Disasters

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  • 20 Aug 2019- 11:41 by Local Press Report REYKJAVIK The New York Times Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland’s sixth-largest glacier, gained worldwide recognition when the volcano lurking under it erupted in 2010. Large levels of volcanic ash caused air travel disruptions in Europe, and news reporters across
  • 21 Aug 2019- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent REYKJAVIK, Iceland Icelanders held a “funeral” August 18 to officially recognize the re-listing of the Okjökull glacier as a volcano shield. Having lost is status as a glacier (or jökull in Icelandic) in 2014, the space will now be known simply as “Ok”.
  • 20 Aug 2019- 11:58 by OOSKAnews Info CAPE TOWN, South Africa South Africa’s Water Tribunal will hear a case September 11 over a water licence issued for Kropz Plc’s contentious Elandsfontein phosphate mine. The strip mine is located within the West Coast National Park (South Africa) and NGO West
  • 20 Aug 2019- 12:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRISBANE QLD, Australia The Sustainable Minerals Institute Center of Excellence (SMI-ICI) of the University of Queensland and TRENDS Industrial have reached an agreement for collaboration on an integrated desalination supply system for use in Chile’s
  • 14 Aug 2019- 09:24 by TWD Staff KYIV, Ukraine Efforts by leadership of the Russia-occupied Crimea region of Ukraine to access waters of the Dnieper River have been met with short shrift by the government of Ukraine. Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Council of Ministers Georgy Muradov said August 12
  • 13 Aug 2019- 07:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India Heavy rains in southwest India have caused major disruption to water and power supply in the state of Kerala, with water supply systems disrupted, and reservoirs reaching capacity levels. Kerala Water Authority (KWA) reported
  • 13 Aug 2019- 07:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The death tool attributed to Typhoon Lekima in Eastern China has risen to 49 with 21 reported missing as of August 12. More than a million residents have been displaced, and 2 million suffered power outage since Lekima hit the three
  • 12 Aug 2019- 01:03 by TWD Staff GENEVA, Switzerland The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new special report on climate change and land use August 8, part of a series of such examinations authorized by the United Nations designed to assist governments in understanding the
  • 13 Aug 2019- 04:47 by Local Press Report ERBIL An official from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) announced new efforts aimed at jumpstarting the local agriculture sector to transform it into a primary source of economic revenue alongside the oil and gas industry. “The Kurdistan Region has
  • 13 Aug 2019- 04:43 by Local Press Report LITHGOW NSW ABC News (Australia) Trains carrying 725,000 litres of water a day are the latest weapon to keep a drought-affected mine in inland New South Wales in production and keep jobs secure. The unorthodox mode of water supply is not only securing coal
  • 7 Aug 2019- 14:09 by Local Press Report OAHU HI CNN News Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could be bracing for another dangerous eruption after a pond of water was discovered inside its summit crater. Last year, Kilauea, which had been erupting continuously for nearly 35 years, spewed lava that
  • 7 Aug 2019- 11:24 by OOSKAnews Info MOSCOW, Russia Cities and settlements near Lake Baikal in Siberia and to the east have been hit by a series of flooding and wildfire disasters that have prevailed for several weeks now. The latest alert is in Baikalsk where heavy rains have created the threat of
  • 7 Aug 2019- 11:08 by OOSKAnews Info SANTA MONICA CA, United States The US State of California has stood up to the Trump administration with respect to “water mining”. On July 31, the state assembly approved Bill 307 that provides for a comprehensive state review process for all groundwater
  • 3 Aug 2019- 13:04 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI Space Daily After a request by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), China has provided India with satellite data to aid the flood relief efforts currently underway in India's flood-hit regions, the Chinese embassy in New Delhi said on
  • 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

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