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  1. Bogota Water Supply Depends On A Unique, Threatened Ecosystem

    20 Jun 2018- 11:57 by Local Press Report BOGOTA CityLab Colombia’s capital Bogotá relies on a unique ecosystem called páramos for its water. The tropical plants and moss in the páramo act like a sponge, trapping moisture from the foggy air, storing it in ...

    Local Press Report - 06/20/2018 - 11:57

  2. Space Monitoring Of Plant Temperatures Will Aid Study Of Droughts

    20 Jun 2018- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HOUSTON, TX A new NASA instrument to be installed on the International Space Station will measure the temperature of plants from space, enabling researchers to determine plant water use and to study how drough ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/20/2018 - 11:37

  3. Human Health And Ecosystems Risk Associated With Unsustainable Farming Practices Is Underestimated By Agriculture Sector, Policymakers

    20 Jun 2018- 07:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON, VA Policymakers and farmers are underestimating serious water pollution risk to human health and ecosystems from unsustainable agricultural practices, a new report from the United Nations Food and A ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/20/2018 - 07:56

  4. Following The Paris Accords Could Reduce Risk Of Severe Water-access Problems In Asia

    20 Jun 2018- 07:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOSTON, MA Even "modest" action to limit climate change could help prevent the most extreme water-shortage scenarios facing Asia by the year 2050, according to a new study led by researchers from the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/20/2018 - 11:37

  5. Land-grabs, Unplanned Urban Sprawl, Unsustainable Agriculture And Over-consumption Unsustainable: United Nations

    19 Jun 2018- 11:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY In a statement marking the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, the head of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has said that everyone needed to recognize t ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/21/2018 - 06:13

  6. Multisensing Device Maps Water Contamination In Rural Colombia

    15 Jun 2018- 11:42 by Local Press Report BOGOTA The Engineer An electrochemical device developed at Bath University, UK, is being used in rural Colombia to detect water contamination and help map problem areas. The device measures four key physicochemical ...

    Local Press Report - 06/15/2018 - 11:42

  7. Mexico: Rio Tinto Mine Dam Burst Death Toll Rises

    14 Jun 2018- 11:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Rescue workers have recovered further bodies from a mine site operated by Rio Tinto in northern Mexico where a gold-silver dam filled with liquid waste collapsed June 4. Seven deaths have b ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/14/2018 - 11:12

  8. El Salvador Catholic Bishops Oppose Privatization

    14 Jun 2018- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador The Roman Catholic Episcopal Conference of El Salvador (CEDES) has  urged lawmakers to discard plans for privatizing water in the Central American country. A June 12 statement, entitl ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/14/2018 - 10:13

  9. Does Coca Cola's Sustainability Program Hold Water?

    14 Jun 2018- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ATLANTA, GA Investigative reporting by “The Verge” in association with “The Nation Institute” examining Coca Cola’s water program, accuses the company of grossly exaggerating its water sustainability record wi ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/14/2018 - 09:57

  10. Brazil: New Mining Regulations Will Protect Water Resources

    13 Jun 2018- 16:57 by Local Press Report BRASILIA DevDiscourse President Michel Temer on Tuesday signed decrees regulating the new mining code, setting stricter environmental rules and enforcing mine closures, but also aiming to boost funding for the sect ...

    Local Press Report - 06/13/2018 - 16:57

  11. New Technology Improves Fog Capture Efficiency

    11 Jun 2018- 08:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOSTON MA, United States Research engineers at US's Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a simple, low-cost technology to extract water from water vapor and fog which could become a ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/11/2018 - 08:54

  12. Chile: Massive ENAPAC Solar Desal Project Secures Initial Investment

    9 Jun 2018- 12:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile's TRENDS Industrial and Almar Water Solutions of the UAE last week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on development of a massive solar powered desalination pro ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/09/2018 - 12:12

  13. Mexico Restricts Industrial Usage Of River Basins

    6 Jun 2018- 08:17 by Local Press Report MEXICO CITY APNews Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has issued a series of decrees establishing water reserves, aiming to preserve sufficient supplies for tens of millions of people. The decrees protect defined ...

    Local Press Report - 06/06/2018 - 08:17

  14. Swiss Chemicals Group Indicted For Contamination Of Drinking Water

    31 May 2018- 06:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BASEL, Switzerland Chemical company Lonza Group has been accused this week of negligently contaminating drinking water in Switzerland. According to the public prosecutor’s office of the Swiss canton of Valais, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/31/2018 - 06:08

  15. Climate Change To Cost China $389 Billion USD In Next 20 Years

    29 May 2018- 17:01 by Local Press Report HONG KONG, China South China Morning Post Flooding caused by climate change could cost China $389 billion USD over the next two decades, far more than any other country, but the ripple effect of those natural disas ...

    Local Press Report - 05/29/2018 - 17:01

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