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  • 29 Jul 2016 - 10:56 - TAM KY, Vietnam - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Vietnam’s Environment Administration this week fined the Chu Lai Soda Plant in Quang Nam province nearly $33,000 for wastewater discharges in the wake of the country’s latest mass fish death.

  • 29 Jul 2016 - 10:56 - JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    South Africa will have a total national water deficit of 2.044 billion cubic liters by 2025, but the country has the potential to manage the shortages, a water expert told the Green Building Conference in Johannesburg this week.

  • 29 Jul 2016 - 10:56 - GABORONE, Botswana - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union this week responded to the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) appeal for assistance for millions of people impacted by El Niño-induced drought in the region, pledging a total of $460 million USD.

  • 29 Jul 2016 - 10:55 - LUHANSK, Ukraine - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Two million residents of eastern Ukraine’s Luhansk region could be left without safe water supply due to a lack of chlorine for water treatment.

  • 29 Jul 2016 - 10:52 - MOSCOW, Russia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    French companies may be interested in investing in a number of economic development projects in Crimea, French lawmakers said this week.

  • 29 Jul 2016 - 10:47 - QUITO, Ecuador - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Attorneys for 30,000 Ecuadorians affected by pollution in the country’s Amazon region said this week that they will take their case against oil giant Chevron to a Canadian court.

  • 29 Jul 2016 - 10:56 - LONDON, United Kingdom - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Globally, one in four children under the age of 5 -- a total of 159 million children worldwide -- are affected by stunted growth, a consequence of malnutrition, international NGO WaterAid said in a new report released this week.

  • 28 Jul 2016 - 10:33 - PANAMA CITY, Panama - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Panama’s Institute of Aqueducts and Sewage Systems (IDAAN) plans to carry out 250 water cut-offs due to non-payment in the Chitré district of Herrera province.

  • 28 Jul 2016 - 10:31 - MINSK, Belarus - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Russian and Ukrainian negotiators took up the issue of water supply in the Donbass region during this week’s meeting of the trilateral contact group on Ukraine, according to Martin Sajdik, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) representative in the eastern Ukraine peace talks.

  • 28 Jul 2016 - 10:26 - ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Chinese government has been reluctant to include Pakistan’s $14 billion USD Diamer Bhasha Dam project in the massive China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) program, a Pakistani official said this week.

  • 28 Jul 2016 - 10:21 - MASERU, Lesotho - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    United Nations Resident Coordinator and UN Development Program (UNDP) Resident Representative in Lesotho Karla Hershey this week issued an update on the El Niño-related drought situation in the country.

  • 28 Jul 2016 - 10:17 - JUBA, South Sudan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The United Nations and its partners are ramping up efforts to contain the cholera outbreak in South Sudan.

  • 28 Jul 2016 - 10:13 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    More than 300,000 civilians in Aleppo and an 60,000 in the Manbij area have been cut off from aid over the last three weeks, a group of 24 international relief organizations warned in a joint statement this week.

  • 28 Jul 2016 - 10:01 - HANOI, Vietnam - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment this week put into operation an environmental surveillance station to monitor waste discharges from the Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Company.

  • 27 Jul 2016 - 10:08 - PANAMA CITY, Panama - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    High levels of turbidity in the Estivaná River halted operations last week at the Llano de Piedra water treatment plant in the Macaracas district of Los Santos province.

  • 27 Jul 2016 - 10:06 - BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The government of Brazil’s Minas Gerais state may have been aware of the issues Samarco's iron ore mine that led to a catastrophic tailings dam burst last November, according to documents obtained by Brazilian daily Folha de Sao Paulo.

  • 27 Jul 2016 - 10:08 - ULAN UDE, Russia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Russia’s Trans-Baikal Region has lost some 46,000 hectares of farmland -- 30 percent of the area planted with spring crops -- due to drought, which has persisted for a second year, Acting Minister of Agriculture for the region Viktor Yakimov said this week.

  • 27 Jul 2016 - 10:08 - MUMBAI, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) this week ordered a probe into irregularities in a $25 million USD contract under the $2 billion USD Mumbai Sewerage Disposal Project-2 (MSDP-2).

  • 27 Jul 2016 - 10:08 - KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The government of Malaysia’s Selangor state has allocated some $98 million USD to resolve water issues in the Klang Valley by 2019.

  • 27 Jul 2016 - 10:08 - MASERU, Lesotho - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Metolong Authority (MA), administrators of Lesotho’s newly commissioned Metolong Dam and Water Supply Program, say they have implemented a fully integrated environmental and social protection plan to address the project's effects on people, flora and fauna in the dam’s catchment area.


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