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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
  • 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
  • 22 Aug 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SHENYANG, China Some 330,000 people in northeastern China’s Liaoning province are experiencing drinking water shortages due to ongoing drought, local authorities said on August 21st. Some 82,000 head of livestock have also been affected, a have 1.8
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Last week, Chen Ming, deputy head of the Water Resources Department at China’s Ministry of Water Resources, said there are no other countries in the world that have set such detailed targets to restrict their own development by limiting usage of water resources.
  • 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
  • 8 Feb 2012- 09:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent China, SHENYANG Authorities in northeast China’s Liaoning province last week announced they are shutting down almost all the region’s groundwater projects to limit groundwater withdrawal and increase water-use efficiency. By 2015, the province will shut
  • 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
  • 7 Sep 2009- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent China, SHENYANG $3.29 million USD for its energy efficient flow control systems to help improve water supply in Shanghai. NF Energy chairman and CEO Li Gang said the flow control systems will be delivered ready for use by the end of 2009 and said it
  • 4 Dec 2007- 08:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — The Chinese government has been working to clean up the Liao River, one of the seven main river systems in China for more than a decade, but to no avail. The river remains highly polluted, mainly due to untreated sewage seeping into the