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  • 16 Oct 2018- 15:43 by OOSKAnews Info WASHINGTON, DC, United States US President Donald Trump signed the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (BUILD) Act last week, creating a new foreign aid agency to replace the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) which was
  • 24 Mar 2016- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMSTERDAM, Netherlands The life cycle of coal-generated electricity-- from mining and washing to burning and waste management-- has major impacts on freshwater systems around the world. In many countries, coal creates one of the largest demands on
  • 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- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States A group of environmental scientists has expressed concern about the potential impacts of Nicaragua’s inter-oceanic canal project, and has called on the government to come up with an action plan to address those impacts. In
  • 3 Sep 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Limited availability of freshwater could become a stumbling block to the growing shale gas sector, according to a new report from the Washington, DC-based World Resource Institute (WRI). The report, “ Global Shale Gas
  • 24 Jan 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The discovery last month of vast groundwater reserves off the coasts of China, Australia, North America, Greenland, Suriname, Nigeria and South Africa, has raised hopes that these resources could offer a solution for water
  • 27 Aug 2013- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank last week released a progress report on the first phase of its Water Partnership Program (WPP), a trust fund supported by the governments of the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Denmark that aims to bring
  • 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
  • The World Bank announced on May 21 that it is launching the second phase of its joint Water Partnership Program, which involves the bank and the governments of the Netherlands, Denmark and the United Kingdom.
  • Malawian President Joyce Banda this week expressed doubt about the ongoing mediation process in her country’s border dispute with Tanzania over Lake Malawi, saying the issue could be brought to the International Court of Justice at The Hague, where it can competently be handled by experts.
  • Malawian President Joyce Banda reiterated this week that Malawi would not agree to share ownership of any part of Lake Malawi with any “other country,” referring to neighboring Tanzania.
  • 27 Aug 2012- 09:59 by Local Press Report BEIJING Manila Bulletin China begun building sewage and waste disposal facilities on a disputed South China Sea (West Philippines Sea) island, state media said Monday, a move likely to stoke a growing territorial row with its neighbors. The report in the
  • 25 May 2012- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC Friends of Nature (FON), a non-governmental environmental protection organization, and the Chongqing Green Volunteer Association’s public interest lawsuit, a first of its kind in China, began its court proceedings this week. The two NGOs
  • 7 May 2012- 11:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom  The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria is being accused of significantly underreporting the damage caused by oil spills, including contamination of water sources. Rights group Amnesty International said in a report
  • 26 Oct 2009- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states CThe U.S. Commerce Department has launched an investigation into dumping by Chinese steel pipe exporters, which could lead to new duties of almost 100 percent on imports of steel pipes from China. This follows preliminary

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