LONDON, May 21- U.S. farmers are withdrawing unsustainable volumes of groundwater to irrigate their crops, resulting in an accelerating decline in aquifers across the central and western United States, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey.
WASHINGTON, May 20- Water levels in U.S. aquifers, the vast underground storage areas tapped for agriculture, energy and human consumption, between 2000 and 2008 dropped at a rate that was almost three times as great as any time during the 20th century, U.S. officials said on Monday.
LONDON, May 16- Enhanced oil recovery techniques could boost U.S. domestic oil production by 4 million barrels per day for 50 years, while storing all the emissions from 93 large coal-fired power plants, at a price of just $85 per barrel, according to an estimate published by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Plains states rose 20 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, with acreage commanding record prices because of red-hot demand for cropland in the world's biggest food-exporting nation, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said on Wednesday.
Plains states rose 20 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, with acreage commanding record prices because of red-hot demand for cropland in the world's biggest food exporting nation, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said on Wednesday.
LONDON, May 9- U.S. solar module maker and project developer First Solar illustrates wider industry efforts to secure new markets in a shift away from the United States and Europe.
LONDON, May 8- North Dakota's leading oilfield operators hope to squeeze much more oil from its shale formations by drilling wells closer together- a bold experiment that could raise ultimate recovery by billions of barrels if it succeeds.
WASHINGTON, May 2- As they finalize budgets for the next fiscal year, many states are sending a message to the U.S. government about the effects of spending cuts known as sequestration on federally funded projects: You're on your own.
*Brian Krzanich has been with Intel since 1982. May 2- Intel Corp said on Thursday its board had elected Chief Operating Officer Brian Krzanich as the chipmaker's next chief executive, disappointing investors who were looking for more aggressive change.
*Tokyo Electron, JAL fall after disappointing guidance. *Investors take profit on SoftBank and Nomura Holdings. TOKYO, May 1- Japan's Nikkei average fell on Wednesday after posting its best April performance in 20 years, with Sharp Corp and semiconductor equipment maker Tokyo Electron Ltd tumbling on disappointing earnings news.
*Tokyo Electron, JAL fall after disappointing guidance. TOKYO, May 1- Japan's Nikkei average slipped on Wednesday, after posting its best April performance in 20 years, with Sharp Corp and semiconductor equipment maker Tokyo Electron Ltd tumbling on disappointing earnings news.
EL RENO, Okla., April 29- Federal Reserve officials, as a rule, can expect a tough crowd when they visit places like Oklahoma where suspicion of big government runs deep. Esther George, president of the Kansas City Fed, is an exception.
April 19- Unemployment rates dropped in most U.S. states in March from the year before, including California where joblessness fell to a four-year low, as the recovery picked up in places hit hard by the housing downturn.
LONDON, April 17- Converting the world's roofs from dark colours to reflective white would cancel the warming effect of 1 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide each year for the lifetime of the roof, according to former California Energy Commissioner Arthur Rosenfeld.
"The Department of Interior does not have reasonable assurance that it is collecting its share of revenue from oil and gas produced on federal lands, and continues to experience problems in hiring, training and retaining sufficient staff to provide oversight," according to the Government Accountability Office in a report sent to Congress.
WASHINGTON, April 7- South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham on Sunday became the first prominent Republican to publicly praise, however lukewarmly, the budget proposal the White House outlined last week.
*Order book down 2 bln euros to 18 bln euros. Japan's 50 reactors used just over 10 percent of the world's enriched uranium before the 2011 Fukushima disaster, but with all but two reactors offline, there is now overcapacity in the nuclear fuel industry.
*Exchanges scheduled to be up and running on Jan. 1, 2014. WASHINGTON, March 14- The U.S. government could have to run more state health insurance exchanges than expected under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, if U.S. states pursuing their own marketplaces cannot complete them on time, a senior official said on Thursday.
*Lawmakers oppose horse slaughter, no USDA decision. WASHINGTON, March 13- All U.S. meat inspectors will be furloughed on the same days as the federal meat safety agency, a top USDA official said, leading to spotty meat shortages in the summer and fall as automatic spending cuts shave $53 million off the agency's budget.
NEW YORK, March 12- Chevron Corp, 80 years after its predecessor went to the Middle East to launch what would become Saudi Aramco, is now bringing technology from California to the region to squeeze more oil out of ageing fields.