Ecosystems

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  • 17 Oct 2018- 07:55 by OOSKAnews Info BRUSSELS, Belgium Scientists of the European Union’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) have used a new machine-learning approach to investigate pre-conditions and factors that are likely to lead to water management issues in shared water bodies. In a recent report
  • 16 Oct 2018- 17:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent The Hague, Netherlands World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva, former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and US software billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates have launched a new initiative, the “Global Commission on Adaptation” (GCA) in a
  • 16 Oct 2018- 13:15 by Local Press Report GAZA CITY The Daily Beast With Gaza’s water system on the verge of “collapse” a humanitarian catastrophe looms, including potential epidemics. The consequences will reach far beyond Gaza’s borders. Access Climate Conflict Disasters Ecosystems Health Policy
  • 16 Oct 2018- 09:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has expanded on his election manifesto pledge to plant 10 billion trees in the country to counter climate change and to “change the weather patterns”. Water levels in Pakistan’s big cities has
  • 12 Oct 2018- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Guatemala City, Guatemala Former Guatemala Vice President Roxana Baldetti was jailed for 15 years this week for her involvement in an $18 Million USD fraudulent state contract with an Israeli water technology company. A Guatemalan court also sentenced
  • 12 Oct 2018- 08:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, United States The US Senate passed bipartisan legislation October 10 authorizing billions of dollars in spending for waterway and safe water projects. The spending is directed at improvement of ports, dams and harbors, protection against
  • 12 Oct 2018- 06:41 by Local Press Report BEIJING China Daily Chinese scientists have developed a new remote sensing approach to assess the trophic state of global inland waters. Results show that eutrophic inland waters are concentrated in Central Africa, eastern Asia, and mid-northern and
  • 10 Oct 2018- 08:34 by Local Press Report LONDON The Guardian Rules designed to halt fracking operations if they trigger minor earthquakes could be relaxed as the shale industry begins to expand, the UK energy minister, Claire Perry, has said. A series of small tremors seven years ago prompted tough
  • 10 Oct 2018- 08:34 by Local Press Report ACCRA Ghana Web The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources is hopeful that President’s Akufo Addo’s dream of making the national capital, Accra, the cleanest city in Africa by 2020 will be achieved. The ambitious plan comes in the face of worsening
  • 10 Oct 2018- 08:34 by Local Press Report URI Mining Technology Residents of the village of Salamabad Dachina in the Kashmir region, which crosses the India-Pakistan border, have complained that local gypsum mining operations are posing a threat to their safety by polluting water sources and
  • 9 Oct 2018- 08:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium A hundred Environmental NGOs have launched a new online campaign to encourage Europeans to participate in the European Commission’s public consultation on the EU Water Framework Directive. The European public has until 4 March 2019 to
  • 9 Oct 2018- 07:55 by Local Press Report DAVANT LA The New York Times US Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) public assistance program has provided at least $81 billion to state, territorial and local governments in response to disasters declared since 1992. But an examination of projects
  • 8 Oct 2018- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent INCHEON, South Korea On October 6, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its “Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees C”. The report   to assess the differences between allowing temperatures to rise towards 2 degrees C above
  • 8 Oct 2018- 09:26 by Local Press Report WELLINGTON Newshub The Government has given itself until 2020 to create new rules to stop the "degradation of fresh water", promising a noticeable improvement in water quality in five years. Cleaning up New Zealand's streams, rivers and lakes
  • 7 Oct 2018- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BASRA, Iraq Ramon Blecua, the European Union (EU) Ambassador to Iraq, canceled a number of meetings in the country last week after becoming ill after drinking contaminated water during a visit to the southern province of Basra, where up to 100,000

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