FRESNO, Calif.-- Several opposing groups have filed lawsuits against a broad, long-range plan to manage the ailing Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta that was adopted in May. They follow a lawsuit filed by the Westlands Water District, one of the nation's largest water contractors, at the end of May.» Read More
OLMOS, Peru, April 4- Peru's Olmos Valley might be a desert now, with rare rains and rivers that trickle to life for just a few months a year, but a radical engineering solution for water scarcity could soon create an agricultural bonanza here.
The Coast Guard last month quietly sent to the White House's Office of Management and Budget a proposal to allow the barging of fracking wastewater.
DUBAI/ KHOBAR, April 3- Saudi Arabia is unlikely to produce much shale gas this decade, hampered by scarce water and prices fixed far below production costs, but it has the reserves, the desire and the potential to become a shale giant one day.
CALGARY, Alberta, March 26- Suncor Energy Inc said on Tuesday a pipe that broke after freezing was responsible for a spill of contaminated water at its main oil sands project site north of Fort McMurray, Alberta.
WASHINGTON, March 20- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday endorsed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's long-standing decision not to require Clean Water Act permitting for stormwater that runs off logging roads.
LOS ANGELES, March 19- The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the nation's largest municipal-owned utility, will eliminate its reliance on coal-fired power by 2025, the city's mayor said on Tuesday.
*Would put $2 bln over 10 years to alternative transport research. LEMONT, Illinois/ WASHINGTON, March 15- President Barack Obama tried to move past partisan fights over U.S. energy policy on Friday with a modest proposal to fund research into cars that run on anything but gasoline.
President Barack Obama will try to turn the page on bitterly partisan fights over energy policy on Friday, focusing the first energy speech of his second term on proposing a modest new fund to support research.
President Barack Obama will try to turn the page on bitterly partisan fights over energy policy on Friday, focusing his first energy speech of his second term on proposing a modest new fund to support research.
WASHINGTON, March 13- A defense contractor better known for building jet fighters and lethal missiles says it has found a way to slash the amount of energy needed to remove salt from seawater, potentially making it vastly cheaper to produce clean water at a time when scarcity has become a global security issue.
WASHINGTON, March 11- U.S. farm groups are looking for a formula to lower crop subsidy spending dramatically and end regional infighting ahead of new congressional demands for cuts in a farm bill now costing $10 billion more than planned. Chairman Paul Ryan of the House Budget Committee was expected to call for deep cuts in agricultural programs on Tuesday.
*Fiat CEO wants to take Alfa up-market and global. GENEVA/ DETROIT, March 4- Sergio Marchionne does not walk on water. To add extra spice to the challenge, which takes place as European car sales plummet to 17- year-lows, the new Alfas will be built in Italy, where labour and material costs are far higher than in the United States, Asia or Eastern Europe.
*Rock removal near Thebes and Grand Tower, IL, completed. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the largest such undertaking in at least 25 years, blasted and removed about 1,000 cubic yards of underwater rock that threatened low-water navigation near the Illinois towns of Thebes and Grand Tower.
*Billion-dollar anti-flood plans make Norfolk a leader. Built at sea level on reclaimed wetland, Norfolk has faced floods throughout its 400- year history.
LIMA, Feb 22- Barrick Gold Corp said it would participate in a mediation effort on Friday at its Lagunas Norte mine in Peru to try to end protests by residents concerned about water supplies. About 150 protesters have blocked the road leading to the mine, but so far production and operations have not been affected, an official at the world's top gold miner said.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb 21- Companies that use hydraulic fracturing to extract oil or gas in Alaska would have to disclose the chemicals they pump into the ground, notify everyone nearby and test water quality before and after they do it under new rules proposed by state regulators.
BEIJING, Feb 21- China aims to spend $850 billion to improve filthy water supplies over the next decade, but even such huge outlays may do little to reverse damage caused by decades of pollution and overuse in Beijing's push for rapid economic growth.
SANTIAGO, Feb 14- A U.S. shale gas boom could help Chile avert a power crunch by lowering liquefied natural gas prices, as the government is worried that troubled hydropower projects may never come on line, the deputy energy minister told Reuters on Thursday.
MUMBAI, Feb 11- India's sugar production for the 2013/ 14 season is set to fall below consumption for the first time in four years as a water shortage trims acreage in three key states.
*Facebook shares pare losses, Qualcomm up. NEW YORK, Jan 31- U.S. stocks were little changed on Thursday as investors were cautious after a mixed bag of economic data, while stellar earnings from chipmaker Qualcomm helped the Nasdaq index to edge higher. The S&P 500 is on track to post its best month since October 2011 and its best January since 1997..