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  • 25 May 2020- 10:03 by Local Press Report Canberra News Medical Mining companies could more accurately pinpoint reserves of valuable minerals using a new water-tasting approach developed by the national science agency, CSIRO, in research supported by the Minerals Research Institute of Western
  • 19 May 2020- 11:31 by Local Press Report Mexico CITY Mining.com The Mining, Metallurgical, Siderurgical and Similar Workers Union of the Mexican Republic, known as Los Mineros, has accused Minera Adularia Exploración, a mining company linked to New York-based The Electrum Group of polluting the
  • 19 May 2020- 05:17 by Local Press Report NEW YORK NY The New York Times Climate change has increased the risk of a huge landslide in an Alaskan fjord that could cause a catastrophic tsunami, scientists said Thursday. Warming temperatures have caused the retreat of a glacier that helps support a
  • 18 May 2020- 08:39 by Local Press Report FOZ DO IGUACU Merco Press The world's largest operational hydroelectric dam, Itaipu Plant announced that starting next Monday, May 18, it will open its spillway to help Paraguay and Argentina, which are suffering from a drought and hence having problems
  • 12 May 2020- 09:26 by Local Press Report VANCOUVER BC CTV NEWS The U.S. government is increasingly concerned with pollution from British Columbia mines following new research that shows contaminants in a river south of the border came from Canada. In a letter obtained by The Canadian Press, the
  • 12 May 2020- 14:09 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) has reported  (8 May statement by UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley) that excessive seasonal flooding, a crippled economy, impending desert locust swarms, and the spread of COVID
  • 5 May 2020- 12:02 by Staff- Water Diplomat LONDON, United Kingdom The 2020 Covid-19 pandemic could increase developing countries and development partners’ focus on water and WASH and trigger transformational change in some countries, according to a report commissioned by the United Kingdom
  • 6 May 2020- 06:55 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland A new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) shows a new record of over 50 million internally displaced people, globally. The Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID) estimates that 45.7 million people have
  • 3 May 2020- 11:21 by Staff- Water Diplomat TOURNAI, Belgium 50-70 tonnes of fish have died in Wallonia, Belgium, blamed on contamination from a leak in a settling pond at a sugar beet refinery across the border in France. Tereos, owners of the processing facility in France, admit a leak was found
  • 3 May 2020- 11:01 by Staff- Water Diplomat SANA'A, Yemen Since mid-April, more than 100,000 people across conflict-torn Yemen, but particularly Aden, Abyan, Lahj and Sana’a City, have been affected by heavy rain and flash flooding that has contaminated water supplies, damaged roads, bridges
  • 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
  • 21 Apr 2020- 11:41 by Local Press Report BRUSSELS TU Delft The European Commission has signed the grant agreement for WATER MINING, a 17 million euro project aimed at demonstrating innovative water resource solutions. As part of the project, demonstrations in Cyprus, Spain, Portugal, Italy and The
  • 25 Apr 2020- 10:08 by Staff- Water Diplomat BILLINGS MT, United States A federal judge in the US state of Montana has ruled that the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) violated the law when it approved an important water-crossing permit for the contentious Keystone XL tar sands pipeline
  • 16 Apr 2020- 05:48 by Local Press Report RENO NV Las Vegas Sun Five conservation groups have joined a tribe’s effort to block the expansion of a northeast Nevada gold mine they say would suck water from other area users and destroy cultural resources and habitat for sensitive wildlife dependent on
  • 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

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