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  • 28 Jun 2017- 15:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS OR, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to
  • 21 Jun 2017- 08:59 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC The Independent US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has said he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, putting him at odds with mainstream scientific opinion. Mr Perry's statement is in line with
  • 12 Jun 2017- 09:34 by Local Press Report HANOVER NH Science Daily Researchers at Dartmouth College have developed a new material that scrubs iodine from water for the first time. The breakthrough could hold the key to cleaning radioactive waste in nuclear reactors and after nuclear accidents like
  • 22 May 2017- 11:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SACRAMENTO, CA, United States US experts have called for federal regulations for waterways to be updated to recognize impacts of climate change. Speaking at the 2017 Environmental & Water Resources Congress on 21 May in Sacramento, California, Steve
  • 8 May 2017- 12:50 by Local Press Report SAN FRANCISCO, CA Salon North Dakota, a state that was the forefront of national protests for months over environmental concerns stemming from the construction of a major pipeline, reported 745 oil spills since last May, according to the state’s Department of
  • 8 May 2017- 12:50 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC The Hill The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recusing himself from matters involving numerous major lawsuits he filed against his own agency. Scott Pruitt filed a recusal statement Thursday, saying that he will stay away
  • 27 Apr 2017- 06:52 by Local Press Report SALT LAKE CITY, UT The Salt Lake Tribune The Wasatch Plateau is so perforated with tunnels and shafts that reservoirs are believed to leak into coal miners' underground chambers, resulting in floods that require perpetual pumping. For water users, this
  • 15 Feb 2017- 10:27 by Local Press Report BISMARCK, ND Rapid City Journal Fearing contamination of its drinking water, the Oglala Sioux Tribe has entered the legal fray against the Dakota Access pipeline. Attorneys working for the tribe filed a lawsuit Monday in U.S District Court in Washington
  • 25 Jan 2017- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New York, NY, United States Banco Safra SA has filed a class action in New York against BHP Billiton and Vale, joint-venture partners in Samarco, the iron ore mine responsible for Brazil’s worst ever environmental disaster. Australian media reports that
  • 3 Nov 2016- 13:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Dr Rita Colwell was among eight scientists who this week accepted the prestigious, and lucrative biannual Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz International Prize for Water. A prize-giving ceremony was held at UN headquarters, and
  • 2 Nov 2016- 07:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Trevose, PA, United States US Corporate GE is to sell its giant Water and Process Technologies business which has 7,500 employees globally. The company expects to gain of up to $1 billion USD from the sale. This development comes hot on the heels of last
  • 21 Oct 2016- 08:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States The extent of the cholera problem in Haiti in the aftermath of this month’s Hurricane Matthew may be underreported, according to David Nabarro, special advisor to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, in an appeal
  • 12 Oct 2016- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States United States think-tank, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has released a study titled “Improving Relief and Development Responses to Climate Variability: Lessons from the 2015- 2016 El Niño in
  • 12 Oct 2016- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced on 10th October a $120 million USD appeal to fund United Nations aid activities in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Ban’s appeal follows United Nations International
  • 3 Oct 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations announced on September 29th that it will donate $181 million USD to help Haiti deal with the country’s continuing cholera epidemic, and will provide an equal amount directly to victims and their families.

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