Disasters

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  • 11 Nov 2013- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Unregulated liquid waste disposal has worsened pollution in the Nairobi River as well as smaller water bodies near the Kenyan capital, exposing millions of people to communicable diseases, the government’s environmental watchdog warned
  • 7 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Internet product and service developer Google has launched a new public alert system, Google Crisis Response, in Colombia. The tool will provide real-time online alerts in the country, which is one of those most affected by climate
  • 21 Oct 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Leaders in northern Kenya are calling on companies and investors that are moving into the region to take advantage of recent oil discoveries to set aside a slice of their capital to establish decent sanitation systems in the area. A
  • 15 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Young women across Africa bear the brunt of recurrent environmental shocks including droughts and floods, according to children’s development organization Plan International. Plan International’s report, “ In Double Jeopardy: Adolescent
  • 27 Aug 2013- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Local communities in Colombia’s east-central Meta province have protected an aquifer from Colombia’s state-controlled oil company, Ecopetrol, for six months. Ecopetrol wants to develop an oil well-- the Lorito 1-- in the vicinity of the
  • 21 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s state visits to Russia and China from August 17-23 are expected to culminate in multi-billion deals to finance infrastructure projects in Kenya. The cabinet secretaries of environment, water and natural
  • 8 Aug 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Canada-based oil and gas producer Pacific Rubiales Energy Corporation has won a significant water-injection license for its Rubiales asset, Colombia’s largest producing oilfield. The announcement was made on August 6 as the leading point
  • 2 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The Kenyan government, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the Danish government, on July 31 launched a blueprint to promote conservation of the country’s wetlands. Kenya is home to wetlands that have been
  • 3 Jun 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya East African water equipment supplier Davis& Shirtliff announced last week that it plans to venture into Somalia as part of that nation’s reconstruction effort. CEO Alec Davis said his company has identified Somalia as a lucrative
  • Kenya’s newly created Ministry of Mining and other government agencies this week began the process of developing guidelines to protect water and environmental resources near mineral exploration sites.
  • A portion of the $255.7 million USD World Bank grant given to Nairobi County late last month April will be used to build modern water and sanitation infrastructure in the city, according to newly elected Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero.
  • Four Latin American governments were found to be giving away natural resources located primarily found in areas where indigenous communities live in an effort to increase economic development, according to a new study from NGO Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI).
  • The City Ombudsman’s Office has claimed that Colombian insurgent group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) plans to launch a bomb attack on the water supply of the capital, Bogotá. The ombudsman, Jorge Armando Otalora, made the claim based on information he had received from citizens living in upmarket areas in the north of the city. Otalora stated the bomb threat was connected to extortion attempts.

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