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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- 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- 08:21 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.
  • 11 Jan 2021- 12:16 by Local Press Report CASPER WY Fairfield Citizen Leaders of several tribal nations said a Trump administration decision to permit five oil companies drilling rights in Wyoming will destroy cultural resources, compromise air and water quality and violate existing treaty rights,
  • 9 Jan 2021- 10:51 by Staff- Water Diplomat TEL AVIV, Israel   PUBLISHER'S CORRECTION, 13 January: This news article (OOSKAnews and The Water Diplomat) has been corrected to reflect a mis-spelling in the original article of "Metulla", and a misrepresentation of the legal status of the
  • 13 Jan 2021- 11:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent St Paul MN, United States Last month, opponents of Canadian pipeline company Enbridge’s new $2.6bn Line 3 Canada-US oil pipeline replacement project have filed a lawsuit to halt construction following concerns from environmentalists and indigenous
  • 13 Jan 2021- 11:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The government of China has approved a new law on Yangtze River conservation, following a third review, which will take effect on March 1 2021. The new legislation is part of China’s efforts to protect the country’s “mother river” which
  • 3 Jan 2021- 08:05 by Local Press Report HARARE NewsDay Zimbabwe Parliament has moved to ratify the Minamata Convention on Mercury, with legislators taking turns to condemn the use of the highly toxic element in gold extraction because of the serious environmental and health dangers it poses.
  • 3 Jan 2021- 07:56 by Local Press Report JERLUN Free Malaysia Today Kedah [state] will take the raw water matter to court if negotiations come to a deadlock, Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Nor said. “We will negotiate with Penang [state] now, as we are in Malaysia together. “But, if the issue comes
  • 3 Jan 2021- 07:58 by Local Press Report HELENA MT Montana Free Press The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes ratified their water compact with the state on Tuesday, ending a decades-long process to settle water right claims affecting a huge swath of Montana’s irrigated land. The U.S. Congress
  • 3 Jan 2021- 07:55 by Local Press Report BEIJING Sixth Tone China has passed a landmark law to protect the country’s longest and largest river, the Yangtze, to better conserve the much-beleaguered waterway’s ecology and environment. The Yangtze River Protection Law is the first river basin
  • 15 Dec 2020- 10:30 by Local Press Report OSLO The Guardian Decomposing mink buried in mass graves in Denmark after being culled because of coronavirus fears may have contaminated the groundwater as parliament announced a commission to investigate the government’s actions. Denmark, the world’s
  • 17 Dec 2020- 10:11 by Staff- Water Diplomat PRETORIA, South Africa The North Gauteng (South Africa) High Court has set aside the environmental authorisation for the 1500 MW Thabametsi power station, thereby ending the long saga of environmental dispute brought by NGOs Earthlife Africa, GroundWork,
  • 11 Dec 2020- 07:27 by Local Press Report JIANGMEN Global Times Residents of a self-built building in Yuetang village in Jiangmen, Guangdong, will face a three-month water suspension by the village committee over two of the tenants' arrest on charges of prostitution. The move has triggered

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