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  • 3 Feb 2019- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar A Myanmar government project commission is considering alternatives to the controversial Chinese-backed Myitsone Dam on the Irrwaddy River in the northern state of Kachin, which is politically unstable. The project has been stalled
  • 10 Dec 2018- 11:31 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Merco Press Brazil’s incoming mines and energy minister, Bento Albuquerque, supports more nuclear and wind power development to diversify the country’s energy matrix, while saying hydropower had reached its limit. Corporate Risk Ecosystems Energy
  • 6 Nov 2018- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland WWF, the world’s largest conservation group has announced an upgraded version 5.0 of the “Water Risk Filter”, a leading online tool developed with the German Development Finance Institution (DEG), which empowers users to explore,
  • 19 Oct 2018- 09:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAMA, Bahrain As the board of the United Nations' Green Climate Fund (GCF) meets in Manama this week, uncertainty swirls around the entity's funding and spending, and a contentious oil wastewater cleaning application from the Kingdom of
  • 8 Oct 2018- 08:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Wilmington, United States Water toxicity tests conducted by environmental groups since September's Hurricane Florence caused severe flooding in states on the US’s Atlantic seaboard show much higher levels of arsenic contamination than those reported
  • 2 Oct 2018- 11:52 by OOSKAnews Info SANTIAGO, Chile A Chilean government commission approved September 28 an environmental impact study into the ENAPAC (Energías y Aguas del Pacífico) project which is slated to become one of the most advanced solar desalination projects in the world, with a
  • 19 Aug 2018- 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DURHAM, United States A dramatic increase in fracking's water footprint in the United States from 2011 to 2016 indicates that future hydraulic fracturing practices will require far more water than previously estimated. A new report from Duke
  • 27 Jul 2018- 08:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, SWITZERLAND OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest "opinion columns" written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. Stuart Orr, Leader of WWF’s Freshwater Practice, driving the freshwater
  • 29 May 2018- 16:41 by Local Press Report HAVANA, Cuba Miami Herald Flooding has damaged an oil refinery in central Cuba and caused crude oil to spill into Cienfuegos Bay as the remnants of Storm Alberto continue to drench the island in heavy rain. State-owned TV showed authorities using barriers
  • 20 May 2018- 08:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEDELLIN, Colombia Tens of thousands of residents evacuated villages on the banks of Colombia’s Cauca river last week after complications at the partially built Hidroituango dam, 170 kilometers north of Medellin and the country’s largest, led to a state
  • 14 May 2018- 11:00 by Local Press Report OKLAHOMA CITY OK Insurance Journal Oklahoma oil and natural gas regulators have instructed the operators of 23 wastewater disposal wells to reduce their disposal volumes due to recent earthquakes in Garfield County. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission issued
  • 30 Apr 2018- 04:33 by OOSKAnews Info AMMAN, Jordan The Jordan Atomic Energy Commission is in “advanced” talks with China National Nuclear Corp. to build the kingdom’s first nuclear reactor at a cost of $1 billion USD, according to the commission's chairman. An agreement on the proposed 220
  • 24 Apr 2018- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait An earthquake of at least 5.5 magnitude struck southern Iran last week, just 60 miles from the country’s Bushehr nuclear power plant. Iran media has reported that the plant was not damaged by the quake which occurred at around 11am
  • 19 Apr 2018- 07:24 by Local Press Report Baghdad, Iraq Devdiscourse Talks between Exxon Mobil and Iraq on a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure contract have reached an impasse, Iraqi officials and two industry sources said, in a potential setback to the oil major's ambitions to expand in the
  • 15 Mar 2018- 07:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC “Making Every Drop Count: An Agenda for Water Action”, released March 14 as the “outcome report” of a High Level Panel on Water of 11 Heads of State and a Special Advisor, calls for a fundamental shift in the way the world manages water so

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