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  1. Kazakh President Signs Law on Green Economic Development

    3 May 2016- 08:52 by Local Press Report ASTANA Astana Times Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed into law amendments that seek to improve legislation related to ecology and renewable energy. Changes were made to articles of the Land, Water, ...

    Local Press Report - 05/03/2016 - 08:52

  2. FAO, IGAD to Partner for Horn of Africa Drought Resilience

    3 May 2016- 08:53 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Geeska Africa Online Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have signed a partnership agreement to coordinate cross-border animal health, trade and ...

    Local Press Report - 05/03/2016 - 08:53

  3. Minamata Disease Woes Remain Unresolved in Japan's Kumamoto Prefecture

    3 May 2016- 08:35 by Local Press Report TOKYO Asahi Shimbun May 1 marked the 60th anniversary of the official confirmation of Minamata disease in Kumamoto Prefecture, which is sometimes referred to as Japan’s first major environmental disaster. Six ...

    Local Press Report - 05/03/2016 - 08:35

  4. Eleven Dead of Infection Linked to Contaminated Water in Rajasthan

    3 May 2016- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JAIPUR, India Eleven people with special needs, including seven children, who were living in a state-run home in Rajasthan have died between April 16th and 27th of a suspected bacterial infection after ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/03/2016 - 12:06

  5. Romania May Suspend $1.2 Billion Tarniţa Hydropower Project

    2 May 2016- 11:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romania’s Energy Ministry has proposed suspending the $1.2 billion USD Tarniţa hydropower project over concerns about the value for money spent so far. Some $4.03 million USD has been ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/02/2016 - 11:30

  6. Most Syrians Live Below Poverty Line; 12.1 Million Lack Water, Sanitation

    2 May 2016- 11:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon A majority of Syrians-- 83.4 percent of the population-- now live below the poverty line, and more than half of them are facing extreme poverty, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/02/2016 - 11:05

  7. Russia Used Cloud-Seeding to Prevent Rain During May 1st Events

    2 May 2016- 10:01 by Local Press Report MOSCOW The Independent The Kremlin spent nearly 86 million rubles ($1.3 million) on making sure that it didn’t rain during the 1 May celebrations, according to official news agency TASS. A single contractor did the ...

    Local Press Report - 05/02/2016 - 10:01

  8. India’s Punjab State to Impose Fines for Misuse of Potable Water

    2 May 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHANDIGARH, India In a measure aimed at heading off drinking water shortages during the upcoming summer season, the government of India’s Punjab state plans to begin imposing fines against those who use potable ...

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

  9. Namibian Mining Company Pushes for Desalination Plant

    2 May 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Namibia’s leading mining company, Rössing Uranium, a subsidiary of British-Australian Rio Tinto Group, said last week that it remains committed to constructing a desalination plant in the ...

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

  10. Taiwan Funds Drought Relief Efforts in St. Kitts and Nevis

    2 May 2016- 09:54 by Local Press Report BASSETERRE Caribbean News Now The government of Taiwan has donated EC$620,000 to the ministry of public infrastructure to help bring relief to consumers in St Kitts and Nevis impacted by the ongoing drought-like ...

    Local Press Report - 05/02/2016 - 10:05

  11. Burkina Faso to Impose Water Restrictions in Capital

    2 May 2016- 09:52 by Local Press Report OUAGADOUGOU News24 Burkina Faso will impose restrictions on water supplies in the capital Ouagadougou next week to tackle a serious shortage in the city of two million, officials said. The city has suffered a severe ...

    Local Press Report - 05/02/2016 - 09:52

  12. Jamaica to Spend $162 Million on Water Improvement Projects

    2 May 2016- 09:50 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner The government is to spend close to J$20 billion this year on two major water improvement projects in St Catherine. Minister with responsibility for water, Dr Horace Chang, says J$13.5 ...

    Local Press Report - 05/02/2016 - 09:50

  13. Armed Guards Deployed to Guard Reservoirs in Madhya Pradesh

    2 May 2016- 09:46 by Local Press Report TIKAMGARH NDTV Guards armed with guns stand vigil at one of the few remaining water bodies in Madhya Pradesh, hit hard by crippling drought. India is officially in the grip of its worst water crisis in years, with ...

    Local Press Report - 05/02/2016 - 09:46

  14. Illegal Mining Linked to Malaria in Colombia

    2 May 2016- 09:45 by Local Press Report BOGOTA AFP Colombia’s widespread illegal mining is blamed for causing environmental damage and holding workers in slave-like conditions-- and now is also being blamed for a malaria outbreak. Corporate Risk Policy ...

    Local Press Report - 05/02/2016 - 09:45

  15. Protests in Vietnam Over Fish Deaths

    2 May 2016- 09:44 by Local Press Report HANOI Indian Express Hundreds of people gathered on Sunday in the Vietnamese capital to protest against a Taiwanese company suspected of involvement in a toxic leak that has hit the fishing industry along the ...

    Local Press Report - 05/02/2016 - 09:44

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