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  • 25 Mar 2020- 09:09 by Local Press Report TEGUCIGALPA The Nation The mine can’t be reached from the gate along the road, which is guarded by soldiers bearing M-16s and a helmeted foreman with a shotgun over his chest. So if you want to see the sprawling mineral extraction complex being constructed
  • 26 Mar 2020- 13:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOSTON MA, United States Sustainability think-tank Ceres has announced  a new task force to drive corporate action on water-related financial risks. In cooperation with leading US pension funds and international banks, the “Valuing Water Finance Task
  • 26 Mar 2020- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden Dr John Cherry, a world-renowned hydrogeologist and leading authority on threats to groundwater contamination is to receive the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize in 2020. As creator of the academic field of contaminant hydrogeology,
  • 26 Mar 2020- 12:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia The government of Cambodia has announced that the country will not develop new hydropower dams on the Mekong River for the next 10 years, putting two planned dams at Sambor and Stung Treng on pause. The decision means that Laos,
  • 26 Mar 2020- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission has approved a $1.5 Billion USD funding package for large European infrastructure projects including flood safety and sustainable water management projects. The investment aims to boost economies of seven Member
  • 15 Mar 2020- 08:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States A relaxaton of the US's permitting regime for mining companies lies behind an extensive record of environmental spills and pollution violations at five major operating “hardrock” mines in Alaska. Metal mining in the
  • 12 Mar 2020- 14:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Jakarta, Indonesia The President of Indonesia confirmed this week that the country’s new capital will be located on high ground in East Kalimantan Province, Borneo. The current coastal capital, Jakarta (pop. 30 million) is unsustainable due to
  • 15 Mar 2020- 06:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SYDNEY, Australia A quarter of the world's population faces theats to quality and availability of drinking water because of climate change and urbanisation. New research (Nature Communications) led by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in
  • 11 Mar 2020- 12:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, United Kingdom This article has been updated to reflect changes in Scottish Government guidance for societal contact associated with the coronavirus Tune in 1.30 PM UK time Friday 20 March HERE for a special live-streamed “aquaNOW Audience”,
  • 10 Mar 2020- 10:36 by Local Press Report HASUDA Sora News 24 Among increasing occurrences of extreme weather around the world, residents of Saitama Prefecture were handed an especially disturbing phenomenon on 2 March when a black tinged rain was found in various places. The cause of this dark rain
  • 6 Mar 2020- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom New analysis from NGO WaterAid reveals that only a very small proportion of climate finance (for both mitigaton and adaptation) reaches the most vulnerable countries or is spent addressing the most urgent issues putting billions of
  • 10 Mar 2020- 11:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The National Rural Water Association (NRWA) of the United States has filed a PFAS class action lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia against the makers of firefighting foam products, accusing them of
  • 3 Mar 2020- 12:10 by Local Press Report AGRA Down To Earth The Yamuna underwent a makeover ahead of US President Donald Trump’s much-publicised visit to the Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra. More than 500 cusecs water was released by the irrigation department from Bulandshahr district. However,
  • 4 Mar 2020- 14:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE CA, United States A US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) order to drain the Anderson Reservoir, which supplies Silicon Valley in California with drinking water, has met negative reaction with multiple agencies laying blame for delays,
  • 3 Mar 2020- 09:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerand New research from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) released  27 February has examined the impact of water scarcity as a contributing factor to internal displacement in southern Iraq.The report is based on quantitative

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