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  • OSLO, April 20- Aluminium maker Norsk Hydro may declare force majeure on contracts it has with Russia's United Company Rusal due to U.S. sanctions, the Norwegian company said on Friday. The price of aluminium on the London Metal Exchange has risen by around a quarter since Washington on April 6 imposed sanctions against allies of Russian President Vladimir...

  • SALEM, Ore.— Officials are eyeing ways to protect a threatened squirrel species amid plans to expand a dam in western Idaho. The Idaho Water Resource Board has approved spending up to $30,000 to study mitigation options involving the effects of the Lost Valley Dam expansion project on the northern Idaho ground squirrel, the Capital Press reported this week.

  • *Exxon's talks with Iraq on water project hit problems. LONDON/ BASRA, Iraq, April 19- Talks between Exxon Mobil and Iraq on a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure contract have reached an impasse, Iraqi officials and two industry sources said, in a potential setback to the oil major's ambitions to expand in the country. Further delays to the project could also...

  • OSLO, April 16- The global aluminium market risks facing supply shortages over U.S. sanctions against Russia as well as Norsk Hydro's production cutbacks in Brazil, Hydro's chief executive told Reuters on Monday. During the weekend, Hydro carried out a 50- percent output reduction at Brazil's Albras aluminium plant as previously warned, triggered by an...

  • SPOKANE, Wash.— Republican Congress members from the Pacific Northwest are upset with a federal judge's order to spill water from four Snake River dams to help speed migrating salmon to the Pacific Ocean. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Dan Newhouse, whose Washington districts include the dams, said in a joint statement. The measure was co-sponsored by Republican...

  • Michael Phelps on the quest to 'Save Water'

    Michael Phelps, "Save Water" ambassador and Olympic gold medalist, talks about his hope to inspire people to turn off the faucet and save water, and dealing with the mental pressure after participating in extreme competition.

  • A public swimming pool, in a suburb of Cape Town has been emptied due to local water restrictions on March 6, 2018.

    Cape Town's recent water shortage crisis has raised global concern about the threat of water scarcity.

  • California's largest water agency has approved a nearly $11 billion plan to help fund two enormous delivery tunnels, breathing new life into Gov. The board of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California voted Tuesday to pay about $10.8 billion toward the twin-tunnel project supported by the governor. The complete $17 billion project would...

  • OSLO, April 9- Aluminium producer Norsk Hydro denied on Monday its Alunorte alumina refinery in Brazil had contaminated local waters, contradicting the findings of a Brazilian public health group. Citing an internal study and a report commissioned from green consultancy SGW Services, Hydro said no evidence was found of overflow from its bauxite deposits or...

  • OSLO, April 9- Aluminium producer Norsk Hydro denied on Monday its Alunorte alumina refinery in Brazil had contaminated local waters, contradicting the findings of a Brazilian public health group. Citing an internal study and a report commissioned from green consultancy SGW Services, Hydro said no evidence was found of overflow from its bauxite deposits or...

  • OSLO, April 9- Aluminium producer Norsk Hydro denied on Monday its Alunorte alumina refinery in Brazil had contaminated local waters, contradicting the findings of a Brazilian public health group. Hydro shares were up 5.3 percent at 1120 GMT, outperforming a flat Oslo benchmark index, extending gains from before the firm's statement was published.

  • OSLO, April 9- Aluminium producer Norsk Hydro believes two environmental reports regarding its Brazilian Alunorte alumina refinery will help the company win permission to resume full output from the plant, its CEO told Reuters on Monday. "This puts the facts on the table and gives us a foundation for resolving the situation," Svein Richard Brandtzaeg said in an...

  • NORSK HYDRO CEO: HOPES ALUNORTE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTS WILL HELP COMPANY RESUME ALUMINA PRODUCTION.

  • NORSK HYDRO SHARES EXTEND GAINS TO 6 PCT AFTER REPEATS ALUNORTE PLANT DID NOT CONTAMINATE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT.

  • OSLO, April 9- Aluminium producer Norsk Hydro denied on Monday that its Brazilian Alunorte alumina refinery had contaminated local waters, contradicting the findings of a Brazilian public health group. Citing an internal study and a report commissioned from green consultancy SGW Services, Hydro said no evidence was found of overflow from its bauxite...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, April 6- Alumina do Norte do Brasil, or Alunorte, on Thursday sued prosecutors in the Brazilian state of Para, pushing for a new water quality study to assess a spill by the company there. Alunorte, a unit of Norway's Norsk Hydro, operates the world's biggest alumina refinery in Barcarena in the state. The authorities asked the government-backed...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, April 3- Authorities in the Brazilian state of Para have sued Norsk Hydro ASA for 250 million reais in damages following an alleged toxic leak at the world's largest alumina refinery Alunorte, a unit of the Norwegian firm. The suit, filed by the state attorney general's office, comes after the company admitted to dumping untreated rainwater from...

  • Why water is the only smart investment for the future

    Forget oil and gold. Here’s why water has become one of the world’s most valuable investments.

  • SAO PAULO, March 28- A Brazilian government-backed institute said on Wednesday that new testing confirmed elevated levels of heavy metals in waters near the world's largest alumina refinery, run by Norsk Hydro ASA, but the company for the first time questioned the validity of the scientific work. Marcelo Lima, a public health researcher at the Evandro Chagas...

  • *Running at half capacity due to Brazil court order. OSLO/ SAO PAULO, March 27- The Alunorte refinery in northern Brazil, owned by Norway's Norsk Hydro ASA, will start shutting down half of its alumina capacity in the next two weeks to preserve equipment, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The world's largest alumina refinery, situated in Brazil's...