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  • LONDON, Aug 31- Private equity firms Blackstone and Blue Water Energy said on Sunday they have teamed up to lead an investment of up to $500 million in Siccar Point Energy, a new North Sea- focused oil company. Singapore sovereign fund GIC is also contributing funding, a statement released on behalf of the buyout firms said.

  • The subpoenas are aimed at a US $4.7 bn facility provided by China Development Bank, ICBC and BOC to finance the construction of two hydroelectric dams in Patagonia and a US $2.1 bn loan from China Development Bank and ICBC to finance the Belgrano Cargas railway project.

  • Aug 25- A package of bills aimed at regulating drought-parched California's stressed groundwater supplies has come under fire from agricultural interests, injecting doubt into the measures' fates in the waning days of the state's legislative session this week.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 20- As the first U.S. oil condensate exports head to Asia from the Gulf Coast, crude producers and refiners are exploring ways to get around a century-old law that makes it three times more expensive to ship by water between U.S. ports than to sail to a foreign port.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 18- Oregon on Monday denied Ambre Energy's request for a permit to build a coal export terminal on the Columbia River, saying the project was not in the best interests of the state's water resources.

  • 10 economies hit hard by climate change Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 4:41 AM ET

    CNBC looks at which countries may be worst hit, both environmentally and economically, by climate change.

  • California drought can't stop bottled water industry Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    A third year of severe drought in California has dried up water supplies and imposed restrictions. Yet bottled water is still being produced there.

  • HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug 6- Oil and gas producer Range Resources did not properly monitor leaks from a wastewater containment pond in Pennsylvania and the state has begun enforcement action that could lead to a fine, state officials said on Wednesday.

  • Finding opportunities in water stocks: Analyst Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 4:03 PM ET
    A sign warns of algae infestation at Maumee Bay State Park, August 4, 2014 in Oregon, Ohio.

    Problems with the water supply in Toledo, Ohio, highlight the need for improvement in water infrastructure. Here's how one analyst would play it.

  • Lady Gaga 'Water Boards' California Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 12:51 PM ET
    Lady Gaga is seen in New York.

    Enter Gaga, a New Yorker, who shot a public service announcement for California's Save Our Water.

  • World leaders need to worry about water: Gorbachev Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
    Former leader of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev.

    By 2025, 1.8 billion people will live in regions with water scarcity. The international community needs to act now, says Mikhail Gorbachev.

  • Pot plants slurp up California's water supply Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    Scientists say if no action is taken during California's extreme drought, there could be dire and irreversible consequences for wildlife.

  • What drought? Let the fireworks burn this July 4 Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Fireworks erupt over Downtown Los Angeles.

    Severe drought conditions in the Southwest won't do much to damper fireworks this 4th of July weekend. Not even in California.

  • Main Street braces for weather Armageddon Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    Small-business owners are worried about climate change and imagining power outages and tainted water supplies, according to a new report.

  • Drought brings 'divine' intervention to find water Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 12:09 PM ET
    A water witcher

    The ancient water-finding method known as "dowsing" is becoming more popular than ever in drought-ridden states.

  • Why your water bill will likely increase Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    A new survey of 368 water utility companies across the country shows that 66 percent of them are not generating enough revenue to cover their costs.

  • Why so many Americans don't care about the drought Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 10:44 AM ET

    The severe drought in the Southwest and other parts of the country is causing pain. But most Americans seem to take it in stride.

  • Severe weather prompts big companies to change Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 1:46 PM ET
    Lake Cachuma, the primary source of drinking water along California's Central Coast, has dropped 50 feet and is at 35 percent capacity.

    Some S&P 500 companies in conservative states already are managing weather shifts, according to a new report. Inside the climate change fight.

  • Fracking's drought motto: No water? No problem Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    Opponents of fracking may have hoped the drought would stop the water-using oil and gas drilling process. They are wrong, for now.

  • Drought vs. legislatures: Drought is winning Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 11:38 AM ET
    Lake Mendocino, one of two major water storage lakes on the Russian River, is nearly empty on January 24, 2014, near Ukiah, California.

    Legislation proposed to ease the hardships caused by the severe drought may be too little too late.