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  • California's terrifying water deficit Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 5:30 PM ET

    Recent storms have not brought anywhere near enough water for California to recover from drought, according to NASA.

  • Fish farming finds its way to land-locked Midwest Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— The latest of five generations who have worked the same ground in northeastern Nebraska, 52- year-old Scott Garwood, isn't growing corn or cattle— it's fish. And such tank systems can be placed almost anywhere— from Minnesota to Florida— because temperature and water quality can be controlled. Globally, aquaculture supplies more than 50 percent of all...

  • NY court says nuke plant exempt from state program Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 3:10 PM ET

    The Appellate Division panel said Entergy's two nuclear generators and their environmental reviews predated the 1982 statute authorizing the New York Department of State to examine consistency with coastal protections. "There is no dispute that Indian Point 2 and Indian Point 3, which lie on the banks of the Hudson River, have an impact upon a coastal area...

  • 5 things to know on SD pieces in fed spending plan Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 5:50 PM ET

    PIERRE, S.D.— The massive $1.1 trillion federal spending bill under debate in Washington contains key provisions that benefit the state, members of South Dakota's congressional delegation said Wednesday. Included in the 1,603- page omnibus spending bill, which funds nearly every government agency and contains dozens of policy provisions, is water project...

  • Thousands crowd Dublin to denounce Irish water tax Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    DUBLIN— Tens of thousands of protesters brought Dublin to a standstill Wednesday in a mass protest against Ireland's planned new tax on household water supplies, the last major measure in the country's six-year austerity drive. Elsewhere, near the cordoned-off entrance to Ireland's parliament building, protesters chanting "Whose streets?

  • National Grid joins proposal for cable in Maine Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 6:51 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— Utility giant National Grid is partnering with a company that specializes in underwater cable projects in an alliance seeking to build a 300- mile cable to bring Canadian hydropower and Maine wind power to Greater Boston to help meet the energy needs of power-hungry southern New England, the companies announced Tuesday.

  • With future uncertain, Colorado shields its water Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 4:10 PM ET

    DENVER— With demand increasing across the West, Colorado is drawing up a strategy to keep some of the trillions of gallons of water that gushes out of the Rocky Mountains every spring— most of which flows downstream to drought-stricken California, Arizona, Nevada and Mexico. He referred to the Colorado River Compact of 1922 that covers water allocations to...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— Utility giant National Grid is partnering with a company that specializes in underwater cable projects in an alliance seeking to build a 300- mile cable to bring Canadian hydropower and Maine wind power to Greater Boston to help meet the energy needs of power-hungry southern New England, the companies announced Tuesday.

  • Company president in chemical spill facing charges Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 1:31 AM ET

    CHARLESTON, W.Va.— The top executive charged in a chemical spill that left 300,000 people without drinking water lied about his role with the company to protect his personal wealth of nearly $8 million from lawsuits, according to an FBI affidavit. But an FBI affidavit said Southern had overseen day-to-day operations at the chemical storage company, hired...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 4- Private equity firm KKR& Co has invested about $100 million in UK- based agribusiness Sundrop Farms Holding Ltd, which plans to use solar panels and sea water to grow vegetables in a vast greenhouse in Australia's driest state. The two firms aimed to develop a hub for innovative techniques for arid climate agriculture, and KKR's investment would also...

  • *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.

  • *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...

  • 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...