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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
  • 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 Oct 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on October 6th announced a five-year project that will use satellite imagery to combat flooding and other
  • 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
  • Asian and Pacific leaders, who gathered in Thailand this weekend for the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit, warned that fierce competition in the region for water resources has the potential to cause conflicts.
  • 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
  • 27 Sep 2011- 08:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Bangladesh, expected by many to be among the nations most severely affected by climate change, can look forward to an increase in freshwater shortages in the future, according to Ali Riaz, professor and chair of the
  • 14 Jun 2011- 17:23 by Local Press Report dhaka Daily Star (Bangladesh) An alliance of international organizations has launched a six-year, $8 million USD research program aimed at maximizing use of water and land in Bangladesh’s coastal region by developing salt-tolerant crop varieties, introducing
  • 30 Aug 2010- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states I In recent weeks, national governments, lending institutions and non-governmental organizations have announced increases in aid packages for victims of recent devastating floods in Pakistan. The floods, which began late