Ecosystems

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  • 16 Dec 2018- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON VA, United States A new survey reports the existence of more than 2000 sites and 200 illegal mining areas threatening the health of indigenous populations and the environment in six Amazonian countries. Thirty rivers are affected by mining or being
  • 16 Dec 2018- 11:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland A forty year success story of transboundary governance by Switzerland and France of the Genevois Aquifer ("Nappe du Genevois") was celebrated in Geneva November 29 with a one-day seminar "Shared Management of Resources
  • 16 Dec 2018- 11:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DODOMA, Tanzania President John Magufuli of Tanzania has signed a deal for the construction of a hydro-electric power plant on the Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO world heritage site, attracting criticism from environmental groups. A
  • 12 Dec 2018- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States US government agencies this week proposed a redefinition of “waters of the United States” that “clarifies” federal authority under previous President Obama’s Clean Water Act. Environmentalist groups say that many of the
  • 14 Dec 2018- 09:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States New research published by advocacy group Human Rights Watch claims that the Trump administration and the United States Congress have endangered public health in mining communities. The report asserts that Congress has failed
  • 11 Dec 2018- 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATOWICE, Poland OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, John H. Matthews, co-founder and secretariat coordinator for the Alliance
  • 12 Dec 2018- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Info POTSDAM, Germany Scientists have reported that between 2003 and 2017 three areas in the Tehran region of Iran sank sometimes more than 25 centimeters per year, and several meters in total. Two researchers from GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam used data from four
  • 10 Dec 2018- 11:31 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Merco Press Brazil’s incoming mines and energy minister, Bento Albuquerque, supports more nuclear and wind power development to diversify the country’s energy matrix, while saying hydropower had reached its limit. Corporate Risk Ecosystems Energy
  • 10 Dec 2018- 11:31 by Local Press Report DISS Pig World Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and ForFarmers staged a series of roadshows in November focusing on the balance between pig health and responsible antibiotic use. This included a strong emphasis on water quality.
  • 10 Dec 2018- 11:31 by Local Press Report NEW YORK NY Business Insider Activists have pushed to ban bottled water due to concerns over plastic bottles' wastefulness and pollution. Companies have been criticized for paying minimal fees to communities where they source water. "The challenges
  • 10 Dec 2018- 11:31 by Local Press Report BENGALURU The News Minute On Friday, Karnataka Water Resource Minister DK Shivakumar the visited site where the proposed Mekedatu dam would be constructed. Ahead of his visit, engineers from the Water Resource Department had already visited Mekedatu and
  • 10 Dec 2018- 11:31 by Local Press Report BEIJING Xinhua Net News China has made headway in pushing major water conservancy projects amid efforts to enhance capacity on flood control, drought relief, as well as food and ecological security, a senior official said. Some 132 key water conservancy
  • 10 Dec 2018- 11:31 by Local Press Report AUCKLAND Newsroom A battle over the rights of a wetland and 17 avocado orchards to ground water will unfold in the Environment Court this week. The Department of Conservation (DOC) is appealing a resource consent granted by the Northland Regional Council
  • 10 Dec 2018- 11:31 by Local Press Report FLINT MI Michigan Radio On December 7, a judge decided another top state health department official should face trial in connection with the Flint water crisis. Dr. Eden Wells listened as District Court Judge William Crawford bound her over for trial.
  • 7 Dec 2018- 11:34 by Local Press Report RAMAULI The Kathmandu Post An artificial wetland is being developed at Ramauli Pratappur of Parsa National Park to conserve wildlife. The park authority and Tarai Arc Landscape (TAL) Programme of the World Wildlife Fund have built a 345-metre long dam at

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