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  1. Emissions Gap Report: Targets Won't Be Met

    2 Dec 2019- 08:59 by Staff- Water Diplomat NAIROBI, Kenya The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has released its annual Emissions Gap Report, in advance of the annual United Nations climate conference in Madrid. According to scientific models, p ...

    Staff - Water D... - 12/05/2019 - 09:23

  2. UNEP "Safe Climate" Report: At Least 100 Million Will Face Water Insecurity, Wealthy States Must Contribute

    6 Oct 2019- 09:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States UNEP (the United Nations Environment Program) has released a report “ Safe Climate ” which concludes that climate change and its impacts threaten a broad range of human rights and, as ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/06/2019 - 09:10

  3. New UNEP Chief Has Strong Water Background; Replaces Predecessor Who Resigned Over Dodgy Expenses Claims

    24 Feb 2019- 07:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New York, United States The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has confirmed Inger Andersen of Denmark February 21 to a four-year term as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/24/2019 - 07:15

  4. Jachal Residents Protest Reopening of Veladero Mine

    10 Oct 2016- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Residents of the town of Jáchal, in Argentina’s San Juan province, stepped up protests last week after Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold announced it was resuming operations at the nea ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/10/2016 - 08:26

  5. Barrick Gold Resumes Normal Operations at Veladero Mine

    6 Oct 2016- 08:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina After receiving approval from local authorities, Barrick Gold Corp has resumed normal operations at its Veladero mine in Argentina’s San Juan province, the company said on October 3rd. T ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/06/2016 - 08:21

  6. Argentinian Judge Upholds Suspension at Veradero Mine

    3 Oct 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina An Argentinian judge on September 30th upheld the suspension of operations at Barrick Gold Corp's Veladero mine in San Juan province. In his decision, Judge Pablo Oritja cited a rep ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/03/2016 - 09:59

  7. New Report Accuses Shell of Lying About Niger Delta Clean-Up

    4 Nov 2015- 11:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Oil giant Shell has lied about cleaning up areas of the Niger Delta that have been affected by oil spills, two human rights groups said in a new report issued this week. The report, " ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/04/2015 - 11:23

  8. Injuries, Arrests Reported in Latest Veladero Mine Protests

    27 Oct 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Several people were injured and dozens more were arrested late last week during protests against Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine in Argentina’s San Juan province. Violence broke out betwee ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/27/2015 - 10:25

  9. Wastewater Could Be a Valuable Resource for Irrigation, Energy: Report

    26 Oct 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Domestic wastewater could be a valuable resource for agricultural irrigation and energy production, and contribute to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a repo ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/26/2015 - 10:16

  10. Cyanide Leak at Argentinian Mine Did Not Contaminate Local Water Sources: UN

    2 Oct 2015- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Preliminary testing has found that the cyanide spill at Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine in Argentina’s San Juan province did not contaminate local water sources, according to experts from t ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/02/2015 - 10:09

  11. Wastewater Reuse Proposed as Solution to Jamaica’s Water Woes

    28 Aug 2015- 08:47 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner As Jamaica moves to answer the climate change threat to its freshwater security, wastewater has been advanced as a possible response-- but only provided there can be a change in the outlook ...

    Local Press Report - 08/28/2015 - 08:47

  12. Nigeria Announces Trust Fund for Niger Delta Clean-Up; Amnesty International Calls on Shell to Step Up

    7 Aug 2015- 10:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Shell must overhaul its clean-up methods and match the Nigerian government’s commitment to address oil pollution in the Niger Delta, international human rights watchdog Amnesty Internatio ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/07/2015 - 10:50

  13. Dominican Republic Plans News Dams to Fight Water Shortages

    24 Mar 2015- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic The Dominican government is planning to build more dams over the next 20 years to improve water supply, according to Olgo Fernández, director of the country’s dams and canals ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/10/2015 - 15:53

  14. Alliance for Water Stewardship Advances Water Stewardship Standard

    13 Mar 2015- 11:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom Following last year’s launch of the International Water Stewardship Standard, the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) is stepping up its capacity-building program, aiming t ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/13/2015 - 11:22

  15. Switch to Green Economy Could Save Egypt's Water Sector Over $1 Billion

    10 Mar 2015- 10:44 by Local Press Report CAIRO Ventures Africa As concerns about sustainability continue to shape practices in today’s world, a new study has revealed that a shift to a green economy trajectory can help Egypt realize annual savings of over ...

    Local Press Report - 03/10/2015 - 10:44