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  • 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,
  • 17 Mar 2020- 07:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced new funding for rural water supply and sanitation in Namibia. The total funding of $125 Million USD, described in a 11 March statement, will support construction and rehabilitation of
  • 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
  • 12 Mar 2020- 12:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States The year 2020 will be pivotal for climate action if the world is to control ever worsening impacts and indicators of climate change before it is too late, according to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres as he
  • 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,
  • 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
  • 3 Mar 2020- 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, has indicated support for the Japan government’s proposal to release contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific ocean.  “The Agency
  • 2 Mar 2020- 09:35 by Local Press Report OKINAWA Stars and Stripes Japan plans to join other nations in officially setting its own water quality safety guidelines for banned pollutants that have been found around U.S. military bases near Tokyo and on Okinawa. The country’s Ministry of Health, Labour
  • 3 Mar 2020- 08:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SYDNEY NSW, Australia Widespread bushfires followed by torrential rains had a predictable, detrimental effect on the reservoirs that supply drinking water to Australia's greater Sydney area. During December and January, more than 320,000 hectares of

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