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  1. Rio Governor Wants to Use Environmental Fund for Civil Servants' Pensions

    10 Feb 2016- 10:08 by Local Press Report RIO DE JANEIRO Associated Press The Rio de Janeiro state governor wants to use money earmarked for an environmental fund being used to clean up waterways before the upcoming Olympics to cover shortfalls in civil ...

    Local Press Report - 02/10/2016 - 10:08

  2. Pipeline Leak Halts Milling at Los Bronces Mine in Chile

    10 Feb 2016- 10:09 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Reuters Anglo American Plc said on Tuesday that a milling plant at its Los Bronces copper mine in Chile remained closed after a leak was detected on Sunday in a pipe carrying ground ore mixed with water. ...

    Local Press Report - 02/10/2016 - 10:09

  3. Colombia Bans All Mining Activities in Páramos

    10 Feb 2016- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia A ruling this week by Colombia’s Constitutional Court bans all mining activities in Colombia’s páramo regions (a type of alpine tundra ecosystem unique to high-altitude parts of South America) ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/10/2016 - 10:09

  4. Drought Leaves 3.6 Million Haitians Food Insecure: WFP

    10 Feb 2016- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Three years of drought, exacerbated by the El Niño weather phenomenon, have left some 3.6 million Haitians facing food insecurity, 1.5 million of them severely food insecure, according to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/10/2016 - 10:09

  5. Civil Society Groups Want US, ASEAN to Take Up Issue of Laos’ Don Sahong Dam

    9 Feb 2016- 11:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Environmental and civil society groups in the lower Mekong region are calling on the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to address Laos’ Don Sahong hydropower project ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/09/2016 - 11:51

  6. Water Infrastructure Repair Work Continues in Eastern Ukraine Amid Ceasefire Violations: OSCE Monitors

    9 Feb 2016- 11:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUHANSK, Ukraine Monitors with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), who are overseeing demining and water infrastructure repair work in war-torn eastern Ukraine, reported ceasefire ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/09/2016 - 11:16

  7. Saudi-Led Airstrikes Hit Reservoir, Dam in Yemen

    9 Feb 2016- 11:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANA’A, Yemen Airstrikes by Saudi fighter jets destroyed a reservoir in the Al Nahdin district of Sana’a on February 7 th. The reservoir, built at a cost of $4 million USD, had a capacity of 5,000 cubic meters ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/09/2016 - 11:01

  8. Jordan's Dams Now 60 Percent Full

    9 Feb 2016- 10:45 by Local Press Report AMMAN Jordan Times The Kingdom’s 10 major dams now hold 60 per cent of their total capacity of 325 million cubic metres (mcm), a government official said Monday. Access Climate Scarcity Amman Jordan Jordan Valley ...

    Local Press Report - 02/09/2016 - 10:45

  9. Drought, Forest Fires Wreak Havoc in Colombia

    9 Feb 2016- 10:28 by Local Press Report BOGOTA Latin Correspondent Droughts and forest fires are severely damaging Colombia’s crops, economy and way of life. Colombia is a country of two rainy seasons and typically experiences heavy rainfall during the ...

    Local Press Report - 02/09/2016 - 11:57

  10. Satellite Images Show Drying Up of Bolivia's Lake Poopo

    9 Feb 2016- 10:26 by Local Press Report PARIS Blackbird PR News Monitoring Earth’s surface every day, ESA’s Proba-V minisatellite has had a ringside seat as the second largest lake in Bolivia gradually dried up. Lake Poopó has now been declared fully ...

    Local Press Report - 02/09/2016 - 10:26

  11. Vaslui Water, Sewage Infrastructure Modernization Faces Two-Year Delay

    9 Feb 2016- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VASLUI, Romania A $42.5 million USD project to rehabilitate and modernize water and sewage infrastructure in the Romanian city of Vaslui has been delayed by two years, and will now start next fall and be ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/09/2016 - 10:21

  12. More Focus Needed on Disaster Risk in Africa’s Urban Areas: Experts

    9 Feb 2016- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Growing urbanization in Africa means a greater need for disaster planning specific to urban areas, according to experts who participated in a disaster risk conference in the Malawian capital, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/09/2016 - 10:21

  13. India’s Telangana State Accuse Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka of Stealing Krishna River Water

    9 Feb 2016- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HYDERABAD, India Officials from India’s drought-stricken Telangana state have accused neighboring Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka of taking water from the Krishna River in violation of existing agreements. In ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/09/2016 - 10:21

  14. UN Special Rapporteur to Prepare Report on Development Cooperation and Human Rights to Water, Sanitation

    9 Feb 2016- 10:32 by Local Press Report GENEVA Transnational Institute UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation is preparing a report on development cooperation and the human rights to water and sanitation. The focus ...

    Local Press Report - 02/09/2016 - 10:32

  15. Colgate Super Bowl Ad Funds Could Have Paid for 4.2 Million Gallons of Water

    9 Feb 2016- 10:34 by Local Press Report SANTA CLARA, CA Huffington Post Colgate's Super Bowl 50 ad encouraged viewers to turn off the faucet when they brush their teeth because "every drop counts." The spot highlighted the struggles of ...

    Local Press Report - 02/09/2016 - 10:34

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