Environment Water

  • WASHINGTON/ SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct 19- President Donald Trump on Friday threw his support behind speeding up water projects for agriculture and hydropower in the arid U.S. Trump signed a presidential memorandum that directs Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to "reduce regulatory burdens" and expedite environmental reviews for...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 18- China's State Power Investment Corporation is in talks to acquire two additional hydroelectric dams and two thermal plants in Brazil, a person with knowledge of the matter said Thursday. State Power is also considering a bid for two coal thermal plants that France's Engie SA owns in the southern Brazilian states of Santa Catarina and Rio...

  • Oct 18- U.S. stock futures fell on Thursday, as some industrials reported disappointing results, while the Federal Reserve's minutes showed officials broadly agreed on raising interest rates further, fanning concerns that contributed to last week's brutal selloff. Lindsay Corp dropped 5 percent after the water filtration equipment maker warned weakness...

  • SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA, Oct 18- Earlier this year, the world's two biggest lithium producers publicly celebrated new deals with Chile's government that will allow them to vastly increase output of the ultralight battery metal from the Atacama, the world's driest desert. U.S.-based Albemarle Corp and Chile's SQM operate just 3 miles apart in the remote Salar, a...

  • *China trade surplus with U.S. hits all-time peak. Wall Street rose as investors returned to technology and other growth sectors, but gains were limited by ongoing worries about U.S.- China trade tensions and rising interest rates. Now buyers are coming back to say some of these are babies that were thrown out with the bath water, "said Laura Kane, head of Americas...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 12- Wall Street indexes rose on Friday after a week of blistering losses as investors returned to technology and other growth sectors, but gains were hampered by ongoing worries about U.S.- China trade tensions and rising interest rates. Now buyers are coming back to say some of these are babies that were thrown out with the bath water, "said Laura Kane,...

  • Michael smashed into Florida's northwest coast near the small town of Mexico Beach on Wednesday with screeching 155 mile per hour winds, pushing a wall of seawater inland. It was so scary youd poo yourself, said retiree Tom Garcia, 60, who was trapped inside his Mexico Beach home as water poured in to waist height. Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center in hard-hit...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 11- Brazil's presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro would tackle chronic energy shortages by expanding nuclear and hydroelectric power in the Amazon despite environmental concerns, the adviser overseeing his infrastructure plans told Reuters. Oswaldo Ferreira, one of several retired generals advising Bolsonaro, said, if he were elected,...

  • TOKYO, Oct 11- The owner of the Fukushima nuclear plant, destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami more than seven years ago, said water treated at the site still contains radioactive materials that for years it has insisted had been removed. Tokyo won the bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics more than five years ago, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declaring that...

  • TOKYO, Oct 11- The owner of the Fukushima nuclear plant, destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami more than seven years ago, said water treated at the site still contains radioactive materials that for years it has insisted had been removed. Tokyo won the bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics more than five years ago, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declaring that...

  • Oct 10- Chile's Supreme Court upheld an environmental order for a gold mine owned by Canada's Kinross Gold Corp to close its water pumping wells, the environmental regulator said on Wednesday, bringing the curtain down on a long-running dispute that sparked the Toronto- based miner's retreat from Chile. The ruling was challenged by Kinross in Chile's...

  • Oct 10- Chile's Supreme Court upheld an environmental order for a gold mine owned by Canada's Kinross Gold Corp to close its water pumping wells, the environmental regulator said on Wednesday, bringing down the curtain on a long-running dispute that sparked the miners' retreat from Chile. The ruling was challenged by Kinross in Chile's environmental tribunal...

  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct 10- Powerful Hurricane Michael closed in on Florida's northwestern shore on Wednesday with the threat of catastrophic surges of sea water and roof-shredding winds, and the state's governor said it would be the worst hurricane to hit the region in a century. Authorities told residents along the affected areas of Florida's Gulf of Mexico...

  • The decision came on Friday, two days after Hydro said it would halt production and layoff 4,700 people at Brazil's Alunorte, which has been operating at half capacity since March due to an environmental dispute. The authorisation was granted by Brazil's federal environmental agency IBAMA and it allows the utilisation of a press filter technology that...

  • *Official death toll stands at 1,407, mostly around Palu. PALU, Indonesia, Oct 4- International efforts to help survivors of Indonesia's devastating earthquake and tsunami gathered pace on Thursday as concern grew for hundreds of thousands with little food and water, six days after disaster struck. Chaos has loomed at times with angry people in the region's...

  • PALU, Indonesia, Oct 4- International efforts to help survivors of Indonesia's devastating earthquake and tsunami gathered pace on Thursday as concern grew for hundreds of thousands with little food and water, six days after disaster struck. Chaos has loomed at times with angry people in the region's main city of Palu, 1,500 km northeast of Jakarta, looting...

  • *World's top alumina plant shut in pollution dispute. *Brazil plant operated at half capacity since March. OSLO, Oct 3- Norsk Hydro will halt production and layoff 4,700 people at the world's largest alumina refinery, Brazil's Alunorte, which has been operating at half capacity since March due to an environmental dispute, it said on Wednesday.

  • OSLO, Oct 3- Norsk Hydro will halt production at the world's largest alumina refinery, Alunorte in Brazil, which has been operating at half capacity since March due to an environmental dispute, the company said on Wednesday, sending its shares down 13 percent. The decision also triggered a shutdown of its Paragominas bauxite mine, which supplies Alunorte, and...

  • MANILA, Oct 3- Aluminum prices climbed more than 2 percent to their highest in nearly five weeks on Wednesday after Norsk Hydro said it will halt production at its Alunorte alumina refinery in Brazil, fanning worries over tighter supply of the raw material. Aluminum easily outperformed all other base metals, most of which were weaker amid slower trading in Asia...

  • Hurricane Florence flooded large parts of North Carolina and South Carolina last month, leaving residents to deal with the deluge instead of shopping for new cars. Sales in September 2017 were boosted by major replacement demand for water-damaged vehicles following Hurricane Harvey, which had flooded parts of southeastern Texas in August that year.