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  1. Cambodian Dam Protesters to Meet With Officials

    1 Jun 2016- 08:33 by Local Press Report SAMROANG Khmer Times Residents from six villages in Oddar Meanchey’s Chong Kal district can now get some respite from the construction of a hydropower dam they claimed was encroaching on their land. Provincial ...

    Local Press Report - 06/01/2016 - 08:33

  2. South Korea, UAE to Carry Out Study on Desalination Plant Development

    1 Jun 2016- 08:34 by Local Press Report SEOUL Korea Times South Korea and the United Arab Emirates reached an agreement on Tuesday to carry out a joint study on developing desalination plants for the Middle Eastern country. Access Innovation, ...

    Local Press Report - 06/01/2016 - 08:34

  3. Inquiry Into Hong Kong Tainted Water Scare Urges More Government Action

    1 Jun 2016- 08:41 by Local Press Report HONG KONG South China Morning Post A judge-led inquiry into last year’s tainted water scare said Hong Kong had no safety standards for drinking water and warned that government supervision should not just stop at ...

    Local Press Report - 06/01/2016 - 08:41

  4. Centerra Gold to Seek Arbitration Over Violations at Kumtor Mine

    1 Jun 2016- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Centerra Gold this week notified the Kyrgyz government of its intention to seek arbitration to resolve disputes related to number of issues at the Kumtor gold mine in Kyrgyzstan’s Issyk-Kul ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/01/2016 - 10:08

  5. Arad's Water Supply Is Undrinkable

    1 Jun 2016- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ARAD, Romania Compania de Apă Arad, the water service provider operating in Romania’s Arad County, has decided not to halt distribution in the city of Arad even though the water in the system is currently ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/01/2016 - 10:08

  6. Kenya’s Mandera County Faces Dual Outbreaks of Cholera and Chikungunya

    1 Jun 2016- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANDERA, Kenya Some 800 cholera cases have been reported in Kenya’s northeastern Mandera County in the past month, including 11 deaths, according to international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/01/2016 - 10:08

  7. Maharashtra Plans Bhima River Clean Up

    1 Jun 2016- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MUMBAI, India The government of India’s Maharashtra state has announced a new project to make the Bhima River pollution-free by 2019. The Namami Chandrabhaga project, which is modeled on the country’s Clean ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/01/2016 - 13:38

  8. Ethiopian Official Refutes Statements on Grand Renaissance Dam

    31 May 2016- 10:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egyptian officials said this week that Ethiopian Communications Minister Getachew Reda has reaffirmed his country's commitmen to ensuring that the Grand Renaissance Dam project does not harm ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/31/2016 - 10:38

  9. Court Rules That Zambian Copper Mine Pollution Case Can Be Heard in the UK

    31 May 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom A UK court ruled this week that the lawsuit filed against the Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) for polluting the Kafue River in Zambia can proceed in the United Kingdom. KCM, a subsidiary of ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/31/2016 - 10:14

  10. Russia Will Not Transfer Water to From Krasnodar to Crimea: Official

    31 May 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea A proposal to transfer water from the Kuban River in Russia to Crimea is not feasible due to insufficient water availability in Russia’s Krasnodar region and the expense of constructing the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/31/2016 - 10:15

  11. Drought Persists in Northern, Central China Despite Recent Rains

    31 May 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Despite some relief due to rainfall earlier this month, drought conditions are continuing in parts of northern and central China, including areas in Hebei, Henan and Shaanxi provinces, state ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/31/2016 - 10:15

  12. Extreme Weather Leads to More Toxins in Crops: UNEP

    31 May 2016- 08:50 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Thomson Reuters Foundation As they struggle to deal with more extreme weather, a range of food crops are generating more of chemical compounds that can cause health problems for people and livestock who eat ...

    Local Press Report - 05/31/2016 - 08:50

  13. 150 Health Professionals Call for Moving or Postponing Rio Olympics

    31 May 2016- 08:28 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY USA Today A group of 150 doctors, scientists and bioethicists have written a letter to the World Health Organization calling for the Rio Olympics to be postponed or moved because of concerns of the ...

    Local Press Report - 05/31/2016 - 08:28

  14. Nearly 3 Million Need Food Aid in Central America: FAO

    31 May 2016- 08:30 by Local Press Report BOGOTA Thomson Reuters Foundation Around 2.8 million people in three Central American countries need food aid after two consecutive years of severe drought decimated crops and exacerbated hunger among the poor, the ...

    Local Press Report - 05/31/2016 - 08:30

  15. AyA's Service Provision Is Poor Due to Breakdowns, Low Coverage: Regulator

    31 May 2016- 08:33 by Local Press Report SAN JOSE Costa Rica News A study on the quality of water supply service by the Regulatory Authority of Public Services (ARESEP) and released Tuesday shows that the quality of service provided by AyA is poor due to ...

    Local Press Report - 05/31/2016 - 08:33

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