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15 Aug 2018 - 09:15 - BENGALURU, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal ended a 50 year water dispute among the Indian states of Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka August 14.
15 Aug 2018 - 08:49 - PHNOM PENH - Local Press Report
During a visit to a water processing plant in Pursat province, Industry Minister Cham Prasidh said that providing clean water to rural areas is going to be the focus for the new government in Septe
15 Aug 2018 - 08:11 - BRUSSELS, Belgium - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Coastal Europe faces unprecedented flood risk unless timely adaptation measures are taken, according to new research. Coastal floods could impact up to 3.65 million people every year in Europe by 2
15 Aug 2018 - 07:30 - VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico - OOSKAnews Correspondent
More than 25 dead manatees have been discovered in the wetlands of Tabasco, Mexico in the last three months, while fishermen have also reported fish deaths in the Bitzal River.
Officials and researchers have not been able to find a singular cause of the animal deaths.
Mexico has been a signatory to the international Ramsar Treaty on wetlands conservation since 1986, with Tabasco's "Pantanos de Centla" wetlands, including the Bitzal river, listed as a wetlands area of international importance.
The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, named after Ramsar, Iran, where it was signed in 1971, describes its mission as “the conservation and wise use of all wetlands through local and national actions and international cooperation, as a contribution towards achieving sustainable development throughout the world”.
15 Aug 2018 - 06:08 - PARIS, France - OOSKAnews Correspondent
New eco-friendly urinals have been placed across the city center of Paris to reduce the incidence of public urination on the streets prompting mixed reaction from Parisians.
While some have welcomed the arrival of the bright red "uritrottoirs" (pavement urinals) as an innovation that might help rid the French capital of unpleasant sights and smells, others are calling for the new urinals to be removed and are planning to submit a petition.
Topped with plants, the dry, organic urinals do not use water but are filled with straw which can be easily composted, according to manufacturers Faltazi. For all intents and purposes, the boxes are odor-free urinals, disguised as flower pots.
The recent installation of one of the boxes on Ile Saint-Louis, not far from Notre-Dame cathedral, has prompted particular hostility from Parisians.
Local mayor, Ariel Weil, said: "If we don't do anything, then men are just going to pee in the streets. If it is really bothering people, we will find another location".
15 Aug 2018 - 06:53 - BEIJING, China - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Climate change is responsible for the August 10 burst of a glacial lake in China's wetern Xinjiang Uigur autonomous region, campaigners have said.
The burst released floodwater into the Yarkant River Basin and there has been local evacuation, but no casualties have been reported, according to Chinese state media.
15 Aug 2018 - 05:49 - AMMAN, Jordan - OOSKAnews Info
The US and Jordan have signed grant agreements totaling $166 Million USD to rehabilitate Amman’s water resources and to install smart meters.
14 Aug 2018 - 12:28 - TOKYO - Local Press Report
Authorities in Tokyo conducted tests using water sprinklers on its streets on Monday (Aug 13) to see if it could effectively reduce high temperatures expected during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
14 Aug 2018 - 12:26 - ISKANDAR PUTERI - Local Press Report
Johor is planning to set up a second water operator company to reduce its dependency on the existing company SJN Ranhill Sdn Bhd, but the Opposition claims the plan is not viable.
14 Aug 2018 - 12:24 - RUSTENBERG - Local Press Report
The South African non-profit civil action group, Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA), has written to Water and Sanitation Minister Gugile Nkwinti highlighting issues at the Magalies Water Board.
14 Aug 2018 - 12:23 - BRASILIA - Local Press Report
Brazilian lawmakers have reportedly resurrected a 2002 bill that would severely reduce the role of government health and environment departments in authorizing new pesticides.
14 Aug 2018 - 12:21 - NEW DELHI - Local Press Report
The Delhi Jal Board’s (DJB) proposal to produce potable water from sewage treatment plants (STPs) after mixing the treated water with Yamuna’s water has raised eyebrows of city-based activists.
14 Aug 2018 - 10:34 - JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - OOSKAnews Info
South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs is to consider a total ban on manufacture, importation and use of microbeads – the tiny plastic beads used in cosmetics, toothpaste and sandblasti
14 Aug 2018 - 10:15 - STOCKHOLM, Sweden - OOSKAnews Info
Toxic blue-green algae blooms are creating problems at Swedish water treatment plants as Europe's heatwave persists.
14 Aug 2018 - 09:38 - Washington, DC - OOSKAnews Correspondent
US Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, has blamed environmentalists for California’s recent record wildfires, saying the fires are exacerbated by limits on logging.
14 Aug 2018 - 09:53 - TRIPOLI, Libya - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Libya's government announced August 13 that another of its water supply department sites had been targeted by a terrorist attack, with no casualties on this occasion.
13 Aug 2018 - 10:21 - BISMARCK ND - Local Press Report
Over the past decade, the biggest in a series of oil booms has transformed North Dakota, reinvigorating an economy that was largely known for its agricultural output.
13 Aug 2018 - 10:19 - SAN FRANCISCO CA - Local Press Report
A terminally ill man has been awarded $289 million in the first cancer-related trial against agricultural giant Monsanto.
13 Aug 2018 - 10:17 - ISLAMABAD - Local Press Report
The Indus River System Authority (IRSA) on Saturday said that about 80,000 cusecs water will go waste to sea in next few days due to lack of water conservation system in the country.
13 Aug 2018 - 10:41 - SYDNEY, Australia - OOSKAnews Correspondent
As of August 9, the entire Australian state of New South Wales was officially in drought, sparking fears of a food shortage.