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  • Over 4 million affected by Philippines typhoon  Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 8:12 AM ET

    NBC News' Harry Smith reports on the devastated areas of the Philippines after Super Typhoon Haiyan hit hard. Smith describes just how flattened the neighborhoods are.

  • Aid efforts hampered in Philippines  Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports from Manila, Philippines, on the "slow and hampered" aid efforts after Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the area. The country has professional emergency services, however they are overwhelmed and there is a lot of risk for water borne diseases.

  • 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.

  • Washington water crisis averted  Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 1:21 PM ET

    A suburban Washington water crisis was averted at the last minute. WRC-TV's Tracee Wilkens reports the President's airport was impacted, along with businesses in Morningside, Maryland. Weather Channel's Julie Martin, reports on the persistent summer heat in the Northeast.

  • American Water CEO: We're In the Health Biz  Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 6:45 PM ET

    American Water Works president & CEO Jeffry Sterba discusses what role his company can play in America's rotting infrastructure, their passion for the quality of what people are drinking, and where his company is headed this year.

  • Waste Water For Fracking  Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 3:13 PM ET

    Tina Alpha Reclaim Technology is tapping into municipal waste water to treat it and transport it to fracking operations, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs. Drew Bledsoe, Ecosphere Energy Services investor, explains why shale gas exploration and fracking is key to growing America's economy.

  • China, Middle East Set for Rebound: Hyflux  Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 7:35 PM ET

    Cho Wee Peng, Group CFO of Hyflux, says there are clear signs of a recovery in China and the Middle East and that's helping boost business.

  • Utilities Prep for Winter Storm Nemo  Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 4:20 PM ET

    Utility companies in the Northeast are preparing for storm Nemo, with Ralph Larossa, president of PSE&G.

  • Gov. Christie: Sandy Is And Was Above Politics  Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 2:32 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's State of the State Address.

  • Hyflux's Solution to Water Scarcity  Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    One in six people worldwide can't get water to drink, and this problem shows no signs of abating. But one company is trying to improve the situation by recycling. CNBC's Chloe Cho spoke to Olivia Lum, Executive Chairman & Group CEO, Hyflux to find out more.

  • Sandy Cleanup Boosts Pump Companies  Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 5:15 PM ET

    Pumping water from flooded buildings, rails and tunnels is a top priority in recovering from Sandy. Gretchen McClain, Xylem president & CEO, discusses her company's involvement in "dewatering" infrastructures.

  • Matt Damon Tackles World Water Crisis  Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 4:58 PM ET

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo spoke with Oscar winner Matt Damon who is co-founder of Water.org, and the non-profit organization's CEO Gary White. Water.org helps end the water crisis among the world's poor.

  • Analysis: Nation's Water Costs Rushing Higher Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 11:29 AM ET

    While most Americans worry about gas and heating oil prices, water rates have surged in the past dozen years, according to a USA TODAY study of 100 municipalities.

  • Nicholas DeBenedictis, Aqua America CEO, discusses his company's recent successful and collaborative efforts with Penn Virginia Resource Partners, known as PVR Water Services LLC.

  • Fast Money Portfolio: Water As an Investment?  Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 5:31 PM ET

    Is water the next big commodity trade? David Henderson, XPV Capital founder, explains why his firm is investing in high growth water companies.

  • Banned Luxury Goods Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 10:11 AM ET
    In November 2011, West Hollywood, Calif., became the first city in the U.S. to ban the sale of clothing made of animal fur. The ban goes into effect in , and animal rights activists are hopeful that it will lead other cities to adopt similar measures and, ultimately, end the practice of using animal fur entirely.If history is any indication, even an all-out nationwide ban on animal fur is unlikely to squelch demand. Rather, the likelihood is that it would simply create a black market for such it

    Many luxury goods have existed for centuries and enjoyed widespread popularity despite official bans. What are some in-demand luxury goods that have been banned?

  • The Chinese government hopes to become a force in yet another environment-related industry: supplying the world with desalinated water. The NYT reports.

  • From Gulf Oil Spill to China  Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 9:55 AM ET

    One of the biggest players in water treatment is allowing companies to recycle water for industrial use in countries such as China who are dealing with a water crisis, with Erik Fyrwal, Nalco chairman/CEO.