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  • 11 Sep 2018- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Info LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg The European Investment Bank (EIB) issued its first Sustainability Awareness Bond September 6. The $578 Million USD (EUR 500 Million) funding builds on the EIB’s pioneering role unlocking investment through green bonds, the development
  • 11 Sep 2018- 07:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MADRAS, India A Tamil Nadu opposition politician has condemned a report by the Union Ministry of Water Resources that stated that the shuttered Sterlite Industry copper smelting plant was not the only cause of pollution of local groundwater. Indian
  • 8 Sep 2018- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Info DETROIT, United States The Detroit, Michigan Public Schools Superintendent has ordered closure of water fountains and other drinking fixtures in all 106 public schools in Detroit from September 4, the start of the school year, after tsts identified unsafe levels
  • 31 Aug 2018- 07:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Chinese authorities announced August 29 that its efforts to create a national database for water networks has been completed. The database includes every river of more that 500 meters in length and each standing body of water larger than
  • 31 Aug 2018- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Info SANTIAGO, Chile Chilean water authorities announced August 23 that the government is preparing new restrictions on the extraction of water from the lithium-rich Salar de Atacama salt flats. Existing permits allow for extraction that is six times more than what
  • 28 Aug 2018- 11:29 by Local Press Report NAY PYI TAW Myanmar Times Villagers in Thibaw township, Shan State, are urging parliament to stop the construction of the Upper Yeywa dam project on the Namtu/Myitnge river, saying it will harm their livelihoods and flood their homes. Ta Long villagers sent
  • 21 Aug 2018- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa The Water and Sanitation Committee of the parliament of South Africa reported this week that "lack of investment in maintenance of the sewage infrastructure” by the Sedibeng District and Emfuleni municipalities has led to
  • 19 Aug 2018- 09:18 by Local Press Report MAKU Eghtesad Online Gholamreza Soleimani, CEO of Maku Free Zone, announced on Thursday that "the Badowli and Showt dams will be constructed based on an engineering, procurement, construction and financing [EPCF] deal after gaining approval from the
  • 19 Aug 2018- 08:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Malaysia Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has downplayed recent remarks by the country's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad which indicated an escalation of tensions with neighbouuring Singapore over a lonstanding
  • 19 Aug 2018- 06:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PRETORIA, South Africa South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa launched a new initiative August 14 aiming to eradicate reliance on pit toilets in the country's schools. In South Africa it is estimated that more than 3,000 schools still use pit
  • 19 Aug 2018- 05:35 by Local Press Report CHICAGO IL The New York Times The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago has discharged millions of gallons of warm water into the city’s iconic river without a permit, putting fish and other aquatic life there at risk, the Illinois attorney general
  • 14 Aug 2018- 12:23 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Fresh Fruit Portal Brazilian lawmakers have reportedly resurrected a 2002 bill that would severely reduce the role of government health and environment departments in authorizing new pesticides. A second bill would ban the sale of organic foods to
  • 14 Aug 2018- 09:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Washington, DC US Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, has blamed environmentalists for California’s recent record wildfires, saying the fires are exacerbated by limits on logging. “America is better than letting these radical groups control the dialogue
  • 13 Aug 2018- 08:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE, Singapore Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad this week ramped-up tensions with Singapore over the longstanding treaty between the countries that governs water transfer and pricing. In recent weeks, Mahathir has criticized the price of
  • 13 Aug 2018- 10:19 by Local Press Report SAN FRANCISCO CA The Hill A terminally ill man has been awarded $289 million in the first cancer-related trial against agricultural giant Monsanto. The jury in a San Francisco Superior Court on Friday unanimously ordered the company to award Dewyane Johnson,

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