GRANTS PASS, Ore.— State water regulators have denied a permit sought by a mining company trying to develop nickel ore deposits in southwestern Oregon. Red Flat Nickel Corp. is trying to develop a nickel mine on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. The remote site is in the headwaters of the Smith River in Northern California.» Read More
PITTSBURGH— The gas drilling industry in Pennsylvania is recycling more and more water and one river basin commission now reports drillers there are drawing less freshwater than in the past.
EWELL, Md.— William Smith Dize's life revolved around water. Dize died in 2012. His widow, Jennifer, is asking the Supreme Court to take her husband's case.
ALBANY, N.Y.— Federal energy regulators have given final approval for construction of a 330- mile electric transmission line to carry lower-cost Canadian hydroelectric power to New York City.
BISMARCK, N.D.— A Montana executive pleaded guilty to dumping toxic drilling liquid and endangering the drinking water of a county in southwest North Dakota.
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.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California water officials on Tuesday released plans for spending almost a third of the $687 million emergency drought relief package approved by lawmakers earlier this year.
HEXINGTEN, China— The corn has grown to only half its normal height on Yan Shuqin's ranch in the hills of Inner Mongolia this year, as a swath of northern China suffers its worst drought in 60 years.
LONDON, Sept 23- It's now a full eight months since Indonesia turned off the supply of nickel ore to China's giant nickel pig iron sector. China's trade figures for August showed imports of just 39,000 tonnes, very much in line with the previous three months.
LOS ANGELES— The giant wholesaler that provides drinking water for half the California population has drained two-thirds of its stored supplies as the state contends with a punishing drought, officials said Monday.
TUCSON, Ariz.— Authorities are testing water from the San Pedro River in southern Arizona that may be contaminated with toxic waste that traveled north after a massive copper mine spill in Mexico this summer.
California has finally adapted new regulations when it comes to groundwater usage. But some experts say they will have no effect on the drought.
KATMANDU, Nepal— Nepal's government signed an agreement Friday with Indian company GMR to build the Himalayan nation's largest hydroelectric plant in a small step toward easing chronic power shortages and attracting new investment.
DUBAI, Sept 17- A lack of water threatens Iraq's plans to raise its oil output, boost its stumbling economy and become a leading producer in the region after Saudi Arabia. A multi-billion dollar common seawater injection scheme designed to boost production from the giant export oilfields in Iraq's south is snarled up in red tape and acrimony.
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.
PRAGUE, Sept 4- Slovakia will strive to soften proposed European sanctions against Russia relating to exports of dual-use items and financial markets to protect its economy, Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Thursday. The EU has said it is considering new sanctions against Russia to punish Moscow for sending troops into eastern Ukraine.
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.
LONDON, Aug 31- Private equity firms Blackstone and Blue Water Energy said on Sunday they have teamed up to lead an investment of up to $500 million in Siccar Point Energy, a new North Sea- focused oil company. Singapore sovereign fund GIC is also contributing funding, a statement released on behalf of the buyout firms said.