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  • 13 Aug 2020- 07:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States 43 Percent of schools around the world lacked access to basic handwashing with soap and water in 2019, casting some doubt on the safety of operations during and post-COVID pandemic. A 13 August report from the Joint Monitoring
  • 13 Aug 2020- 06:37 by Local Press Report YEREVAN Open Democracy European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) investment in a controversial $400m gold mine in Armenia is to end, a new assessment by the bank’s complaint body states. The London-based development bank has funded exploration,
  • 13 Aug 2020- 06:36 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI Livemint In a major revamp of regulations, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has set stringent conditions for commercial groundwater use, asking authorities to be tightfisted in granting permits, initiating swift punitive action in case of breaches
  • 13 Aug 2020- 04:41 by Local Press Report DONCASTER In a country with no operational coal mines, the UK Coal Authority has proposed to once again turn these operations to heating homes and businesses. But this time, they will not provide coal for burning. The plan, to take warm water from flooded
  • 12 Aug 2020- 06:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ATHENS OH, United States August is National Water Quality Month in the United States. Marking the occasion, Ohio University has released a visual resource guide on ten ways that acces to clean water can improve the world. The guide and infographic
  • 11 Aug 2020- 09:16 by Local Press Report LIMA Explica Three indigenous people died Sunday after clashes with police while protesting in front of an oil lot run by a Canadian company, Peruvian authorities said. The Interior Ministry indicated that during the confrontation outside of Lot 95,
  • 11 Aug 2020- 09:22 by Local Press Report BANDIPORA The Realkashmir News As many as 600 people have reportedly been admitted at New Type Primary Health Centre (NTPHC), after consuming highly contaminated water at Ajas village in Kashmir’s Bandipora district. 600 people diagnosed with Jaundice and
  • 5 Aug 2020- 09:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States 509 new dams are planned or are currently under construction in global protected areas where there are already 1,249 dams with almost 40 percent planned for rivers in Europe, according to a new study. Protected areas are
  • 5 Aug 2020- 06:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States On 30 July, the Environmental Justice for All Act was introduced in the US Senate. It is companion legislation to that introduced earlier in the year in the US House of Representatives. If passed, the bill would authorize
  • 5 Aug 2020- 04:55 by Local Press Report MOSCOW The Moscow Times A new Russian law that allows deforestation and construction near the shores of Siberia’s Lake Baikal has sparked backlash among environmental activists who say the law threatens protected natural areas. Lake Baikal, the world’s
  • 5 Aug 2020- 05:04 by Local Press Report ABU DHABI Green Prophet In a desert region full of oil, and unlimited sunshine, Abu Dhabi still plans to go ahead and build a nuclear energy site despite the risks. Greenpeace, which runs an active unit in the Arab world and Middle East, called Greenpeace
  • 5 Aug 2020- 04:59 by Local Press Report MEXICO CITY Mining.com Mexico’s Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection issued a report stating that the subsidiary of Canada’s Fortuna Silver Mines, Compañía Minera Cuzcatlán, has not caused any pollution to rainwater collection ponds in the Magdalena
  • 5 Aug 2020- 05:02 by Local Press Report WEST LAFAYETTE IN Phys.org In recent years wildfires have entered urban areas, causing breathtaking destruction. After the fires passed, testing ultimately revealed widespread hazardous drinking water contamination. Evidence suggests that the toxic chemicals
  • 5 Aug 2020- 09:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Mining giant BHP Billiton, operator of the world’s largest copper mine, Escondida, in Chile was charged 31 July with exceeding water extraction thresholds over the past 15 years. “The company, despite committing to reduce its extraction
  • 5 Aug 2020- 06:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The murder of 219 environmental activists makes 2019 the deadliest year on record for people defending water and land resources from mining, agriculture and logging businesses. A new report from NGO Global Witness, released 29 July

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