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  • 8 Mar 2019- 06:59 by Local Press Report BASRA Rudaw Water pollution continues to threaten the lives of residents of the Iraqi province of Basra. Ahmed Hilal, an environmental activist, described the situation as “an actual ecological disaster” in areas of Basra. “Many citizens have been poisoned.
  • 8 Mar 2019- 06:59 by Local Press Report FLORENCE CNN Italy could soon be forced to import olive oil to stem a dramatic decline in production, a climate scientist has warned, as extreme weather events wreak havoc with harvests and threaten a shortage of one of the country's most essential
  • 5 Mar 2019- 07:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAO Paolo, Brazil The CEO of the world's biggest iron-ore mining company has stepped down after Brazilian prosecutors and police demanded resignations in the wake of January's Brumadinho mine tailings dam collapse, which to date has killed more
  • 2 Mar 2019- 11:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the government of Jordan have signed a $74 Million USD loan to finance the improvement of water supply systems in the Jordan valley, as well as a wastewater treatment network. EIB President
  • 28 Feb 2019- 06:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Brasilia, Brazil A manager at the world's largest iron ore mining company is reported to have told authorities that the corporate's executive board knew there had been a "decrease in security" at the Brumadinho dam in advance of the
  • 26 Feb 2019- 10:10 by Local Press Report LONDON Oil Price A deal between Tullow Oil and local Kenyan authorities that would allow the oil company to pump water for the wells and that would be crucial to the final investment decision for Kenya’s first and currently only oil project could be pushed
  • 24 Feb 2019- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico A Mexican environmental acivist was murdered last week following his political activism against a controversial carbohydron pipeline to be routed through his community. Samir Flores Soberanes was murdered at his front door February
  • 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
  • 21 Feb 2019- 09:06 by Local Press Report MEXICO CITY Bloomberg News Mexico’s national oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos, got the go-ahead to use hydraulic fracturing for up to eight exploratory wells to tap into the country’s natural gas reserves, raising the question of whether further use of the
  • 21 Feb 2019- 09:06 by Local Press Report WARRENTON VA Phys.org Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding streams and ponds without being treated. That torrent is
  • 20 Feb 2019- 10:49 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Mining.com Chile's Superintendency of the Environment (SMA) filed charges against Lumina Copper on Tuesday for infractions to the provisions established in its Resolutions of Environmental Rating (RCA), both at the Caserones mine and the
  • 20 Feb 2019- 07:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, Renee Martin-Nagle, a PhD Researcher at the University of
  • 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 Feb 2019- 08:07 by Local Press Report SHANGHAI Shine Water pollution is everyone's problem, and city residents are soon to be incentivized to join the fight. From March 1, people who report on any of eight activities including illegal sewage discharge, damaging water facilities and sand
  • 18 Feb 2019- 07:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium New European Union (EU) funding will unlock more than $3.6 Billion USD of additional support to twelve large-scale environmental and climate projects in ten member states to support Europe’s transition to a low-carbon, circular economy

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