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  • 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
  • 2 Jun 2016- 11:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on June 2nd abruptly cancelled a planned trip to the country’s Rivers State to launch the $1 billion USD Niger Delta clean-up project. Local media quoted government sources who confirmed that the
  • 7 Aug 2015- 10:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Shell must overhaul its clean-up methods and match the Nigerian government’s commitment to address oil pollution in the Niger Delta, international human rights watchdog Amnesty International said this week. The group said in a
  • 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
  • 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
  • 14 Nov 2014- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria Nigerian NGO the Social Development Integrated Center (Social Action) this week released a new report that highlights serious shortcomings in the Nigerian government’s response to oil pollution in the Ogoniland region. The report,
  • 19 Sep 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistani Finance Minister Ishaq Dar again asked for Asian Development Bank  (ADB) funding for the $14 billion USD, 4,500-megawatt Diamer-Bhasha dam project during talks with ADB President Takehiko Nakao in Islamabad this week. Nakao
  • 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
  • Peru is considered one of the countries in South America most vulnerable to climate change, due to water scarcity concerns that are already taking a toll on a “wide spectrum of Peruvian society,” according to a new report from Washington DC-based think tank the Center for American Progress.
  • 27 Feb 2013- 08:15 by Local Press Report ASHGABAT Fars News Agency Iranian Vice-President for International Affairs Ali Saeedlou is due to have left Tehran for Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, yesterday in a bid to discuss expansion of bilateral ties. Saeedlou, who will be heading a high-ranking delegation,
  • The United Nations Environment Progam (UNEP) is pushing for action to clean up oil spills in Nigeria’s Ogoniland territory, which it says “could prove to be the world's most wide-ranging and long term oil clean-up exercise ever undertaken.”
  • 15 May 2012- 15:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAGOS, Nigeria Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell announced this week that it had found two new oil pipeline leaks in the Niger Delta region on May 7. The leaks are being investigated to determine their cause and extent, the company said. The announcement came
  • 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
  • 2 Mar 2011- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TURKMENISTAN, ASHGABAT  A water reservoir, with a surface area of 250,000 square meters and capacity of 1 million cubic meters, started operations in the village of Ak Bugday, near the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat, in mid-February. The reservoir will supply

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