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  • 20 Jul 2017- 10:07 by Local Press Report GAINESVILLE TX Houston Chronicle Select Energy Services is buying Houston-based Rockwater Energy Solutions in an all-stock deal valued at more than $470 million. The oil and gas industry uses vast amounts of water to drill and hydraulically fracture wells.
  • 10 Jul 2017- 11:49 by Local Press Report CHARLESTON WV West Virginia Record U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver Jr. on July 6 issued an order denying a proposed class action settlement regarding the 2014 Elk River chemical spill. Copenhaver wrote that he has concerns about the tiered payment plan
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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

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