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  • 20 Feb 2019- 07:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States A new $180 Million USD Global Environment Facility (GEF) program, supported by United Nations (UN) agencies is designed to cut harmful mercury emissions, associated with gold mining, to water and the environment, and improve
  • 10 Feb 2019- 11:03 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Inter Press News Service In a new interview Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator to Kenya, explains the importance of the "blue economy" in Africa and how Japan's technology, research and development capacities can help
  • 11 Jul 2018- 13:29 by OOSKAnews Info MANAMA, Kenya UNESCO's World Heritage Committee has added Kenya's Lake Turkana National Parks to its List of World Heritage in Danger, notably because of the impact of a dam on the site. The Parks site had been inscribed on the World Heritage List in
  • 10 May 2018- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SOLAI, Kenya At least 48 people have been confirmed dead and hundreds of families displaced after the walls of Patel Dam in Solai, Nakuru County, broke down on 9 May. The dam served a commercial rose farming operation in the region. Some bodies, washed
  • 24 Oct 2017- 10:16 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Mining.com The United Nations Environmental Programme released a report titled “Mine tailings storage: safety is no accident,” where the organization urges mining companies to put safety first and avoid erecting dams using methods that are known to
  • 14 Nov 2016- 12:33 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Standard Digital News CORD leader Raila Odinga said yesterday that he will never be intimidated by the Jubilee administration regarding his stance against questionable projects; that he would continue to fight corruption in Government and water
  • 23 May 2016- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Environmental deterioration around the world is occurring at a faster pace than than previously thought, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) warned in a new report. Results from the latest Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6):
  • 25 Feb 2016- 09:27 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Daily Nation Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) has distanced itself from the oil spill affecting water wells in Maili Nne area in Eldoret saying the affected areas are "too far" from its facilities. KPC Acting Managing Director Joe Sang said a
  • 16 Nov 2015- 09:19 by Local Press Report MAKUENI Standard Digital News Until a few months ago, Thange Location in Kibwezi East Sub-county was one of the most agriculturally productive area in Makueni County using water from the Thange River. However, following a massive oil leak from a pipeline
  • 26 Oct 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Domestic wastewater could be a valuable resource for agricultural irrigation and energy production, and contribute to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a report released last week by the United Nations
  • 23 Sep 2015- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya An Intergovernmental Technical Committee established by the Kenyan government to study and recommend ways to deal with anticipated El Niño rains says the country needs about $15.5 million USD to protect itself from disasters linked to the
  • 9 Jul 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Local legislators from Kenya’s Kitui and Makueni counties are insisting that stakeholders be given a change to examine the resettlement and compensation plans for those affected by the $196 million USD Thakwe multipurpose dam project
  • 2 Jul 2015- 10:25 by Local Press Report NAIROBI The Nation The chair of Council of Governors Water, Natural Resources and Mining committee Mr Benjamin Cheboi this week called for reforms on the water policies that will improve water supply and sanitation. Mr Cheboi, who is Baringo County Governor
  • 24 Apr 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya As part of a major Cabinet reshuffle last week, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed Eugene Wamalwa to serve as his new Cabinet Secretary for Water and Irrigation Services. Wamalwa, a former justice minister and member of the Party
  • 27 Jan 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has raised the alarm over rapidly dropping water levels in Lake Turkana. The authority said last week that the lake’s levels had decreased by 30 percent in 2014, and they are

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