Disasters

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  • 22 Apr 2016- 11:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti The US Embassy has announced additional funding to help Haitian households affected by the three-year-old regional drought. "The US stands steadfast with Haitian families to provide for their emergency food, nutrition, and
  • 20 Apr 2016- 07:55 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY Earth Institute, Columbia University One of the significant water-related risks to investment in the mining industry, particularly in non-OECD countries, comes from social conflict and political uncertainty. The Columbia Water Center is
  • 11 Apr 2016- 11:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The US law firm hired by miners BHP Billiton and Vale SA to conduct an independent investigation into the tailings dam collapse at the Samarco iron ore mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state has close commercial ties to both
  • 30 Mar 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BATH, United Kingdom Countries in Asia are at highest risk from natural disasters such as floods, severe storms and earthquakes, but countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are most vulnerable to the effects of such disasters, according to a report released
  • 12 Feb 2016- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Some 98.6 million people worldwide were affected by disasters in 2015, and climate was a factor in 92 percent of those events, according to a new analysis released this week by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • 3 Feb 2016- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and
  • 28 Jan 2016- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The US military has developed a contingency plan to deal with the potential collapse of one of Iraq's largest dams, the Mosul Dam on the Tigris River in northern Iraq, US Army Lieutenant General Sean MacFarland said this week. &quot
  • 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
  • 8 Sep 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Ontario, Canada Canada’s Supreme Court on September 4th ruled that a group of Ecuadorian villagers can sue US oil giant Chevron in Canada as part of their effort to collect a $9.5 billion USD judgment for environmental damage in the Amazon
  • 3 Sep 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Members of Peru’s indigenous Achuar community seized oil wells in the country’s northern Loreto region this week to pressure the government to compensate them for pollution caused by the petroleum operations on their lands.  The protesters
  • 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
  • 23 Jul 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The American Red Cross may not be able to account for how it spent the nearly half a billion dollars in donations it raised for humanitarian relief and rebuilding efforts in Haiti following the January 2010 earthquake,
  • 23 Jul 2015- 08:57 by Local Press Report STANFORD, CA Sierra Sun Times Stanford scientist's investigations show that drinking water sources may be threatened by thousands of shallow oil and gas wells mined with the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing. A new study suggests safeguards.
  • 16 Jul 2015- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on July 15th declared several Puerto Rican municipalities “natural disaster areas” due to the severe ongoing drought affecting the Caribbean region. The municipalities of Caguas, Gurabo,
  • 18 Jun 2015- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRVINE, CA, United States Global groundwater supplies are being depleted at an alarming rate, with more than half of the world’s largest aquifers past their “sustainability tipping points,” according to two new studies from researchers at the University

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