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  • 23 Jul 2015- 08:57 by Local Press Report STANFORD, CA Sierra Sun Times Stanford scientist's investigations show that drinking water sources may be threatened by thousands of shallow oil and gas wells mined with the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing. A new study suggests safeguards.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 4 Dec 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EAGLE PASS, TX, United States The board of directors for the Eagle Pass Potable Water System in Texas has authorized US-based North American Coal to extract water from the Rio Grande for its new coal mine. Jorge Barrera, director of the Eagle Pass
  • 18 Nov 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Documents submitted by Shell as part of a UK court case show that the oil giant repeatedly minimized the size and impact of two major oil spills in Bodo, Nigeria, in an attempt to minimize compensation payments, according to human
  • 13 Nov 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta said last week that the country was postponing shale gas exploration activities, and claimed that there may not in fact be any shale reserves in Romania after all. He told the Antena 3 news station

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