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.» Read More
April 18- The New York Public Service Commission on Thursday approved a plan to build the Champlain Hudson power transmission line, capable of moving 1,000 megawatts of hydropower from Quebec to New York City.
Lion Air captain tried in vain to abort 737 landing. All 108 passengers and crew miraculously survived when the Boeing 737 passenger jet, operated by Indonesian budget carrier Lion Air, undershot the tourist island's main airport runway and belly-flopped in water on Saturday.
*Soda machine maker launching new products in Italy. MILAN, April 10- Israel's SodaStream International, whose machines make carbonated drinks from tap water, expects to reach 25 percent of Italian kitchens in the coming years as consumers seek green, trendy and cheaper alternatives to bottled water.
SANTIAGO, April 10- A Chilean court temporarily suspended the construction of Barrick Gold Corp's Pascua-Lama gold and silver mine after indigenous communities protested the controversial project was destroying glaciers and harming water supply.
SANTIAGO, April 10- A Chilean court suspended the construction of Barrick Gold Corp's Pascua-Lama gold and silver mine after indigenous communities protested the controversial project was destroying glaciers and harming water supply. The northern court of Copiapo took up the communities' complaints of "environmental irregularities."
LITTLETON, N.H., April 9- A New Hampshire jury on Tuesday found Exxon Mobil Corp liable for $236.4 million in a civil lawsuit that charged the oil company had polluted groundwater in the state with a gasoline additive used to reduce smog in the 1970 s and 1980 s.
*Department store J.C. Penney tumbles after CEO shake-up. NEW YORK, April 9- U.S. stocks were flat on Tuesday as cautious investors waited to see if earnings would keep the market rally alive, while the choice of chief executive at J.C. Penney sent the retail chain plunging.
BRASILIA, April 8- Brazil's hydroelectric reservoirs are back to adequate levels and power shortages are a thing of the past with supplies comfortably exceeding national demand, Brazilian Mining and Energy Minister Edison Lobao said on Monday.
April 4- The U.S. government on Thursday recommended the removal of four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River in Oregon and California to aid native salmon runs and help resolve a decades-long struggle over allocation of scarce water resources.
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.