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  1. Jamaica's NWC Reports Higher Water Levels

    22 Jul 2016- 09:23 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that it is in a much better position now than it was in the last two years to supply water to its customers, with most of its sources having ...

    Local Press Report - 07/22/2016 - 09:23

  2. 2010 Drought HIndered Tree Growth, Shut Down Amazon Carbon Sink: Study

    22 Jul 2016- 09:26 by Local Press Report EXETER Mongabay A new study finds that a major drought in 2010 hindered tree growth and caused sufficient tree death to result in the complete shut down of the Amazon carbon sink. Scientists are concerned that as ...

    Local Press Report - 07/22/2016 - 09:26

  3. UK Initiatives Aim to Tackle Mideast Water Shortages

    22 Jul 2016- 09:28 by Local Press Report TEL AVIV Jerusalem Post Two efforts to deal with regional water shortages have been initiated by the British government in a “unique effort,” it was announced in Tel Aviv on Thursday. The two platforms for rare ...

    Local Press Report - 07/22/2016 - 09:28

  4. Report Details Pakistan's Safe Drinking Water Issues

    22 Jul 2016- 09:30 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD Pakistan Observer A new report “Ensuring Access to Safe Drinking Water” launched by The Network for Consumer Protection with assistance from the USAID tells about the nature, issues, complexities and ...

    Local Press Report - 07/22/2016 - 09:30

  5. No Water Rate Hike in Taiwan for a Year

    22 Jul 2016- 09:36 by Local Press Report TAIPEI Taipei Times Taiwan Water Corp chairman Kuo Chun-ming on Wednesday said there will be no increase in the cost of water in the coming year. Kuo said that this year’s rainfall has been sufficient, adding that ...

    Local Press Report - 07/22/2016 - 09:36

  6. Myanmar Suspends Two Tin Mines

    22 Jul 2016- 09:38 by Local Press Report TANINTHARYI Myanmar Times State-run No 2 Mining Enterprise ordered Thailand’s Myanmar Pongpipat Company, which operates Heinda tin ore mining project, and Eastern Mining Company, which runs Bawapin mine, have been ...

    Local Press Report - 07/22/2016 - 09:38

  7. Over 83 Percent or Urban Residents in Cambodia Have Access to Clean Water

    22 Jul 2016- 09:40 by Local Press Report PHNOM PENH Xinhua More than 83 percent of Cambodia's urban residents have currently access to clean water, up from only 60.5 percent in 2012, Minister of Industry and Handicraft Cham Prasidh said on Thursday, ...

    Local Press Report - 07/22/2016 - 09:40

  8. Fukushima Ice Wall Not 100 Percent Effective: TEPCO

    22 Jul 2016- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The underground ice wall built around the reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will not be able to entirely prevent water from seeping into the buildings, the plant’s ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/22/2016 - 09:57

  9. Graft Delays Polihali Dam Project in Lesotho

    22 Jul 2016- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MASERU, Lesotho Construction of the $1.8 billion USD Polihali Dam under the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) is being held up by allegations of corruption. The reports of corruption, published in South ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/22/2016 - 09:57

  10. Shelling Around Aleppo Kills Dozens of Civilians Daily, Hits Vital Infrastructure

    22 Jul 2016- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria Heavy and indiscriminate shelling around the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo is killing “dozens of civilians” every day and repeatedly hitting vital infrastructure, including water systems, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/22/2016 - 09:57

  11. Windhoek Turns to Boreholes to Avert Water Crisis

    22 Jul 2016- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Authorities in the Namibian capital, Windhoek, have identified 48 boreholes that can be used as a short-term solution if supply dams in the region run dry, city spokesperson Joshua Amukugo ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/22/2016 - 09:57

  12. 2 Billion Worldwide Face Water Stress: SDG Report

    22 Jul 2016- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States About 800 million people around the world live in extreme poverty and hunger, over 2 billion are affected by water stress, and 2.4 billion still lack improved sanitation facilities, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/22/2016 - 09:57

  13. Guanabara Bay Meets Minimum Water Quality Standards: Rio Government

    21 Jul 2016- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil The government of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro said this week that Guanabara Bay, site of the sailing events in the upcoming Summer Olympic Games, now meets minimum water quality standards. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/21/2016 - 11:43

  14. Tamil Nadu Brings Objections to Andhra Pradesh Dams to the Supreme Court

    21 Jul 2016- 11:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHENNAI, India India’s Tamil Nadu state has approached the country’s Supreme Court over neighboring Andhra Pradesh’s dam projects on the trans-boundary Palar River and its tributaries. In a case file on July ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/21/2016 - 11:39

  15. High Levels of Radioactive Contamination Found in Fukushima Water Bodies: Greenpeace

    21 Jul 2016- 11:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OSAKA, Japan High levels of radioactive contamination have been found in riverbanks, estuaries and coastal waters in Fukushima, environmental group Greenpeace Japan warned this week. The group said in a July ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/21/2016 - 11:48

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