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  • 29 Aug 2016 - 09:57 - CUENCA, Ecuador - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Ecuadorian Justice Felipe Cordova of the Criminal Court of Cuenca has denied a request to order “precautionary measures” at the Rio Blanco mine in the country’s southern Azuay province.

  • 29 Aug 2016 - 07:19 - KHARTOUM, Sudan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    In the latest of a round of mutually conciliatory statements, Ibrahim Ghandour, Foreign Minister of Sudan, has said differences that existed among Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt on Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam have been settled.

  • 29 Aug 2016 - 07:19 - PRETORIA, South Africa - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to promulgate their views and messages.

    Here, Karen Villholth of the International Water Management Institute describes a new initiative to build global partnerships for sustainable groundwater management.

  • 29 Aug 2016 - 07:19 - CHANGZHOU, China - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The environment of Changzhou’s Foreign Language School is safe and there is no link between the location of the school and an increased incidence of thyroid nodules among students, an investigation concluded on August 26th.

  • 29 Aug 2016 - 07:19 - LUHANSK, Ukraine - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Twelve thousand residents of Stanichno, in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine, were left without water, electricity or communications last week due to shelling by pro-Russian separatists, according to Yury Garbuz, head of the VGA, the Ukrainian regional military-civil administration in Luhansk.

  • 29 Aug 2016 - 07:19 - VIENTIANE, Laos - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Laos has inaugurated construction work on the 260-megawatt Don Sahong hydropower project on the Mekong River this month, Lao news agency KPL reported last week.

  • 29 Aug 2016 - 07:19 - MUMBAI, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    India’s Maharashtra and Telangana states have signed an agreement under which Telangana will develop three irrigation projects on the Godavari River, at a total cost of $600 million USD.

  • 26 Aug 2016 - 09:55 - SEOUL, South Korea - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The (South) Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) yesterday confirmed the country’s second case of cholera in Geoje, South Gyeongsang province, two days after the discovery of the nation’s first case of cholera in 15 years.

  • 26 Aug 2016 - 09:55 - STOCKHOLM, Sweden - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Every year world leaders, development professionals and water experts gather in Stockholm, Sweden for discussion of water - our planet’s most critical resource. This year’s gathering will occur from 28 August to 2 September and focus on “Water for Sustainable Growth,” including water’s role for achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, the ongoing migration crisis, and other water challenges that will face the world for decades to come.

  • 26 Aug 2016 - 09:55 - DONETSK, Ukraine - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Ukrainian troops this week shelled the area around the Dontsk water filtration station, according to a law enforcement source in the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic.

  • 26 Aug 2016 - 09:55 - VANCOUVER, BC, Canada - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Canadian mining company Kinross Gold has suspended operations at its Maricunga mine in Chile’s Atacama region, after a Chilean court upheld the environmental regulator’s order to shut off the mine’s water wells.

  • 26 Aug 2016 - 09:55 - TULCEA, Romania - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Aquaserv SA, the regional water and sewage operator in Romania’s Tulcea County, has resumed work on a European Union-funded infrastructure project.

  • 26 Aug 2016 - 09:55 - HARARE, Zimbabwe - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Harare City Council is assessing the effectiveness of its pilot pre-paid water meter program, and plans a full roll out in other areas after this fall.

  • 26 Aug 2016 - 09:55 - PANAMA CITY, Panama - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Some 70,000 people in Panama’s Veraguas province were left without water this week following a power failure that affected the raw water intake and water treatment plant in Santiago and Atalaya.

  • 25 Aug 2016 - 10:54 - BERLIN, Germany - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    United Nations University - Institute for Environment Human Security (UNU-EHS) has launched 2016’s annual World Risk Report with a core findin

  • 25 Aug 2016 - 10:54 - HANOI, Vietnam - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Group has reported that inspectors from Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment have identified 58 environmental protection issues in the company’s operati

  • 25 Aug 2016 - 10:54 - TASHKENT, Uzbekistan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Uzbek police have detained four Kyrgyz citizens in a disputed border zone, in the latest flare-up of tensions between the two nations over the Kasan-Sai Reservoir.

  • 25 Aug 2016 - 10:54 - SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Costa Rica’s National Environmental Technical Secretariat (SETENA) has received five environmental viability requests from companies that want permission to implement desalination projects, according to the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE).

  • 25 Aug 2016 - 10:54 - BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A Brazilian court has temporarily suspended all environmental licenses for Samarco’s Germano iron ore complex in Minas Gerais state. The mine was the site of a massive tailings dam burst last November.

  • 25 Aug 2016 - 10:54 - NEW DELHI, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Indian Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti has announced $60 million USD worth of projects under the country’s Namami Gange (Clean Ganges) initiative.


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