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  • 15 Dec 2010- 13:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya R apid melting of glaciers in the world's largest mountain ecosystems, accelerated by global warming, presents new challenges to attainment of water security for millions of people around the world. Scientists say glaciers are
  • 15 Dec 2010- 13:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France Some 96 percent of the world's available freshwater is located in approximately 273 underground aquifers, which are often trans-boundary resources, according to the United Nation's Educational, Scientific and Cultural
  • 15 Dec 2010- 13:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador 1 Salvador is the most water-stressed nation in Central America, according to projections made by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). In the study, "The Economics of Climate Change in
  • 15 Dec 2010- 13:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Rapid melting of glaciers in the world's largest mountain ecosystems, accelerated by global warming, presents new challenges to attainment of water security for millions of people around the world. Scientists say glaciers are melting
  • 15 Dec 2010- 13:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France Some 96 percent of the world's available freshwater is located in approximately 273 underground aquifers, which are often trans-boundary resources, according to the United Nation's Educational, Scientific and Cultural
  • 15 Dec 2010- 13:23 by Local Press Report SKOPJE Mina (Macedonia) Water levels in all of Macedonia's rivers except the Vardar were down last week, according to the director of the Protection and Rescue Directorate. The increased water level in the Vardar flooded agricultural fields in the
  • 13 Dec 2010- 23:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France Some 96 percent of the world's available freshwater is located in approximately 273 underground aquifers, which are often trans-boundary resources, according to the United Nation's Educational, Scientific and Cultural
  • 13 Dec 2010- 23:55 by Local Press Report MANILA, Philippines Manila Bulletin (Philippines) Bagong Henerasyon party-list Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy is calling for creation of a single water agency to address future sourcing concerns and lack of access to potable water in the country. Herrera-Dy said
  • 13 Dec 2010- 23:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Rapid melting of glaciers in the world's largest mountain ecosystems, accelerated by global warming, presents new challenges to attainment of water security for millions of people around the world. Scientists say glaciers are melting
  • Rapid melting of glaciers in the world's largest mountain ecosystems, accelerated by global warming, presents new challenges to attainment of water security for millions of people around the world.
  • 13 Dec 2010- 14:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia The Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW), an NGO focused on natural resources extraction, says the 21 million kwacha ($4,400 USD) fine imposed by the Zambian courts on Vedanta Resources Pic subsidiary Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) for
  • 13 Dec 2010- 14:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France ^^ ome 96 percent of the world's available freshwater is located in approximately 273 underground aquifers, which are often transboundary resources, according to the United Nation's Educational, Scientific and Cultural
  • 8 Dec 2010- 13:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Mexico, CANCUN A group of six countries — Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Syria, jointly called on the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to put water on the agenda of the 16th conference of parties (COP 16), held in
  • 8 Dec 2010- 13:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Mexico, CANCUN Foreign ministers of the loosely-defined, six-member "Green Group" released a statement calling for water management to be prioritized in climate negotiations at the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 16) held in
  • 7 Dec 2010- 07:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is lending Sri Lanka $90 million USD to restore water supply and sanitation infrastructure in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka, which was severely affected by the country's 30-year civil conflict

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