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Environment Water

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 26- Washington state on Tuesday rejected a key permit needed for a proposed terminal to export coal to Asia, another blow to companies eager to sell Wyoming and Montana coal to Asian markets and to the Trump administration's policy of global energy dominance. Washington's Department of Ecology rejected a water quality permit for the...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 26- Washington state on Tuesday rejected a key permit needed for a proposed terminal to export coal to Asia, another blow to companies eager to sell Wyoming and Montana coal to Asian markets and to the Trump administration's policy of global energy dominance. Washington's Department of Ecology rejected a water quality permit for the...

  • PARIS, Sept 26- French hydro electricity generation fell in July and August due to a lack of rainfall, leaving reservoirs at very low levels compared with previous years, grid operator RTE said on Tuesday. Atomic power, which accounts for over 75 percent of French electricity requirements, rose in August by 5.4 percent compared with the August 2016, RTE said.

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 25- Brazil's second largest utility launched a last-ditch attempt on Monday to try to retain control of at least one of the four hydroelectric dams the federal government wants to privatize in an auction on Wednesday. Later on Monday, congressman Fabio Ramalho, a representative from Minas Gerais state and a member of President Michel Temer'S...

  • OSLO, Sept 25- Norwegian metals maker Norsk Hydro has warned customers of a shortfall in supplies of bauxite from Brazil, the raw material from which aluminum is made, it said on Monday. The Mineracao Rio do Norte bauxite mine, where Hydro has five percent ownership and takes a total of 45 percent of the material, is experiencing problems with its tailing systems due...

  • OSLO, Sept 25- Norwegian metals maker Norsk Hydro has warned customers of a shortfall in supplies of bauxite from Brazil, the raw material from which aluminum is made, it said on Monday. The Mineracao Rio do Norte bauxite mine, where Hydro has five percent ownership and takes almost half the material, is experiencing problems with its tailing systems due to a water...

  • George Boubouras of Contango Asset Management discusses how a water tax proposed by the Labour Party could affect dairy companies Fonterra and A2Milk.

  • Gatorade pays California $300,000

    Just because drought-ravaged California has spent years urging residents to conserve water doesn't mean it wants people to actually stop drinking the stuff.

  • Sean Combs and Mark Wahlberg wade into water venture

    CNBC's Becky Quick talks to Mark Wahlberg and Sean "Diddy" Combs about the launch of AQUAhydrate, their electrolyte-enhanced bottle water business.

  • Sept 18- Itron Inc, which makes technology to monitor energy and water usage, said it would buy Silver Spring Networks Inc in a deal valued at about $830 million, to expand its presence in the smart city and smart grid markets. The deal value of $830 million excludes $118 million of Silver Spring's cash, the companies said. Jones Day provided legal counsel to Itron and...

  • People in the industry expressed hope that the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission would be willing to override state decisions to block other pipelines, including Williams Cos Inc's Constitution and National Fuel Gas Co's Northern Access pipelines from Pennsylvania. New York had denied a water quality certification for Millennum, a 7.8- mile line...

  • People in the industry expressed hope that the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission would be willing to override state decisions to block other pipelines, including Williams Cos Inc's Constitution and National Fuel Gas Co's Northern Access pipelines from Pennsylvania. New York had denied a water quality certification for Millennum, a 7.8- mile line...

  • North Korea faces food shortages

    Following an intense dry spell from April to June, North Koreans are likely to face food shortages

  • *India consumed 15.75 mln T fuels in Aug. *India gasoline demand fell 0.8 pct y/y, gasoil down by 2.2 pct. NEW DELHI, Sept 12- India's fuel consumption fell 6.1 percent in August, its fastest rate of decline since April 2003, as heavy rainfall across the country cut the use of diesel for irrigation pumps and curbed demand for auto fuels.

  • EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France, Sept 12- Danone, the world's third-largest bottled water company, unveiled the modernisation of its sole plant producing the popular Evian brand on Tuesday, in a move to increase capacity and underpin Evian's solid growth. Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber, whose company is the latest European consumer goods group under pressure from...

  • EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France, Sept 12- Danone, the world's third-largest bottled water company, unveiled the modernisation of its sole plant producing the popular Evian brand on Tuesday, in a move to increase capacity and underpin Evian's solid growth. Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber, whose company is the latest European consumer goods group under pressure from...

  • HOUSTON, Sept 9- Houston residents attempting to return to flooded homes after Hurricane Harvey should wear breathing masks against bacteria from the city's sewers and watch for alligators and snakes, the city fire chief said on Saturday. More than 450,000 people in Texas' Gulf Coast are either without water or still need to boil their water, a spokeswoman for...

  • Sept 9- More than 200 drinking water systems out of 2,238 affected by Tropical Storm Harvey are still shut or have notices for customers to boil water, state and federal regulators said on Saturday. An additional 101 systems are still being contacted to "gather updated information of their status," the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Texas Commission on...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 1- Shares of water resource developer Cadiz Inc surged 32 percent in extended trade on Friday after a bill aimed at clogging up its plan to pump water from California's Mojave Desert failed to make it past a state Senate committee. In a blow to environmentalists and other opponents of the project, California's Senate Appropriations...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 1- Shares of water resource developer Cadiz Inc surged 30 percent in extended trade on Friday after a bill aimed at putting the brakes on its plan to pump water from California's Mojave Desert failed to make it past a state Senate committee. In a blow to environmentalists and other opponents of the project, California's Senate Appropriations...