Ecosystems

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  • 21 Feb 2019- 09:06 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN News24 The SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) intervention at the severely polluted Vaal River has received a whopping R240m cash injection, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) heard on Wednesday. However, there is still a
  • 21 Feb 2019- 09:06 by Local Press Report BEIJING China.org The Ministry of Ecology and Environment, China's top environmental watchdog, has launched a campaign to comb the banks of the Yangtze River to map all sewage outlets and identify any that are unregistered. Water quality monitoring will
  • 21 Feb 2019- 09:06 by Local Press Report WARRENTON VA Phys.org Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding streams and ponds without being treated. That torrent is
  • 20 Feb 2019- 09:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SYDNEY, Australia The Australian Academy of Science released a report February 10 examining the recent devastating fish deaths in the Darling River. The report was commissioned by the opposition Labor Party (ALP) to examine the causes of why millions of
  • 20 Feb 2019- 07:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, Renee Martin-Nagle, a PhD Researcher at the University of
  • 20 Feb 2019- 07:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States A new $180 Million USD Global Environment Facility (GEF) program, supported by United Nations (UN) agencies is designed to cut harmful mercury emissions, associated with gold mining, to water and the environment, and improve
  • 19 Feb 2019- 07:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAPE TOWN, South Africa The City of Cape Town, South Africa, released its draft water strategy this week, opening the plan to public comment. The strategy comes in the wake of an unprecedented three-year drought when the city famously approached a &quot
  • 18 Feb 2019- 08:07 by Local Press Report SHANGHAI Shine Water pollution is everyone's problem, and city residents are soon to be incentivized to join the fight. From March 1, people who report on any of eight activities including illegal sewage discharge, damaging water facilities and sand
  • 18 Feb 2019- 07:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium New European Union (EU) funding will unlock more than $3.6 Billion USD of additional support to twelve large-scale environmental and climate projects in ten member states to support Europe’s transition to a low-carbon, circular economy
  • 18 Feb 2019- 09:13 by OOSKAnews Info Zurich, Switzerland A new report on global galcier ice volume indicates that climate change is affecting glaciers causing them to shrink and resulting in a reduction in meltwater, restricting freshwater supply to many rivers, most especially in arid regions such
  • 20 Feb 2019- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland International NGO WWF has implemented an upgrade to its Water Risk Filter,  an online tool aimed to help companies and financial institutions mitigate water risk to operations and assets. The Water Risk Filter tool now provides
  • 13 Feb 2019- 08:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRISBANE, Australia The India-owned Adani Group mining company has admitted that coal-contaminated water again overflowed from their Abbot Point Operations in Queensland, Australia during heavy rainfall February 7, and that it had not applied for an
  • 13 Feb 2019- 06:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil The Brazilian state of Minas Gerais will file a civil class action against iron ore mining giant Vale SA as the numbers of deaths caused by the Brumadinho dam disaster rose to 165 this week, with 155 still unaccounted for. An internal
  • 13 Feb 2019- 07:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The leaders of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have confirmed commitment to reach consensus on outstanding technical issues surrounding the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). At the annual African Union conference hosted
  • 12 Feb 2019- 12:44 by Local Press Report BANGKOK The Nation Winter in Thailand will be over next week, the Meteorological Department announced yesterday. Even though the smog problem is expected to improve nationwide once winter ends, the arrival of summer brings along a new problem – water

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