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  • 12 Sep 2020- 10:32 by Local Press Report NAIROBI The Star Fear has gripped residents of Turkana following reports that the Turkwel dam is about to spill over. An estimated 300,000 people living along the river basin are likely to be uprooted from their homes and millions of shillings worth of
  • 5 Aug 2020- 06:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States Approximately 1 in 3 children globally have lead levels in their blood exceeding the “safe level” of 5 micrograms per decilitre, according to a new report launched 30 July by UNICEF and Pure Earth. Of the approximately 800
  • 19 May 2020- 05:17 by Local Press Report NEW YORK NY The New York Times Climate change has increased the risk of a huge landslide in an Alaskan fjord that could cause a catastrophic tsunami, scientists said Thursday. Warming temperatures have caused the retreat of a glacier that helps support a
  • 15 Mar 2020- 08:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States A relaxaton of the US's permitting regime for mining companies lies behind an extensive record of environmental spills and pollution violations at five major operating “hardrock” mines in Alaska. Metal mining in the
  • 10 Mar 2020- 10:32 by Local Press Report ROCKVILLE MD Science Daily In many coastal zones and gorges, unstable cliffs often fail when the foundation rock beneath them is crushed. Large water waves can be created, threatening human safety. Scientists reveal the mechanism by which these cliffs
  • 4 Mar 2020- 14:32 by Staff- Water Diplomat SAN JOSE CA, United States A US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) order to drain the Anderson Reservoir, which supplies Silicon Valley in California with drinking water, has met negative reaction with multiple agencies laying blame for delays,
  • 3 Mar 2020- 09:40 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States A new report from the National Security, Military and Intelligence Panel (NSMIP) of US Institute the Center for Climate and Security, warns of high-to-catastrophic security threats arising as a consequence of plausible climate
  • 21 Feb 2020- 07:46 by Local Press Report FT LAUDERDALE FL NBCNews (US) More than 211 million gallons of sewage has spilled into the waterways and streets of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, killing fish, seeping into houses and prompting the mayor to plead for state and federal assistance. The problems
  • 21 Jan 2020- 08:24 by Staff- Water Diplomat BRASILIA, Brazil This article was updated 22 January. Sixteen executives were charged with homicide and environmental crimes 21 January by Brazilian prosecutors a year after the Brumadinho dam disaster that killed up to 300 people. They include Fabio
  • 17 Dec 2019- 11:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil An “expert panel” appointed by mine operator Vale SA has released a report on the January 2019 Brumadinho mining dam disaster assessing that the dam beach, which killed about 300 was caused, at least in part, by excess water levels. The
  • 21 Oct 2019- 06:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, addressed the Security Council of the United Nations 17 October about the humanitarian situation in Yemen, including severe water
  • 18 Sep 2019- 07:21 by Local Press Report SAO PAULO The Wall Street Journal Brazilian police are set to announce the first criminal charges against employees of mining giant Vale SA and German safety inspector TÜV SÜD as early as this week over the deadly collapse of a mine-waste dam in January,
  • 7 Aug 2019- 14:09 by Local Press Report OAHU HI CNN News Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could be bracing for another dangerous eruption after a pond of water was discovered inside its summit crater. Last year, Kilauea, which had been erupting continuously for nearly 35 years, spewed lava that
  • 22 Jul 2019- 07:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil New evidence has emerged in the case of the Brumadinho tailings dam collapse, where nearly 300 people died, has developed with suggestions that the German safety certification company engaged by mining giant Vale SA was aware of
  • 27 May 2019- 08:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The effect of sea-level rise caused by climate change could be as large as the combined size of Spain, France, Germany and the UK and could affect about 180 million people in coastal settlements, globally. As part of the

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