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Environment Water

  • 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...

  • *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...