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Environment Water

  • *Torrential rain in China forces hydro stations to cut output. Dam restrictions in China following excessive rains are also reducing hydropower capacity there, including at the world's biggest power station, forcing utilities to ramp up output at coal-fired utilities. Deutsche Bank said in a note that the climb in coal prices came on the back of factors...

  • WASHINGTON, June 27- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers released a proposal on Tuesday to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule, the latest move by the Trump administration to unwind environmental regulations put in place under former President Barack Obama. Out-of-state D.C. bureaucrats shouldnt impose regulations that hurt...

  • WASHINGTON, June 27- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers released a proposal on Tuesday to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule, the latest move by the Trump administration to unwind environmental regulations put in place under former President Barack Obama. The agencies are working to rescind the rule, known as the Waters of the...

  • Violent summer storms have visited Mexico for years, but the country has very little experience in deep water drilling, a risky activity still marked by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon well blow out in the northern Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 people and pumped 5 million barrels of oil into the sea. Mexico, which awarded its first eight deepwater projects in a...

  • ISLAMABAD, June 13- Pakistan expects China to fund a long-delayed Indus river mega dam project in Gilgit-Baltistan, part of disputed Kashmir, with work beginning next year, Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal said in an interview. "This water reservoir is most critical for food security in Pakistan, so is a very high priority project for Pakistan," Iqbal told Reuters...

  • OSLO, June 9- Qatar's Qatalum aluminium plant has found new sea routes to export its metal following a diplomatic row with neighbours that had blocked shipments, Norway's Norsk Hydro, which owns 50 percent of the facility, told Reuters on Friday. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on June 5 cut ties with Qatar, which denounced the move as...

  • OSLO, June 9- Qatar's Qatalum aluminum plant has found new sea routes to export its metal following a diplomatic row with neighbors that had blocked shipments, Norway's Norsk Hydro, which owns 50 percent of the facility, told Reuters on Friday. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on June 5 cut ties with Qatar, which denounced the move as...

  • OSLO, June 9- Qatar's Qatalum aluminium plant has found new sea routes to export its metal following a diplomatic row with neighbouring countries that had blocked the shipments, Norway's Norsk Hydro, which owns 50 percent of the facility, told Reuters on Friday.

  • OSLO, June 9- Qatar's Qatalum aluminum plant has found new sea routes to export its metal following a diplomatic row with neighboring countries that had blocked the shipments, Norway's Norsk Hydro, which owns 50 percent of the facility, told Reuters on Friday.

  • Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras SA, known as Eletrobras, and Cia Energética de Minas Gerais SA, known as Cemig, plan to divest generation and transmission assets, including their stakes in some of Brazil's largest hydroelectric dams- Santo Antônio and Belo Monte. Since the start of 2015, Chinese companies have been the buyers in most announced electricity...

  • Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu greet people during his arrival at James Spriggs Payne Airport in Monrovia, Liberia on June 04, 2017.

    Israel is paying renewed attention to Africa over the last few years with an emphasis on high-tech.

  • GENEVA, May 30- Tobacco growing causes "massive harm" to the environment through extensive use of chemicals, energy and water, and pollution from manufacturing and distribution, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. The United Nations agency called for the tobacco industry to compensate for its products that contribute to greenhouse gases blamed for...

  • GENEVA, May 30- Tobacco growing is causing "massive harm" to the environment through the extensive use of chemicals, energy and water, and pollution from manufacturing and distribution, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. The United Nations agency called for the tobacco industry to compensate for its products that contribute to greenhouse gases...

  • FRANKFURT/ LONDON, May 26- International buyout groups and Chinese investment funds are expected to submit bids for Israeli irrigation firm Netafim, which could fetch around $1.5 billion, within the next few weeks, two banking sources said on Friday. Private equity funds CVC and Bain Capital and Chinese investment funds Fosun International and Primavera...

  • OSLO, May 20- Norway is repairing the entrance of a "doomsday" seed vault on an Arctic island after an unexpected thaw of permafrost let water into a building meant as a deep freeze to safeguard the world's food supplies. Still, water was an unexpected problem for the vault on the Svalbard archipelago, about 1,000 km from the North Pole. Spokeswoman Hege Njaa Aschim...

  • The company spilled more than 2 million gallons of drilling fluid- mostly water and clay- in Ohio wetlands in April during construction of Rover, prompting regulators to halt drilling in certain areas. It is one of a network of pipelines being built to boost production in the Marcellus and Utica shale regions located largely in Pennsylvania and Ohio, the biggest...

  • May 11- U.S. regulators on Wednesday prohibited Energy Transfer Partners LP from new drilling to install pipe along the route of its Rover natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to Ontario following drilling fluid spills in a wetland area in Ohio. The drilling ban will remain in place until the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff authorizes the...

  • Pacific equatorial winds have slackened since the start of the year and a characteristic tongue of warm water has begun to form stretching from Peru towards the international dateline. But the strength of any future El Nino remains highly uncertain as does its impact on temperatures and precipitation across North America this winter.

  • CHICAGO, April 28- U.S. corn and soybean futures fell on Friday on the prospect of dry weather for key Midwest production areas in early May, which would give farmers access to fields during a crucial planting window, traders said. "Nearly week of drying ahead then allows recovery in most of Midwest, limits risk for standing water in corn/wheat," Commodity Weather...

  • CHICAGO, April 28- U.S. corn and soybean futures fell on Friday on the prospect of dry weather for key Midwest production areas in early May which would give farmers access to fields during a crucial planting window, traders said. "Nearly week of drying ahead then allows recovery in most of Midwest, limits risk for standing water in corn/wheat," Commodity Weather...