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  • 7 Dec 2017- 08:36 by Local Press Report KARACHI Geo TV Human waste is being deliberately released in water, observed Chief Justice Saqib Nisar during Wednesday’s hearing of the water pollution case. The remarks of the chief justice came after a short-film about contaminated water was shown in the
  • 28 Nov 2017- 09:14 by Local Press Report TOKYO The Japan Times More than six years after a tsunami overwhelmed the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, Japan has yet to reach consensus on what to do with a million tons of radioactive water, stored on site in around 900 large and densely packed
  • 16 Nov 2017- 08:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BONN, Germany A second edition of the “Water and Climate- Blue Book” was released last week during the COP23 international climate change conference in Bonn, Germany. The document has been produced by Ministry Delegate in charge of Water, Kingdom of
  • 16 Nov 2017- 08:51 by Local Press Report LUSAKA CNBC Africa The Lusaka Sanitation Programme is part of the urgently needed reinforcement and expansion of the wastewater infrastructure in Zambia's fast growing capital Lusaka. The project is expected to greatly contribute to economic and social
  • 14 Nov 2017- 11:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BONN, Germany A number of representatives of the international water community co-signed a “nature based solution declaration” (full text here) on COP23’s Water Action Day, 10 November “to encourage the use of natural systems in managing healthy water
  • 13 Nov 2017- 08:53 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI National Herald The report by Leo Heller, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, after a two-week long visit to India, has been described as insensitive and disappointing by the Union Government. But before
  • 10 Nov 2017- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BONN, Germany The majority of national climate plans with an adaptation component which have been submitted under the Paris Climate Change Agreement prioritize action on water, yet financing must triple to $295 billion USD per year to meet targets. The
  • 7 Nov 2017- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BONN, Germany COP23 Underway, Syria Says "We're in!", US Isolated Action Day for Water World Water Council Calls for Financing for New Water Infrastructure and Maintenance Oil Majors Named and Shamed for Water Abuse Again Syria's
  • 6 Nov 2017- 08:04 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Politico A sweeping new U.S. government report concludes that humans have pushed global temperatures to the highest level seen by modern civilization, defying the Trump administration’s pronouncements that climate change is a hoax or based on
  • 2 Nov 2017- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Around 130 dead seals have washed up on the shores of Russia’s Lake Baikal this week, prompting an investigation by Siberian authorities. Scientists have identified exhaustion caused by hunger as the primary cause of the mass deaths,
  • 31 Oct 2017- 13:31 by Local Press Report WINDHOEK New Era Windhoek-Swapo Member of Parliament, who is also international relations deputy minister, Maureen Hinda has called for an end to open defecation, saying it is essential to human development. She called on Namibians, especially men to
  • 30 Oct 2017- 12:21 by Local Press Report NEW HAVEN CT Yale Environment 360 Africa has long looked to fish farming to help feed its burgeoning human population. But scientists are warning that a new aquaculture push is introducing invasive species that could devastate such natural jewels as Lake
  • 30 Oct 2017- 12:21 by Local Press Report DENVER CO Santa Fe New Mexican Scientists say they have more evidence that an increase in earthquakes on the Colorado-New Mexico border since 2001 has been caused by wells that inject wastewater from oil and gas production back underground, similar to human
  • 24 Oct 2017- 10:16 by Local Press Report SALT LAKE CITY UT Nature Geoscience Many of the world's saline lakes are shrinking at alarming rates, reducing waterbird habitat and economic benefits while threatening human health. Saline lakes are long-term basin-wide integrators of climatic
  • 19 Oct 2017- 07:16 by Local Press Report TORONTO ON Rabble The federal Liberals came into office promising to take action on human rights abuses associated with one of Canada’s largest and most controversial areas of foreign investment abroad: mining. But a rare study on the issue in the House of

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