Disasters

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  • 21 Sep 2017- 08:06 by Local Press Report BOISE ID KMVT A federal judge is holding the Atlanta Gold mining company in contempt of court for allowing arsenic and iron to enter a tributary of the Middle Fork of the Boise River. Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Bush released the decision on Friday,
  • 21 Sep 2017- 08:06 by Local Press Report SACRAMENTO CA KCRA Organizations that warned the state about the dangers at Oroville Dam more than a decade ago, released a report urging investment in California’s aging water infrastructure. Among the chief recommendations: build a complete emergency
  • 15 Sep 2017- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Info LONDON Thames Water Thames Water engineers have started a three-week sewer war against a giant 250 metre long fatberg around 10 times bigger than the famous Kingston monster found in 2013. The Whitechapel fatberg is one of the largest ever found, with the
  • 14 Sep 2017- 11:54 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Mining News Plans to mine coal by Australia’s Coal for Africa close to the Mapungubwe Unesco World Heritage site have been put on hold. This follows some concerns over the impact of coal mining and related activities on the environment,
  • 7 Sep 2017- 14:01 by Local Press Report MONTREAL ON The McGill International Review As the new Trudeaumania is at an all time peak, the new Prime Minister has been vocal about a number of issues including his advocacy for environmental and indigenous rights. Despite this, however, Trudeau has
  • 7 Sep 2017- 14:01 by Local Press Report NEW YORK NY Inter Press News Agency A recent cholera outbreak in North-Eastern Nigeria has resulted in at least 186 suspected cases and 14 deaths as of Sep. 1, according to Borno State’s Ministry of Health. The outbreak, which coincided with this year’s
  • 7 Sep 2017- 14:01 by Local Press Report AUSTIN TX Phys.org Hydraulic fracturing has once again made the Permian Basin that stretches across western Texas and New Mexico one of the richest oil fields in the world. But the improved reserves come with some serious water management issues. Drilling for
  • 14 Sep 2017- 11:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SHANGHAI, China The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has called for investment in “Drylands” to protect future food supplies and mitigate and adapt to climate change. Speaking ahead of a conference of the United Nations Convention
  • 5 Sep 2017- 09:52 by Local Press Report OXFORD Relief Web Where water and sanitation solutions are in place, structures are failing to guarantee sustainability or equitable access. In areas of vulnerability, disasters, climatic shocks and conflicts exacerbate inequalities, accelerating the trend
  • 2 Sep 2017- 08:12 by Local Press Report SAN FRANCISCO CA Wired Addicks and Barker reservoirs' dams and spillways were rated by US Army Corps of Engineers as "extremely high-risk" infrastructure. Climate Innovation, Infrastructure & Technology Policy Houston TX North America
  • 24 Aug 2017- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON VA, United States US multinational oil and gas corporation ExxonMobil for years conducted a campaign to mislead the general public about impacts of climate change. Harvard academics Professor Naomi Oreskes and Dr Geoffrey Supran, in a study
  • 23 Aug 2017- 08:45 by Local Press Report SYDNEY ABC News (Australia) Dr Ian Wright, one of Australia's leading water scientists, tested waste water from the derelict Berrima Colliery, and said pollution levels are the highest he's ever seen. "This is the worst. And it's
  • 16 Aug 2017- 11:44 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON VA, United States Uneven Progress in Reducing Water Pollution China's water quality is improving overall but progress is uneven, with some regions finding it hard to meet the annual quality improvement targets, the Ministry of Environmental
  • 10 Aug 2017- 06:17 by Local Press Report CHENGDU China.org Rainfall from Monday to Tuesday caused slides in Gengdi village of Puge county, Sichuan province. As of 6 pm Tuesday, rescuers had saved one person from the debris, but 24 were found dead. The mountain floods also damaged 5 kilometers of
  • 3 Aug 2017- 11:31 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON VA, United States Portland to Pay up to $500 Million USD for Clean Water The City Council of Portland, Oregon, chose (August 2nd) the “most expensive option” for a new treatment plant needed to meet state and federal rules (The Oregonian). Homeowners

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