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  • 20 May 2015- 10:17 by Local Press Report KAMPALA New Vision On Tuesday Uganda and Russia signed an agreement that will see the two countries enhance cooperation in the water, economic, social, environment and political spheres. The agreements will see Russia support Uganda in areas such as water
  • 23 Apr 2015- 11:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOSTON, MA, United States Ethiopia’s $4.2 billion USD, 6,000-megawatt Grand Renaissance Dam project offers an opportunity for cooperation among Eastern Nile Basin countries, according to a report released this week by the Massachusetts Institute of
  • 10 Oct 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Human rights activists representing five Haitian families filed a lawsuit against the United Nations in New York federal court on October 9. The lawsuit claims the UN is responsible for bringing cholera to Haiti through its
  • A 23,000-square meter trash heap in Henan province is leaching garbage into a river that feeds Yangzhuang reservoir every time heavy rains hit the region.
  • The United Nations late last week denied Haitian claims for compensation in the wake of a cholera epidemic brought, widely believed to have been brought to the island nation in October 2010 by UN Nepalese peacekeepers.
  • The Chinese government has finally admitted to the existence of “cancer villages,” where decades of land, water and air pollution has caused the rates of cancer to be exponentially higher than they should be. The villages are typically located next to factories or polluted waterways, the largest source of the cancer-causing chemical pollution.
  • 22 Feb 2013- 09:36 by Local Press Report BOSTON Seeking Alpha The report, Global Mining Industry: Water Scarcity to Raise Capex and Operating Costs, Heighten Operational Risks, comes as more miners venture further afield, often to some of the most parched places on the planet, in search of new
  • 21 Feb 2013- 09:33 by Local Press Report BEIJING Reuters China aims to spend $850 billion USD to improve filthy water supplies over the next decade, but even such huge outlays may do little to reverse damage caused by decades of pollution and overuse in Beijing's push for rapid economic growth
  • The final stages of a $50 million USD infrastructure project to bring piped water, power and transport to Uganda’s Bugala island are to begin construction this April, the Ugandan project operator has announced.
  • Malawian President Joyce Banda reiterated this week that Malawi would not agree to share ownership of any part of Lake Malawi with any “other country,” referring to neighboring Tanzania.
  • Uganda is moving ahead with the controversial 250-megawatt Bujagali Dam on the Victoria Nile River near Jinja.
  • Although investors and businesses have always had to contend with climatic variations and extreme weather conditions, climate change’s increased physical effects-- “more frequent and intense” conditions-- will require improved management and increased disclosure, according to a new report.
  • 15 Feb 2012- 07:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NANJING, China China’s Wuhan Maritime Court on February 11 ordered the detention of South Korean cargo ship Gloria, which allegedly spilled phenol into the Yangtze River.  Bail for crew members was set at $3.3 million USD, according to the Zhenjiang
  • 31 Oct 2011- 21:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united states, BOSTON, MA Global water supply issues are creating risks for both companies and their investors, according to a new report and water risk tool released in late October by Ceres, a coalition of investors, environmental organizations and
  • Uganda has short-listed five companies to bid for the contract to build Sub-Saharan Africa’s first large-scale wastewater treatment plant at Nakivubo, in the capital city of Kampala.

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