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  • 21 Oct 2020- 06:05 by Local Press Report NORILSK Russian Legal Information Agency The Norilsk City Court in the Krasnoyarsk Krai in Russia’s North on Monday sentenced ex-Mayor of Norilsk Rinat Akhmetchin to 6 months of community service with a 15% wage deduction for negligence as to a fuel spillage
  • 21 Oct 2020- 06:01 by Local Press Report ELISTA The Moscow Times Thousands of dead fish washed up on the shores of a reservoir in southern Russia’s republic of Kalmykia this weekend, prompting fears of an environmental disaster. Witnesses filmed the fish carcasses lining the Arshan-Zelmen reservoir
  • 21 Oct 2020- 06:06 by Local Press Report HOUSTON TX NASA NASA has awarded Intuitive Machines of Houston approximately $47 million to deliver a drill combined with a mass spectrometer to the Moon by December 2022 under the agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative. The delivery of the
  • 18 Oct 2020- 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Extreme weather events have come to dominate the disaster landscape in the 21st century, says a new report by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), published to mark 13 October's International Day for Disaster Risk
  • 18 Oct 2020- 07:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Representatives of the Japanese fishing industry have expressed unequivocal opposition to the planned release of water contaminated by the nuclear meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear power station in 2011 into the ocean, describing
  • 12 Oct 2020- 09:14 by Local Press Report TOKYO Macau News Agency It has been called Japan’s underground “Parthenon”, a cavernous complex charged with protecting Tokyo and surrounding areas from catastrophic flooding — a risk experts warn is growing as climate change advances. Above ground, there is
  • 12 Oct 2020- 09:18 by Local Press Report SEOUL ZAWYA South Korean contractor Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has decided to close its water research unit in Saudi Arabia to align with a rehaul of its overseas organisation, Business Korea reported last week. Doosan will shut down its
  • 7 Oct 2020- 07:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Juba, South Sudan The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is seeking to raise $58 Million USD in additional aid to meet the crisis brought on in South Sudan due to crop infestation by locusts, the COVID-19 health crisis, and loss of crops and
  • 8 Oct 2020- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the United States mishandled distribution of aid, including water, in Puerto Rico after two devastating 2017 hurricanes, the country's Department of Homeland Security’s
  • 8 Oct 2020- 11:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AS-SALIF, Yemen This news article was updated 19 October The United Nations Security Council has called on Iran-backed Houthis to give experts immediate access to the stricken SFO Safer oil tanker in the Red Sea. The tanker has been stranded and
  • 1 Oct 2020- 09:24 by Staff- Water Diplomat THE HAGUE, Netherlands The latest in a series of guest columns written for OOSKAnews and The Water Diplomat by participants in different parts of the international water community.  In this article, Tobias Schmitz discusses human rights, water security and
  • 29 Sep 2020- 08:13 by Staff- Water Diplomat BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission has awarded the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) $1.16 Million USD for implementing a reliable and inexpensive solution to providing water to refugee camps in Uganda. Delivering water by
  • 25 Sep 2020- 12:58 by Local Press Report N'DJAMENA The Guardian Chad has asked to suspend an application for world heritage site status for Lake Chad to explore oil and mining opportunities in the region. Chad’s tourism and culture minister wrote to Unesco, the body which awards the world
  • 24 Sep 2020- 07:56 by Local Press Report SAPELE Vanguard A spillage suspected to be as a result of a broken pipeline allegedly belonging to an oil company, Seplat Petroleum Development Company, have sparked environmental problems for residents of Maka street opposite Mechanic village, along Shell
  • 23 Sep 2020- 05:15 by Local Press Report MOSCOW Grist Last month, Aborigen Forum, a group of Russian indigenous activists and leaders, launched a campaign to raise awareness of Norilsk Nickel’s impacts on their communities and to demand restitution. Rather than focus on an obscure Arctic mining

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