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  • 7 May 2019- 07:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States In an address to the United Nations Security Council on April 29, representatives from EcoPeace Middle East, an Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian environmental NGO, emphasized that the issue of water should be separated from
  • 24 Mar 2019- 11:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The leading Unitd Nations entity on human rights has criticized Israel’s exploitation of natural resources in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (UNOHCHR), in a special report
  • 6 Aug 2018- 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Union (EU) last week announced switch-on of the biggest photovoltaic solar field in Gaza toprovide 0.5 Megawatts of electricity per day to fuel the Southern Gaza Desalination Plant. The EU investment will enable the desal
  • 3 Aug 2016- 08:45 by Local Press Report RIO DE JANEIRO Associated Press Just days ahead of the Olympic Games, the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria. The most contaminated points are the Rodrigo de
  • 20 May 2016- 08:58 by Local Press Report RIO DE JANEIRO Public Radio International For the last few weeks, residents of Barra da Tijuca, home to the main Olympic park and Olympic village, have woken to the fetid smell of filthy water. Local biologist Mario Moscatelli blames the latest stink-fest on
  • 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
  • 19 Oct 2015- 08:56 by Local Press Report RIO DE JANEIRO Associated Press Rio de Janeiro's Olympic organizing committee ruled out conducting viral tests of the human sewage-laden waterways where the 2016 Games' aquatic events will be held, following recommendations from the World Health
  • 7 Oct 2015- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom Major volcanic eruptions can significantly affect the flow of the world's biggest rivers, according to a new study from the University of Edinburgh. The study, “ Systematic change in global patterns of streamflow
  • 25 Sep 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OBAN, Scotland, United Kingdom An international panel participating in the sixth “aquaNOW Audience,” held at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) in Oban, Scotland yesterday (September 24th), decried the lack of long-term thinking in
  • 6 Aug 2015- 10:27 by Local Press Report RIO DE JANEIRO Associated Press An Associated Press investigation last week showed a serious health risk to the 1,400 Olympic athletes who will compete at water venues around Rio de Janeiro that are rife with human waste and sewage. FINA President Julio
  • 31 Jul 2015- 09:42 by Local Press Report RIO DE JANEIRO Associated Press Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games. An analysis of water
  • 1 Jun 2015- 07:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom The fifth aquaNOW Audience, held on May 29th during the XVth World Water Congress in Edinburgh, took on issues including climate change, water pollution, sanitation and governance. An archived version of the discussion
  • 28 May 2015- 15:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON, VA, United States OOSKAnews Inc. will host the fifth “aquaNOW Audience” during the XVth World Water Congress on Friday, May 29, 2015, from 9:15-10:45BST (4:15-5:45 EDT) at the Edinburgh International Conference Center. OOSKAnews readers and
  • 28 May 2015- 11:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom Delegates to the International Water Association’s (IWRA) XVth World Water Congress, currently taking place in Edinburgh, Scotland, posted their reactions to yesterday’s and today’s sessions on a range of water issues
  • 28 May 2015- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON, VA, United States OOSKAnews Inc. will host the fifth “aquaNOW Audience” during the XVth World Water Congress on Friday, May 29, 2015, from 9:15-10:45BST (4:15-5:45 EDT) at the Edinburgh International Conference Center. OOSKAnews readers and

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