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Environment Water

  • NEW YORK— Bottled water is starting to seem more like soda, and sometimes taste like it, too. Also running their first Super Bowl ads were Fiji and Bai Brands, which sell "enhanced waters" made with fruit juice and stevia sweetener. Bottled water has been gaining ground for years, and overtook soda as the No. 1 drink in the U.S. by sales volume last year, industry tracker...

  • *China curbs commercial property purchases in Beijing. Hong Kong shares fell, as the market gave a cold welcome to Beijing- backed Carrie Lam, who was elected on Sunday as the city's chief executive. China introduced rules to curb the purchase of new commercial property in Beijing by individuals in the government's latest step to cool the property market, while...

  • SEATTLE— Millions of gallons of raw sewage and untreated runoff have poured into the United States' second-largest estuary since a massive sewage treatment plant experienced equipment failures that forced it to stop fully treating Seattle's waste. The sewage treatment plant— Washington state's largest— is only partially treating dirty water that goes...

  • March 24- A crude oil spill in western North Dakota in December is now believed to be about three times bigger than originally estimated, pipeline owner True Companies said on Friday, making it the largest crude leak to affect water in the state in over a decade. No oil moved further down the creek, which feeds into the Little Missouri River and eventually flows into...

  • SHANGHAI, March 24- Hong Kong stocks drifted lower on Friday morning, with investors watching corporate earnings and a vote on a healthcare bill seen as President Donald Trump's first policy test. China stocks were roughly flat, with gains in transport stocks offset by losses in energy majors. In Hong Kong, the benchmark Hang Seng index dropped 0.1 percent, to...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, March 23- The western Canadian province of Saskatchewan will review regulations and engineering standards for pipelines around bodies of water following a Husky Energy Inc oil spill last year into a major river. Husky's July 2016 spill into the North Saskatchewan River forced the cities of Prince Albert and North Battleford to find...

  • District Judge John Gibney Jr. issued the ruling in a lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club against Dominion Virginia Power, the state's biggest utility. Nor did he order the ash at the former power station to be removed to a synthetically lined landfill, as the Sierra Club wanted. Deborah Murray, an attorney from the Southern Environmental Law Center who represented...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, March 23- The western Canadian province of Saskatchewan will review regulations and engineering standards for pipelines around bodies of water following a Husky Energy Inc oil spill last year into a major river. Husky's July 2016 spill into the North Saskatchewan River forced the cities of Prince Albert and North Battleford to...

  • RICHMOND, Va.— Shipping containers full of coal ash from China, Poland and India have come into the U.S. through the Port of Virginia as foreign companies find a market for the same industrial waste that America's utilities are struggling to dispose of. They want Virginia to mandate more recycling of the ash that's already here, threatening to contaminate water...

  • BEIJING, March 23- Beijing and the surrounding province of Hebei will plant trees, establish green belts and make use of rivers and wetlands to create a "green necklace" to protect China's smog-hit capital from pollution, the Hebei government said on Thursday. The Hebei government said in a notice published on its website that it would raise forest coverage,...

  • FRESNO, Calif.— Farmers in a vast agricultural region of California will receive a significantly greater amount of irrigation water this summer compared to past drought years— but not their full supply, federal officials announced Wednesday. Farmers in the San Joaquin Valley will receive 65 percent of what they expect from a federal system of reservoirs and...

  • Just what is a water fund?

    Arnaud Bisschop at Pictet Asset Management talks about how his water fund invests in utilities and technology related to the water industry.

  • How Singapore reuses its water

    Subbu Kanakasabapathy of CH2M talks about the island-nation uses water innovation technologies in its water conservation efforts.

  • A Pakistani girl fills a pot with water from a hand pump on the outskirts of Lahore on March 21, 2017, ahead of World Water Day.

    Ryan Hreljac first began his project to alleviate the shortage of clean water in Uganda when he was in the first grade.

  • Why we're still facing a water crisis

    Patrick Decker, president of Xylem, says funding and education challenges are reasons why 1.8 billion people still have no access to clean water.

  • This activist began raising funds for wells at 6

    Ryan Hreljac of Ryan's Well Foundation talks about the millions of people around the world, such as India and China, with no access to clean water.

  • FLINT, Mich.— In a story March 19 about the replacement of water lines in Flint, Michigan, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the overall lead level in Flint's water still exceeds the federal safety limit and the authorities are requiring residents to use state-provided faucet filters. Effort to replace pipes to Flint homes off to slow start.

  • *Borr raises $800 mln in equity. OSLO/ LONDON, March 20- Borr Drilling, founded by former executives of financially troubled Seadrill, has snapped up Transocean's fleet of shallow-water drilling rigs for $1.35 billion. The rig market deal is Borr's biggest since it was set up last year by Tor Olav Troeim and other executives who had left Seadrill, once the jewel in...

  • Chris Sununu reaffirmed his commitment to the Northern Pass transmission line Monday and called for revisions to NAFTA in his first international trip to Canada. Northern Pass is a project between HydroQuebec and Eversource Energy that would bring hydropower into the New England energy grid through mostly overhead transmission lines running down New...

  • OSLO, March 20- Norwegian upstart Borr Drilling, founded last year by former executives of financially troubled Seadrill, has snapped up Transocean's fleet of shallow-water oil and gas exploration rigs in a $1.35 billion deal, it said on Monday. It marks Borr's biggest deal since it was set up by Tor Olav Troim and other executives who had left Seadrill, once the...