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  • 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.

  • 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.