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  • 13 Feb 2020 - 11:27 - COPENHAGEN, Denmark - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The European Environment Agency (EEA) has released a new compilation of maps reflecting how effects of drought, sea-level rise, forest fires, extreme rain and flooding may affect selected regions in Europe. The maps are based on different greenhouse gas emissions scenarios and climate models that have been projected through the 21st Century.

  • 13 Feb 2020 - 08:51 - HONG KONG - Local Press Report

    Early Tuesday morning, health officials in Hong Kong partially evacuated residents from an apartment block over fears the coronavirus may have been transmitted via the building's pipes.

  • 13 Feb 2020 - 08:53 - HARARE - Local Press Report

    At least 60% of water sources in the country are unsafe, leaving most families at risk of diarrhoeal disease outbreaks, UNICEF has said.

  • 13 Feb 2020 - 08:56 - TEXEL - Local Press Report

    A Dutch government scientist has proposed building two mammoth dams to completely enclose the North Sea and protect an estimated 25 million Europeans from the consequences of rising sea levels as a result of global heating

  • 13 Feb 2020 - 08:57 - AMSTERDAM - Local Press Report

    Over the past two decades it has become increasingly difficult to clean water from the Rhine enough to be suitable for drinking water.

  • 13 Feb 2020 - 08:51 - BERLIN - Local Press Report

    Tesla takes a step closer to begin construction of Giga Berlin in Grunheide as Brandenburg authorities announce initial plans to spend 100 million euros on infrastructure development around the facility.

  • 13 Feb 2020 - 08:52 - SEATTLE WA - Local Press Report

    Philanthropists Dave and Dana Dornsife are announcing a $40 million investment in World Vision's water, sanitation and hygiene program in 24 African countries.

  • 13 Feb 2020 - 08:36 - GLASGOW, Scotland - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Alok Sharma has been announced by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson as the United Kingdom’s Minister with responsibility for COP26, the United Nations Climate Summit which will take place in Glasgow, Scotland in November this year. He is also the UK’s new Minister for the country’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

  • 13 Feb 2020 - 08:54 - MEDELLIN - Local Press Report

    They’re thriving, pooping, and fouling up the water around the drug lord’s former estate.

  • 12 Feb 2020 - 12:00 - BENGALURU - Local Press Report

    About 30-35% of Bengaluru depends on borewell water. Over one lakh flats in the city have remained unsold, due to lack of water supply, said V Somanna, Housing Minister.

  • 12 Feb 2020 - 12:02 - MEXICO CITY - Local Press Report

    A lack of resources, growing insecurity and the difficulty of accessing some parts of the country are preventing the National Water Commission (Conagua) from carrying out the measurements required

  • 12 Feb 2020 - 12:03 - KATHMANDU - Local Press Report

    More frequent and intense rainfall events due to climate change could cause more landslides in Nepal, according to the first quantitative study of the link between precipitation and landslides in t

  • 12 Feb 2020 - 11:56 - ACCRA - Local Press Report

    The activities of illegal small-scale miners (galamseyers) in the town of Beposo in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region have resulted in the death of 25 pigs belonging to one Joseph Owusu.

  • 12 Feb 2020 - 11:59 - KAMPALA - Local Press Report

    A Chinese firm has applied to Ugandan authorities for a licence to develop a $1.4 billion hydropower plant that could potentially expand the country’s generation capacity by 40% according to a regulatory official

  • 12 Feb 2020 - 11:58 - LUSAKA - Local Press Report

    China National Complete Engineering Corporation (CMEC) has halted construction works on the $499 million Kafulafuta Dam project because of lack of funding from the government.

  • 12 Feb 2020 - 11:43 - SANTIAGO, Chile - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The world’s largest copper mine, Escondida, announced 4 February that it has reconsidered plans to continue water extractions from the vulnerable Atacama salt flats in Chile, and advance deployment of desalination technology.

  • 12 Feb 2020 - 11:32 - Denver, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A coalition of more than 200 leading scientists have warned that the planet may be tipped into “global systemic collapse” by overlapping environmental crises. Failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation, extreme weather events, major biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse, food crises, and water crises top a list of 30 global risks both in terms of likelihood and impact, according to scientists surveyed by international research group “Future Earth”.

  • 12 Feb 2020 - 11:53 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The World Bank has announced a $10-15 Million USD grant for desalination in Gaza, Palestine. This funding, announced 10 February, will supplement funds already committed by the Partnership for Infrastructure Development in parallel with financing from the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development. The total project funding now exceeds $115 Million USD.

  • 12 Feb 2020 - 10:47 - MONTREAL ONT, Canada - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed challenges brought over the expansion of the Trans Mountain (TMX) oil pipeline system expansion project. The challenge, rejected in a 4 February unanimous ruling, was presented by four indigenous groups on the basis that they had not been properly informed or consulted regarding the extension of the pipeline.

    The coalition of indigenous groups claim that the environmental review did not consider the effect of the project on the First Nations’ way of life and the environment in a meaningful way. Specifically, the proposed pipeline will run through a number of aquifers including the recharge zone for the Coldwater aquifer. The possibility of oil spills threatens the quality of drinking water for over 90 percent of the Coldwater First Nation reserve.

    The chief of the Coldwater Indian Band, Lee Spahan, further argues that the threat to water goes beyond its quality, saying that the people have a connection to the water and that it is sacred. Spahan said the route through the First Nation’s territories is still to be determined and Canada has an ongoing duty to consult with it on the route and protection of its water.

  • 12 Feb 2020 - 10:05 - Washington DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Ethiopia’s Ambassador to the United States has said that a technical committee from Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan has not been able to co-produce a document that could lead to agreement on the controversial Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam.

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