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  • 9 Jul 2020- 10:37 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Green Matters Two major U.S. fossil fuel pipelines are taking a bow this week. After three years of transporting oil through sacred Indigenous lands, the Dakota Access Pipeline is being shut down indefinitely, pending an environmental review.
  • 9 Jul 2020- 09:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Damascus, Syria Degradation of oil facilities in conflict-torn northeast Syria has led to spillage of tens-of-thousands of barrels of oil into canals and creeks, contributing to persistent and extensive contamination of water and groundwater resources. A
  • 9 Jul 2020- 08:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar At least 162 people died 2 July after heavy rains caused a landslide at a jade mine in Kachin state, Myanmar, close to the Chinese border. About 30 meters of waste soil collapsed into a lake of mine wastewater, creating a large wave
  • 6 Jul 2020- 10:55 by Local Press Report KAMPALA Daily Monitor Residents in five villages in Mugoye Sub County, Kalangala District have raised a red flag over industrial waste that has contaminated a key water source in the area. Residents say the continued release of waste from a Palm Oil Mill at
  • 29 Jun 2020- 12:09 by Local Press Report MOSCOW Reuters Water and soil samples that were taken near the site of a giant fuel spill in the Russia’s Arctic and prepared for tests at an independent lab have been held up at the Norilsk airport, a lawmaker and Greenpeace said on Saturday. A vast fuel
  • 29 Jun 2020- 12:10 by Local Press Report CARACAS Yahoo News Venezuela's water crisis is nothing new, but it's started driving residents to extraordinary measures. Critics of the socialist government blame chronic infrastructure failures on years of corruption and mismanagement that have
  • 25 Jun 2020- 06:04 by Staff- Water Diplomat LA GUIJIRA, Colombia The indigenous Wayuu communities of Colombia have launched an urgent appeal for the UN Human Rights Council to intervene in an alleged human rights crisis caused by operations of the Cerrejon coal mine which is backed by Australian
  • 25 Jun 2020- 06:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States In an unusual moment of bipartisan unity, the United States Senate has approved a new conservation and public lands bill, the Great American Outdoors Act, which fully and permanently supports a conservation program known as
  • 25 Jun 2020- 07:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $126 Million USD loan to the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) of Philippines capital Manila to support construction of a 15-kilometer (km) water transmission pipeline
  • 25 Jun 2020- 06:29 by Local Press Report MOSCOW The Moscow Times Russia has finished clearing fuel from the surface of a river hit by a massive diesel spill in the Arctic region, but the full clean-up could take years, officials said Wednesday. After more than 700 people were deployed to clear the
  • 25 Jun 2020- 06:27 by Local Press Report BEIJING Inside Climate News Environmental lawyer Zhang Jingjing has worked in 20 countries since 2015 to help clean up or shut down Chinese-owned mines, power plants or industrial projects. Corporate Risk Pollution Social Issues Water Quality Beijing Asia
  • 16 Jun 2020- 09:12 by Local Press Report VANCOUVER CTV News The operator of the Trans Mountain Pipeline estimates that between 940 and 1,195 barrels of oil were spilled at Sumas Pump Station in Abbotsford, B.C., early Saturday morning. The company that runs the pipeline says freestanding oil
  • 15 Jun 2020- 08:19 by Local Press Report SAN DIEGO CA NBC San Diego Both United States and Mexican officials announced separate plans on Tuesday to upgrade Tijuana River wastewater facilities. The international river has been a longtime problem for residents of Imperial Beach and Tijuana, as sewage
  • 10 Jun 2020- 05:59 by Local Press Report NORILSK Tass The maximum allowable concentration of hazardous substances (MAC) in water of fuel-contaminated reservoirs in Norilsk exceeds the norm 60 times "in the most difficult zones," First Deputy Emergencies Minister Alexander Chupriyan told
  • 6 Jun 2020- 10:04 by Staff- Water Diplomat Rome, Italy The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has agreed on $700 Million USD for projects and programmes to help developing countries keep advancing urgent environmental priorities through and beyond the coronavirus pandemic. The new and expanded

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