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  • 13 Nov 2020- 10:54 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Open Access Government Researchers supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) are working to find ways to minimise the adverse impacts of hurricanes, droughts, floods, and hailstorms. Atmospheric scientists are harnessing the power
  • 10 Nov 2020- 07:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland A new, jointly-produced report from a diverse group of organizations working on human rights, peacebuilding and environmental issues has been launched to demonstrate the breadth and complexity of conflict-linked environmental harm.
  • 18 Oct 2020- 07:17 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland Extreme weather events have come to dominate the disaster landscape in the 21st century, says a new report by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), published to mark 13 October's International Day for Disaster Risk
  • 8 Oct 2020- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the United States mishandled distribution of aid, including water, in Puerto Rico after two devastating 2017 hurricanes, the country's Department of Homeland Security’s
  • 12 Sep 2020- 10:30 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC The New York Times President Trump, who has vowed to exit the Paris Agreement on climate change, loosened restrictions on toxic air pollution, rolled back clean water protections and removed climate change from a list of national security
  • 8 Sep 2020- 06:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The Trump administration has confirmed  that it is scaling back regulations introduced under President Obama that were designed to limit the levels of toxic materials in coal plants’ water waste. The United States
  • 25 Aug 2020- 02:50 by Staff- Water Diplomat Washington DC, United States Experts in climate change and nature-based solutions (NBS) are calling for wetlands to play a much larger role in countries’ climate mitigation efforts going forward. The Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) and
  • 9 Jul 2020- 10:37 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Green Matters Two major U.S. fossil fuel pipelines are taking a bow this week. After three years of transporting oil through sacred Indigenous lands, the Dakota Access Pipeline is being shut down indefinitely, pending an environmental review.
  • 25 Jun 2020- 06:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States In an unusual moment of bipartisan unity, the United States Senate has approved a new conservation and public lands bill, the Great American Outdoors Act, which fully and permanently supports a conservation program known as
  • 25 Jun 2020- 07:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $126 Million USD loan to the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) of Philippines capital Manila to support construction of a 15-kilometer (km) water transmission pipeline
  • 12 May 2020- 14:09 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) has reported  (8 May statement by UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley) that excessive seasonal flooding, a crippled economy, impending desert locust swarms, and the spread of COVID
  • 6 May 2020- 06:55 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland A new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) shows a new record of over 50 million internally displaced people, globally. The Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID) estimates that 45.7 million people have
  • 3 May 2020- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States A coalition of eight US environmental groups, led by the the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), filed a lawsuit 29 April in the District Court of Massachusetts to block the Trump administration’s new “Navigable Waters
  • 15 Apr 2020- 07:55 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland East, Horn And Great Lakes Region Of Africa The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has confirmed its new measures to increase capacity to prevent, treat and limit the potential spread of COVID-19 in refugee settlements in the East, Horn and
  • 8 Apr 2020- 07:23 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland The COVID-19 pandemic will have an impact on quantity and quality of weather observations and forecasts around the world, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Large parts of the global observation system are fully

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