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Environment Water

  • CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug 26- Craig Uggen stopped short in his white Ford truck 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 approached.

  • CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug 26- Craig Uggen stopped short in his white Ford truck 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 approached.

  • CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug 26- Craig Uggen stopped short in his white Ford truck 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 approached.

  • CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug 26- Craig Uggen stopped short in his white Ford truck 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 approached.

  • LIMA, Aug 24- A consortium led by China Three Gorges Corp has signed a deal to buy a 456 megawatt hydroelectric plant in Peru from Brazilian builder Odebrecht for an undisclosed sum, Odebrecht said late on Thursday. The announcement comes as scandal-plagued Odebrecht tries to pay down its debt as it faces more than $2.6 billion in fines for corruption and bans on...

  • America's water infrastructure decaying: Aqua America CEO

    Christopher Franklin, Aqua America president & CEO, talks about the costs and time associated with repairing and replacing America's water infrastructure system.

  • Poland Spring Water is committing 'colossal fraud,' lawsuit says

    The class-action lawsuit claims that parent company Nestle Waters North America is bottling common groundwater that doesn't meet the federal definition of spring water.

  • HOUSTON, Aug 16- Major oil producers pushed up high bids at a Gulf of Mexico offshore auction to $121 million on Wednesday, a nearly seven-fold increase from a year ago, as their return to deep water exploration gained momentum. This compared with $18 million in high bids at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's Outer Continental Shelf auction last summer.

  • JAKARTA, Aug 16- Flash floods have left one worker missing and caused extensive damage to a power plant at U.S.-owned miner Freeport Indonesia's operations in the eastern-most province of Papua, company officials said on Wednesday. "One person remains unaccounted for after flash floods that occurred late Tuesday destroyed roads, bridges, water lines and most...

  • Engineers develop floating islands to combat rising sea levels

    Engineers around the world work to combat land scarcity as rising sea levels continue to push back coast lines and swallow small island nations.

  • JERUSALEM, Aug 7- Mexican chemical firm Mexichem has agreed to buy an 80 percent stake in Israeli irrigation firm Netafim in a deal valuing the company at $1.895 billion, Netafim said on Monday. Mexichem will pay some $1.5 billion, acquiring a 61 percent stake owned by private equity firm Permira, which bought into Netafim in 2011, before it roughly doubled in...

  • Aug 4- Energy Transfer Partners LP said on Friday sabotage or an accident might have caused diesel to get into drilling fluid that spilled into an Ohio wetland during construction of its Rover natural gas pipeline, but opponents of the project disagreed with the sabotage theory. Once complete, the $4.2 billion Rover will carry gas from the Marcellus and Utica...

  • BENGALURU, Aug 2- Prices of silicon metal have risen to their highest in over a year because of a supply crunch created by production cuts by leading producers China and Russia. Major silicon producers in China and Russia have cutback their output due to higher costs for electricity and coal, traders said. Hydropower is a major source of electricity in China.

  • *But coal-reliant China raising aluminum output sharply. Operators of smelters powered by hydro-electricity in the likes of Norway, Russia and Canada are promoting their environmental credentials- and stealing a march on others that rely on coal or gas, notably in China and the Gulf. Nearly 200 countries have agreed to set targets for limiting CO2 emissions...

  • *But coal-reliant China raising aluminium output sharply. Operators of smelters powered by hydro-electricity in the likes of Norway, Russia and Canada are promoting their environmental credentials- and stealing a march on others that rely on coal or gas, notably in China and the Gulf. Nearly 200 countries have agreed to set targets for limiting CO2 emissions...

  • Aug 1- Activists on Tuesday attacked Wisconsin's plan to waive environmental reviews for Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn's proposed $10 billion LCD flat-screen factory, calling it a roadmap to destruction of precious state wetlands. Environmental groups, including Midwest Environmental Advocates and the Wisconsin League of Conservation...

  • DUBAI/ RIYADH, Aug 1- Several banks have submitted bids to Saudi Arabia's Saline Water Conversion Corporation to advise on the privatization of its $7.2 billion Ras Al Khair desalination and power plant, banking sources said, as the kingdom gears up for several state asset sales. Mizuho, BNP Paribas and GIB Capital were among banks to have submitted bids to act as...

  • DUBAI/ RIYADH, Aug 1- Several banks have submitted bids to Saudi Arabia's Saline Water Conversion Corporation to advise on the privatisation of its $7.2 billion Ras Al Khair desalination and power plant, banking sources said, as the kingdom gears up for several state asset sales. Mizuho, BNP Paribas and GIB Capital were among banks to have submitted bids to act as...

  • SANTIAGO, July 31- AES Gener, the Chilean arm of AES Corp, said on Monday that it forecast possible fresh cost overruns on its half-finished Alto Maipo hydropower mega-project after continued problems with its construction and contractors. Alto Maipo was in technical default and was facing over $600 million added to its current debt after ending a...

  • *New home sales increase 0.8 percent in June. WASHINGTON, July 26- New U.S. single-family home sales increased in June as purchases in the West surged to a near 10- year high, but downward revisions to the sales pace for the prior three months pointed to a housing market that was treading water. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday new home sales rose 0.8 percent...