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  • *Uralkali suspends work at mine after water flows in. *Uralkali is key market player, part-owned by Putin ally. MOSCOW/ YEKATERINBURG, Russia, Nov 19- Shares in Russia's Uralkali, the world's top potash producer, fell sharply for a second day on Wednesday after a mine accident that could reduce global supplies and push up prices of the crop nutrient worldwide.

  • Dry San Diego to look to sewers as water source Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 2:52 AM ET

    SAN DIEGO— Acknowledging California's parched new reality, the city of San Diego has embraced a once-toxic idea: turning sewer water into drinking water. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to advance a $2.5- billion plan to recycle wastewater, the latest example of how California cities are looking for new supplies amid a severe drought.

  • Crews try to ID substance in California fire Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 2:47 AM ET

    SANTA PAULA, Calif.— Nearly 40 people were taken to hospitals for decontamination and homes and businesses for a mile around were evacuated after a mysterious chemical mixture burst into flames at a Southern California waste facility. A vacuum truck exploded into flames about 3:45 a.m. at the Santa Clara Waste Water Co., spreading about 1,200 gallons of a...

  • *Israel helped India in shift to micro-irrigation. Since Modi came to power in May, ties between Israel and India have been in overdrive, with the two signing a series of defence and technology deals that have underscored their burgeoning commercial and political relationship. In October, India closed a $520 million deal to buy Israeli anti-tank missiles.

  • LONDON, Nov 18- The biggest product of the U.S. petroleum industry is not oil, gas or condensate but water-- billions and billions of gallons containing dissolved salts, grease and even naturally occurring radioactive materials. The five old oil- and gas-producing states of Texas, California, Oklahoma, Kansas and Louisiana accounted for almost three quarters of...

  • San Diego advances plan to recycle wastewater Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 2:29 AM ET

    SAN DIEGO— The San Diego City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to advance a $2.5- billion plan to reuse wastewater for drinking, the latest example of how California cities are looking for new supplies amid a severe drought. The Orange County Water District, which serves 2.4 million people in California, plans to boost production of recycled water next year...

  • Not feeling sexy? Try frogs in a blender! Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 12:09 AM ET

    And the frogs that Peruvians use are from the Telmatobius culeus species, a water frog from remote Lake Titicaca that is listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Entire frogs are the main ingredient in a juice blend some people in Peru and Bolivia believe can cure asthma, bronchitis, sluggishness and a low sex drive.

  • Early tests don't find tainted water from oil boom Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:19 AM ET

    BILLINGS, Mont.— Random testing of shallow groundwater in the Northern Plains oil patch found no early evidence of contamination from an energy boom that's already seen more than 8,500 wells drilled, federal scientists said Monday. However, the U.S. Geological Survey cautioned that the tests could have missed contamination from surface spills or leaking well...

  • Contaminants found in Laramie groundwater Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality hired Trihydro Corp. to drill about 35 wells in June in the downtown area. State remediation program project manager Cindi Martinez said many of the wells did not reveal pollutants above Environmental Protection Agency maximum contaminant levels. However, several wells identified volatile organic...

  • Chevrolet supports grassland preservation program Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 1:27 AM ET

    The automaker, a division of General Motors, said it has bought more than 39,000 metric tons of carbon credits from North Dakota ranchers in the prairie pothole region, a broad expanse of grasslands and wetlands reaching across the northern Great Plains and parts of Canada. The program was established amid concern about rapid conversion of the region's...

  • US-Canadian agency looks at Lake Erie algae again Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 12:03 PM ET

    OREGON, Ohio— The costs and health risks posed by the string of algae blooms on Lake Erie are getting a closer look from a U.S.-Canadian advisory agency that focuses on Great Lakes and water issues involving both countries. The International Joint Commission plans on spending the next few months studying the impact of the algae blooms before releasing an...

  • 1 missing as heavy rains drench water-logged Italy Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    ROME— Heavy rains across an already water-logged north-central Italy have flooded towns anew, burst riverbanks and forced limited evacuations. News reports said one man near Genoa was unaccounted for after his car got swept away. The civil protection agency issued flood alerts Saturday for a large swath of Italy, from Genoa on the west coast to the Veneto on the...

  • HOUSTON, Nov 13- Oilfield Water Logistics LLC, which transports, treats and disposes of water for energy companies in the U.S. shale oil boom, said on Thursday it bought competitor WestWater Energy, the latest step towards consolidation in the fragmented sector. The acquisition means Dallas- based OWL, a recently formed company backed by a unit of private equity...

  • Cash for grass changes landscape in Calif. drought Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 10:35 AM ET
    Drought resistant garden.

    A rebate for property owners to switch lawns in drought-ridden California is gaining traction. But it's a mixed bag for landscapers.

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 11- Royal Dutch Shell, one of the world's largest oil companies, is most interested in new oil and gas projects in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico following a major sector opening finalized earlier this year, a top executive said on Tuesday. In the near term, Shell is eying potential deep water tie-ups with Mexican oil company Pemex in the Trion...

  • Businesses fear water scarcity risks: Survey Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    The dried cracked bed of the Qaraoun artificial lake is seen in West Bekaa, Lebanon, Sept. 19, 2014.

    Businesses say their growth plans could be seriously threatened by a lack of water availability. And the the threat could become real within a year.

  • *Cott's reliance on private label products to fall. Cott's shares jumped more than 16 percent on Thursday after the company said it would pay $1.25 billion for DSS Group Inc, parent of DS Services of America Inc.. "This is a new customer channel in which Cott will be able to take advantage of DS Services' extensive route track infrastructure to cross sell elements of...

  • Despite water bond, Calif drought relief elusive Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 11:53 AM ET
    Dry cracked earth is visible on the banks of Shasta Lake at Bailey Cove in Lakehead, Calif.

    A bond measure to fund water projects in California easily passed Tuesday. But what might not be so easy is getting relief from the state's drought.

  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov 3- Florida's water war against Georgia advanced as the U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear an interstate dispute on whether Atlanta's suburbs are sucking dry the river flow that feeds the oyster beds and fisheries of the northern Gulf Coast. Georgia had sought to dismiss the suit, filed last October by Florida Governor Rick Scott, that...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 31- After a grueling election campaign in which officials faced fierce criticism for downplaying the effects of a year-long drought, Brazil's most populous state is finally coming to terms with an uncomfortable reality: it is running out of water. São Paulo state accounts for a third of Brazil's economy and 40 percent of its industrial...