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  1. Darfur Conflict: Water As A Tool For Peace

    30 Dec 2019- 07:46 by Staff- Water Diplomat KHARTOUM, Sudan Human conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region has been described as “the first climate change war”. In 2007 the then United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said “Amid the diverse social and polit ...

    Staff - Water D... - 12/30/2019 - 10:02

  2. Water Scarcity “More Urgent” Than Climate Change: Nestle Chief

    15 Jul 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VEVEY, Switzerland Water scarcity is a “more urgent” concern for world leaders than climate change, according to Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, chairman of Swiss food and beverage multinational Nestle. “Today, you ca ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/15/2014 - 10:25

  3. Bangladesh Needs $5 Billion to Adapt to Climate Change: UN Official

    13 Mar 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BONN, Germany Bangladesh, one of the nations expected to be most affected by climate change, will need to invest $5 billion USD over the next five years to adapt to current effects of climate change, according ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/13/2014 - 10:00

  4. DFID Denies Links to Controversial Evictions, Dam in Ethiopia

    12 Mar 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has dismissed claims that it indirectly funded the ongoing forced resettlement of Lower Omo River communities in Ethiopia to pave t ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/12/2014 - 10:04

  5. Niger Delta Oil Spill Victims Reject Shell Offer; London Court to Decide Case

    16 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom After Niger Delta communities rejected a compensation offer from Shell, calling the offer ridiculously low and an insult, a London court is now expected to decide how much the company wi ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/16/2013 - 10:02

  6. Millions of Chinese Face Arsenic Contaminated Water

    23 Aug 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Some 20 million Chinese people are likely being exposed to arsenic-contaminated drinking water, according to a new study from a team of researchers. “In areas of high population density, the ris ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/23/2013 - 10:15

  7. Global Food Supplies at Risk as Countries Reach "Peak Water"

    8 Jul 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Over-extraction of groundwater is causing wells to dry up and water tables to fall so fast in the Middle East and parts of India, China and the United States that global food suppl ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/08/2013 - 10:12

  8. Chinese Tanning Factory in Somaliland Polluting Water Resources

    3 Jul 2013- 10:15 by Local Press Report LONDON The Guardian A Chinese-owned tanning factory based in Somaliland has been accused of dumping dangerous chemicals in waterways. But the government has failed to intervene for fear of spooking foreign investmen ...

    Local Press Report - 07/03/2013 - 10:15

  9. Brazilian Court Halts Military-Backed Dam Assessment

    18 Apr 2013- 09:23 by Local Press Report SAO PAULO Mongabay.com A federal court in Brazil has suspended the use of military and police personnel during technical research on the controversial São Luíz do Tapajós Dam in the Brazilian Amazon. The military a ...

    Local Press Report - 04/18/2013 - 09:58

  10. Brazilian Indigenous Community Threatens War With Government Over Dam

    A community of Amazonian indigenous people have threatened to “go to war” with the Brazilian government over construction of the São Luiz do Tapajós Dam. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/29/2013 - 20:44

  11. Brazil’s Need for Energy Fuels Dam Expansion

    Brazil is already receiving 67 percent of its total energy production from hydropower, and this is expected to steadily increase as the country completes several more mega dams, primarily within the Amazon basin, to meet its growing energy needs. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/29/2013 - 20:44

  12. China's Mountain-Moving Project Goes Forward Despite Environmental Concerns

    7 Dec 2012- 10:05 by Local Press Report China, LANZHOU The Telegraph (United Kingdom) The nation's most ambitious "mountain moving" project is slated for a patch of desert the outskirts of Lanzhou in the Gansu province and is estimated to c ...

    Local Press Report - 12/07/2012 - 10:30

  13. World Bank Approves $245 Million USD Aid Package to Myanmar, First in 25 Years

    The World Bank last week approved a $245 million USD aid package-- $80 million USD as a grant and $165 million as a no-interest loan-- for support to Myanmar’s reform efforts. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/15/2013 - 16:37

  14. African Land Grabs Created “Wild West” Scenario, Says FAO Chief

    UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director General José Graziano da Silva has compared land grabs in Africa-- with private investors snatching up inexpensive African lands, primarily for food production needs that threaten the continent’s food se ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:13

  15. EU to Focus Aid on Resilience, Proactive Response to Natural Disasters

    The European Union on October 3 released a new policy document that calls for greater cooperation between its emergency and development arms to increase countries’ resilience to disasters like drought, flood, and food insecurity. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:14