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  • BRASILIA, March 11- A court has ordered the operators of two new hydroelectric dams in western Brazil to redo their environmental impact studies on the suspicion they have caused extensive flooding in the area.

  • *China likely to exceed 2015 hydropower targets by 5-10 GW. China, already the biggest hydropower producer, is on course to exceed a target to raise its hydro capacity by 70 gigawatts over 2011-2015, but a slowdown in project approvals means it is behind on its longer-term goals.

  • *Ukraine border guards say build-up of Russian armoured vehicles near Crimea. KIEV/ BALACLAVA, Ukraine, March 3- Ukraine said Russia was building up armoured vehicles on its side of a narrow stretch of water near the Ukrainian region of Crimea after President Vladimir Putin said he had the right to invade his neighbour, prompting a sell-off in Russian assets.

  • LOS ANGELES, March 1- California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday signed into law a $687 million drought-relief package to deal with a water shortage he has called the worst in the state's modern history.

  • LOS ANGELES, March 1- California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday signed into law a $687 million drought-relief package to deal with a water shortage he has called the worst in the state's modern history.

  • *Singapore ramps up supply of recycled water. SINGAPORE/ KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26- Singapore and Malaysia are grappling with some of the driest weather they have ever seen, forcing the tiny city-state to ramp up supplies of recycled water while its neighbour rations reserves amid disruptions to farming and fisheries.

  • Malaysia, Singapore grapple with prolonged dry spell Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    *Malaysia cabinet to decide on calling an emergency. SINGAPORE/ KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26- Singapore and Malaysia are grappling with some of the driest weather they have ever seen, forcing the tiny city-state to ramp up supplies of recycled water while its neighbour rations reserves amid disruptions to farming and fisheries.

  • LONDON, Feb 25- "Nodding donkeys" floating at sea, water injection, and "outside-in" subsea oil taps that can withstand the pressure found in the chamber of a firing gun are some of the technologies vying to keep the oil pumping in Britain's North Sea.

  • How the Pacific could be California's drought fix Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 4:03 PM ET
    A desalination plant in Carlsbad, Calif.

    Almost every water crisis in the Golden State brings up desalination. But using the Pacific to provide drinkable water comes with risks.

  • The business upside of California's water torture Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    A dog hangs around an abandoned farmhouse in early February near Bakersfield, Calif.

    One man's drought is another man's opportunity. Some firms could actually benefit from California's water problems.

  • House easily passes long-overdue farm bill Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 3:04 PM ET
    Cattle at Hunter Haven Dairy Farm in Pearl City, Ill.

    The House of Representatives passed an controversial farm bill Wednesday that cuts spending by about $23 billion.

  • Matt Damon's not acting. There's a water crisis Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 7:44 AM ET
    Matt Damon dicussing the world's water crisis at 2014 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Matt Damon is both a hot Hollywood actor and a water wonk. The man who brought Jason Bourne to life spends time these days on fixing the water crisis.

  • Don't laugh: Lack of toilets signals deadly crisis Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 12:07 PM ET
    An Indian man washes in a toilet complex run by an NGO Sulabh International at a railway station in New Delhi.

    "Think of living in a giant cesspool and you get some idea of the problem," said one expert about the lack of good sanitation for billions of people.

  • Warning: Many US watersheds failing stress test Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    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.

  • A hungry world: Lots of food, in too few places Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 8:39 AM ET
    Afghan children, who salvage recyclable items from garbage to make a living, eat a meal of rice in Jalalabad on June 30, 2013.

    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.

  • Drought Worsens, Scorching Much of the Country Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 3:53 PM ET

    The drought that ravaged much of the U.S. in 2012 shows no sign of letting up in some sections of the country.