Disasters

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  • 18 Mar 2019- 07:38 by OOSKAnews Info CORVALLIS, OR, United States New research shows that recent climate change is having profound effects on wetlands across the West of the United States – affecting birds that use these wetlands for breeding, migration and wintering. According to a study published
  • 21 Feb 2019- 09:06 by Local Press Report WARRENTON VA Phys.org Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding streams and ponds without being treated. That torrent is
  • 16 Dec 2018- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON VA, United States A new survey reports the existence of more than 2000 sites and 200 illegal mining areas threatening the health of indigenous populations and the environment in six Amazonian countries. Thirty rivers are affected by mining or being
  • 14 Dec 2018- 09:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States New research published by advocacy group Human Rights Watch claims that the Trump administration and the United States Congress have endangered public health in mining communities. The report asserts that Congress has failed
  • 13 Aug 2018- 10:21 by Local Press Report BISMARCK ND NBC News Over the past decade, the biggest in a series of oil booms has transformed North Dakota, reinvigorating an economy that was largely known for its agricultural output. Oil production has brought with it an ecological problem that
  • 2 Jul 2018- 13:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC US nonprofit the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has expressed concern that a proposed new mission statement for the country's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) would undermine the federal agency's work
  • 14 May 2018- 11:00 by Local Press Report OKLAHOMA CITY OK Insurance Journal Oklahoma oil and natural gas regulators have instructed the operators of 23 wastewater disposal wells to reduce their disposal volumes due to recent earthquakes in Garfield County. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission issued
  • 1 May 2018- 11:23 by Local Press Report RENO NV Mining.com Exclusive information has revealed that Atlantic Richfield, owner of the former Anaconda copper mine in Nevada, was suddenly halting the free home delivery of bottled water it has provided since 2004 to about 100 families from the Yerington
  • 25 Apr 2018- 08:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Washington, DC There are too many trees in California’s Sierra Nevada forests according to scientists associated with the US’s National Science Foundation. That's in part because trees use lots of water to carry out basic biological tasks. In
  • 16 Mar 2018- 09:44 by Local Press Report NEW YORK NY Environmental Defense Fund Climate change is drastically raising demands on the world’s fresh water supplies, and as a result, governments, scientists, and others are actively searching for new ways to manage and preserve our water resources. One
  • 15 Mar 2018- 07:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC “Making Every Drop Count: An Agenda for Water Action”, released March 14 as the “outcome report” of a High Level Panel on Water of 11 Heads of State and a Special Advisor, calls for a fundamental shift in the way the world manages water so
  • 1 Feb 2018- 11:34 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC American Chemical Society Concerns over hydraulic fracturing, an oil and gas extraction method that injects millions of gallons of freshwater and chemicals into shale, have largely focused on potential impacts on water quality. But, as
  • 30 Oct 2017- 12:21 by Local Press Report DENVER CO Santa Fe New Mexican Scientists say they have more evidence that an increase in earthquakes on the Colorado-New Mexico border since 2001 has been caused by wells that inject wastewater from oil and gas production back underground, similar to human
  • 25 Sep 2017- 07:51 by Local Press Report BRISTOL BAY AK CNN News Within hours of meeting with a mining company CEO, the new head of the US Environmental Protection Agency directed his staff to withdraw a plan to protect the watershed of Bristol Bay, Alaska, one of the most valuable wild salmon
  • 24 Aug 2017- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON VA, United States US multinational oil and gas corporation ExxonMobil for years conducted a campaign to mislead the general public about impacts of climate change. Harvard academics Professor Naomi Oreskes and Dr Geoffrey Supran, in a study

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