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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
  • 4 Aug 2019- 09:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and Copernicus Climate Change Program data indicates that July 2019 equalled, if not surpassed, the hottest month on record. June was also the hottest June on record. This is particularly
  • 3 Aug 2019- 11:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States A former senior analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the United States State Department has defended his decision to resign  last month from his job examining impacts of climate change on national security. In
  • 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
  • 28 Jul 2019- 06:39 by OOSKAnews Info TOKYO, Japan Research studies of river hydrology and hydrodynamics can now be enhanced by new hydrography data developed by scientists at the University of Tokyo and released earlier this month. Mapping all of the world’s rivers, creeks, and streams is a
  • 19 Jun 2019- 14:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Dr Danilo Turk, Chair of the Global High-Level Panel for Water and Peace (GHPLP) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) “Water Diplomacy Talks” audio interview. The Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace
  • 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- 12:47 by OOSKAnews Info PROVO UT, United States The earth’s water cycles as currently depicted in textbooks and through research papers are sorely out-of-date as they exclude any effect from human impact, hydrologists have claimed. New analysis from an international team of
  • 11 Jun 2019- 12:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLUMBUS OH, United States Researchers have created first ever high-resolution maps of groundwater/ocean interface. The data will give coastal communities and conservationists key information on how to protect both drinking water and the sea. New
  • 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
  • 3 Jun 2019- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The World Bank has announced approval of $40 Million USD credit under the Second Programmatic Green Growth Development Policy for Laos. The purpose is to support reform in the fiscal sector, to develop financial
  • 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
  • 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
  • 6 May 2019- 08:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has completed its three-year review of the effect of modern civilization on natural world, publishing its long-anticipated assessment May 6. The
  • 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

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