a broad overarching national legal framework of general principles on water to lead the way for essential legislation on water governance in every state,” according to the water resources ministry.
Marine animals, like dolphins and seals, are poised to become the latest victims of several proposed budget cuts for 2013.