Disasters

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  • 27 May 2019- 08:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The effect of sea-level rise caused by climate change could be as large as the combined size of Spain, France, Germany and the UK and could affect about 180 million people in coastal settlements, globally. As part of the
  • 8 Apr 2019- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States Iran authorities have ordered the evacuation of more than 70 villages in the country's southwest province of Khuzestan in early April. At least 47 people have been reported killed in the worst rain in Iran in at least 10
  • 14 Dec 2018- 09:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States New research published by advocacy group Human Rights Watch claims that the Trump administration and the United States Congress have endangered public health in mining communities. The report asserts that Congress has failed
  • 2 Jul 2018- 13:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC US nonprofit the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has expressed concern that a proposed new mission statement for the country's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) would undermine the federal agency's work
  • 26 Jul 2017- 08:22 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC UN Dispatch When President Trump’s White House released its first budget proposal, the president proposed a 29 percent cut to the budgets of USAID and the State Department. Scaling back development assistance as President Trump has envisioned
  • 21 Jun 2017- 08:59 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC The Independent US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has said he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, putting him at odds with mainstream scientific opinion. Mr Perry's statement is in line with
  • 12 Oct 2016- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States United States think-tank, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has released a study titled “Improving Relief and Development Responses to Climate Variability: Lessons from the 2015- 2016 El Niño in
  • 29 Sep 2016- 07:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan Taipei on September 27th halted water withdrawals from reservoirs supplying the city after heavy rains and mudslides brought by Typhoon Megi caused high turbidity levels. The storm has killed four people and injured 329 others. According
  • 22 Sep 2016- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan The Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC) announced this week that it has restored water service to 720,000 households in southern Taiwan that lost supply ias a result of Super Typhoon Meranti. As of September 16th, all pipeline reconnections
  • 15 Sep 2016- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan Super Typhoon Meranti hit Taiwan on September 14th, leaving 650,000 households without power and 750,000 without water. Most of the outages were in Pingtung, Taitung and Hualien counties. Some 35 people were reported injured as a result
  • 18 May 2016- 11:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States A radical new approach is needed for disaster risk assessment and management that takes into account climate change, population growth, rapid urbanization and future environmental conditions, the World Bank-managed Global
  • 23 Mar 2016- 08:16 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC Reuters On Jan. 21, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iraq's prime minister in Davos, Switzerland, and handed him a personal note from President Barack Obama pleading for urgent action. Obama's confidential message to
  • 3 Feb 2016- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and
  • 28 Jan 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The nuclear disaster at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant is “still unfolding,” former Prime Minister Naoto Kan warned this week. Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on January 26th, Kan, who was the
  • 25 Jan 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The District Court of the Hague last week denied an attempt by Ecuador to overturn an earlier arbitration court ruling handed down against the country in its multi-billion-dollar Amazon pollution case against US-based oil

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