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  • 11 Jul 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Efforts to clean up the Petroecuador oil spill in Ecuador’s Amazon region are continuing, with the National Secretary of Risk Management reporting this week that it has delivered a total of 190 55-gallon water tanks to communities in
  • 10 Jul 2013- 10:03 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Information Service The quality and reliability of water supply to over 200,000 residents in the Corporate Area should be significantly improved, as the Mona and Hope water treatment plants have been rehabilitated at a cost of $1.6 billion.
  • 10 Jul 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COTONOU, Benin Benin is set to reach the UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets for water and sanitation, according to Public Health Minister Dorothée Akoko Kindé Gazard. Kindé Gazard and Minister of Water, Mining Research and Energy Barthelemy
  • 9 Jul 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Tests by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) have once again found toxic radioactive substances in the groundwater under the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant. The plant sustained massive damage after a 9.0 magnitude
  • 8 Jul 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HEZHOU, China Government officials from Fengkai County in southern China’s Guangdong province are warning that a section of the Hejiang River has been polluted with thallium and cadmium from upriver activities. The county’s publicity department released
  • 5 Jul 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The decade of 2001-2010 saw “unprecedented high-impact climate extremes” across the planet, with floods, droughts and hurricanes killing 370,000 people, a 20 percent increase over the previous decade, according to new report from the
  • 3 Jul 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei Foreign ministers from the Lower Mekong nations endorsed six development and policy pillars, as well as new plans and project, during the 6th Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial meeting in Brunei this week. The meeting of
  • 26 Jun 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Hydropower dam construction and gold mining in southern Laos are negatively affecting water quality in downstream Cambodia, according to Cambodia-based environmental group the 3S Rivers Protection Network, which monitors the Sekong,
  • 25 Jun 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report SOFIA Focus Information Agency “It is time consider how we are using and managing the water resources,” said Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev speaking at an international conference organised jointly by the European Commission and WWF-Bulgaria, called
  • 25 Jun 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The Institute for Policy Interaction (IPI), a Malawian human rights organizations, is advising the Malawi government and investors in the mining sector to put in place precautions to protect water resources from mineral extraction
  • 24 Jun 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FOZ DO IGUACU, Brazil Privatization is the biggest issue facing global freshwater, US environmental lawyer and activist Robert Kennedy Jr. told participants at the World Environmental Forum in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil last week. "Water ought to be a
  • 24 Jun 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile’s supreme environmental court late last week gave the country’s environmental regulator, the Environmental Superintendent (SMA), 10 days to explain why it reduced fines levied against Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold for
  • 20 Jun 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The environmental impact assessment for Chilean mining company Sociedad Punta del Cobre’s (Pucobre) $624 million USD El Espino project in the Coquimbo region has raised concerns among national and regional authorities. Pucobre has said
  • 14 Jun 2013- 10:00 by Local Press Report TEMA The Chronicle The Interim Guinea Current Commission, an umbrella body under UNIDO, which deals in large eco-systems, has pledged to provide $7 million USD as funding for the rehabilitation of the only treatment plant and the three pumping stations in
  • 13 Jun 2013- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China   Over 30 percent of China’s rivers and over 50 percent of its groundwater sources do not meet water quality standards, according to a new report from the Environmental Protection Ministry. The 2012 China Environmental Bulletin, released

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