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  • 13 Jan 2021- 11:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The government of China has approved a new law on Yangtze River conservation, following a third review, which will take effect on March 1 2021. The new legislation is part of China’s efforts to protect the country’s “mother river” which
  • 13 Aug 2019- 07:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The death tool attributed to Typhoon Lekima in Eastern China has risen to 49 with 21 reported missing as of August 12. More than a million residents have been displaced, and 2 million suffered power outage since Lekima hit the three
  • 22 Apr 2019- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Multinational Tullow Oil is continuing negotiations to secure a water rights deal with officials of Turkana County in northern Kenya, for Kenya's first oil project, with a final investment decision expected by the end of the year.
  • 23 May 2016- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Environmental deterioration around the world is occurring at a faster pace than than previously thought, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) warned in a new report. Results from the latest Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6):
  • 5 May 2016- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOMSK, Russia A recent proposal to transfer as much a billion cubic meters of water from Russia’s Altai region to China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has raised concerns among Russian environmentalists and experts. The possibility of selling water
  • 26 Oct 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Domestic wastewater could be a valuable resource for agricultural irrigation and energy production, and contribute to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a report released last week by the United Nations
  • 23 Sep 2015- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya An Intergovernmental Technical Committee established by the Kenyan government to study and recommend ways to deal with anticipated El Niño rains says the country needs about $15.5 million USD to protect itself from disasters linked to the
  • 9 Jul 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Local legislators from Kenya’s Kitui and Makueni counties are insisting that stakeholders be given a change to examine the resettlement and compensation plans for those affected by the $196 million USD Thakwe multipurpose dam project
  • 5 May 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Climate change poses a threat to the safety of strategically important projects in China, including the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the Three Gorges Dam and the South-to-North Water Diversion project, Zheng Guoguang, head of the China
  • 30 Apr 2015- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Beijing Simplot Food Processing Co. Ltd, which supplies French fries to global restaurant chain McDonald's, has been fined $655,000 USD for water pollution. It is the largest the city has ever imposed for pollution. The problem
  • 29 Apr 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China In May and June, the Chinese government will carry out inspections of provincial-level implementation of the new Action Plan for Water Pollution Prevention and Control, which was released earlier this month. The water pollution prevention
  • 24 Apr 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya As part of a major Cabinet reshuffle last week, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed Eugene Wamalwa to serve as his new Cabinet Secretary for Water and Irrigation Services. Wamalwa, a former justice minister and member of the Party
  • 16 Apr 2015- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The Chinese State Council this week released its new Action Plan for Water Pollution Prevention and Control. The action plan, also known as the "10-point water plan," was approved last year by the State Council. It will require
  • 27 Jan 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has raised the alarm over rapidly dropping water levels in Lake Turkana. The authority said last week that the lake’s levels had decreased by 30 percent in 2014, and they are
  • 14 Jan 2015- 10:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China this week announced plans to fight water shortages in the country through an “artificial weather” program that will produce some 60 billion cubic meters of additional rain each year by 2020. "Weather modification has an

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