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  • 20 Aug 2019- 11:58 by OOSKAnews Info CAPE TOWN, South Africa South Africa’s Water Tribunal will hear a case September 11 over a water licence issued for Kropz Plc’s contentious Elandsfontein phosphate mine. The strip mine is located within the West Coast National Park (South Africa) and NGO West
  • 2 Aug 2019- 09:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Human rights watch-dog Global Witness has launched its 2018 annual investigative report on attacks on "defenders" of land and environmental rights.  According to "Enemies of the State? How governments and business
  • 30 Jul 2019- 08:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PANAMA CITY, Panama A new collaboration between UN Environment (UNEP) and the Panama Canal Authority will develop programs and research, human resource training and knowledge sharing in order to advance efforts on sustainable development and combating
  • 23 Jul 2019- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq A new report   from i nternational NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) describes  last year’s hospitalization of 118,000 and associated violent protests in Basra, Iraq, as  attributable to corruption and  mismanagement of access to safe drinking
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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- 12:25 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
  • 5 Jun 2019- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has disclosed that substantial levels of harmful industrial chemical compounds have been found in food products. PFAS chemicals' lasting effects have received
  • 29 May 2019- 08:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YORK, United Kingdom Researchers have found antibiotic pollution exceeding globally established “safe” levels in the world's rivers by as much as 300 times in some instances. Scientists looked for 14 commonly used antibiotics that are considered to
  • 23 May 2019- 11:07 by Local Press Report RIFT VALLEY The Star The Kenya Wildlife Service has started a 100-day restoration of Lake Nakuru National Park. The park faces problems including pollution, human-wildlife conflict, farming, dumping of solid waste and untreated sewage. The park is also
  • 18 May 2019- 09:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Big industries throughout Europe are lobbying for significant and devastating changes to the EU water law, the Water Framework Directive (WFD), according to a coalition of environmental organizations. Living Rivers Europe, five
  • 7 May 2019- 06:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The 9th Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, convened in Geneva from May 1, will address a global ban on the toxic chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and other fluorinated organic
  • 5 May 2019- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NADI, Fiji Asian Development Bank launched an Action Plan for Healthy Oceans and Sustainable Blue Economies for the Asia and Pacific region at its Annual Meeting on May 2 in Fiji. The purpose of the $5 Billion USD funding in the initiative is to expand
  • 27 Apr 2019- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Info PALO ALTO CA, United States New research from the Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford University examines long-term trends in nitrogen run-off from 1981 through 2012 and assesses the climate effect contribution to it. “We wanted to see whether we could

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