*China likely to exceed 2015 hydropower targets by 5-10 GW. China, already the biggest hydropower producer, is on course to exceed a target to raise its hydro capacity by 70 gigawatts over 2011-2015, but a slowdown in project approvals means it is behind on its longer-term goals.» Read More
LOS ANGELES, March 1- California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday signed into law a $687 million drought-relief package to deal with a water shortage he has called the worst in the state's modern history.
CHARLESTON, W.Va.-- As time ticks away, West Virginia lawmakers are suggesting another face-lift for a bill that would tighten aboveground storage tank regulations and safeguard water systems against chemical spills.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.-- California's Department of Water Resources says its latest survey shows the Sierra Nevada snowpack is still well below normal _ bad news for the drought-stricken state. The survey was made Thursday as the first of two back-to-back Pacific storms lightly blanketed the Sierra with fresh snow.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.-- Sharp cutbacks in phosphorus runoff into Lake Erie are needed to counter a worsening problem of algae blooms that degrade water quality, harm fish and chase away tourists, a U.S.-Canadian agency said in a report to both governments Thursday.
*Singapore ramps up supply of recycled water. SINGAPORE/ KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26- Singapore and Malaysia are grappling with some of the driest weather they have ever seen, forcing the tiny city-state to ramp up supplies of recycled water while its neighbour rations reserves amid disruptions to farming and fisheries.
*Malaysia cabinet to decide on calling an emergency. SINGAPORE/ KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26- Singapore and Malaysia are grappling with some of the driest weather they have ever seen, forcing the tiny city-state to ramp up supplies of recycled water while its neighbour rations reserves amid disruptions to farming and fisheries.
LONDON, Feb 25- "Nodding donkeys" floating at sea, water injection, and "outside-in" subsea oil taps that can withstand the pressure found in the chamber of a firing gun are some of the technologies vying to keep the oil pumping in Britain's North Sea.
LOS ANGELES, Feb 21- The worsening drought in California is expected to force a first-ever complete cutoff of federally supplied farm water to most irrigation districts in the state's Central Valley heartland this year, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said on Friday.
LOS ANGELES, Feb 21- The worsening drought in California will for the first time force a complete cutoff of federally supplied irrigation water to most farm districts in the state's Central Valley heartland this year, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said on Friday.
Just days ago, PepsiCo rejected Peltz's call to get it to spin off its slow-growing beverage business from its flourishing snacks division.
With revenues and staffing still below pre-recession levels, many local and state governments face a new financial strain from storm-related increases in spending on overtime pay, contractors and supplies. The New York Times reports.
Almost every water crisis in the Golden State brings up desalination. But using the Pacific to provide drinkable water comes with risks.
One man's drought is another man's opportunity. Some firms could actually benefit from California's water problems.
TOKYO, Feb 13- The operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant knew about record high measurements of a dangerous isotope in groundwater at the plant for five months before telling the country's nuclear watchdog, a regulatory official told Reuters.
TOKYO, Feb 12- Japan's nuclear regulator has criticised the operator of the stricken Fukushima plant for incorrectly measuring radiation levels in contaminated groundwater at the site.
Feb 11- North Carolina has asked a state judge to put a controversial settlement deal with U.S. power company Duke Energy over pollution on hold after a massive coal ash spill into a local river raised fresh concerns about water safety.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 10- California fracking opponents aiming to stop development of massive state oil reserves are focusing their drive this year around the state's record-breaking drought, arguing oil production would suck sorely needed water from farms and homes.
In particular, the massive hydroelectric dams along the Columbia River and its tributaries in Washington, Oregon, Montana and Idaho are crucial suppliers of electricity to California via high-voltage transmission lines, known as paths.
LONDON, Feb 10- Water supplies across the western and southwestern United States are becoming severely strained as more people move into areas with limited rainfall and shrinking groundwater.
CABROBO, Brazil, Feb 10- In 2006, then President Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva, a native of Brazil's historically drought-plagued northeast, pushed through an idea that long-suffering residents of the region had been hearing about for more than a century.