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  • 4 Jun 2015- 11:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The American Red Cross raised almost $500 million USD to help rebuild Haiti in the wake of the devastating January 2010 earthquake, yet little of that money has actually gone toward on-the-ground programs, according to an
  • 3 Jun 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland As more and more Iraqis are forced to flee their homes amid ongoing fighting, the internally displaced are at high risk of water-borne diseases, epecially during the summer months, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned this week.
  • 29 May 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank on May 27th approved $50 million USD, in the form of an International Development Association (IDA) grant, to improve access to clean water and sanitation for some 300,000 Haitians in small towns and rural
  • 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- 10:22 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
  • 16 Mar 2015- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) announced on March 13th that it will help pioneer a new International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard in 45 cities that are recognized for their commitment to
  • 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

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