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  • The World Bank Group on June 5 released its new Environment Strategy for 2012-2022, which aims to promote sustainable development that is environmentally and economically sound in order to achieve a “green, clean and resilient world for all.”
  • 31 May 2012- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Deloitte, the global audit, consulting and risk management firm, has issued new recommendations for organizations on managing the water and energy nexus. In its report “No water, no energy. No energy, no water,” released
  • 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
  • Environmental conservation groups, including WWF and International Rivers, have come out in the last week with criticism over a new Laotian government report that claims a redesigned Xayaburi Dam will address all the environmental problems associated with its construction.
  • 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
  • 15 May 2012- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united states, FL, TAMPA Afghanistan has over $1 trillion USD worth of gold, copper, rare earth metals, petroleum and natural gas, but factors like lack of water needed for mining operations will make it difficult for th country to access these
  • 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
  • 3 Jan 2012- 09:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Last week, some 100 people representing 243 labor, environmental, faith and civil society organizations that together have millions of members, protested outside the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC in an attempt to
  • 8 Dec 2011- 12:16 by Local Press Report washington, dc Inter-American Development Bank The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) approved a $100 million USD loan to help Honduras deal with natural disasters. The funds will be used to cover extraordinary expenses caused by hurricanes, earthquakes
  • 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
  • 9 May 2011- 18:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states The U.S. government will provide an additional $8.5 million USD in humanitarian aid to refugees and internally displaced persons in Côte d’Ivoire, the Stat Department announced on May 5. The funds will provide aid to
  • 2 May 2011- 15:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states The ongoing effects of the global economic crisis mean the water industry globally will have to “do a lot more with a lot less,” according to Dan McCarthy, CEO of Black & Veatch’s global water business. The current
  • 10 Nov 2010- 15:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states T omas, a strong Category 1 storm that tore through the Caribbean last week, has left several parts of the region facing possible shortages of clean drinking water and sanitation. St. Lucia was hardest hit, with Prime
  • 3 Nov 2010- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Integration of data and more incentives for corporations to disclose water risks are key to bridging the water use "knowledge gap," according to experts participating in panel discussions at the Center for

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