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  • 19 Oct 2020- 08:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PALO ALTO CA, United States The US hydropower industry and environmental and river conservation communities are to collaborate on a “shared task” that will “chart hydropower’s role in a clean energy future in a way that also supports healthy rivers”.
  • 19 Oct 2020- 08:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States On Global Handwashing Day, 15 October, UNICEF Executive Director of UNICEFHenrietta Fore introduced the new Hand Hygiene For All Initiative, saing that “hand hygiene is everyone’s business” and that it must become a priority
  • 13 Oct 2020- 08:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States In a post-hospitalisation interview with right-wing media outlet Fox News, US President Donald Trump has ridiculed California Democrats for conservation policies that protect the endangered Delta smelt. This old campaign
  • 25 Sep 2020- 13:03 by Local Press Report FORT LAUDERDALE FL The Maritime Executive The combination of excess water in some regions and drought in other regions that usually experience precipitation increases the attractiveness of transporting massive volumes of water by sea. It could be a lower
  • 23 Sep 2020- 11:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHICAGO IL, United States Nasdaq and derivatives marketplace CME Group have announced plans for a new futures contract on the Nasdaq Veles California Water Index. Futures markets help create forward curves so water users can hedge future price risk. The
  • 20 Sep 2020- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The Colorado River Basin is set to experience continued drought and an increased chance of water shortages by 2025 according to new modeling results from the US Bureau of Reclamation. The basin, which supplies water to 40
  • 12 Sep 2020- 10:22 by Local Press Report DENVER CO The Colorado Sun For more than 20 years, negotiations among the seven states that rely on the Colorado River have avoided lawsuits, even as drought and population growth threaten the river’s flows. That may change as a promise to rush the
  • 24 Aug 2020- 06:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LANSING MI, United States The State of Michigan in the United States will pay $600 Million USD in compensation to families in Flint whose health has been impaired by lead-contaminated drinking water.  Announcing the payment on 20 August, State Governor
  • 13 Aug 2020- 08:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The United States Department of Energy has filed notice to relax rules on the nation's definition of showerheads, apparently responding to complaints by President Donald Trump about showerhead pressure at the
  • 13 Aug 2020- 05:19 by Staff- Water Diplomat KYIV, Ukraine Ukraine Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said that his government would consider supplying drinking water from the mainland of Ukraine to Russia-occupied Crimea in the event of a "humanitarian disaster". "If necessary to
  • 5 Aug 2020- 05:01 by Local Press Report BOULDER CO Arctic According to experts from the University of Colorado Boulder, increasing amounts of fresh water have moved into the Arctic Ocean in the past 20 years. Researchers fear that if this trend continues, the desalination of the North Atlantic may
  • 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- 06:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States Approximately 1 in 3 children globally have lead levels in their blood exceeding the “safe level” of 5 micrograms per decilitre, according to a new report launched 30 July by UNICEF and Pure Earth. Of the approximately 800
  • 15 Jul 2020- 07:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has announced the latest round of up to $6 Billion USD in funding under the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). The programme will accelerate investment in
  • 9 Jul 2020- 10:37 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Green Matters Two major U.S. fossil fuel pipelines are taking a bow this week. After three years of transporting oil through sacred Indigenous lands, the Dakota Access Pipeline is being shut down indefinitely, pending an environmental review.

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