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  • 21 Jan 2021- 12:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States A broad coalition of pressure groups delivered a letter to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris a week before their inauguration urging them to use their executive powers to implement a nationwide moratorium on utility shutoffs on
  • 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- 10:19 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- 11:12 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
  • 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
  • 17 Dec 2020- 10:03 by Staff- Water Diplomat HELSINKI, Finland The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) has announced approval of a $9 Million USD grant to the African Water Facility (AWF) for COVID-19 recovery. The funds will enhance investments and preparation of investment-ready projects for water
  • 17 Dec 2020- 10:32 by Staff- Water Diplomat CHICAGO IL, United States Financial futures contracts tied to the spot price of water related to the $1.1 Billion USD California spot water market traded on Wall Street for the first time, opening a market for farmers and investors to hedge against water
  • 17 Dec 2020- 10:08 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland The World Meterological Organization (WMO) assesses that 2020 is on track to be the second warmest year in the most recent decade, with the warmest six years being since 2015. Preliminary information, based on data collected from
  • 11 Dec 2020- 07:28 by Local Press Report NEW YORK NY News Medical Those living in the Southwestern states of the US are more likely to be exposed to high concentrations of arsenic in their drinking water, a new study finds. A team of researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public
  • 8 Dec 2020- 09:44 by Local Press Report GUWAHATI The New Indian Express Assam’s Kaziranga National Park has found a way to solve the problem of water scarcity for its rhinos and other animals during winter: the World Heritage Site is developing wetlands and harvesting rainwater. The dearth of water
  • 8 Dec 2020- 09:50 by Local Press Report GENEVA UNHCR Global heating is compounding threats for people already living with conflict and insecurity, further driving displacement around the world. In 2019, weather-related hazards triggered some 24.9 million displacements in 140 countries around the
  • 8 Dec 2020- 09:52 by Local Press Report WINDHOEK SA People Namibia's Department of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism's advert in the New Era newspaper on Wednesday explains: "Due to drought and an increase in elephant numbers, coupled with human-elephant conflict incidences, a need
  • 8 Dec 2020- 09:07 by Staff- Water Diplomat BRASILIA, Brazil Brazil is not adequately prepared for the impacts of climate change-related stressors on its security, economy, natural resource base, and critical national infrastructure, says a new report by the International Military Council on Climate
  • 7 Dec 2020- 09:16 by Staff- Water Diplomat LONDON, United Kingdom A new tool from the United Kingdom's Office for National Statistics (ONS) will enable countries around the world keep track of changes in surface water supply. The tool uses processed imagery from the Global Surface Water
  • 4 Dec 2020- 07:45 by Staff- Water Diplomat Paris, France The Agriculture and Water Ministers of the G20 nations have released a communique committing to strengthening their policy cooperation on food security and nutrition as well as their intent to work towards sustainable and resilient water

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