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  • 19 Jul 2019- 13:16 by Local Press Report LISBON The Portugal News Drought is affecting over 90% of Portugal however plans for contingency measures to be put in place have been dismissed as water saving campaigns begin. The Minister for the Environment, José Pedro Matos Fernandes, has declared that
  • 17 Jul 2019- 12:25 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Times Live Lindiwe Sisulu, tasked by President Cyril Ramaphosa to clean up the department of human settlements, water and sanitation, says SA's water sector requires urgent attention and more resources if it is to avoid an imminent collapse
  • 10 Jul 2019- 08:04 by OOSKAnews Info SASKATOON SK, Canada As a part of research about water security in the Prairie provinces of Canada, scientists from the University of Saskatchewan investigated how people cope with water problems or learn to share scarce resources, like water, gas, oil and
  • 8 Jul 2019- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DONETSK, Ukraine An escalation in fighting in Eastern Ukraine is threatening access to safe water and sanitation for 3.2 million people, including 500,000 children, as well as the safety of workers risking their lives to repair damaged infrastructure,
  • 26 Jun 2019- 08:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States Ahead of the first debate among the Democratic party hopeful candidates for US President, medical and public health groups have called for firm commitments to an agenda to combat climate change. A June 24  letter addressed
  • 26 Jun 2019- 08:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights has launched a new report that assesses the impact of climate change on those living in poverty. The June 25 report points out that climate change will affect people
  • 25 Jun 2019- 10:50 by Local Press Report KATHMANDU London Evening Standard Human waste left by a record number of mountaineers crowding Mount Everest this climbing season threatens to contaminate drinking water for local communities, campaigners have said. The popularity of the world's highest
  • 23 Jun 2019- 07:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MUMBAI, India Diana Philip, Senior Research Manager for international think-tank Strategic Foresight Group (SFG) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) "Water Dipolmacy Talks" audio interview. This OOSKAnewscast was
  • 19 Jun 2019- 14:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Dr Danilo Turk, Chair of the Global High-Level Panel for Water and Peace (GHPLP) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) “Water Diplomacy Talks” audio interview. The Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace
  • 24 Jun 2019- 08:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OAKLAND CA, United States A new  report from US think-tank  the Oakland Institute, “How They Tricked Us: Living With The Gibe III Dam and Sugarcane Plantations in Southwest Ethiopia" calls for urgent action to correct the negative impacts on the
  • 11 Jun 2019- 12:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NIJMEGEN, Netherlands A letter on behalf of 30 international and African NGOs and activists has been sent to Standard Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation urging the lenders to reconsider their initial support for an oil development project in
  • 11 Jun 2019- 12:47 by OOSKAnews Info PROVO UT, United States The earth’s water cycles as currently depicted in textbooks and through research papers are sorely out-of-date as they exclude any effect from human impact, hydrologists have claimed. New analysis from an international team of
  • 11 Jun 2019- 12:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLUMBUS OH, United States Researchers have created first ever high-resolution maps of groundwater/ocean interface. The data will give coastal communities and conservationists key information on how to protect both drinking water and the sea. New
  • 11 Jun 2019- 12:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Washington DC, United States A new report on climate change from the Australian think-tank, Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration, has taken a radical, almost apocalyptic view of the impact and effect of climate change, hitting headlines
  • 10 Jun 2019- 07:39 by Local Press Report CHANDIGARH Business Standard Hundreds of people are visiting a village in Haryana's Rewari district daily to get 'miracle' water that they believe is a panacea for several diseases, including diabetes. Even though the local administration has

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