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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
  • 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 May 2015- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil The World Surf League announced this week that it was removing Rio de Janeiro’s São Conrado beach as a competition site due to pollution problems. The beach is heavily polluted by sewage, which flows untreated from nearby slums
  • 22 Apr 2015- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil Tons of dead fish are being removed this week from Rio de Janeiro's Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon and Guanabara Bay, future site of the sailing and rowing events for the 2016 Olympics. National Public Radio reported on April 20th
  • 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
  • 16 Apr 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAZA UN officials last week called for provision of desalinated water and proper wastewater treatment in the Gaza Strip. “The strip should have good access to clean desalinated water in addition to proper, safe wastewater treatment” and electricity