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  • 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.
  • 28 Sep 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Government representatives from a number of developing and least developed countries have spoken at the General Assembly of the United Nations about challenges related to water. A number of speakers expressed concern about
  • 28 Sep 2016- 10:15 by Local Press Report BOULDER CO Science Daily Water pumped from deep underground during oil and gas drilling could help farmers weather water shortages. The trick is making sure the water is safe, legal, and economically feasible to move to fields, say two groups of scientists
  • 21 Sep 2016- 07:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke to the United Nations General Assembly on September 21st, and took the opportunity of his farewell address to urge world leaders to end the war in Syria and bring 2015’s Paris climate
  • 20 Sep 2016- 09:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Canada The latest round of court proceedings in the ongoing compensation battle between Ecuadorian villagers and oil giant Chevron commenced last week in Ontario, Canada. Approximately 30,000 Ecuadorians are trying to collect on a $9.5 billion
  • 16 Sep 2016- 11:20 by Local Press Report ALBUQUERQUE, NM Phys.org A new report from the Sandia National Laboratories, "Mapping Water Consumption for Energy Production Around the Pacific Rim," is the first-of-its-kind to maps out every power plant, refinery and mine in 21 Asia-Pacific
  • 9 Aug 2016- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States A US federal appeals court this week blocked enforcement of a $9.5 billion USD fine against oil giant Chevron, issued by an Ecuadorian court in 2011 for pollution in that country’s Amazon region. The 2nd US Circuit Court of
  • 2 Aug 2016- 12:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania The dispute between Canadian miner Gabriel Resources and the Romanian government over Gabriel's controversial Rosia Montana gold and silver mine will be heard at the World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment
  • 29 Jul 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Attorneys for 30,000 Ecuadorians affected by pollution in the country’s Amazon region said this week that they will take their case against oil giant Chevron to a Canadian court. Hearings on the claim will be held in September, Prensa
  • 19 Jul 2016- 11:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The United States on July 20th will host a donor conference in Washington that aims to secure at least $2 billion USD worth of assistance for Iraq. Twenty-four countries will take part in the conference, which is co-hosted

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