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  • 19 Apr 2018- 08:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine The Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group has warned that "Militants from the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DNR] are ignoring local residents, the Ukrainian government and international warnings, and flooding the Yunkom
  • 19 Apr 2018- 07:24 by Local Press Report Baghdad, Iraq Devdiscourse Talks between Exxon Mobil and Iraq on a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure contract have reached an impasse, Iraqi officials and two industry sources said, in a potential setback to the oil major's ambitions to expand in the
  • 6 Apr 2018- 08:03 by Local Press Report ZAGREB Total Croatia News Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Thursday that the government had reacted promptly to the environmental disaster in Slavonski Brod and that an investigation would show how water in the area had been polluted by hydrocarbons.
  • 6 Apr 2018- 08:03 by Local Press Report PORT MORESBY Radio New Zealand An assessment team has found that severe water contamination is a major issue in Papua New Guinea's Western Province following February's 7.5 earthquake. Western provincial disaster co-ordinator, Phillip Garuat said
  • 4 Apr 2018- 11:23 by Local Press Report DUBAI Gulf News Ask the UAE’s Minister of Energy what really worries him, and his answer isn’t oil prices, or the glut in the oil market, or even whether demand for oil will ever pick up. His answer is: water. Suhail Al Mazroui, the UAE’s Minister of Energy
  • 4 Apr 2018- 11:23 by Local Press Report HELSINKI Energy News Live The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a $49.3 million (£35m) loan with Finnish chemicals company Kemira Oyj. The financing will support research and development into optimising water treatment and developing new products and
  • 3 Apr 2018- 07:24 by Local Press Report BULAWAYO New Zimbabwe Matebeleland Zambezi Water Trust (MZWT) chairperson Dumiso Dabengwa has accused former mines minister, Obert Mpofu, of sabotaging the project. He said Mpofu refused to grant the trust a special mining concession to fundraise for the
  • 28 Mar 2018- 22:01 by Local Press Report ZIMAPAN Mexico News Daily Arsenic levels in the water supply of a mining community in Hidalgo are almost 100 times higher than World Health Organization (WHO) recommended guidelines, according to laboratory analysis. But despite the serious risks to human
  • 26 Mar 2018- 07:00 by Local Press Report VANCOUVER BC Kaplan Herald North American Nickel Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received the Hydropower Feasibility Assessment Study within watershed 06.H located on the eastern flank of the Company’s 100% owned Maniitsoq nickel sulphide project in
  • 26 Mar 2018- 07:00 by Local Press Report MONTREAL QC CTV Montreal More than 300 Quebec municipalities are calling on the province to grant them increased power to protect their water supplies. The towns want to be able to ensure any future oil and gas installations have to be at least two
  • 22 Mar 2018- 05:51 by Local Press Report BIRU Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organization The head of the Markor village in Tibet’s Biru country has been detained after refusing to sign approval for Chinese mining operations in the area. Locals claim that the mining activities, taking place on
  • 19 Mar 2018- 12:03 by Local Press Report TAM LANH VN Express International A tailings pond at a gold mine in central Vietnam breached its banks last Friday, releasing pollutants into a nearby river that contaminated the water and killed dozens of fish. The Bong Mieu gold mine in Tam Lanh Town,
  • 16 Mar 2018- 09:49 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC New Security Beat In 2017, four environmental activists were murdered every week on average—most of them in Latin America, and most of them targeted for protesting industries like logging or mining. These shocking numbers may finally start to
  • 16 Mar 2018- 09:44 by Local Press Report NEW YORK NY Environmental Defense Fund Climate change is drastically raising demands on the world’s fresh water supplies, and as a result, governments, scientists, and others are actively searching for new ways to manage and preserve our water resources. One
  • 15 Mar 2018- 07:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC “Making Every Drop Count: An Agenda for Water Action”, released March 14 as the “outcome report” of a High Level Panel on Water of 11 Heads of State and a Special Advisor, calls for a fundamental shift in the way the world manages water so

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