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  1. Switzerland Provides $21.24 Million for Water Supply, Sanitation in Moldova

    14 Apr 2014- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHISINAU, Moldova The Swiss government is providing $21.24 million USD between 2014 and 2017 to improve drinking water supply and sanitation in Moldova, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/14/2014 - 10:06

  2. WWF International Names Dr. Marco Lambertini as New Director General

    6 Feb 2014- 09:14 by Local Press Report GLAND WWF (Press Release) WWF announced today the appointment of Dr Marco Lambertini as Director General of WWF International. Currently Chief Executive of BirdLife International, Marco will begin his new role with ...

    Local Press Report - 02/06/2014 - 09:14

  3. 2014 Environmental Performance Index Looks at Wastewater Treatment for the First Time

    31 Jan 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAVOS, Switzerland The world has made some progress in terms of access to drinking water and sanitation, but is faring less well at wastewater treatment, according to the 2014 Environmental Performance Index ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/31/2014 - 10:03

  4. Matt Damon Receive World Economic Forum Award for Water Charity

    24 Jan 2014- 09:57 by Local Press Report DAVOS Bloomberg Business Week Matt Damon has received plenty of awards but probably never one quite like this. In Davos today, the movie star was honored by the World Economic Forum for his work as co-founder of ...

    Local Press Report - 01/24/2014 - 09:57

  5. Disasters Cost $130 Billion in 2013

    18 Dec 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report GENEVA Rappler Disasters caused global economic losses of about US $130 billion (94.5 billion euros) in 2013, Swiss Re said on Wednesday, December 18, but there was little insurance coverage for the deadliest ...

    Local Press Report - 12/18/2013 - 10:14

  6. Switzerland to Fund Supply Projects in Uzbekistan

    7 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan The Swiss and Uzbek governments last week signed a grant agreement under which Switzerland will provide a $13.18 million USD grant for a water supply project in Uzbekistan’s Syrdarya ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/07/2013 - 10:13

  7. 200 Million People at Risk of Exposure to Toxic Pollution Globally

    6 Nov 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States More than 200 million people in low- and medium-income countries are at risk of exposure to toxic pollution, according to the new report released this week by sustainability NGO ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/06/2013 - 10:08

  8. WWF Files Complaint Against Soco International Over Oil Exploration in Virunga National Park

    7 Oct 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland International environmental NGO WWF on October 7 filed a complaint with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) against British oil giant Soco International Plc. In ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/07/2013 - 10:08

  9. Colombian Scientists Say Moths Could Affect Bogota Water Supply

    7 Oct 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Governor of Colombia’s Cundinamarca Department Alvaro Cruz last week downplayed concerns that a moth infestation in the Bogota area river basins could affect water supply to the capital city. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/07/2013 - 10:08

  10. World Bank Blacklists Ghanaian Contractor Due to Corruption

    3 Oct 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank has barred Ghanaian infrastructure development company Zoomlion Ghana Limited from participating in bank-funded projects for two years due to corruption in an ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/03/2013 - 10:06

  11. WWF Welcomes Global Commission on Climate

    25 Sep 2013- 10:10 by Local Press Report GLAND WWF Global Today’s announcement of a new Global Commission that will investigate how combating climate change can be consistent with development, prosperity and inclusive growth, is welcome. The Fifth ...

    Local Press Report - 09/25/2013 - 10:10

  12. Oil Exploration Threatens Africa’s Oldest National Park: WWF

    5 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the continent’s oldest national park and a UN World Heritage Site, is under threat from wide-scale oil exploration and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/05/2013 - 10:00

  13. 2001-2010 Was a Decade of Weather Extremes: UN

    5 Jul 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The decade of 2001-2010 saw “unprecedented high-impact climate extremes” across the planet, with floods, droughts and hurricanes killing 370,000 people, a 20 percent increase over the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/05/2013 - 10:06

  14. Swiss Cover Glacier With Blankets to Stop Climate Change Melt

    28 Jun 2013- 09:43 by Local Press Report RHONE NBC News People living near the Rhone glacier in the central Alps of Switzerland have come up with a striking tactic to counter the effects of climate change. Each summer the glacier is protected by blankets ...

    Local Press Report - 06/28/2013 - 09:43

  15. UNECE to Bring Rio+20 Outcomes to Central Asia

    31 May 2013- 09:09 by Local Press Report Geneva Kuwait News Agency The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) said on Friday that it will cooperates with Interstate Commission on Sustainable Development to strengthen implementation of Rio ...

    Local Press Report - 05/31/2013 - 10:17

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