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  • 15 Apr 2020- 07:55 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland East, Horn And Great Lakes Region Of Africa The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has confirmed its new measures to increase capacity to prevent, treat and limit the potential spread of COVID-19 in refugee settlements in the East, Horn and
  • 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
  • 31 Aug 2016- 05:21 by Local Press Report YAKUTSK Pravda Residents of the village of Chersky, Yakutia, complain of polluted tap water in their homes. Instead of hot water, there is fuel-like mixture smelling of gasoline. In later August, an oil spill occurred in the area. According to villagers, two
  • 8 Jun 2016- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OMSK, Russia Residents of the Russian city of Omsk, in southwestern Siberia, were on alert last week amid reports that waste from a zinc processing plant in Kazakhstan had polluted the Ulba River and was making its way toward the city. Russian and Kazakh
  • 21 Mar 2016- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The German government is providing $30 million USD for two United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) projects to help children in eastern Ukraine access water, sanitation and child protection services, the United Nations
  • 11 Mar 2016- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MINSK, Belarus Efforts to rebuild and repair infrastructure in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine are being hindered by ceasefire violations and slow progress removing landmines, Martin Sajdik, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
  • 3 Jun 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YEKATERINBURG, Russia Environmental watchdog groups and service providers in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg have failed to identify the source of water contamination in several districts of Yekaterinburg last year.   The contamination occurred in
  • 20 Oct 2014- 11:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The Russian Supreme Court has weighed in on the issue of whether a wood processing facility being built near the city of Ufa will be able to discharge industrial effluents into a nearby secondary sanitary protection zone (SPZ). Russian
  • 30 Apr 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The Russian Academy of Sciences has revealed a new project to use the DNA of mice to improve sewage treatment services in Moscow. The researchers have been working on this project for some time and the high profile announcement is seen as
  • 31 Mar 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YAKUTSK, Russia On March 24, the regional parliament in the Russian region of Yakutia called a series of crisis meetings to discuss the local vodokanal’s poor standard of freshwater provision. There is a widespread belief in the area that the quality of
  • 20 Mar 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The Moscow Region Environmental Prosecutor’s Office has rejected entirely a lengthy report produced by international environmental NGO Greenpeace about the quality of water in the Moscow River. Greenpeace released their data back in June
  • 12 Mar 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The Institute of Ecology for the Volga River Basin in Russia has published the results of a lengthy study, which found that more than 50 percent of fish in the river have some form of mutation due to the high levels of pollution. In some
  • 16 Jan 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PETROZAVODSK, Russia Russian health officials are concerned about a spike in cancer cases in the Karelia Autonomous Republic and Leningrad Oblast, which is thought to be the result of pollution in nearby Lake Ladoga. The cancer rate is 40 percent higher
  • 15 Jan 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ST. PETERSBURG, Russia After an almost $9 billion USD water and sanitation project was announced last month in St. Petersburg, the regional governor now claims that the surrounding area, known as Leningrad Oblast, needs an additional $1.5 billion to
  • 14 Jan 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ULAN-UDE, Russia On January 10, a court in Ulan-Ude, a city eastern Siberia, ruled that the local water utility had acted illegally in providing residents with drinking water containing more than 345 times the allowed levels of oil pollution. The source