SANTIAGO, May 24- Chilean environmental authorities said on Friday that they will fine Barrick Gold Corp's Pascua-Lama mine around $16 million and that construction on the controversial deposit will need to remain suspended until it adheres to a water management plan in its environmental permit.» Read More
SANTIAGO, May 24- Chilean environmental authorities said on Friday that they will fine Barrick Gold Corp's Pascua-Lama mine around $16 million and that construction on the controversial deposit will need to remain suspended until it adheres to a water management plan in its environmental permit.
SALT LAKE CITY-- The U.S. Interior Department has awarded more than $20 million in grants for water conservation projects in 11 Western states, including several in Utah, Nevada and California. It should result in a savings of 448 acre feet of water annually in the Colorado River, which provides supplies for southern Nevada, California and Arizona.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska-- A towing plan for a Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill barge crossing the Gulf of Alaska in December called for moving the vessel to a protected bay or heading for deep water if an extreme storm hit, the official who approved the plan said Tuesday. Custard testified during the second day of Coast Guard hearings on the grounding.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- A state environmental agency is seeking a court injunction against Duke Energy Corp. over groundwater that may have been contaminated by coal ash from a Charlotte- area power plant.
The water, which is owned by French food and beverage company Danone, is unveiling a new bottle for the first time in 14 years as it looks to reinvigorate its image and win back market share in the premium water category.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill.-- A groundbreaking deal to regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling in Illinois cleared a top House committee Tuesday, setting up a floor vote on a measure that supporters say would bring tens of thousands of jobs to struggling areas in the southern part of the state. "I live in southern Illinois. I drink the water in southern Illinois.
LONDON, May 21- U.S. farmers are withdrawing unsustainable volumes of groundwater to irrigate their crops, resulting in an accelerating decline in aquifers across the central and western United States, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey.
WASHINGTON, May 20- Water levels in U.S. aquifers, the vast underground storage areas tapped for agriculture, energy and human consumption, between 2000 and 2008 dropped at a rate that was almost three times as great as any time during the 20th century, U.S. officials said on Monday.
WASHINGTON, May 20- The U.S. Senate should cut crop insurance subsidies, the most expensive part of the farm safety net, by $1 billion a year before it passes the new farm bill, the White House said on Monday. The House would make the biggest food stamp cuts in a generation, $20 billion, compared to $4 billion in the Senate.
WATFORD CITY, North Dakota, May 19- In towns across North Dakota, the wellhead of the North American energy boom, the locals have taken to quoting the adage: "Whiskey is for drinking, and water is for fighting." It's not that they lack water, like Texas and California.
PARIS, May 18- Chinese, South Korean and Spanish firms are vying to develop a hydropower project likely to cost between $9 billion and $14 billion on the Congo River, Congolese officials said on Saturday.
CHEYENNE, Wyo.-- Wyoming officials worry that Interior Department rules for hydraulic fracturing on federal land might unnecessarily duplicate the state's existing regulations for the practice which has revolutionized oil and gas development while facing criticism from some as a potential threat to clean groundwater.
CARSON CITY, Nev.-- Permits allowing Nevada livestock owners in drought stricken areas emergency access to water moves closer to law with an Assembly committee's nod of approval. It's a response to a system flaw revealed last year when ranchers tried to get water for their livestock during a drought in northeastern Nevada.
SAVANNAH, Ga.-- A water-projects bill approved Wednesday by the U.S. Senate contains a provision that would remove a bureaucratic obstacle to deepening the Savannah harbor if the measure becomes law.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.-- A decades-old effort to nurse the battered Great Lakes to health has made progress toward reducing toxic pollution and slamming the door on invasive species, but the freshwater seas continue to face serious threats, a U.S.-Canadian agency said Tuesday.
NEW YORK-- WPX Energy Inc. shares continued to rise Tuesday, hitting their highest price in more than a year, after regulators ruled that the natural gas driller wasn't responsible for water contamination in Pennsylvania.
ATLANTA-- The water dispute between Alabama, Florida and Georgia is provoking hardball politics in Congress, where Georgia lawmakers derailed a proposal that could restrict metro Atlanta's water supply.
*Senate and House panels expected to vote on farm bill next week. In 2012 the Senate committee voted to replace almost all traditional crop supports with a guarantee of crop revenue. The text of the roughly 1,100- page Senate draft was posted on the Internet on Thursday.
May 7- U.S. power company FirstEnergy Corp said on Tuesday it hired an adviser and started implementing its plan to sell up to 1,240 megawatts of unregulated non-core hydro generation assets.
By John Kemp LONDON, May 7- No one has ever seen an oil field. Typically buried thousands of feet below the surface, oil fields are like a sponge saturated with a mixture of oil, water and gas, rather than the underground cavern most people imagine when they think about oil and gas reservoirs.