Disasters

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  • 18 Mar 2019- 07:38 by OOSKAnews Info CORVALLIS, OR, United States New research shows that recent climate change is having profound effects on wetlands across the West of the United States – affecting birds that use these wetlands for breeding, migration and wintering. According to a study published
  • 24 Feb 2019- 08:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Some very large humanitarian crises, particularly those related to climate change, have received relatively little public attention because of dwindling news budgets in media. International aid organization, CARE, launched its third
  • 21 Feb 2019- 09:06 by Local Press Report WARRENTON VA Phys.org Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding streams and ponds without being treated. That torrent is
  • 20 Feb 2019- 07:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, Renee Martin-Nagle, a PhD Researcher at the University of
  • 6 Feb 2019- 08:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GLAND, Switzerland Speaking in advance of the annual World Wetlands Day (February 2), Martha Rojas Urrego, Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, described wetlands as "the most effective clarbon sinks on our planet". Urrego
  • 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
  • 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
  • 4 Dec 2018- 06:17 by Local Press Report GENEVA United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner A UN human rights expert has called for urgent action by the Government of Ecuador to protect the rights of indigenous peoples as a surge in demand for extractive resources and new development
  • 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
  • 12 Oct 2018- 10:11 by Local Press Report GENEVA, Switzerland World Health Organization The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 29 new cases of cholera for week 24 to 30 September, 2018. Among them, 45% were 5 years old and below. The cumulative total of cases is 6423, including 42
  • 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

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