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Environment Water

  • 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...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 1- Shares of water resource developer Cadiz Inc lost nearly a fifth of their value on Friday as California lawmakers considered a bill that could put the brakes on the company's plan to pump water from the Mojave Desert. California's Senate Appropriations Committee was scheduled to meet and either approve or reject Bill AB 1000, known as the...

  • The city of Beaumont, 80 miles east of Houston, had its water supplies cut off and was threatened by a rising river that forced the evacuation of its hospital and residents in neighboring Orange County. There were explosions at a chemical plant about 25 miles southeast of Houston after it was engulfed by floodwater. Jessica Richard, 24, said she waited out the...

  • DAUDHAN, India, Sept 1- After years of foot-dragging India will begin work in around a month on an $87 billion scheme to connect some of the country's biggest rivers, government sources say, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi bets on the ambitious project to end deadly floods and droughts. In recent weeks, some parts of India and neighbouring Bangladesh and Nepal have...

  • Harvey roared ashore late Friday as the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in a half-century. Jessica Richard, 24, said she waited out the storm in her home in Port Arthur, about 85 miles east of Houston, until Thursday morning when water on her street rose to waist-depth. At least 38 people were dead or feared dead in six counties including and around Houston,...

  • BEAUMONT, Texas, Aug 31- Soldiers and police in helicopters and special high-water trucks on Thursday rescued thousands of Texans stranded by floodwater dumped by Hurricane Harvey, which killed at least 35 people as it drenched the Gulf Coast this week. In the U.S. energy hub of Houston, which was paralyzed by the storm earlier in the week, firefighters conducted a...

  • 118,000 people and no drinking water

    The city of Beaumont, Texas, lost its main pump station and its secondary water source.

  • ABUJA, Aug 30- Nigeria has approved the construction of a $5.8 billion hydroelectric power plant by a Chinese state firm, the power minister said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of Chinese deals since the project was first envisioned decades ago. Nigeria's cabinet signed off on the award of the contract to build Mambilla to the China Civil Engineering...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 30- Tropical Storm Harvey bore down on Louisiana on Wednesday, bringing yet more water after setting rainfall records in Texas that caused catastrophic flooding and paralyzed the U.S. energy hub of Houston. The storm that first came ashore on Friday near Corpus Christi, Texas, as the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years has killed...

  • Best Buy says viral photo of $40 packs of water in Houston was 'a big mistake'

    Best Buy was accused of selling cases of water for more than $40.

  • HOUSTON, Aug 30- Tropical Storm Harvey bore down on Louisiana on Wednesday, pouring down more water after setting rainfall records in Texas that caused catastrophic flooding and paralyzed the U.S. energy hub of Houston. There is some relief in sight for Houston, the fourth most populous U.S. city, with forecasters saying five days of torrential rain may come to an...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Aug 29- On a sparsely populated island off the coast of the northwestern United States, more than a hundred environmental activists gathered last weekend to practice seaborne drills to disrupt construction on Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd's Westridge crude oil terminal. The three-day camp on Lopez Island in Washington state's San Juan...

  • The slow-moving storm has brought record-breaking rains and catastrophic flooding to Texas, killed at least nine people, led to mass evacuations and paralyzed Houston, the fourth most-populous U.S. city. Officials in Harris County, where Houston is located, said reservoirs built to handle drainage water were beginning to overflow on Tuesday.

  • *Storm to dump more rain on Texas. Sources said the Motiva Port Arthur refinery in Texas, the country's largest refinery, was considering shutting down as water poured into the plant. "This flooding issue could be a persistent issue with the staff unable to repopulate the facilities," said John Kilduff, partner with energy hedge fund Again Capital in New York.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 28- China's State Power Investment Corp plans to participate in the auction of four hydroelectric dams whose licensing was seized from Cia Energética de Minas Gerais SA in recent months, a person with direct knowledge of the situation said on Monday. Pacific Hydro Brasil, SPIC's Brazilian subsidiary, and Brazil's electricity industry watchdog...

  • *Flooding expected to peak Wednesday or Thursday in Houston. HOUSTON, Aug 28- The epic flooding that Tropical Storm Harvey unleashed on Houston will likely worsen as federal engineers release water from overflowing reservoirs to keep it from jumping dams and surging uncontrollably into the homes they protect, officials said on Monday. Some 30,000 residents...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 28- Argentina's government approved the construction of two hydroelectric dams in the southern Patagonia region after holding public hearings as required by the Supreme Court, according to a notice in the Official Gazette on Monday. The dams in Santa Cruz province will be constructed by China Gezhouba Group Co Ltd, which holds a majority...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 28- Houston is facing worsening historic flooding in the coming days as Tropical Storm Harvey dumps more rain on the city, swelling rivers to record levels and forcing federal engineers on Monday to release water from area reservoirs in hopes of controlling the rushing currents. Torrential rain also hit areas more than 150 miles away, swelling...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 28- Houston is facing worsening floods in the coming days as Tropical Storm Harvey dumps more rain on the city, swelling rivers to record levels and forcing federal engineers on Monday to release water from area reservoirs in hopes of controlling the rushing currents. Torrential rain also hit areas more than 150 miles away, swelling rivers upstream...

  • CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug 26- Craig Uggen stopped short in his white Ford truck on Friday as gusting winds from Hurricane Harvey pushed waves from Corpus Christi Bay over the road. His anxiety rose with the water, now covering half his front wheels. Only one shelter, the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission, remained open as the most powerful storm to hit Texas since 1961...