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  • 12 Feb 2019- 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom New research by UK think-tank the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) describes mainstream political and policy debates as having failed to recognize that human impacts on the environment have reached a critical stage,
  • 3 Jan 2019- 07:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom New research describes how climate-change-related extreme weather events in 2018 affected every populated continent causing injury and displacement of millions and costing billions of dollars. The report, released by Christian Aid
  • 24 Oct 2018- 06:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, UK US retail giant Target, and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, have officially joined a multi-stakeholder initiative to help food and beverage companies advance
  • 11 May 2018- 12:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, UK New research has found that combining clean water, decent household toilets and good hygiene with routine childhood vaccinations and nutrition support could potentially save the lives of nearly 700,000 young children and prevent billions of
  • 15 Mar 2018- 08:06 by Local Press Report LONDON BBC News The World Health Organization is to launch a review into the potential risks of plastic in drinking water. It will assess the latest research into the spread and impact of so-called microplastics- particles that are small enough to be
  • 4 Jul 2017- 10:28 by Local Press Report LONDON ITV News A fifth of male fish in UK rivers are now 'trans-gender' due to chemicals in human waste, according to a new study. Research carried out at the University of Exeter has discovered that 20% of male fish tested in English rivers are
  • 21 Nov 2016- 13:17 by Local Press Report LONDON Business & Human Rights Resource Centre Royal Dutch Shell this week is facing fresh environmental claims in a London high court as well as in the Netherlands, from two Nigerian communities who have suffered pollution episodes following repeated
  • 21 Jun 2016- 08:57 by Local Press Report LONDON EcoWatch Scores of people around the world were murdered last year while trying to protect their communities from illegal mining and logging, palm oil agriculture and other industrial development projects, according to a London-based environmental and
  • 1 Apr 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Human rights organization Survival International has called on the United Nations to take action to address the high rates of mercury poisoning among indigenous people in the Amazon regions of Brazil, Venezuela and Peru. In a
  • 23 Mar 2016- 10:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The poorest people in the world are paying the most for water, according to a report released on World Water Day (March 22nd) by international charity WaterAid. “It is often assumed that the poorest people in the world don’t have
  • 2 Mar 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The Ogale and Bille communities from Nigeria’s Rivers State are suing oil giant Shell in a London court over contamination in the Niger Delta. They are being represented by British law firm Leigh Day. The first hearing at the
  • 13 Jan 2016- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations this week appealed to member states for $7.73 billion USD in new funding to help 22.5 million Syrians and other people in the region affected by Syria’s ongoing civil war. The appeal includes $4.55 billion
  • 20 Nov 2015- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom South Sudan is the hardest place in the world to find a household toilet, according to a new report by international charity WaterAid. The report, “ It’s No Joke: The State of the World’s Toilets 2015,” was released on November
  • 17 Nov 2015- 09:31 by Local Press Report LONDON Thomson Reuters Foundation The first map showing the world's hidden groundwater was published on Monday, bringing us closer to estimating how much there is, and when it will run out if we over-use the resource. Using data and computer models, an
  • 4 Nov 2015- 11:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Oil giant Shell has lied about cleaning up areas of the Niger Delta that have been affected by oil spills, two human rights groups said in a new report issued this week. The report, " Clean it up: Shell's false claims

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