Disasters

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  • 26 Jan 2020- 08:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States United States President Donald Trump has elaborated on his government's plan to roll back federal protections of water resources, telling the American Farm Bureau Federation 19 January that new water supply rules would
  • 21 Jan 2020- 08:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil This article was updated 22 January. Sixteen executives were charged with homicide and environmental crimes 21 January by Brazilian prosecutors a year after the Brumadinho dam disaster that killed up to 300 people. They include Fabio
  • 17 Dec 2019- 11:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil An “expert panel” appointed by mine operator Vale SA has released a report on the January 2019 Brumadinho mining dam disaster assessing that the dam beach, which killed about 300 was caused, at least in part, by excess water levels. The
  • 22 Jul 2019- 07:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil New evidence has emerged in the case of the Brumadinho tailings dam collapse, where nearly 300 people died, has developed with suggestions that the German safety certification company engaged by mining giant Vale SA was aware of
  • 24 Jun 2019- 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States In an open letter to the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), 38 breweries with operations across the country have registered their opposition to the Agency’s new policy over discharge of
  • 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
  • 20 Feb 2019- 07:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, Renee Martin-Nagle, a PhD Researcher at the University of
  • 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
  • 29 Jun 2018- 09:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Mining giants BHP Billiton and Vale have signed an agreement with Brazilian authorities to settle a $5.28 Billion USD civil lawsuit related to the 2015 tailings dam failure at the Samarco iron ore mine they operated in the state of
  • 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
  • 15 Mar 2018- 07:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC “Making Every Drop Count: An Agenda for Water Action”, released March 14 as the “outcome report” of a High Level Panel on Water of 11 Heads of State and a Special Advisor, calls for a fundamental shift in the way the world manages water so
  • 26 Jul 2017- 09:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States On July 25th, the Trump administration’s US Bureau of Land Management submitted a rescission to eliminate an Obama era policy that required companies to disclose the chemicals used for fracking on public and tribal lands
  • 26 Jul 2017- 09:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States On July 25th, the Trump administration’s US Bureau of Land Management submitted a rescission to eliminate an Obama era policy that required companies to disclose the chemicals used for fracking on public and tribal lands
  • 18 Nov 2016- 11:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia The Namibian government is holding talks with German development bank KfW on financing the feasibility study for construction of a desalination plant in the Erongo region. The study is expected to be completed at the end of 2018, the

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