Disasters

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  • 23 Nov 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for an integrated approach to water management and disaster risk reduction. Speaking at a meeting on the issue, held last week as part of the UN High-Level Water and
  • 8 Sep 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Ontario, Canada Canada’s Supreme Court on September 4th ruled that a group of Ecuadorian villagers can sue US oil giant Chevron in Canada as part of their effort to collect a $9.5 billion USD judgment for environmental damage in the Amazon
  • 3 Sep 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Members of Peru’s indigenous Achuar community seized oil wells in the country’s northern Loreto region this week to pressure the government to compensate them for pollution caused by the petroleum operations on their lands.  The protesters
  • 31 Jul 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Global climate change is a security risk that will aggravate existing problems such as poverty, social tensions, environmental degradation and weak and ineffective political institutions, the US Department of Defense warned
  • 23 Jul 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The American Red Cross may not be able to account for how it spent the nearly half a billion dollars in donations it raised for humanitarian relief and rebuilding efforts in Haiti following the January 2010 earthquake,
  • 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
  • 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

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