Disasters

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  • 15 Aug 2018- 07:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico More than 25 dead manatees have been discovered in the wetlands of Tabasco, Mexico in the last three months, while fishermen have also reported fish deaths in the Bitzal River. Officials and researchers have not been able to find a
  • 14 Aug 2018- 12:24 by Local Press Report RUSTENBERG ESI-Africa The South African non-profit civil action group, Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA), has written to Water and Sanitation Minister Gugile Nkwinti highlighting issues at the Magalies Water Board. Governance issues at a water utility
  • 13 Aug 2018- 10:21 by Local Press Report BISMARCK ND NBC News Over the past decade, the biggest in a series of oil booms has transformed North Dakota, reinvigorating an economy that was largely known for its agricultural output. Oil production has brought with it an ecological problem that
  • 7 Aug 2018- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Washington, DC The World Bank August 1 approved $11.5 Million USD additional loan financing to the Central Asia Hydrometeorology Modernization Project (CAHMP), supporting improved hydrometeorological services in The Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan,
  • 6 Aug 2018- 09:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan’s new President Imran Khan’s manifesto included a pledge to plant 10 billion tree saplings within five years to address climate change challenges. A tree-planting “tsunami” is planned to protect Pakistan’s landscape by reducing
  • 4 Aug 2018- 06:59 by Local Press Report JOS The Eagle Online The Plateau state government on Thursday sealed up the Da-chong Mineral Separation Company, a lead and zinc mining outfit located in Jos. Ezekiel Daju, solid minerals development commissioner, said that the step became necessary because
  • 1 Aug 2018- 07:25 by Local Press Report Sydney The Sydney Morning Herald The government of New South Wales has approved expanded coal mining in Greater Sydney's water catchment, ignoring concerns of a state agency, and without waiting for an independent panel to release its first report. The
  • 1 Aug 2018- 06:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, UK A new report published July 31 by international NGO Global Witness records a rise in 2017 in the number of “environmental defenders” killed last year to 207- the highest total ever recorded by the organization since inception in 2010. A land
  • 27 Jul 2018- 08:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, SWITZERLAND OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest "opinion columns" written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. Stuart Orr, Leader of WWF’s Freshwater Practice, driving the freshwater
  • 22 Jul 2018- 08:47 by OOSKAnews Info RIDAYH, Saudi Arabia Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), a Suadia Arabia government corporation has engaged ACCIONA Agua to build the Al Khobar desalination plant in Khobar on the country's east coast, about 400 kilometres from Riyadh. This EPC
  • 18 Jul 2018- 08:53 by Local Press Report INNAARSUIT The Guardian A 100-metre (330ft) high iceberg has drifted close to a tiny settlement on Greenland’s west coast, prompting fears of a tsunami if it breaks up. Authorities have told residents of the Innaarsuit island settlement living near the shore
  • 18 Jul 2018- 05:29 by Local Press Report GBARNGA Front Page Africa According to a recent report by the National Bureau of Concession (NBC) sent to the Liberian Senate shows that three million gallons of diverse toxic chemicals were released into the Kokoyah District, Bong County community by MNG
  • 11 Jul 2018- 12:02 by OOSKAnews Info TOKYO, Japan Hundreds of thousands of people in western Japan affected by devastating floods and landslides are contiuing to struggle this with water outages, while the death toll in the country’s worst rain-related disaster in decades climbed to at least 176,
  • 23 Jul 2018- 07:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Concern is mounting in Ukraine about radioactive contamination of fresh water caused by flooding of mines in the Russia-occupied east of the country. Ambassador Ihor Prokopchuk, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the International
  • 11 Jul 2018- 13:29 by OOSKAnews Info MANAMA, Kenya UNESCO's World Heritage Committee has added Kenya's Lake Turkana National Parks to its List of World Heritage in Danger, notably because of the impact of a dam on the site. The Parks site had been inscribed on the World Heritage List in

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