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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 25 Jun 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAO PAULO, Brazil Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy last week announced guidelines for the Três Irmãos hydropower plant concession, which is to be tendered in September. The plant will have an installed capacity of 807.5 megawatts. It will be
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Brazil is already receiving 67 percent of its total energy production from hydropower, and this is expected to steadily increase as the country completes several more mega dams, primarily within the Amazon basin, to meet its growing energy needs.
  • With 67 percent of Brazil’s total energy coming from hydroelectric dams, the current drought facing the country raises concerns for severe energy shortages.
  • Kenya’s outgoing President Mwai Kibaki this week declined to sign into law the proposed Climate Change Authority Bill.
  • A significant rise in mercury emissions due to industrialization, coal burning, artisanal mining and unsafe waste disposal has worsened pollution of freshwater ecosystems globally, warns a new report by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).