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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
  • 22 Jan 2018- 09:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russian State News Agency TASS reported last week that the water level in Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater body, has dropped six centimeters below the critical mark and that the outlook is negative. Head of Russia’s Federal
  • 21 Jan 2018- 11:26 by Local Press Report MOSCOW Sputnik International Russia's Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) said in a recent statement that an outbreak of Hepatitis A in Ukraine's southern Mykolaiv Region continues
  • 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,
  • 18 Aug 2016- 08:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Climate change is causing a melt of the Siberian permafrost, which may reintroduce smallpox and anthrax through exposure of century-old human and animal corpses. According to 2014’s Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC)
  • 3 Aug 2016- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia A foul-smelling stain that appeared on the surface of Russia’s Lake Baikal last week was caused by natural factors, according to Russian Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Sergey Donskoy. "It did not look like an oil slick.
  • 22 Mar 2016- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The Russian government has allocated $18.9 million USD worth of subsidies to support measures to protect Lake Baikal. The funds are coming from the 2016 federal budget for the Republic of Buryatia, the Transbaikal Territory and the
  • 14 May 2015- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russian Deputy Prime Minister Andreij Chibis has held up the Nizhny Novgorod vodokanal (water company) as a model for other utilities in the country. “The upgrade of the water supply and sanitation networks carried out the Nizhny Novgorod
  • 17 Feb 2015- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russia’s State Duma (the lower house of the Russian Parliament) plans to issue a formal statement on the "ecocide" in Crimea caused by Ukraine's decision to halt water supply via the North Crimean Canal. “The actions aimed
  • 13 Feb 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RAMALLAH, West Bank The United Nations this week called on international donors to provide an additional $705 million USD for the more than one million Palestinians who continue to live in poor conditions without housing, adequate water and sanitation
  • 13 Oct 2014- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JERUSALEM International rights watchdog Human Rights Watch today called on the United Nations and donor countries participating in a conference on providing assistance to the Palestinians to pressure Israel to stop “unjustified restrictions” on people
  • 13 May 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAZA The World Bank last week approved $13 million USD worth of financing for wastewater treatment projects in Gaza. The Palestinian Authority, the European Union, the French Development Agency, the Japanese government, the Swedish government and the
  • 8 May 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ARKHANGELSK, Russia A psychiatric hospital in Russia's remote northern Arkhangelsk region was found to have been dumping untreated wastewater into the adjacent Yuras River for several years. The Yuras is a tributary of the Dvina, the main drining

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