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  • 24 Apr 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The energy-water-food nexus requires businesses to adopt innovative “systems thinking” to address systemic challenges worldwide, participants heard at a roundtable discussion on “The Energy-Water-Food Nexus: Risks and
  • 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
  • 9 Apr 2015- 09:57 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC ENEWSPF In what is being described as "smoking gun evidence" of Chevron's complete guilt and corruption in the case of an oil spill in the Ecuadorian Amazon, internal videos leaked to an environmental watchdog show company
  • 1 Apr 2015- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The XVth World Water Congress of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) will meet in Edinburgh, Scotland, on May 25-29, 2015. OOSKAnews caught up this week with Dr. Neil Coles, Winthrop Research Professor at
  • 20 Mar 2015- 09:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Regional Coalition for Water and Sanitation to Eliminate Cholera in Hispaniola has called on the international community to step up efforts to end the epidemic in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The call was made
  • 17 Mar 2015- 10:00 by Local Press Report BEIJING Wall Street Journal A report on the contamination of drinking water in a Chinese industrial city last year faults a subsidiary of PetroChina Co. for causing the pollution and recommends the oil giant pay more than 100 million yuan ($16 million) in
  • 10 Mar 2015- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Washington-based global research organization the World Resources Institute (WRI), in partnership with four Dutch research organizations, last week launched a new global water risk assessment tool that measures river flood
  • 6 Mar 2015- 09:24 by Local Press Report BEIJING UPI Water pollution is fueling the explosive growth of bottled water sales in China, where consumption of bottled water has doubled since 2006. China has seven percent of the world's fresh water but 20 percent of its population, and its thirst
  • 6 Mar 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States A group of environmental scientists has expressed concern about the potential impacts of Nicaragua’s inter-oceanic canal project, and has called on the government to come up with an action plan to address those impacts. In
  • 21 Jan 2015- 10:53 by Local Press Report BEIJING Radio Free Asia Tibetan villagers are protesting the mining work in the Tsojang (in Chinese, Haibei) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, but have been blocked by close ties between mine owners and higher authorities, a local source told RFA’s Tibetan
  • 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
  • 15 Dec 2014- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Up to 7,600 square kilometers of China’s glaciers have been lost since the 1950s, an 18 percent reduction, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In its second catalog of the nation’s glaciers, released on December 14th, the
  • 16 Oct 2014- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US Department of Defense has identified climate change as a “threat multiplier” because of its “potential to exacerbate many of the challenges we are dealing with today,” according to a new report. “Rising global
  • 13 Oct 2014- 10:28 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC World Bank Minister of Finance of Serbia, Dušan Vujović, and World Bank Country Director for South East Europe, Ellen Goldstein, yesterday signed a loan agreement in the amount of EURO227.5 million loan (US$300 million equivalent) for the
  • 6 Oct 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on October 6th announced a five-year project that will use satellite imagery to combat flooding and other

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