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  • 2 Aug 2019- 09:53 by TWD Staff LONDON, United Kingdom Human rights watch-dog Global Witness has launched its 2018 annual investigative report on attacks on "defenders" of land and environmental rights.  According to "Enemies of the State? How governments and business silence land and
  • 29 May 2018- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC A joint US/German space mission to track the continuous movement of water and other changes in Earth's mass on and beneath the planet's surface launched 22 May. The twin spacecraft of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment
  • 16 Nov 2017- 08:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BONN, Germany A second edition of the “Water and Climate- Blue Book” was released last week during the COP23 international climate change conference in Bonn, Germany. The document has been produced by Ministry Delegate in charge of Water, Kingdom of
  • 10 Nov 2017- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BONN, Germany The majority of national climate plans with an adaptation component which have been submitted under the Paris Climate Change Agreement prioritize action on water, yet financing must triple to $295 billion USD per year to meet targets. The
  • 7 Nov 2017- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BONN, Germany COP23 Underway, Syria Says "We're in!", US Isolated Action Day for Water World Water Council Calls for Financing for New Water Infrastructure and Maintenance Oil Majors Named and Shamed for Water Abuse Again Syria's
  • 26 Jul 2017- 09:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines A report published July 14th by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in collaboration with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research warns of potentially devastating consequences for the Asia Pacific region of unabated climate
  • 18 Nov 2016- 11:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia The Namibian government is holding talks with German development bank KfW on financing the feasibility study for construction of a desalination plant in the Erongo region. The study is expected to be completed at the end of 2018, the
  • 25 Aug 2016- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BERLIN, Germany United Nations University- Institute for Environment Human Security (UNU-EHS) has launched 2016’s annual World Risk Report with a core finding that inadequate infrastructure and weak logistic chains substantially increase the risk that
  • 17 Aug 2016- 03:21 by Local Press Report KARLSRUHE Seeker German researchers have found that the pesky aquatic weed,Salvinia molesta, that covers lakes and ponds with a thick mat of floating leaves that chokes out sunlight,may be useful in soaking up petroleum without taking in the water around it.
  • 27 Apr 2016- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations’ top humanitarian relief official has called on the international community to act quickly to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of 60 million people worldwide affected by droughts, floods and other extreme weather
  • 21 Mar 2016- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The German government is providing $30 million USD for two United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) projects to help children in eastern Ukraine access water, sanitation and child protection services, the United Nations
  • 4 Mar 2016- 11:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KONSTANZ, Germany Heavy metals used in oil production have leaked into water sources used by 180,000 people in South Sudan, threatening human health in the region, German NGO Sign of Hope warned this week. Tests carried out on hair samples from 96
  • 23 Nov 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for an integrated approach to water management and disaster risk reduction. Speaking at a meeting on the issue, held last week as part of the UN High-Level Water and
  • 31 Jul 2015- 11:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BLANTYRE, Malawi Tanzania will not change its stance on ownership of Lake Malawi, a Malawian news outlet reported this week, quoting unnamed “top officials” representing Tanzania in negotiations on the territorial dispute. "Just like Malawians, we
  • 30 Jul 2015- 11:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Industrial African palm oil production in Guatemala has caused serious contamination of the Pasion River, UN Coordinator in Guatemala Valerie Julliand warned last week. The Pasion River has been declared an ecological disaster

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