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  • 30 Jan 2019- 08:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HELSINKI, Finland The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) traded its first Nordic-Baltic Blue Bond January 24. The 5-year $220 Million USD bond will support investments in water resource management and protection. Issued in response to new types of pollution
  • 28 Jan 2019- 07:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW York, United States The United Nations Security Council held an open debate January 25 to discuss the concrete impact of climate change on peace and security, and focus on tangible ways to diminish the effects of global warming. “The relationship
  • 28 Jan 2019- 06:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India WWF-India and the Indian Banks’ Association define increasing water risk for Indian corporations and identify that this increased risk could ultimately negatively affect the balance sheets of Indian banks in a new report. "Hidden
  • 25 Jan 2019- 08:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya A UN Environment (UNEP) global assessment of environmental rule of law has found weak enforcement of laws to be a global trend that is exacerbating environmental threats, despite prolific growth in environmental laws and agencies
  • 25 Jan 2019- 07:29 by OOSKAnews Info KYIV, Ukraine German Development Bank KfW is reported to be "ready" to spend $22.7 Million USD to support modernization and development of water supply in the central Ukraine Oblast (region) of Dnipropetrovsk. Local media reported a release from the
  • 25 Jan 2019- 06:52 by Local Press Report ACCRA Ghana Web Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hungary on Cooperation in the Field of Water Management with a commitment to work toward establishing a framework for a swift and seamless co-operation between the parties. The
  • 22 Jan 2019- 07:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Fukushima nuclear water crisis has been compounded by multiple technical failures and flawed decision making by the Japanese government and the TEPCO utility according to a new Greenpeace report. The report follows an October 2018
  • 22 Jan 2019- 06:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BASRA, Iraq Iraq’s new Prime Minister Adel Abdel-Mahdi promised improvements in water and electricity services during a first visit to Basra January 19. The country’s southern province has seen sustained and deadly civil unrest since a water crisis last
  • 21 Jan 2019- 09:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States A new report by the US Government’s General Accountability Office (GAO) criticizes actions of the administration of President Donald J Trump which, by rescinding Obama-era executive orders and strategies, have reduced the
  • 18 Jan 2019- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COPENHAGEN, Denmark A new report by the European Environment Agency examines which chemicals continue to pose significant risks to the environment, especially when present in water. Findings suggest that prevention and reduction of some hazardous
  • 16 Jan 2019- 13:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Edinburgh, Scotland Dr John H. Matthews, co-founder and secretariat coordinator for the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) OOSKAnewscast video. Matthews reflects on December's
  • 15 Jan 2019- 11:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New York, United States NGO Food and Water Watch has submitted a letter to the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights alleging that the US is in breach of the UN's International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights with regard to the
  • 9 Jan 2019- 07:43 by OOSKAnews Info SANTIAGO, Chile SQM, the world’s second largest producers of lithium, is to reduce excessive water extraction from Chile’s Atacama salt flats after a government crackdown. After approval of a $25 Million USD compliance plan by Chile's environmental regulator
  • 3 Jan 2019- 07:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Oil companies operating in Vaca Muerta, one of the world’s largest unconventional reserves of oil and gas, are illegally dumping thousands of tons of toxic oil and industrial waste in open ponds in the sensitive Patagonia
  • 12 Dec 2018- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States US government agencies this week proposed a redefinition of “waters of the United States” that “clarifies” federal authority under previous President Obama’s Clean Water Act. Environmentalist groups say that many of the

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