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  • 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- 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
  • 21 Jan 2021- 11:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ANKARA, Turkey The causal factors behind Turkey’s water woes include persistently lower rainfall, inefficient water retention policies and wasteful practices in agriculture, municipal and domestic use, further magnified by sustained population growth.
  • 21 Jan 2021- 11:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe Human rights groups have called on the Zimbabwean government to ensure access to clean water amid tightening COVID-19 lockdown restrictions across the country. The Zimbabwe Human rights NGO Forum (HR Forum) has  expressed concern  that
  • 11 Jan 2021- 12:20 by Local Press Report MEAD NE The Guardian AltEn, an ethanol producer in Mead, Nebraska, has been accumulating thousands of pounds of a smelly, lime-green mash of fermented grains, distributing some to farm fields as a “soil conditioner” and accumulating the rest on the grounds
  • 12 Jan 2021- 13:54 by Staff- Water Diplomat BANGKOK, Thailand The government of Thailand has expressed concern about plans by Laos to build another hydroelectric dam on the Mekong River, citing environmental concerns. Thailand has called for a more comprehensive scientific study into the impact of
  • 12 Jan 2021- 15:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MADRID, Spain Large swathes of land in densely populated parts of the world are subsiding rapidly as a result of groundwater depletion. Paired with rising sea levels caused by global warming, this could place many coastal cities at risk of severe
  • 12 Jan 2021- 15:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan The International Rescue Committee (IRC), is calling for international financial support to prevent famine across large swathes of South Sudan in the face of economic crisis, devastating floods, mass displacement and COVID-19. With
  • 12 Jan 2021- 15:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LINCOLN, United Kingdom It was climate change, not the Mongol insurgency led by Genghis Khan that caused the demise of Central Asia’s river civilisations in the early 13th century, new research suggests. The lands around the Aral Sea basin were once
  • 9 Jan 2021- 10:37 by Staff- Water Diplomat LONDON, United Kingdom Christian Aid's annual assessment of weather disasters reports an estimated $150 Billion USD in damages in 2020, reflecting long-term impact of global warming. An estimated 4 Percent of the economic losses from climate-related
  • 9 Jan 2021- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Maputo, Mozambique The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched a 2021 appeal for $52.8 Million USD to address the most urgent and growing humanitarian crisis across Mozambique. The campaign will support approximately 250,000 children who are

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