ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The federal Bureau of Reclamation oversees several large-scale projects aimed at delivering drinking water to rural communities in the West. Would provide for a single water treatment plant along the Missouri River and distribution of water through 3,200 miles of pipeline in northeastern Montana. Would replace existing water and...» Read More
Hopes that winter rains would help ease California's drought appear to be going by the wayside, according to forecasts. The outlook looks grim.
SYDNEY, Oct 20- Australia's government is looking at investing in nearly 30 irrigation schemes and reigniting a long-stalled program of dam building to combat growing water shortages constraining agricultural production. Australia has previously floated ambitious plans to use dams and irrigation to develop marginal land in the outback, but financial...
Australia has previously floated ambitious plans to use dams and irrigation to develop marginal land in the outback, but financial and environmental constraints meant it has not built a major new dam in decades. Australia is considering some level of investment in 28 potential projects, with six irrigation projects in Tasmania and Victoria seen as the most...
CAIRO, Oct 18- The three main countries that share the Nile River's waters moved toward an agreement to study whether a planned $4 billion Ethiopian dam would disrupt flows to downstream countries, water ministers of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt said after talks on Friday. But while the countries continue talks, construction will proceed on the Renaissance Dam,...
Researchers are trying to find out if denser forests in California are soaking up more water and adding to the state's horrible drought.
*China water woes: http://graphics.thomsonreuters.com/14/chinawater/index. html. SINGAPORE, Oct 16- Small towns and rural areas in China are a huge opportunity for water companies and investors because their infrastructure lags that of big cities, a senior executive of Beijing Enterprises Water Group told the Reuters Global Climate Change Summit.
OSLO, Oct 15- Some major customers of Norwegian aluminium maker Norsk Hydro want it to certify metal made with clean hydro power to help a shift from high-polluting fossil fuels and combat climate change, chief executive Svein Richard Brandtzaeg said. The name itself reflects hydro power but they would like us to certificate the hydropower-based metal in...
VANCOUVER, Oct 14- Canadian and provincial regulators on Tuesday approved a proposed C $7.9 billion hydroelectric dam in Western Canada, saying the project is in the public interest and its benefits outweigh potentially adverse impacts. British Columbia granted an environmental certificate to the Site C dam, with 77 conditions. A joint review panel in May...
SYDNEY, Oct 14- London copper climbed to fresh two-week peaks on Tuesday, boosted by technical buying after China reaffirmed plans to step up infrastructure projects to support growth, following robust September trade data. China's investment growth should pick up in the coming months as authorities hasten construction of water conservation projects and...
As the Golden State enters a fourth year of drought, a wet winter is "crucial" to the country's biggest agricultural producer.
Another UN climate change summit has experts wondering if anything will get done and if the right measures to stop greenhouse emissions are in place.
California has finally adapted new regulations when it comes to groundwater usage. But some experts say they will have no effect on the drought.
Unlike a hurricane, tornado or snowstorm, the ends and beginning of droughts are very hard to predict.
Many shale-rich countries face a dilemma, says a new report. It might mean a choice between fracking for energy or having enough water to drink.
The ongoing drought in California is cutting back the state's rice crop. It's gotten so bad, one rice farmer said they might have to sell the land.
The U.S. is not the only country suffering from drought. The lack of rainfall in countries like China, Colombia and Australia is raising alarms.
A tongue-in-cheek effort to replace the bear on California's state flag with a camel is really meant to show just how serious the drought has become.
CNBC looks at which countries may be worst hit, both environmentally and economically, by climate change.
A third year of severe drought in California has dried up water supplies and imposed restrictions. Yet bottled water is still being produced there.
Problems with the water supply in Toledo, Ohio, highlight the need for improvement in water infrastructure. Here's how one analyst would play it.