Disasters

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  • 16 Jul 2015- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on July 15th declared several Puerto Rican municipalities “natural disaster areas” due to the severe ongoing drought affecting the Caribbean region. The municipalities of Caguas, Gurabo,
  • 18 Jun 2015- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRVINE, CA, United States Global groundwater supplies are being depleted at an alarming rate, with more than half of the world’s largest aquifers past their “sustainability tipping points,” according to two new studies from researchers at the University
  • 12 Jun 2015- 11:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE Water is increasingly being recognized as one of the world’s most important challenges, and innovative solutions and technologies are vital to overcoming these challenges. Water innovation is needed now more than ever to leverage opportunities
  • 4 Jun 2015- 11:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The American Red Cross raised almost $500 million USD to help rebuild Haiti in the wake of the devastating January 2010 earthquake, yet little of that money has actually gone toward on-the-ground programs, according to an
  • 19 May 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HOUSTON, TX, United States A study by researchers in the biotechnology department at Rice University in Houston has found that growing single strains of oil-rich algae in wastewater could be “a viable production method to procure algal biomass for
  • 24 Apr 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The energy-water-food nexus requires businesses to adopt innovative “systems thinking” to address systemic challenges worldwide, participants heard at a roundtable discussion on “The Energy-Water-Food Nexus: Risks and
  • 23 Apr 2015- 11:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOSTON, MA, United States Ethiopia’s $4.2 billion USD, 6,000-megawatt Grand Renaissance Dam project offers an opportunity for cooperation among Eastern Nile Basin countries, according to a report released this week by the Massachusetts Institute of
  • 22 Apr 2015- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti Haiti has recorded three times as many cholera cases in the first quarter of 2015-- 11,414, with 105 deaths-- than it did in the same period in 2014, according to new statistics from the Ministry of Public Health and Population.
  • 20 Apr 2015- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The Clean by Design program, a “green supply chain” initiative launched by environmental group the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), has shown “stellar” results, saving participating mills in China nearly $15 million
  • 10 Apr 2015- 10:27 by Local Press Report LUXEMBOURG Business Review Europe On Thursday April 9th the European Commision announced aid grants to Romania in the amount of $9.0 million and to Bulgaria in the amount of $2.1 million to partially cover the emergency costs of recovery operations following
  • 19 Mar 2015- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romanian legislators last week rejected a bill that would ban exploration and exploitation of shale gas using by hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” The bill, which was strongly supported by the civil society groups, was proposed by
  • 25 Feb 2015- 09:27 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST Romania Insider The Arges Environmental Guard fined oil & gas company OMV Petrom with EUR 22,400 ($25,000 USD). Another local institution sanctioned the same operator with almost EUR 8,000 ($9,000 USD), after the company had polluted the
  • 24 Feb 2015- 09:27 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST B92 The U.S. oil and gas company Chevron will this year cancel a project of exploration and production of shale gas in Romania. This was confirmed by a Chevropn representative who spoke for the Mediafax agency in Bucharest, noting that the decision
  • 20 Feb 2015- 10:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ATLANTA, GA, United States Despite improvements in Haiti’s public health infrastructure in the five years since a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated the island nation, the country still faces a major shortage of resources to improve water and
  • 6 Feb 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador US oil giant Chevron this week rejected a proposal to use $106 million USD that the Ecuadorian government owes it for breach of contract to compensate indigenous communities affected by toxic wastewater sumping n the country's Amazon

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