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  • 24 Apr 2015 - 10:00 - ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Bahrain-based Al Baraka Islamic Bank is looking to invest in water projects in Pakistan, a Pakistani Finance Ministry official told OOSKAnews this week.

  • 24 Apr 2015 - 10:49 - AMHERST, MA, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Mountaintop environments around the world may be warming much faster than previously thought, according to a new study by international researchers of the Mountain Research Initiative Working Group.

  • 24 Apr 2015 - 10:22 - WASHINGTON, DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The energy-water-food nexus requires businesses to adopt innovative “systems thinking” to address systemic challenges worldwide, participants heard at a roundtable discussion on “The Energy-Water-Food Nexus: Risks and Opportunities for the Private Sector,” held in Washington, DC last week.

  • 24 Apr 2015 - 10:00 - BEIJING, China - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Despite recent efforts by the government to curb water pollution, the quality of China’s groundwater resources is still declining, with more than 60 percent of monitored areas recording "very poor" or "relatively poor" water quality last year, according to a new report from the Ministry of Land and Resources.

  • 24 Apr 2015 - 10:00 - NAIROBI, Kenya - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    As part of a major Cabinet reshuffle last week, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed Eugene Wamalwa to serve as his new Cabinet Secretary for Water and Irrigation Services.

  • 24 Apr 2015 - 10:00 - SANTIAGO, Chile - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Chilean mining company Antofagasta Plc is selling its water division, Aguas de Antofagasta SA (ADASA), to Colombian service provider Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) for $960 million USD, the company announced on April 23rd.

  • 24 Apr 2015 - 10:00 - DONETSK, Ukraine - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk Province is at risk of water shortages, floods and chemical leaks as a result of ongoing military action in the region, an NGO warned this week.

  • 23 Apr 2015 - 11:16 - BOSTON, MA, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Ethiopia’s $4.2 billion USD, 6,000-megawatt Grand Renaissance Dam project offers an opportunity for cooperation among Eastern Nile Basin countries, according to a report released this week by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

  • 23 Apr 2015 - 10:44 - MANILA, Philippines - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Maynilad Water Services Inc., one of the two water concessionaires providing services in the Philippine capital, this week rejected the rate increase proposed by the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) and said it would pursue arbitration on the issue.

  • 23 Apr 2015 - 10:22 - AREQUIPA, Peru - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    One man has died and many more people have been injured in the latest round of protests against Southern Copper’s $1.4 billion USD Tia Maria mine in southern Peru’s Arequipa region, according to police.

  • 23 Apr 2015 - 10:05 - BEIRUT, Lebanon - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The April 18th airstrike by Saudi-led coalition forces that targeted an Oxfam warehouse in northern Yemen’s Saada governorate may violate the laws of war, international rights watchdog Human Rights Watch said on April 23rd.

  • 23 Apr 2015 - 10:00 - WUWEI, China - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A local environmental official is under investigation for his failure to properly address polllution of the Tengger Desert in the Inner Mongolia Region of China’s Gansu province.

  • 23 Apr 2015 - 10:00 - TASHKENT, Uzbekistan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    By 2020, the Uzbek Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources will invest $16 million USD from its own budget to modernize the 140-megawatt Andizhan hydropower plant and the 150-megawatt Tuyamuyunsky hydropower plant.

  • 23 Apr 2015 - 10:00 - BUCHAREST, Romania - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Under Romania’s new Code of Civil Procedure, customers who have failed to pay their water and sewage bills can have their cars seized.

  • 22 Apr 2015 - 11:09 - MOSCOW, Russia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Russian government has formed a special working group at the Ministry of Natural Resources to address the rapid decline in water levels and other problems at Lake Baikal.

  • 22 Apr 2015 - 10:48 - HARARE, Zimbabwe - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Harare has continued its unpopular campaign of water cut-offs for customers with unpaid utility bills, city officials said this week.

  • 22 Apr 2015 - 10:03 - LONDON, United Kingdom - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    At least two people involved in environmental and land activism are killed every week, according to a new report by international human rights NGO Global Witness.

  • 22 Apr 2015 - 10:04 - PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Haiti has recorded three times as many cholera cases in the first quarter of 2015 -- 11,414, with 105 deaths -- than it did in the same period in 2014, according to new statistics from the Ministry of Public Health and Population.

  • 22 Apr 2015 - 10:04 - RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Tons of dead fish are being removed this week from Rio de Janeiro's Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon and Guanabara Bay, future site of the sailing and rowing events for the 2016 Olympics.

  • 22 Apr 2015 - 10:04 - CHICAGO, IL, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The world is facing rapidly deteriorating water quality in the next few decades, and one in three people will be at high risk of exposure to water pollution from nitrogen and phosphorous by 2050, according to a new study by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Veolia.


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