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Environment Water

  • CHICAGO, April 28- U.S. corn and soybean futures fell on Friday on the prospect of dry weather for key Midwest production areas in early May which would give farmers access to fields during a crucial planting window, traders said. "Nearly week of drying ahead then allows recovery in most of Midwest, limits risk for standing water in corn/wheat," Commodity Weather...

  • Michael Phelps: Making waves and saving water

    Olympian Michael Phelps talks about his efforts to increase people's awareness of water conservation, as well as transitioning his lifestyle outside the Olympics.

  • SAO PAULO, April 12- Changes to water down strict local content rules on equipment to extract deep sea oil could help Brazil's government earn 31 billion reais worth of royalties and other revenue sources between 2020 and 2025, state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA said on Wednesday.

  • LONDON, April 11- A sharp drop in shares of Apple-supplier Dialog Semiconductor dominated trading in otherwise muted European stock markets on Tuesday as a shortened week and risk-off sentiment kept investors from making big bets. European shares have been treading water in recent sessions, with the benchmark index little changed so far this month on...

  • LONDON, April 11- A sharp drop in shares of Apple-supplier Dialog Semiconductor dominated trading in otherwise muted European stock markets on Tuesday as a holiday-shortened week and broadly risk-off sentiment kept investors from making big bets. European shares have been treading water in recent sessions, with the benchmark index little changed so far...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 7- One of the worst droughts in California history has officially ended, Governor Jerry Brown declared on Friday, but not before it strained the state's farm economy and threatened water supplies for millions of residents. That allowed Brown to lift most stipulations of an emergency order he implemented in January 2014, about two years after...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 7- One of the worst droughts in California history has officially ended, Governor Jerry Brown declared on Friday, but not before it strained the state's farm economy and threatened water supplies for millions of residents. That allowed Brown to lift most stipulations of an emergency order he implemented in January 2014, about two years after...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 7- One of the worst droughts in California history has officially ended, Governor Jerry Brown declared on Friday, but not before it strained the state's farm economy and threatened water supplies for millions of residents. That allowed Brown to lift most stipulations of an emergency order he implemented in January 2014, about two years after...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 7- One of the worst droughts in California history has officially ended, Governor Jerry Brown declared on Friday, but not before it strained the state's farm economy and threatened water supplies for millions of residents. That allowed Brown to lift most stipulations of an emergency order he implemented in January 2014, about two years after...

  • 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.