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  • 3 May 2016 - 12:02 - RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Middle East and North Africa could become uninhabitable by the end of this century due to rising temperatures, creating to a significant increase in climate refugees from the region, a new study has warned.

  • 3 May 2016 - 11:28 - RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Rio de Janeiro mayor’s office said this week that routine monitoring had detected wastewater leaks into the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, planned site of Olympic rowing and canoeing events during this summer’s games.

  • 3 May 2016 - 11:07 - PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on May 3rd urged government authorities, the military and charitable organizations to continue providing assistance to those affected by the country’s worst drought in a century.

  • 3 May 2016 - 10:13 - KYIV, Ukraine - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists was reported over the weekend near the Svitlodarsk reservoir, between the cities of Luhansk and Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.

  • 3 May 2016 - 10:13 - BAIA MARE, Romania - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The mayor of Baia Mare, capital of Romania’s Maramureș County, has proposed a 60 percent reduction in water and sewer rates for low-income families, effective this month.

  • 3 May 2016 - 10:13 - JAIPUR, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Eleven people with special needs, including seven children, who were living in a state-run home in Rajasthan have died between April 16th and 27th of a suspected bacterial infection after allegedly drinking contaminated water.

  • 3 May 2016 - 10:12 - LIBERIA, Costa Rica - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Researchers from the University of Costa Rica and the National University are carrying out a study to determine whether the Guanacaste River is contaminated with antibiotics.

  • 2 May 2016 - 11:30 - BUCHAREST, Romania - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Romania’s Energy Ministry has proposed suspending the $1.2 billion USD Tarniţa hydropower project over concerns about the value for money spent so far.

  • 2 May 2016 - 11:05 - BEIRUT, Lebanon - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A majority of Syrians -- 83.4 percent of the population -- now live below the poverty line, and more than half of them are facing extreme poverty, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) said in a new report that aimed to provide “thorough documentation of the impact of five years of violence and war on Syria’s economy.”

  • 2 May 2016 - 10:15 - CHANDIGARH, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    In a measure aimed at heading off drinking water shortages during the upcoming summer season, the government of India’s Punjab state plans to begin imposing fines against those who use potable water for non-potable purposes.

  • 2 May 2016 - 10:15 - WINDHOEK, Namibia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Namibia’s leading mining company, Rössing Uranium, a subsidiary of British-Australian Rio Tinto Group, said last week that it remains committed to constructing a desalination plant in the water-scarce country, and has again appealed to the government to grant environmental clearance for the project.

  • 2 May 2016 - 10:15 - CAMBRIDGE, MA, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Continued high use of coal to generate electricity in Asian countries could have a significant impact on climate, both locally and globally, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Climate.

  • 2 May 2016 - 10:15 - CARACAS, Venezuela - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    On May 1st the Venezuelan government moved local time ahead by 30 minutes, a measure it had announced in mid-April as part of the effort to conserve energy in the face of ongoing severe drought.

  • 2 May 2016 - 10:15 - PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The European Union is providing an additional $43.5 million USD in cash aid for drought-stricken Haiti. The funds include nearly $14 million USD to supply food and drinking water to more than 400,000 Haitians.

  • 29 Apr 2016 - 12:29 - HANOI, Vietnam - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Vietnamese government has ordered Taiwanese-owned Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Company to dig up a wastewater pipeline that came under scrutiny during an investigation into mass fish deaths in the country’s Ha Tinh province.

  • 29 Apr 2016 - 11:37 - TOKYO, Japan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The frozen barrier built to reduce the flow of groundwater at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will not prevent some water from reaching the reactors, Yuichi Okamura, a general manager at the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which operates the facility, acknowledged this week.

  • 29 Apr 2016 - 10:10 - MALACCA, Malaysia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Malacca's water supply will not last until September, when the current heat wave in Malaysia is expected to ease, Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron warned this week.

  • 29 Apr 2016 - 10:50 - WASHINGTON, DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The US government this week announced another $86 million USD in aid for conflict-affected people in South Sudan, and for South Sudanese refugees throughout the region.

  • 29 Apr 2016 - 10:10 - PANAMA CITY, Panama - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Panama’s National Association for the Conservation of Nature (Ancon), supported by the Institute of Aqueducts and Sewage Systems (Idaan), has launched an awareness-raising campaign to promote “responsible water consumption" among private sector employees.

  • 29 Apr 2016 - 10:10 - RANCHI, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    As the local water table continues to drop, residents in the city of Ranchi, capital of India’s Jharkhand state, are being exposed to high levels of toxic substances from groundwater sources.

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