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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
  • 24 Nov 2018- 12:22 by Local Press Report BENGALURU Bangalore Mirror Delivering the 12th New India Foundation lecture, Prof Sunil Amrith said water wars are not inevitable. With experts predicting that water and not oil will determine India’s future, Prof Amrith added that water can lead to both
  • 29 Oct 2018- 12:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PASIGHAT, India Students in India's northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh held a protest rally October 24 to demand a water treaty with China in response to recent geological river disasters in China which threatened flooding of downstream
  • 16 Oct 2018- 15:43 by OOSKAnews Info WASHINGTON, DC, United States US President Donald Trump signed the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (BUILD) Act last week, creating a new foreign aid agency to replace the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) which was
  • 10 Oct 2018- 08:34 by Local Press Report URI Mining Technology Residents of the village of Salamabad Dachina in the Kashmir region, which crosses the India-Pakistan border, have complained that local gypsum mining operations are posing a threat to their safety by polluting water sources and
  • 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
  • 20 Sep 2018- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, United States As States on the US’s Atlantic seaboard start to clean up in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, it is reported at least 110 lagoons in North Carolina have either released pig waste into the environment or are at imminent risk
  • 31 Aug 2018- 06:51 by Local Press Report SANIBEL FL NBC News The state that could decide which party controls the U.S. Senate seems to be voting with algae and the environment — not Trump, Russia or tariffs — front of mind. Red tides are naturally occurring, but this latest one has stuck around
  • 19 Aug 2018- 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DURHAM, United States A dramatic increase in fracking's water footprint in the United States from 2011 to 2016 indicates that future hydraulic fracturing practices will require far more water than previously estimated. A new report from Duke
  • 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
  • 13 Jun 2018- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC A growing list of US lawmakers are demanding release of a suppressed study that details concerns about toxic chemicals in the drinking water of millions of Americans. Eleven senators last week sent a letter to the heads of the US
  • 29 May 2018- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC A joint US/German space mission to track the continuous movement of water and other changes in Earth's mass on and beneath the planet's surface launched 22 May. The twin spacecraft of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment
  • 20 May 2018- 07:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LOS ANGELES, CA Former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger has tweeted a proposition to Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt following reports about the administration's handling of a study containing warnings

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