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  • 21 Jan 2021- 11:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The United Nations Envrionment Programme (UNEP) has called on the international community to step up its work in nature-based solutions (NbS) to facilitate adaptation to climate change and water hazards in developing countries. The UNEP
  • 21 Jan 2021- 13:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, United Kingdom The rapid proliferation of cryptocurrencies in recent years (with Bitcoin the most prominent) is raising environmental concerns, and water resources deployed for hydropower are becoming central to the discourse. Bitcoin may
  • 21 Jan 2021- 12:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The government of Iraq has warned that the country could face a water crisis in the absence of a water quota deal with Turkey, which faces its own water shortage challenges. Media in the region are quoting concerns expressed by Iraq’s
  • 21 Jan 2021- 12:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States A broad coalition of pressure groups delivered a letter to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris a week before their inauguration urging them to use their executive powers to implement a nationwide moratorium on utility shutoffs on
  • 21 Jan 2021- 11:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia Women and girls in rural sub-Saharn Africa can benefit from up to 32 hours more time per month with availability of piped water supplies closer to home. This extra time dramatically improves the lives of women and girls, while also
  • 21 Jan 2021- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EAST LANSING MI, United States Rising global temperatures could result in a startling increase in frequent and severe droughts and water scarcity, affecting food security and escalation in conflict and human migratio according to new research. Findings
  • 21 Jan 2021- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France In a January announcement at the the "One Planet Summit" for biodiversity, President of France Emmanuel Macron committed to a $14 Billion USD grant to scale up work on the Great Green Wall (GGW) initiative. The GGW, which was
  • 21 Jan 2021- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines is currently working on a report to overrule Supreme Decrees which allowed Nuevo Arcoiris S.A.C, the Peruvian subsidiary of Canadian Tesoro Mineral Corpto acquire and hold mineral and other related
  • 21 Jan 2021- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC The long running dispute regarding a river system which runs along the Georgia-Florida state line is scheduled to be heard by the US Supreme Court in February. Following three decades of feuds and lawsuits surrounding the shared
  • 18 Jan 2021- 08:19 by Local Press Report LIMA Hydro Review Peru’s energy and mines ministry has accepted force majeure requests from Empresa de Generación Eléctrica Santa Lorenza for its 18.7-MW Santa Lorenza I small hydro project. The plant was due to be online at the end of 2018. According to
  • 18 Jan 2021- 08:15 by Local Press Report LUSAKA Lusaka Times President Edgar Lungu has directed newly appointed Minister of Water Development Raphael Nakachinda to ensure that water harvesting in the country is actualized. President Lungu said water harvesting has not been taken seriously in the
  • 18 Jan 2021- 08:29 by Local Press Report LOS ANGELES CA Los Angeles Times In the decades since engineers first blanketed the Los Angeles River with concrete, working-class communities along its armored banks have struggled with blight, poverty and crowding — unintended consequences perhaps of an
  • 18 Jan 2021- 08:23 by Local Press Report SIMFEROPOL Unian Information Agency Crimea's Ayanske water reservoir, the main source of freshwater for the city of Simferopol, has dried up. "Occupied Crimea, the Ayanske water reservoir supplying fresh water to Simferopol has dried up. A native
  • 18 Jan 2021- 08:21 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI Business Insider India The Supreme Court on Wednesday said pollution-free water forms a basic right under the constitutional framework as it took suo moto cognisance of the issue of contamination of rivers by sewage effluents. A bench, headed by
  • 18 Jan 2021- 08:16 by Local Press Report LANSING MI CNN Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and former Flint Public Works director Howard Croft were each charged Wednesday with two counts of willful neglect of duty as part of an investigation into the Flint water crisis, according to court documents.

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