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  • 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
  • 8 Oct 2018- 08:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Wilmington, United States Water toxicity tests conducted by environmental groups since September's Hurricane Florence caused severe flooding in states on the US’s Atlantic seaboard show much higher levels of arsenic contamination than those reported
  • 16 May 2018- 06:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC A Freedom of Information Act filing by the US’s Union of Concerned Scientists has revealed that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) sought to block a federal government report on water contamination showing that
  • 11 May 2018- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HONOLULU, HI The US State of Hawaii’s Department has issued drinking water guidance to residents following recent volcanic activity. The Kilauea volcano, started to erupt May 3 on the state's Big Island. Hundreds of people have been forced to
  • 7 Dec 2017- 08:36 by Local Press Report SAN DIEGO CA The San Diego Union-Tribune An increasing number of U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Imperial Beach station have reported a host of health problems since February, when an estimated 143 million gallons of Mexican sewage spilled into the Tijuana
  • 7 Sep 2017- 14:01 by Local Press Report NEW YORK NY Inter Press News Agency A recent cholera outbreak in North-Eastern Nigeria has resulted in at least 186 suspected cases and 14 deaths as of Sep. 1, according to Borno State’s Ministry of Health. The outbreak, which coincided with this year’s
  • 16 Aug 2017- 11:44 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON VA, United States Uneven Progress in Reducing Water Pollution China's water quality is improving overall but progress is uneven, with some regions finding it hard to meet the annual quality improvement targets, the Ministry of Environmental
  • 26 Jul 2017- 08:22 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC UN Dispatch When President Trump’s White House released its first budget proposal, the president proposed a 29 percent cut to the budgets of USAID and the State Department. Scaling back development assistance as President Trump has envisioned
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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