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  • 2 Aug 2019- 09:53 by TWD Staff LONDON, United Kingdom Human rights watch-dog Global Witness has launched its 2018 annual investigative report on attacks on "defenders" of land and environmental rights.  According to "Enemies of the State? How governments and business silence land and
  • 23 Jun 2019- 08:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines A new Economics Working Paper from the Asian Development Bank examines the effect of climate change and a Phillippines island community’s adaptation strategies in the aftermath of a 7.2 earthquake and subsequent typhoons and drought.
  • 24 Feb 2019- 08:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Some very large humanitarian crises, particularly those related to climate change, have received relatively little public attention because of dwindling news budgets in media. International aid organization, CARE, launched its third
  • 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
  • 18 Nov 2018- 14:04 by Local Press Report WINDHOEK Windhoek Observer The Namibia Water Corporation (NamWater) is eyeing to acquire the Orano Resources-owned, Orano Desalination Plant from Areva, it emerged this week. The company this week called for bids from companies to submit proposals for
  • 3 Oct 2018- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines "About 300 million people in the Asia and Pacific region do not have improved access to water and 1.7 billion lack access to basic sanitation," ADB president Takehiko Nakao said October 2 at the Asia Water 2018 forum in
  • 26 Jul 2017- 09:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines A report published July 14th by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in collaboration with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research warns of potentially devastating consequences for the Asia Pacific region of unabated climate
  • 18 Nov 2016- 11:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia The Namibian government is holding talks with German development bank KfW on financing the feasibility study for construction of a desalination plant in the Erongo region. The study is expected to be completed at the end of 2018, the
  • 11 Nov 2016- 08:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Three years after Typhoon Haiyan-- the strongest typhoon to make landfall in the Philippines’ recorded history-- the Philippine Red Cross and partners reported progress in supporting thousands of households in affected provinces. In
  • 28 Sep 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Thirty mines in the Philippines, including 18 nickel producers, have either been suspended or recommended for suspension for environmental violations in a government crackdown that has caused ructions in the world nickel market. The
  • 8 Sep 2016- 08:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia The Namibian government has decided not to purchase a desalination plant owned by French uranium miner Areva due to the high asking price of $211 million USD, Agriculture Minister John Mutorwa has confirmed. Mutorwa said the decision
  • 25 Aug 2016- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Namibia’s leading mining company, Rössing Uranium, a subsidiary of British-Australian Rio Tinto Group has won an appeal to build a coastal water desalination plant. The company this week received the green light from the environment
  • 18 Aug 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) yesterday launched an emergency appeal to help thousands of people hit by extreme monsoon floods in Bangladesh. Around 3.7 million people have been affected by
  • 20 Jul 2016- 09:33 by Local Press Report MANILA Bloomberg The Philippines suspended the operations of Berong Nickel Corp., adding to the list of miners that the government has shuttered for failing to meet environmental and welfare standards. Mining in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in
  • 19 Jul 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia The Namibian government has rejected uranium miner Areva’s asking price of $200 million USD for its 26-million-cubic-meter-per-day Erongo Desalination Plant. Areva had offered to sell the plant to the government last month. Managing

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