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  • 10 Dec 2013- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Researchers from Chile’s Center for Environmental Technologies (CETAM) have found a link between urban pollution and glacier retreat in the Andes region. A CETAM study found that pollutant particulates from the Chilean capital, Santiago,
  • 27 Nov 2013- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE Ninth in a series, “Conversations With Water Leaders,” conducted by OOSKAnews in association with  Singapore International Water Week. In this edition, Benedito Braga, President of the World Water Council, speaks with OOSKAnews correspondent
  • 26 Nov 2013- 10:21 by Local Press Report PORTO ALEGRE NSF International NSF International, an independent global public health and safety organization that develops standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water and pharma biotech industries, has acquired Bioensaios Analysis and
  • 22 Nov 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Namibia’s Department of Water and Forestry has directed uranium mining companies operating in the country, including global firms Rio Tinto Plc and Paladin Energy, to cut back on their water use in the face of the ongoing devastating
  • 31 Oct 2013- 09:42 by Local Press Report WINDHOEK New Era The Namibian government will make 'mega-investments' in water infrastructure over the years to come, said Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, John Mutorwa. Namibia will require almost N$4 billion over the next five years
  • 29 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil The government of Brazil last week finally set the amount that companies can be fined for major oil spills in water bodies under the country’s National Contingency Plan. The fines can total as much as $461 million USD, it said.
  • 18 Oct 2013- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Climate change in East Asia is expected to cause rising sea levels, more severe storms that will increase flooding and more intense droughts, putting some 12 million people from 23 cities at risk and costing as much as $864 billion
  • 2 Oct 2013- 10:03 by Local Press Report LONDON Survival International Supporters of human rights organizationSurvival International held a vocal protest outside the Brazilian embassy in London today in support of thousands of indigenous demonstrators in Brazil rallying against the onslaught of
  • 2 Oct 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENNA, Austria International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Yukiya Amano this week called on Japan to stop working alone and to seek international collaboration to address the radiation-contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear
  • 26 Sep 2013- 10:01 by Local Press Report WINDHOEK Al Jazeera The severe drought that is devastating Namibia has prompted questions over the potential influence of global warming in the disaster. Namibia's President Hifikepunye Pohamba believes climate change may be to blame for the drought in
  • 12 Sep 2013- 10:09 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Reuters Brazilian prosecutors want to block the permit for a massive gold mine planned by Belo Sun Mining Corp. on the Xingu River in the Amazon, arguing that the Canadian company has failed to study the impact on local Indian communities, the
  • 26 Aug 2013- 09:55 by Local Press Report WINDHOEK Bloomberg Businessweek Namibia will name a private investor to help build the second desalination plant in the nation, a 1.5 billion-Namibian-dollar ($145 million) project to replace water supplied by Areva SA (AREVA) for uranium mines. Construction
  • 21 Aug 2013- 09:52 by Local Press Report JEJU The Chosun Ilbo The island of Jeju is suffering extreme drought after seeing no serious rain since June 27. A mere 0.5-19 mm of rain fell in some parts of Seogwipo briefly on Monday, but that was not enough to relieve the drought. In the whole of July,
  • 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
  • 19 Aug 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report WINDHOEK The Namibian A landmark water agreement between Areva Namibia and NamWater signed last week Friday will quench Erongo Region's thirst. Areva Namibia owns the Erongo Desalination Plant, which is expected to produce 20 million cubic metres of

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