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  • 16 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The 1.3 billion tons of food wasted annually around the world causes $750 billion USD in economic losses and depletion of natural resources like water, arable land and forests, according to a new report released on September 11 by the UN
  • Risks from chemical products and Arctic ice melting are this year’s major emerging issues for the global environment, according to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
  • Kenya has just launched the country’s first-ever technology city, but it still needs to find a way to meet water demand of over 100 million liters per day.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa will only be able to sustain economic growth if governments invest in boosting food production, according to the United Nations Development Program. The first Africa Human Development Report, launched by UNDP in Nairobi on May 15, says food security will also promote political stability on the continent.
  • 17 May 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya The Kenyan government wants to develop large-scale infrastracture in the country’s flood-prone areas to boost water storage capacity and sustain irrigated farming. “We consider floodwaters as a boon to irrigated farming, especially in the
  • 15 May 2012- 15:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Countries that have adopted internationally-agreed approaches to integrated water resources management (IWRM) in many cases enjoyed significant benefits, particularly in potable water access, health and water efficiency in agriculture,
  • 27 Mar 2012- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Unsafe handling, transport and dumping of electronic waste has increased pollution in watersheds across Africa, exposing the population to health risks. A Pan-African Forum on e-waste, held in Nairobi in mid-March, said Africa is the
  • 24 Feb 2008- 22:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The government has moved to counter perennial water shortages and floods in areas that are prone to alternate spells of drought and flooding. In a new draft policy that builds on the 2002 Water Act and the National Water Resources