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Environment Water

  • LONDON, April 5- On March 29, El Salvador made a little bit of history. El Salvador has specific issues with water. Its Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources estimates that 90 percent of surface water is contaminated.

  • Scientist using microscope in laboratory

    A group of scientists in the U.K. created a membrane 'sieve' capable of removing salt from seawater to make it drinkable using graphene.

  • JOHANNESBURG, March 30- Drought conditions associated with an El Nino weather pattern are likely to reoccur in a few months time, the South African government said on Thursday. "The next summer season has increased the likelihood for the development of El Nino conditions which are often associated with drought and water scarcity as seen recently in South...

  • *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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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.

  • *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...

  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday proposed a 31 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency's budget, as the White House seeks to eliminate climate change programs and trim initiatives to protect air and water quality. The EPA would sustain the biggest cut of any federal agency in the White House 2018 budget, as...

  • CHICAGO, March 16- President Donald Trump has proposed halting funding for rural clean water initiatives and reducing county-level staff, for a 21 percent drop in discretionary spending at the Department of Agriculture, according to a White House budget document. The $4.7 billion in cuts would leave USDA with a budget of $17.9 billion after cutting some...

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday proposed a 31 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency's budget, as the White House seeks to eliminate climate change programs and trim initiatives to protect air and water quality. The proposed cuts are a starting point in negotiations with Congress, and could be tempered.

  • CHICAGO, March 16- President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating an international food aid program, halting funding for clean water initiative in rural areas and reducing county-level staff for a 21 percent drop in discretionary spending at the Agriculture Department, according to a White House budget document. Other USDA areas targeted for cuts to reach...