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  • 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...

  • *Argentina among world's biggest corn, soy exporters. BUENOS AIRES, March 13- It was not just the heavy rains that left the streets of the Argentine town of Pozo del Molle flooded for three months last year. Nearby farmers built small canals without authorization to drain their fields of surface water, redirecting flows toward urban areas and worsening the impact...

  • HARARE, March 13- Zimbabwe is negotiationg a new deal to continue importing power from South African utility Eskom to make up for shortfalls in generating capacity at its Kariba hydropower station, the energy minister said on Monday. In January last year Eskom agreed a one-year deal to sell up to 300 megawatts of capacity to Zimbabwe, which was facing biting...

  • After decades-long streak of strong growth, bottled water surpassed carbonated soft drinks to become the largest beverage category by volume in the United States in 2016, according to research and consulting firm Beverage Marketing Corp.. Bottled-water consumption in the United States reached 39.3 gallons per capita last year, while carbonated soft...

  • EPA takes aim at CAFE standards

    We can be both pro-growth, pro-jobs and pro-environment, says Scott Pruitt, EPA administrator, discussing the agency's new agenda and plans to roll back regulations and tackle fuel standards.

  • Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected the tribes' request for an injunction to withdraw permission issued by the Army Corps for the last link of the oil pipeline under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. The tribes had argued that the pipeline would render water they use for religious ceremonies spiritually impure even if...

  • SAO PAULO, March 6- Electricity costs for companies and individuals in Brazil are likely to further increase in the second half of the year due to insufficient water in hydroelectric plants' reservoirs after below average rains, power sector experts said on Monday. Brazil's power trading chamber projects summer rains to reach only around 70 percent of normal...

  • Expect more money to be spent in the water space

    Matthew Sheldon, senior portfolio manager in water strategy at KBI Global Investors, discusses investing in the space alongside new regulations from Trump.

  • *Water, waste margins in Europe remain under pressure. PARIS, March 1- General Electric's industrial water treatment business which is up for sale would be a good strategic fit for Suez, the French group's chief executive said on Wednesday. Core earnings at the Water Europe division were down 3.2 percent as a lack of inflation in Europe kept a lid on prices, with...

  • The executive order will kick off what could be a lengthy process to undo the Waters of the United States or WOTUS rule, finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 2015 to clarify which bodies of water are covered by the Clean Water Act. "A few years ago the EPA decided that navigable waters can mean nearly every puddle or...

  • Freeport's Grasberg mine holds more gold and copper reserves than any other in the world, but has frequently been a source of controversy over the revenue share Indonesia and Papua get from the mine and the impact of its tailings on local water systems. Here are some facts on the Grasberg mine in Papua:. Freeport-McMoRan began mining in Papua in 1967, the first...

  • The number of demonstrators had dwindled from the thousands who poured into the camp starting in August to oppose the pipeline that critics say threatens the water resources and sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The 1,170- mile line, built by Energy Transfer Partners LP, will move crude from the shale oilfields of North Dakota to Illinois en route to...

  • Freeport's Grasberg mine holds more gold and copper reserves than any other in the world, but has frequently been a source of controversy over the revenue share Indonesia and Papua get from the mine and the impact of its tailings on local water systems. Here are some facts on the Grasberg mine in Papua:. GRASBERG MINE Freeport-McMoRan began mining in Papua in...

  • Native Americans and environmental activists have said the multibillion-dollar pipeline threatens the water resources and sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, but President Donald Trump has quickly pushed for the completion of the pipeline since taking office last month. The pipeline will carry Bakken crude from North Dakota through the...

  • Mines and Energy Minister Fernando Coelho said the requirement that oil companies operating in Brazil buy equipment locally would be lowered by close to half, adding that the level in the exploration of offshore oil fields would be 18 percent. The largest deep-water oil fields ever found were discovered off Brazil around a decade ago but the fall in oil prices,...

  • President Donald Trump has pushed for the completion of the multibillion-dollar pipeline since he took office last month, despite objections from Native Americans and environmental activists who say it threatens the water resources and sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Republican Governor Doug Burgum and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers set a...

  • Native Americans and environmental activists have said the multibillion-dollar pipeline threatens the water resources and sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, but President Donald Trump has quickly pushed for the completion of the pipeline since taking office last month. Governor Doug Burgum and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers set a deadline of...

  • Native Americans and environmental activists have lived at the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota for months, fighting the construction of the pipeline that they say threatens the water resources of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and sacred land. North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have set a Wednesday afternoon deadline for...

  • Native Americans and environmental activists have lived at the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota for months, fighting the construction of the pipeline that they say threatens the water resources of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and sacred land. North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have set a Wednesday afternoon deadline for...

  • Native Americans and environmental activists have lived at the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota for months, fighting the construction of the pipeline that they say threatens the water resources of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and sacred land. North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have set a Wednesday afternoon deadline for...