ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-- With the growing season approaching and the drought continuing to bear down on New Mexico, one of the state's major irrigation districts said Monday it is getting ready to prime its canals.» Read More
SINGAPORE, Nov 6- Gold was struggling to shake off its longest losing streak in nearly six months as doubts persisted over when the U.S. *Gold premiums in India halved on Tuesday from last week because of unusually muted demand during the festival season and as supply was set to improve after some importing agencies began purchasing for domestic use.
SYDNEY, Nov 6- Asian stock markets got off to a tentative start on Wednesday after upbeat U.S. data fanned speculation the Federal Reserve could start slowing its asset buying as early as next month, lifting bond yields and the dollar.
*Tribes want more jobs, drinkable water. Al-Toraba, BASRA, Iraq, Oct 31- Sheikh Mansour Hamid al-Imara clutches his prayer beads and watches a huge new oil facility nearing completion across the road from his village, hoping that Russian operator Lukoil will offer his poor tribesmen a better way of life.
CAIRO, Oct 23- Egypt is not interested in importing gas via pipeline from Israel and instead is focusing on a plan to import liquefied natural gas, a top Egyptian state executive said on Wednesday. Israel's energy and water minister said this week that it could supply Egypt with gas through a pipeline that already links them.
*McDonald's pulls Dow lower; Apple helps Nasdaq tread water. *Netflix, Texas Instruments to report after the close. A rally in Apple Inc shares after a brokerage ratings upgrade helped the Nasdaq hold near the unchanged mark.
PARIS, Oct 11- France's constitutional council rejected on Friday a challenge to a law banning hydraulic fracturing for exploration and production of the country's shale gas and oil.
NEW YORK, Oct 9- When Superstorm Sandy slammed into New York City last October, much of abstract painter Ronnie Landfield's life's work lay submerged under 28 inches of water in his Manhattan studio, where he had lived and worked since 1969.. Like no other storm in modern memory, Sandy devastated New York after making landfall on Oct. 29, 2012.
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.
An estimated 870 million people suffer from hunger on daily. But the problem isn't that we have too little food, experts say—it's what we do with the food we have.
The drought that ravaged much of the U.S. in 2012 shows no sign of letting up in some sections of the country.