WASHINGTON, Dec 9- Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority on Monday signed a water-sharing agreement that includes the building of a desalination plant on the Gulf of Aqaba and a pilot study for a pipeline linking the Red Sea with the Dead Sea, the World Bank said.» Read More
MEXICO CITY, Oct 9- Mexico's government is primed to water down parts of a proposed tax overhaul that aims to boost the country's low tax receipts, and may lean on the country's richest to help make up the shortfall.
Boeing's carbon composite 787 is 35 percent made in Japan- as big a share as it builds in-house- but Japanese aviation insiders fear the Dreamliner could be the high water mark of the industry's partnership with the U.S company.
DUBAI, Oct 7- Family-owned Dubai conglomerate Al Habtoor Group said on Monday that it was launching a $3 billion real estate development in the emirate that would include 3,000 hotel and residential units as well as a water-themed theatre. Developers in Dubai are back to announcing mega-projects as the emirate recovers from its 2009-2010 debt crisis.
Other states have made similar moves on fracking, a process of fracturing rocks with high pressured chemically-laced water deep in the earth to draw out hydrocarbons, but California goes further with language on well "acidization," which dissolves rock to make room for oil to flow.
A new report says that many watersheds in the U.S. are seriously stressed, with demand for water exceeding the natural supply of the resource.
*Major stock markets drift lower, mirroring Wall Street. SYDNEY, Sept 24- Asian share markets were mostly under water on Tuesday while currencies dithered in recent ranges as a dearth of major economic news left investors to fret on the outlook for monetary policy in the United states and Europe.
TOKYO, Sept 19- Japanese authorities, now struggling to contain leaks of radioactive groundwater from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, were urged two years ago by U.S. experts to take immediate steps to prevent groundwater contamination but decided not to act on the advice.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- Contaminated water spilling from flooded oil and gas drilling sites in Colorado is refocusing attention on the environmental risks surrounding America's fracking boom.
TOKYO, Sept 13- The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant said on Friday it found elevated readings of tritium in groundwater near tanks that are holding hundreds of tonnes of contaminated water at the site.
TOKYO, Sept 11- The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant said levels of tritium- considered one of the least harmful radioactive elements- spiked more than 15 times in groundwater near a leaked tank at the facility over three days this week.
OSLO, Sept 5- The world is set to use far more treated wastewater to help irrigate crops and feed a rising population as fresh water supplies dry up, a team of U.N.-backed experts said on Thursday. A study led by Japan's Tottori University and U.N.
TOKYO, Sept 4- Japan is in touch with experts in the United States and elsewhere on ways to control the spread of irradiated water at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, trade and economics minister Toshimitsu Motegi told Reuters.
TOKYO, Sept 4- Radiation readings around tanks holding contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have spiked by more than a fifth to their highest levels, Japan's nuclear regulator said, heightening concerns about the clean-up of the worst atomic disaster in almost three decades.
Sept 3- Japan has pledged nearly $500 million to help Tokyo Electric Power Co, the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, filter and contain massive amounts of radioactive water accumulating at the site.
*Japan to spend nearly 50 bln yen at Fukushima plant. TOKYO, Sept 3- Japan pledged nearly $500 million to contain leaks and decontaminate radioactive water from the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, stepping up government efforts to cope with the legacy of the worst atomic disaster in a quarter of a century.
*Japan to spend nearly 50 bln yen at Fukushima plant. TOKYO, Sept 3- Japan pledged nearly $500 million to contain leaks and decontaminate radioactive water from the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, as the government stepped up its intervention in the worst atomic disaster in a quarter century.
TOKYO, Sept 3- The Japanese government plans to spend 47 billion yen to deal with mounting amounts of radioactive water at Tokyo Electric Power Co's wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant, the country's industry minister said on Tuesday.
TOKYO, Sept 2- Japan vowed quick, decisive action, including the use of public funds, to tackle the worsening problem of contaminated water pouring from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, as the authorities step in to help the facility's embattled operator.
NEW YORK, Aug 28- Five Arkansas residents who sued two oil companies claiming wastewater disposal wells from fracking caused earthquakes that damaged their homes settled with the companies for an undisclosed sum on Wednesday, according to U.S. court documents and the plaintiffs' lawyers.
Thirty percent of the groundwater from a critical portion of what is known as the High Plains Aquifer already has been pumped and another 39 percent will be depleted over the next five decades, according to the report by environmental science and engineering experts published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.