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Environment Water

  • 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.

  • FRESNO, Calif.— The Latest on California's proposal to build two giant water tunnels:. The powerful Westlands Water District dealt a major blow to the project when it opted out, saying the $16 billion tunnels were too expensive. University of California, Davis, professor Jay Lund says the "no" vote by the group of farmers creates an opening for robust political...

  • The 12- inch valve will regulate wastewater pouring from the Gold King Mine in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, where the EPA inadvertently triggered a wastewater spill while excavating at the mine entrance in August 2015. That spill released 3 million gallons of wastewater containing aluminum, iron and other heavy metals and instantly...

  • A group of influential California farmers shook up the debate a day earlier, backing out of Gov. Westlands Water District in Fresno said it was too expensive and came with too few guarantees. Other key water districts serving vast farmland in the most productive agricultural state and millions of residents still have to weigh in, including the behemoth...

  • FRESNO, Calif.— A group of powerful California farmers pulled their support Tuesday from a pair of massive, $16 billion tunnels that would have re-engineered the state's water system in a decisive move that dealt a major blow to the project pushed by Gov. After the vote, John Laird, secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency, said the aging water...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Dozens of water agencies and millions of families and farmers would be on the hook for building two giant tunnels to carry Northern California's water southward under new plans to shore up funding for Gov. Water districts for the Silicon Valley, the farm-rich Central Valley and cities in Southern California are due to vote in coming weeks on...

  • 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...

  • SEATTLE— The mass of warm water known as "the blob" that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated, but scientists are still seeing the lingering effects of those unusually warm sea surface temperatures on Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead. Federal research surveys this summer caught among the lowest numbers of juvenile coho and Chinook salmon in...

  • 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...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— Federal regulators have overruled New York state's denial of a key permit for a pipeline expansion fueling a $900 million power plant under construction. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission determined Friday that the state Department of Environmental Conservation took too long to decide on the water quality permit needed to expand the...

  • North Korea faces food shortages

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

  • CHICAGO— The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it's postponing portions of an Obama-era rule to curb water pollution from coal-fired power plants while it considers whether to rewrite the measure. Postponing the rule for two years would give utilities relief from the pending deadlines to upgrade pollution-control equipment while the...

  • PAGO PAGO, American Samoa— The world's largest supplier of canned tuna has agreed to pay a $6.3 million penalty for wastewater violations in American Samoa, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday. "StarKist is committed to American Samoa and its people by being a socially responsible company and doing the right thing," Andrew Choe, company president and...

  • *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...

  • Barts, St. Martin, Anguilla and the Virgin Islands vacation paradises has turned them into cutoff, chaotic nightmares in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which left 22 people dead, mostly in the Leeward Islands. Looting, gunshots and a lack of clean drinking water were reported on the French Caribbean territory of St. Martin, home to five-star resorts and a multimillion...

  • 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...