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
  • 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
  • 7 Oct 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland International environmental NGO WWF on October 7 filed a complaint with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) against British oil giant Soco International Plc. In the complaint, WWF claims the company’s oil
  • 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
  • 5 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the continent’s oldest national park and a UN World Heritage Site, is under threat from wide-scale oil exploration and extraction, according to a new report from
  • 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
  • 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 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.
  • Asia has once again topped the United Nations’ list of the regions most a risk for natural disasters, both in terms of the number of disasters and the number of victims, according to a new report from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).
  • The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and Global Water Partnership (GWP) teamed up this week to launch an Integrated Drought Management Program that will focus on monitoring and preventing this growing global concern.
  • Kenya’s outgoing President Mwai Kibaki this week declined to sign into law the proposed Climate Change Authority Bill.

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