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  • 31 Jul 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Global climate change is a security risk that will aggravate existing problems such as poverty, social tensions, environmental degradation and weak and ineffective political institutions, the US Department of Defense warned
  • 22 Jul 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The private sector has a role to play in disaster preparedness and relief, but businesses have not been sufficiently integrated into the disaster system, according to a report released last week by the US Chamber of
  • 20 Mar 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PUEBLA, Mexico More than 600 activists met in the town of Tlamanca, in Mexico's Puebla state, on March 15-16 for a conclave against open pit mining and in defense of indigenous communities’ rights to land and water. The meeting included Nahua and
  • 8 Jul 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Over-extraction of groundwater is causing wells to dry up and water tables to fall so fast in the Middle East and parts of India, China and the United States that global food supplies are seriously at risk, according to
  • Four Latin American governments were found to be giving away natural resources located primarily found in areas where indigenous communities live in an effort to increase economic development, according to a new study from NGO Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI).
  • 6 Oct 2011- 09:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador The effects of 11 extreme climate events of hydrometerological origin produced $13.6 billon USD in losses in Central America, Global Water Partnership (GWP)-Central America President Maureen Ballestero told participants at a
  • 6 Jun 2011- 14:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YEMEN, SANA’A The prices of water, food and cooking gas skyrocketed in Yemen’s capital city at the end of last week as the ongoing political unrest and violent protests came to a head with President Ali Abdullah Saleh leaving the country on a stretcher.
  • 31 Mar 2008- 23:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states — The World Bank last week announced an additional $15 million USD financing credit for Azerbaijan's Rural Investment Project, which aims to improve living standards and infrastructure services for rural communities.