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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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 8 Apr 2019- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States Iran authorities have ordered the evacuation of more than 70 villages in the country's southwest province of Khuzestan in early April. At least 47 people have been reported killed in the worst rain in Iran in at least 10
  • 21 Jan 2019- 09:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States A new report by the US Government’s General Accountability Office (GAO) criticizes actions of the administration of President Donald J Trump which, by rescinding Obama-era executive orders and strategies, have reduced the
  • 13 Jan 2019- 07:38 by Local Press Report ROCHESTER NY Glacier Hub A recent study traces black carbon transport from the Gulf War Kuwait oil fires of January to November 1991 to the atmosphere and ice core at Muztagh Ata Mountain on the remote northern Tibetan plateau. Researchers examine the
  • 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

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