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22 Feb 2019 - 08:26 - BRUSSELS, Belgium - OOSKAnews Correspondent
European Commission (EC) President Jean-Claude Juncker has proposed that a quarter of all European Union (EU) spending should be directed to mitigation of climate change. Juncker was responding February 22 to Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who in recent weeks has inspired a global movement of children against global warming.
Speaking alongside 16-year-old Thunberg in Brussels, Juncker also criticized US. President Donald Trump for suggesting climate change was "invented" and "ideological".
21 Feb 2019 - 09:06 - WARRENTON VA - Local Press Report
Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S.
21 Feb 2019 - 09:06 - MEXICO CITY - Local Press Report
Mexico’s national oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos, got the go-ahead to use hydraulic fracturing for up to eight exploratory wells to tap into the country’s natural gas reserves, raising the questi
21 Feb 2019 - 09:06 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report
In the face of urbanization, alternative approaches are needed to deliver adequate and inclusive sanitation services across the full sanitation service chain.
21 Feb 2019 - 09:06 - BEIJING - Local Press Report
The Ministry of Ecology and Environment, China's top environmental watchdog, has launched a campaign to comb the banks of the Yangtze River to map all sewage outlets and identify any that are unreg
21 Feb 2019 - 09:06 - MANILA - Local Press Report
An alliance of business groups and civil society organizations called on the government to immediately ensure water security, after the state weather bureau warned that a "full-blown" El Niño will
21 Feb 2019 - 09:06 - KISUMU - Local Press Report
The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission is investigating the procurement of a Sh76 million water hyacinth harvester.
21 Feb 2019 - 09:06 - CAPE TOWN - Local Press Report
The SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) intervention at the severely polluted Vaal River has received a whopping R240m cash injection, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) heard on Wed
20 Feb 2019 - 10:08 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent
International NGO WWF has implemented an upgrade to its Water Risk Filter, an online tool aimed to help companies and financial institutions mitigate water risk to operations and assets.
20 Feb 2019 - 10:49 - SANTIAGO - Local Press Report
Chile's Superintendency of the Environment (SMA) filed charges against Lumina Copper on Tuesday for infractions to the provisions established in its Resolutions of Environmental Rating (RCA), both
20 Feb 2019 - 10:50 - CHAPEL HILL NC - Local Press Report
As long as mucus keeps moving, it does a body good.
20 Feb 2019 - 09:10 - SYDNEY, Australia - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Australian Academy of Science released a report February 10 examining the recent devastating fish deaths in the Darling River. The report was commissioned by the opposition Labor Party (ALP) to examine the causes of why millions of fish died in the four events that occurred from mid-December to the beginning of February.
20 Feb 2019 - 07:30 - NEW YORK NY, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
A new $180 Million USD Global Environment Facility (GEF) program, supported by United Nations (UN) agencies is designed to cut harmful mercury emissions, associated with gold mining, to water and the environment, and improve conditions for artisanal miners across eight countries.
20 Feb 2019 - 07:56 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews CorrespondentOOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, Renee Martin-Nagle, a PhD Researcher at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow UK, focuses on governance of offshore freshwater. She is also the Treasurer of the International Water Resources Association, a Visiting Scholar at the Environmental Law Institute and a member of the five-person Municipal Authority in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania USA, which manages local water, wastewater and storm water services. This article is derived from her doctoral studies and her monograph “Transboundary Offshore Aquifers: A Search for a Governance Regime”.
In spite of the fact that scientists first discovered the presence of freshwater seabed aquifers in the 1970s, most people are not aware that vast quantities of fresh to slightly brackish (TDS concentration less than 10 g l−1) water are sequestered in passive continental margins around the world. Emplaced during the last glacial maximum when sea levels were much lower than today, these hidden caches of offshore fresh groundwater have been confirmed along the coasts of every continent, with the northeast United States and northern Europe being the most intensely studied. Some offshore aquifers sequester isolated pockets of freshwater, while others have hydraulic connections to land-based aquifers or receive recharge from terrestrial flows. Estimates based on testing and modeling predict that seabed aquifers may contain as much as 500,000 km3 of usable water, which is equivalent to one hundred times the volume of land-based groundwater extracted globally since 1900. For the most part, these aquifers are relatively close to shore (within 100 kilometers) and in shallow waters (depths not more than fifty meters below sea level), making them reasonably accessible.19 Feb 2019 - 07:15 - CAPE TOWN, South Africa - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The City of Cape Town, South Africa, released its draft water strategy this week, opening the plan to public comment. The strategy comes in the wake of an unprecedented three-year drought when the city famously approached a "Day-Zero" for water supply, and is meant to direct the city towards greater water resilience.19 Feb 2019 - 06:44 - THE HAGUE - Local Press Report
Myanmar and Zambia both face a major stumbling block – not a lack of private sector funds but a lack of viable, sustainable bankable water projects for companies and financial institutions to invest in.19 Feb 2019 - 06:44 - PHNOM PENH - Local Press Report
As the dry season takes hold, the government is preparing to tackle a water shortage in six provinces, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology.19 Feb 2019 - 06:44 - JAKARTA - Local Press Report
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan voiced his concern and fear of the Meikarta housing project and its effect on the quality of Jakarta’s main water supply, Citarum River.19 Feb 2019 - 06:44 - GAZA CITY - Local Press Report
Israel’s targeting of agricultural, water and energy infrastructures in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has had dire impacts on human welfare and livelihoods in both locations, a new report by researc18 Feb 2019 - 10:24 - GUIYANG - Local Press Report
Southwest China's Guizhou Province will continue investment to guarantee safe drinking water for rural residents. The investment will reach 4.5 billion yuan (664 million U.S.