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  • 4 Aug 2016- 11:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government will turn to a court of arbitration to intervene in its dispute with India over that nation’s hydropower projects in the Kashmir region, power and water ministry officials said this week. “It would not be The
  • 20 Apr 2016- 11:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Six hundred indigenous Peruvians from a number of communities in Loreto state have taken over state-owned oil company Petroperú’s base in the Marañon district. They said Petroperú had violated agreements it made last month to compensate them
  • 8 Mar 2016- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Members of the indigenous Wampis community in Peru have taken eight people hostage to demand help from the federal government in the wake of an oil spill from the Northern Peruvian Pipeline last month. Reuters quoted German Velasquez,
  • 26 Feb 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s ombudsman, Eduardo Vega Luna, said this week that state-owned oil company Petroperú should pay compensation to all those affected by recent oil spills in the Amazonas, Loreto and Cajamarca regions. He said the 90-day water quality
  • 23 Feb 2016- 11:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s Health Ministry has deployed teams to the Amazon River basin to monitor remediation efforts in the wake of three oil spills from the Northern Peruvian Pipeline that have dumped 3,000 barrels of oil into the area. "We have spoken
  • 12 Jan 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States On the eve of the sixth anniversary of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the international community to “stand with Haiti” as it moves to rebuild. “The
  • 15 Dec 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Although there was an increase in cholera cases in Haiti this year compared to the previous year, the number of fatalities from the water-borne disease was down, participants heard at the latest meeting of the High Level Committee
  • 9 Dec 2015- 10:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government plans to ask the World Bank to appoint a neutral expert to help resolve the conflict between Pakistan and India over hydropower projects being built in the Kashmir region. “We have decided to move World Bank
  • 7 Oct 2015- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom Major volcanic eruptions can significantly affect the flow of the world's biggest rivers, according to a new study from the University of Edinburgh. The study, “ Systematic change in global patterns of streamflow
  • 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
  • 29 Apr 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JAKARTA, Indonesia Eleven “deforestation fronts” will account for 80 percent of forest loss worldwide by 2030, according to new research released this week by international environmental NGO WWF. Ten of these 11 “deforestation fronts” are in the tropics
  • 27 Oct 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States A lawyer representing five Haitian cholera victims and their families last week asked a US district court judge to lift the United Nations’ legal immunity so that the international body can be held responsible for the cholera
  • 19 Sep 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistani Finance Minister Ishaq Dar again asked for Asian Development Bank  (ADB) funding for the $14 billion USD, 4,500-megawatt Diamer-Bhasha dam project during talks with ADB President Takehiko Nakao in Islamabad this week. Nakao
  • 12 May 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan A new study released in Islamabad on May 9 found that the water crisis in Pakistan poses as big an existential threat to the country as terrorism is. The study, “Pakistan’s Water Discourse: Attitudes on Water Management Practices,”
  • 30 Jan 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NOWSHERA, Pakistan The European Union last week launched a four-year, $53.3 million USD program to improve overall living standards in Pakistan’s northwestern Nowshera district. Due to its hilly topography and proximity to the Indus River, which often

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