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  • 22 Apr 2019- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Multinational Tullow Oil is continuing negotiations to secure a water rights deal with officials of Turkana County in northern Kenya, for Kenya's first oil project, with a final investment decision expected by the end of the year.
  • 29 Sep 2016- 07:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan Taipei on September 27th halted water withdrawals from reservoirs supplying the city after heavy rains and mudslides brought by Typhoon Megi caused high turbidity levels. The storm has killed four people and injured 329 others. According
  • 31 Aug 2016- 05:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Increasing levels of pollution in rivers threaten the health and livelihoods of some 323 million people in Africa, Asia and Latin America, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The report, “ A
  • 17 Jun 2016- 11:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HA TINH, Vietnam Taiwan-based Formosa Plastics Group is postponing the opening of its steel mill in Vietnam’s Ha Tinh province, in the wake of a national scandal over the role of industrial pollution in a series of recent mass fish deaths. The Taipei
  • 25 Feb 2016- 09:27 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Daily Nation Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) has distanced itself from the oil spill affecting water wells in Maili Nne area in Eldoret saying the affected areas are "too far" from its facilities. KPC Acting Managing Director Joe Sang said a
  • 24 Nov 2015- 11:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan About 100 protesters, most of them farmers from the Lujhu and Hunei districts of Kaohsiung, held protests this week against a plan to build a new wire and screw production facility in Hunei. The protesters, as well as some
  • 30 Sep 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan A panel of judges with the Kaohsiung branch of Taiwan's High Court on September 29th found Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE) and four company employees not guilty of releasing untreated industrial wastewater into the
  • 29 Sep 2015- 08:37 by Local Press Report TAIPEI China Post Much of Taipei was in lockdown mode as Typhoon Dujuan made landfall yesterday, pounding the island's north with heavy rain and winds, with the city implementing halts to water drawing from reservoirs to guard existing drinking water
  • 10 Mar 2015- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya’s Environment Ministry and private sector partners on March 9th launched a new program to restore the Athi River basin, which is being rapidly depleted due to industrial pollution and human encroachment. Cabinet Secretary for
  • 23 Jan 2015- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WOTE, Kenya The Makueni County government is demanding that action be taken against companies that dump industrial waste into the Athi River. The county Executive for Water and Irrigation, Andrew Mulwa, said polluting industries must be compelled to
  • 19 Jan 2015- 10:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Francis Mwangangi, an MP representing Yatta constituency in Kenya’s Machakos County, last week called on the government to find a lasting solution to pollution in the Athi River. The Athi-Galana-Sabaki River is the second longest river in
  • 20 Nov 2014- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) this week announced draft amendments to its Water Pollution Control Act. The amendments include a tax on wastewater discharges from science parks and industrial complexes. They also
  • 6 Nov 2014- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The Kenyan government and international environmental group WWF this week launched a new payment for environmental services program in Bomet County. The program aims to protect the Mara River. A number of small-scale tea cultivators and
  • 7 Oct 2014- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Ministers from Nile riparian countries on October 6 th pledged to reactivate dialogue aimed at fostering sustainable use of shared water resources. During the 4 th Nile Basin Development Forum, which opened in Nairobi this week, the
  • 2 Sep 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The new water law currently being considered in the Kenyan parliament would create the country’s first-ever National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority (NWHSA). The NWHSA, which would replace the National Water Conservation and

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