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18 Jul 2018 - 08:53 - INNAARSUIT - Local Press Report
A 100-metre (330ft) high iceberg has drifted close to a tiny settlement on Greenland’s west coast, prompting fears of a tsunami if it breaks up.
18 Jul 2018 - 08:53 - LONDON - Local Press Report
Green bond issuer San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is seeking both domestic and international interest for its new tranches of Climate Bonds Certified green municipal bonds, of app
18 Jul 2018 - 08:53 - NEW YORK NY - Local Press Report
Water supply in New York City and nearby Westchester County is to be improved through the construction of a $1.2 billion USD tunnelling project.
18 Jul 2018 - 08:53 - MANILA - Local Press Report
Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said on Tuesday that there will be no dangers of so-called debt trap from the China-funded infrastructure projects, adding all the programs are "econom
18 Jul 2018 - 08:53 - BEIJING - Local Press Report
Dozens of cities across China are applying an unusual forensic technique to monitor illegal drug use: chemically analysing sewage for traces of drugs, or their telltale metabolites, excreted in uri
18 Jul 2018 - 08:53 - MOSCOW - Local Press Report
Russia may borrow $1 billion from BRICS New Development Bank for infrastructure projects, Deputy Finance Minister Sergey Storchak told reporters on Monday.
18 Jul 2018 - 08:53 - KYIV - Local Press Report
Ukraine is claiming to have stopped a VPNFilter attack which targeted a chlorine distillation station last week.
18 Jul 2018 - 08:53 - HESSEQUA - Local Press Report
The French government and the Western Cape provincial government have committed to invest R9m on a 50-50 basis in the country’s first solar-powered desalination plant‚ at Witsand in the Hessaqua mu
18 Jul 2018 - 08:53 - MEXICALI - Local Press Report
A binational environmental group is preparing a criminal complaint against the Baja California state government for negligence in the discharge of sewage from a Tijuana treatment plant that pollute
18 Jul 2018 - 07:30 - TRIPOLI, Libya - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Twitter account @UNICEFLibya has tweeted concern about recent attacks on the infrastructure of Libya's Great Man-made River system.
A July 15 tweet read: "UNICEF is concerned about acts of aggression targeting the running of the man-made river system in Libya in recent weeks. The man-made river is the largest source of water in Libya contributing 60 percent of water supplies to children and families across the country".
18 Jul 2018 - 06:40 - NEW YORK, NY - OOSKAnews Correspondent
UN Environment (UNEP) and Google announced a global partnership July 16 that aims to expand what the world knows about the impacts of human activity on global ecosystems.
Long term, the partnership hopes to establish a platform for open-source data and analysis of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. As an entry point to development, the partnership has launched with an initial focus on fresh-water ecosystems including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes.
These areas account for 0.01% of the world’s water but provide habitat for almost 10% of the world’s known species and evidence suggests a rapid loss freshwater biodiversity.
Google will periodically produce geospatial maps and data on water-related ecosystems by employing massive parallel cloud computing technology. Satellite imagery and statistics will be generated to assess the extent of change occurring to waterbodies, and made freely accessible to ensure nations have the opportunity to track changes, prevent and reverse ecosystem loss.
When completed, the platform will leverage Google’s cloud computing and earth observation, public catalogs and for the first time enable governments, NGO’s and the public to track specific environment-related development targets with a user-friendly Google front-end.
The partnership was launched during the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at UN Headquarters in New York, where world leaders are gathering to review of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
“We will only be able to solve the biggest environmental challenges of our time if we get the data right,” Head of UN Environment Erik Solheim said. “UN Environment is excited to be partnering with Google, to make sure we have the most sophisticated online tools to track progress, identify priority areas for our action, and bring us one step closer to a sustainable world.”
"This partnership announcement builds on a common shared vision between our organizations," said Rebecca Moore, Director, Google Earth, Earth Engine & Earth Outreach. "We are excited to enable all countries with equal access to the latest technology and information in support of global climate action and sustainable development."
Other areas of collaboration include advocacy and capacity building activities as well as the development of partnerships with organizations like the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Space Agency (ESA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
18 Jul 2018 - 05:29 - NAIROBI - Local Press Report
The High Court has stopped the National Irrigation Board (NIB) from re-evaluating the tender for construction of a mega dam in Turkana County as ordered by the State procurement watchdog pending de
18 Jul 2018 - 05:29 - JOHANNESBURG - Local Press Report
Power utility Eskom has said that it could meet proposed‚ significantly stricter pollution emissions standards‚ but that the South African public will have to pay for it — in cash and millions of l
18 Jul 2018 - 05:29 - GBARNGA - Local Press Report
According to a recent report by the National Bureau of Concession (NBC) sent to the Liberian Senate shows that three million gallons of diverse toxic chemicals were released into the Kokoyah Distri
18 Jul 2018 - 05:29 - MUSCAT - Local Press Report
The largest water desalination plant was officially opened, pumping up to 281,000 cubic metres per day.
18 Jul 2018 - 05:29 - QUITO - Local Press Report
Ecuador’s Constitutional Court rejected Chevron’s request to revise a national court ruling that sentenced it to pay US$9.5 billion in environmental and social reparations to the communities affect
18 Jul 2018 - 05:29 - TEHRAN - Local Press Report
The head of the Iranian Civil Defense Organization, General Gholamreza Jalali, has accused Tel Aviv of modifying the weather in Iran by "stealing" clouds heading to the country.
18 Jul 2018 - 05:29 - NICOSIA - Local Press Report
Israel and Cyprus agreed to develop even further their cooperation in the fields of water management and firefighting, two areas in which both countries face similar challenges.
11 Jul 2018 - 14:02 - KINSHASA - Local Press Report
11 Jul 2018 - 13:19 - MANILA - Local Press Report
Daegu City, South Korea has submitted a proposal of co-operation to the Philippines to explore advanced technology for wastewater treatment and water quality systems. The proposal involves a govern