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  • 16 Sep 2020- 07:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Niamey, Niger Severe flooding in recent weeks has affected more than 750,000 people in Africa’s Sahel region. Nations and communities, already challenged by conflict, population displacement, water insecurity, climate change impacts, conflict and COVID
  • 15 Sep 2020- 08:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SYDNEY, Australia More than 1.2 billion people are at threat of being displaced by 2050, due to environmental change, conflict and civil unrest, warns a new report by think tank the Institute of Economics & Peace. Predictions include that by 2040, 5
  • 8 Sep 2020- 06:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The Trump administration has confirmed  that it is scaling back regulations introduced under President Obama that were designed to limit the levels of toxic materials in coal plants’ water waste. The United States
  • 8 Sep 2020- 06:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PRIPYAT, Ukraine Dredging operations are underway in the E40 waterway in Ukraine, potentially releasing nuclear waste associated with the Chernobyl disaster that could expose millions of people to increased radiation, civil society group Save Polesia has
  • 5 Aug 2020- 06:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States Approximately 1 in 3 children globally have lead levels in their blood exceeding the “safe level” of 5 micrograms per decilitre, according to a new report launched 30 July by UNICEF and Pure Earth. Of the approximately 800
  • 25 Jun 2020- 06:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States In an unusual moment of bipartisan unity, the United States Senate has approved a new conservation and public lands bill, the Great American Outdoors Act, which fully and permanently supports a conservation program known as
  • 25 Jun 2020- 07:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $126 Million USD loan to the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) of Philippines capital Manila to support construction of a 15-kilometer (km) water transmission pipeline
  • 3 May 2020- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States A coalition of eight US environmental groups, led by the the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), filed a lawsuit 29 April in the District Court of Massachusetts to block the Trump administration’s new “Navigable Waters
  • 4 Apr 2020- 09:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SYDNEY, Australia A new investigative report from Human Rights Law Center has cast new light on multiple human rights violations caused by pollution from Rio Tinto gold mining activities on the island of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. The research,
  • 15 Mar 2020- 08:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States A relaxaton of the US's permitting regime for mining companies lies behind an extensive record of environmental spills and pollution violations at five major operating “hardrock” mines in Alaska. Metal mining in the
  • 1 Mar 2020- 13:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YEREVAN, Armenia The ministry of the environment of Armenia has granted a water permit to the Amulsar gold project, according to a press release from operators Lydian International. Local communities and environmental activists have prevented access to
  • 12 Feb 2020- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The world’s largest copper mine, Escondida, announced 4 February that it has reconsidered plans to continue water extractions from the vulnerable Atacama salt flats in Chile, and advance deployment of desalination technology. While rich
  • 10 Feb 2020- 06:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN FRANCISCO CA In advance of Donald Trump’s “State of the Union” address, nine environmental NGOs released their own statement about the state of the nation’s environment, condemning the US President's administration. "Donald Trump's
  • 6 Feb 2020- 05:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States In a new assessment of the climate strategy of the mining industry, consultants McKinsey & Company warn that existing policies do not go far enough to have material effect on carbon emissions and that mining companies can
  • 26 Jan 2020- 08:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States United States President Donald Trump has elaborated on his government's plan to roll back federal protections of water resources, telling the American Farm Bureau Federation 19 January that new water supply rules would

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