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  • 23 Dec 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on December 19th approved a revised cost estimate for the 969-megawatt Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower project, but also ordered the Water and Power Development
  • 22 Dec 2015- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Inter-American Human Rights Commission (IAHRC), part of the Organization of American States (OAS), has demanded that Colombia adopt measures to protect members of the Wayuu community, whose children are suffering from
  • 21 Dec 2015- 08:58 by Local Press Report OHRID The Independent Lake Ohrid's fragile eco-system has been protected from human impact by the Studenchishta marsh, which cleans raw sewage and pollution from water flowing into the lake from the city of Ohrid. But Ohrid’s mayor, Nikola Bakraceski,
  • 21 Dec 2015- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil A Brazilian judge has blocked the assets of BHP Billiton and Vale, co-owners of the Samarco iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state, to cover damages caused by the tailings dam burst at the mining complex last month. Judge Marcelo
  • 21 Dec 2015- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ULAN UDE, Russia Two new projects to bottle water from Lake Baikal are being planned in Russia's Buryatia region. The bottled water will be exported to South Korea and China, the Siberian Times reported. One project, being developed by Baikal
  • 21 Dec 2015- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States Humanity’s water footprint may be larger than previously thought, according to a new study by researchers from Stockholm University. Older estimates of human water consumption total 9,100 cubic kilometers per year, but
  • 17 Dec 2015- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHOENIX, AZ, United States In areas of the world that lack piped water supply, informal vendors can offer a way provide safe, affordable water, according to a new study from the Arizona State University and the Graduate Institute of International and
  • 17 Dec 2015- 08:56 by Local Press Report BHUBANESWAR Times of India Forest minister Bikram Keshari Arukh commented in the Odisha assembly on Tuesday that the high level of pollution in the rivers of the state is due to unabated discharge of municipal liquid waste and increased human activities.
  • 15 Dec 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission this week announced more funds to support humanitarian efforts in war-torn Yemen. The $16 million USD in new funding will bring the EC’s total humanitarian support to the country this year to over $57 million
  • 13 Dec 2015- 20:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France Representatives of 195 nations on December 12th signed an historic agreement aimed at halting global warming. The agreement, signed after an all-night session in the Paris suburb of Le Bourget, was reached one day after the COP21 climate
  • 11 Dec 2015- 11:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France COP21 negotiators are taking an extra day to finalize a global agreement on climate change. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who is chairing the talks, announced that the deadline for a climate deal would be pushed back to Saturday,
  • 11 Dec 2015- 08:32 by Local Press Report THE HAGUE Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organizaton The Southern Mongolia Human Rights Information Center asserts that China’s policies have failed to protect the human rights of local peoples affected by climate change. Millions of people have been
  • 11 Dec 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France Anthropogenic climate change is “the largest, most pervasive threat to the natural environment and human societies the world has ever experienced,” according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Program. The report, “Climate
  • 10 Dec 2015- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Long-term, regional efforts will be needed to ensure recovery of the Doce River in the wake of last month’s tailings dam disaster, according to a new analysis by environmental NGO WWF-Brazil. Restoration of deforested areas will be an
  • 10 Dec 2015- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, UNited States The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) this week issued a joint appeal for $94 million USD in funding over the next year to assist refugees, returnees and migrants fleeing the