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  • 11 Jan 2021- 12:16 by Local Press Report CASPER WY Fairfield Citizen Leaders of several tribal nations said a Trump administration decision to permit five oil companies drilling rights in Wyoming will destroy cultural resources, compromise air and water quality and violate existing treaty rights,
  • 13 Jan 2021- 11:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent St Paul MN, United States Last month, opponents of Canadian pipeline company Enbridge’s new $2.6bn Line 3 Canada-US oil pipeline replacement project have filed a lawsuit to halt construction following concerns from environmentalists and indigenous
  • 17 Dec 2020- 10:32 by Staff- Water Diplomat CHICAGO IL, United States Financial futures contracts tied to the spot price of water related to the $1.1 Billion USD California spot water market traded on Wall Street for the first time, opening a market for farmers and investors to hedge against water
  • 8 Dec 2020- 09:50 by Local Press Report GENEVA UNHCR Global heating is compounding threats for people already living with conflict and insecurity, further driving displacement around the world. In 2019, weather-related hazards triggered some 24.9 million displacements in 140 countries around the
  • 7 Dec 2020- 09:26 by Staff- Water Diplomat CAMBRIDGE MA, United States A growing interest in extractable moon resources could cause tension between countries because there aren’t enough to go around, a group of international scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics has found.
  • 11 Dec 2020- 08:07 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland UNICEF issued its annual funding appeal on 3 December, seeking an unprecedented $6.5 Billion USD to meet needs through 2021. This is an increase of about 35 Percent more than requested for 2020 and reflects the rise in humanitarian
  • 18 Nov 2020- 06:46 by Local Press Report ATLANTA WebWire The Coca-Cola Company has advanced its core sustainability priorities – from water replenishment to sugar reduction to diversity and inclusion – in 2020 despite unprecedented challenges presented by a global pandemic, natural disasters,
  • 13 Nov 2020- 10:54 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Open Access Government Researchers supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) are working to find ways to minimise the adverse impacts of hurricanes, droughts, floods, and hailstorms. Atmospheric scientists are harnessing the power
  • 10 Nov 2020- 07:04 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland A new, jointly-produced report from a diverse group of organisations working on human rights, peacebuilding and environmental issues has been launched to demonstrate the breadth and complexity of conflict-linked environmental harm.
  • 21 Oct 2020- 06:06 by Local Press Report HOUSTON TX NASA NASA has awarded Intuitive Machines of Houston approximately $47 million to deliver a drill combined with a mass spectrometer to the Moon by December 2022 under the agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative. The delivery of the
  • 18 Oct 2020- 07:17 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland Extreme weather events have come to dominate the disaster landscape in the 21st century, says a new report by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), published to mark 13 October's International Day for Disaster Risk
  • 8 Oct 2020- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the United States mishandled distribution of aid, including water, in Puerto Rico after two devastating 2017 hurricanes, the country's Department of Homeland Security’s
  • 12 Sep 2020- 10:30 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC The New York Times President Trump, who has vowed to exit the Paris Agreement on climate change, loosened restrictions on toxic air pollution, rolled back clean water protections and removed climate change from a list of national security
  • 8 Sep 2020- 06:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The Trump administration has confirmed  that it is scaling back regulations introduced under President Obama that were designed to limit the levels of toxic materials in coal plants’ water waste. The United States
  • 20 Aug 2020- 08:35 by Local Press Report BOISE ID Idaho News A Canadian company seeking U.S. approval for three open-pit gold mines in central Idaho is suing the U.S. government contending U.S. officials are allowing water pollution at the already heavily mined site in violation of environmental

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