Environment

Sri Lanka, World Bank Sign Agreement to Strengthen Climate Resilience

The Government of Sri Lanka and the World Bank signed a $92 million financing agreement for the Climate Resilience Multi-Phased Program Phase I Project. This project is expected to benefit around 11.2 million people across the country by modernizing...

Thousands Evacuated as Volcano in Spain’s Canary Islands Erupts

A volcanic eruption that started Sunday on the island of La Palma in Spain’s Canary Islands has forced the evacuation of 5,500 people and destroyed at least 100 houses.

North Dakota Pipeline Company to Pay $35 Million in Criminal Fines and Civil Penalties for Largest-Ever Inland Spill of Produced Water from Oil Drilling

On Augest 5, the Department of Justice filed criminal charges under the Clean Water Act against Summit Midstream Partners LLC, a North Dakota pipeline company that discharged 29 million gallons of produced water from its pipeline near Williston, North...

EPA settles with City of Wapato for wastewater treatment discharge violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with the City of Wapato, Washington for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at its city wastewater treatment facility. Wapato lies in central Washington’s Yakima County, within...