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  • 23 Sep 2020- 05:15 by Local Press Report MOSCOW Grist Last month, Aborigen Forum, a group of Russian indigenous activists and leaders, launched a campaign to raise awareness of Norilsk Nickel’s impacts on their communities and to demand restitution. Rather than focus on an obscure Arctic mining
  • 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
  • 14 Sep 2020- 11:20 by Local Press Report KAMITUGA Al Jazeera At least 50 people are feared dead after a gold mine collapsed in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), following heavy rains in the town of Kamituga in South Kivu province.  Kamituga Mayor Alexandre Bundya blamed "soil
  • 12 Sep 2020- 10:30 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC The New York Times President Trump, who has vowed to exit the Paris Agreement on climate change, loosened restrictions on toxic air pollution, rolled back clean water protections and removed climate change from a list of national security
  • 12 Sep 2020- 10:32 by Local Press Report NAIROBI The Star Fear has gripped residents of Turkana following reports that the Turkwel dam is about to spill over. An estimated 300,000 people living along the river basin are likely to be uprooted from their homes and millions of shillings worth of
  • 12 Sep 2020- 10:35 by Local Press Report HARARE Fin 24 Zimbabwe's government has announced that mining on areas held by National Parks is banned with immediate effect. This follows a public outcry and the threat of a court battle after President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government granted
  • 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
  • 3 Sep 2020- 16:46 by Local Press Report RIYADH Asharq AL-awsat The SAFER Exploration & Production Operations Company (SEPOC), which owns the derelict Safer oil tanker that is anchored off Hodeidah’s coastline, confirmed the need to discharge the oil on board the rundown vessel before an
  • 2 Sep 2020- 09:43 by Local Press Report LONDON Government of the United Kingdom As part of our programme of work to protect and enhance the environment, the Coal Authority is pleased to welcome new contractors onto our latest 4-year framework to help design and build mine water treatment schemes
  • 1 Sep 2020- 09:31 by Staff- Water Diplomat STOCKHOLM, Sweden HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden awarded the Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2020 to Hiroki Matsuhashi and Takuma Miyaki of Japan in an online ceremony during an unusual "World Water Week at Home" 25 August. The Japanese team
  • 31 Aug 2020- 11:34 by Local Press Report BOGOTA World Resources Institute This April, precipitation levels in Colombia were 40% less than expected, well below the historical average. To add complication, meteorological and environmental agencies observed more volatile rainfall regimes in recent
  • 25 Aug 2020- 02:50 by Staff- Water Diplomat Washington DC, United States Experts in climate change and nature-based solutions (NBS) are calling for wetlands to play a much larger role in countries’ climate mitigation efforts going forward. The Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) and
  • 24 Aug 2020- 05:49 by Staff- Water Diplomat LONDON, United Kingdom Water professionals who are interested in offering assistance to disaster relief efforts can now register with a "Crisis Response Register", created in thte aftermath of the 4 August Beirut port explosion. The new

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