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  • 12 Feb 2016 - 11:03 - LUHANSK, Ukraine - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Water supply from the Petrivske water facility to breakaway portions of Luhansk province have been reduced, according to Manolis Pilavov, head of the administration in the separatist-controlled city of Luhansk.

  • 12 Feb 2016 - 10:10 - MERSIN, Turkey - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Wastewater from three neighborhoods in the Turkish city of Mersin are leaking into the Alaköprü Dam, built as part of the project to supply water from Turkey to northern Cyprus via an undersea pipeline, according to Turgut Aybak, the president of the Mersin Waterworks Authority (MESKİ).  

  • 12 Feb 2016 - 10:10 - PANAMA CITY, Panama - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Central America and the Caribbean are grappling with ongoing drought due to the El Niño weather phenomenon, including Panama, where left half a million people have been affected by water stress.

    But Panama’s water woes are also the result of overconsumption, waste and rapid urbanization, according to officials.

  • 12 Feb 2016 - 10:30 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Some 98.6 million people worldwide were affected by disasters in 2015, and climate was a factor in 92 percent of those events, according to a new analysis released this week by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

  • 12 Feb 2016 - 10:10 - BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A judge in Brazil's Minas Gerais state this week ordered $118 million USD worth of mining company Vale SA’s assets and $455,000 USD of BHP Billiton assets frozen, to ensure payment of damages from the massive tailings dam breach at a mine they co-own.

  • 12 Feb 2016 - 10:10 - TAIPEI, Taiwan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Water service will be restored today (February 12th) to parts of Tainan that were affected by the 6.4-magnitude earthquake on February 6th, according to Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs.

  • 12 Feb 2016 - 10:10 - CARACAS, Venezuela - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    With severe ongoing drought affecting power generation at the country’s hydroelectric plants, Venezuela on February 11th announced measures to conserve electricity.

  • 11 Feb 2016 - 10:42 - MINSK, Belarus - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Infrastructure repair and recovery work in eastern Ukraine’s breakaway Luhansk and Donetsk regions has been complicated by cease-fire violations, according to Martin Sajdik, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) representative at Ukrainian peace talks in the Belarusian capital, Minsk.

  • 11 Feb 2016 - 10:26 - FUKUSHIMA, Japan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Clean-up work at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant could take as long as 40 years, according to the plant’s operator, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).

  • 11 Feb 2016 - 10:01 - SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Thousands of residents of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province are being supplied with water that is unfit for human consumption, according to Elizabeth Fallas, who oversees community water systems for Costa Rica’s Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA).

  • 11 Feb 2016 - 10:01 - BOGOTA, Colombia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Crops losses due to ongoing drought have driven up food prices in Colombia by as much as 80 percent, according to local media.

  • 11 Feb 2016 - 10:01 - ALEPPO, Syria - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Airstrikes by Russian and Syrian government forces on February 10th cut off water supply to some 300,000 people in the city of Aleppo.

  • 11 Feb 2016 - 10:01 - NEW DELHI, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    About 29.2 percent of the population of India’s Jammu & Kashmir state are being supplied with untreated tap water, according to a government survey released last week.

  • 11 Feb 2016 - 10:01 - ACCRA, Ghana - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Following a massive protest by organized labor groups, the Ghanaian government has slightly cut electricity tariffs, but is still considering what to do about water rates.

  • 10 Feb 2016 - 11:03 - WASHINGTON, DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) can be a key factor in addressing the problem of undernutrition, according to new guidance from the World Bank.

  • 10 Feb 2016 - 10:09 - ANKARA, Turkey - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A final agreement on managing the project to transfer water from Turkey to parched northern Cyprus via an undersea pipeline is “99 percent complete,” Turkish Cypriot officials said this week.

  • 10 Feb 2016 - 10:09 - KHARTOUM, Sudan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Irrigation ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan held talks in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, on February 10th to look over the technical offers submitted by French consultancies BRL Group and Artelia to carry out studies on the impacts of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam.

  • 10 Feb 2016 - 10:09 - FUKUSHIMA, Japan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, on February 9th finished installing equipment to freeze the ground around the facility’s four reactors in an effort to reduce the flow of groundwater into the site.

  • 10 Feb 2016 - 10:09 - NEW DELHI, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    India’s National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) plans to raise $13 billion USD in the form of loans from foreign lenders for irrigation projects in 10 states.

  • 10 Feb 2016 - 10:09 - PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Three years of drought, exacerbated by the El Niño weather phenomenon, have left some 3.6 million Haitians facing food insecurity, 1.5 million of them severely food insecure, according to an emergency food security assessment conducted by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and National Food Security Coordination.


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