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  1. Venezuela Turns Clock Ahead a Half-Hour in Energy-Saving Measure

    2 May 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela On May 1st the Venezuelan government moved local time ahead by 30 minutes, a measure it had announced in mid-April as part of the effort to conserve energy in the face of ongoing severe ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/02/2016 - 10:15

  2. More Coal Use in Asian Countries Could Have Global Impact: Study

    2 May 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAMBRIDGE, MA, United States Continued high use of coal to generate electricity in Asian countries could have a significant impact on climate, both locally and globally, according to a study published in the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/02/2016 - 10:15

  3. Vietnamese Government Orders Taiwanese Steel Company to Dig Up Wastewater Pipeline

    29 Apr 2016- 12:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam The Vietnamese government has ordered Taiwanese-owned Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Company to dig up a wastewater pipeline that came under scrutiny during an investigation into mass fish ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/29/2016 - 12:29

  4. Fukushima Ice Wall Won’t Block All Groundwater Flows

    29 Apr 2016- 11:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The frozen barrier built to reduce the flow of groundwater at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will not prevent some water from reaching the reactors, Yuichi Okamura, a general ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/29/2016 - 11:37

  5. US Pledges $86 Million in Aid for Conflict-Affected People in South Sudan

    29 Apr 2016- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US government this week announced another $86 million USD in aid for conflict-affected people in South Sudan, and for South Sudanese refugees throughout the region. The ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/29/2016 - 10:50

  6. Kazakhstan Secures $300 Million in IDB Financing for Drinking Water, Irrigation Systems

    29 Apr 2016- 10:20 by Local Press Report ASTANA Times of Central Asia Kazakhstan has attracted more than $300 million from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to implement projects to provide drinking water supply to rural areas and restore irrigation ...

    Local Press Report - 04/29/2016 - 10:20

  7. Panama’s Ancon, IDAAN Launch Water Conservation Awareness Campaign

    29 Apr 2016- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PANAMA CITY, Panama Panama’s National Association for the Conservation of Nature (Ancon), supported by the Institute of Aqueducts and Sewage Systems (Idaan), has launched an awareness-raising campaign to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/29/2016 - 10:10

  8. Ranchi's Groundwater Contaminated With Industrial Effluents: Study

    29 Apr 2016- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RANCHI, India As the local water table continues to drop, residents in the city of Ranchi, capital of India’s Jharkhand state, are being exposed to high levels of toxic substances from groundwater sources. A ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/29/2016 - 10:10

  9. Argentinian Protesters Demand Closure of Veladero Mine

    29 Apr 2016- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Dozens of environmental activists gathered at the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires on April 27th for a silent protest to demand that President Mauricio Macri close Barrick Gold’s Veladero ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/29/2016 - 10:10

  10. Mandalay to Spend Billions to Address Water Shortages

    29 Apr 2016- 08:46 by Local Press Report MANDALAY Myanmar Times Mandalay Region government is to spend billions bringing drinking water to more than 100 villages that they fear could run dry over the next few weeks. Access Climate Investment Scarcity ...

    Local Press Report - 04/29/2016 - 08:46

  11. 14th Century Amazonian Settlements Developed New Water Management Techniques

    29 Apr 2016- 08:53 by Local Press Report SANTAREM Phys.org The period A.D. 1300-1500 seems to have been characterised by major change in the prehistoric communities in parts of Amazonia, with significant population growth coupled with new types of water ...

    Local Press Report - 04/29/2016 - 08:53

  12. Peruvian Government Has Spent $3.55 Billion on Sanitation Projects

    29 Apr 2016- 08:55 by Local Press Report LIMA Andina News Agency The current government has invested S/12.00 billion (about US$3.55 billion) in sanitation projects, the highest figure in the History of the Republic, Peruvian President Ollanta Humala ...

    Local Press Report - 04/29/2016 - 08:55

  13. Cambodian-Thai Joint Venture Seeks to Expand Irrigation

    29 Apr 2016- 08:57 by Local Press Report PAILIN Khmer Times Cambodia’s Cooperative Agriculture and Processing New Progressive of Pailin (CAPNL) and Thai-owned CLMV Holding Company Ltd. yesterday signed an $11 billion, five-year joint venture agreement to ...

    Local Press Report - 04/29/2016 - 08:57

  14. Thailand Declares 29 Provinces Drought-Affected Areas

    29 Apr 2016- 08:58 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Thai Visa News Twenty-nine provinces in Thailand have now been declared drought-stricken areas where the authorities will provide urgent relief to the affected villagers, according to the Department of ...

    Local Press Report - 04/29/2016 - 08:58

  15. Researchers Develop New Method to Estimate Risk of Arsenic and Fluoride Water Contamination

    29 Apr 2016- 09:00 by Local Press Report DUBENDORF Science Daily Over 300 million people worldwide use groundwater contaminated with arsenic or fluoride as a source of drinking water. Now a research team has developed a method whereby the risk of ...

    Local Press Report - 04/29/2016 - 22:49

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