Pollution

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  • 12 Mar 2019- 09:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, RUSSIA Russian prosecutors will seek to stop a Chinese company from building a water-bottling plant on Vladimir Putin’s favorite lake amid local concerns that Baikal may be drained and polluted. Siberia's Lake Baikal is the deepest lake and
  • 11 Mar 2019- 05:59 by Local Press Report BANGKOK South China Morning Post China has agreed to drop a plan to clear rocky outcrops and islets in the upper reaches of the Mekong River over deep concerns from downstream countries, Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai said on Friday. Don said the
  • 11 Mar 2019- 05:59 by Local Press Report OKUMA Japan Today Eight years after the Fukushima nuclear crisis, a fresh obstacle threatens to undermine the massive clean-up: 1 million tons of contaminated water must be stored, possibly for years, at the power plant. Last year, Tokyo Electric Power Co
  • 8 Mar 2019- 11:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The United States Supreme Court has ruled for the first time that The World Bank Group and other international organizations can be sued in the US when international investments go wrong and damage the environment. The World
  • 8 Mar 2019- 09:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania A controversial gold mine in northern Tanzania has been instructed to halt waste water pollution by March 30 or be shut down by the country’s government. Tanzania Mining Minister Doto Biteko said Acacia needs to stop contaminated
  • 8 Mar 2019- 08:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The Council of the European Union (EU) has adopted new rules updating quality standards of drinking water. A reviosion to the EU Drinking Water Directive responds to the first-ever successful European citizens' initiative
  • 8 Mar 2019- 06:59 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Military Times The Pentagon’s decision not to take action to protect military families from decades of exposure to cancer-causing chemicals until a 2016 Environmental Protection Agency warning did not sit well with members of Congress, who
  • 8 Mar 2019- 06:59 by Local Press Report BASRA Rudaw Water pollution continues to threaten the lives of residents of the Iraqi province of Basra. Ahmed Hilal, an environmental activist, described the situation as “an actual ecological disaster” in areas of Basra. “Many citizens have been poisoned.
  • 8 Mar 2019- 06:59 by Local Press Report BRUSSELS European Commission In April 2015, the Court of Justice of the EU ruled that Greece violated EU law by failing to protect its waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources (C-149/14). Four years later, the problem is still not
  • 8 Mar 2019- 06:59 by Local Press Report FLORENCE CNN Italy could soon be forced to import olive oil to stem a dramatic decline in production, a climate scientist has warned, as extreme weather events wreak havoc with harvests and threaten a shortage of one of the country's most essential
  • 5 Mar 2019- 08:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has described the rates of malnutrition and disease in the southern Sindh and Balochistan provinces of Pakistan as “alarmingly high” as drought associated
  • 5 Mar 2019- 08:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The United States Senate has confirmed Donald Trump nominee and former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to be the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), which has oversight of the nation’s
  • 5 Mar 2019- 09:17 by Local Press Report BELGRADE Reuters Workers handling rat-infested garbage on the outskirts of Belgrade face a double health hazard: from the trash itself and a nearby stream of raw sewage gushing into a canal on its way to the river Danube. Serbia, which plans to join the EU by
  • 5 Mar 2019- 07:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAO Paolo, Brazil The CEO of the world's biggest iron-ore mining company has stepped down after Brazilian prosecutors and police demanded resignations in the wake of January's Brumadinho mine tailings dam collapse, which to date has killed more
  • 4 Mar 2019- 09:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Chinese meteorologists are blaming this year's El Nino for a recent spate unusually wet weather affecting the rice crop in southern China and increased air pollution in areas of the north, predicting that these conditions will last at

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