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  • 15 Feb 2017- 10:27 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Daily Nation Falling water levels in Lake Turkana due to development of dams in Ethiopia are threatening food supplies in a part of Kenya where drought is already causing hunger, the non-governmental organisation Human Rights Watch warned on Tuesday.
  • 31 Aug 2016- 05:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Increasing levels of pollution in rivers threaten the health and livelihoods of some 323 million people in Africa, Asia and Latin America, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The report, “ A
  • 24 May 2016- 12:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The increasing global trend toward urbanization could have significant implications for future energy consumption, politics, food security and human progress, which must be addressed by leaders, the United Nations Human Settlements
  • 23 May 2016- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Environmental deterioration around the world is occurring at a faster pace than than previously thought, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) warned in a new report. Results from the latest Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6):
  • 4 May 2016- 09:01 by Local Press Report NAIROBI The Standard People living along River Athi were yesterday warned against using its water which has turned green due to pollution. Area leaders, who included Yatta MP Francis Mwangangi and Machakos Minority Leader Thomas Kasoa, said the water was not
  • 22 Mar 2016- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya If current levels of water consumption and pollution continue, almost half of the world's population will be facing severe water stress by 2030, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)-hosted
  • 26 Oct 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Domestic wastewater could be a valuable resource for agricultural irrigation and energy production, and contribute to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a report released last week by the United Nations
  • 9 Sep 2015- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The government of Kenya plans to build a desalination plant along the country’s Indian Ocean coast to produce water for human consumption and irrigation. Kenya’s coastal region is facing acute water shortages despite its proximity to the
  • 24 Mar 2015- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya on March 20th launched a new water fund to boost conservation of the Tana River. Conservation groups, along with Kenyan utilities and conglomerates, launched the innovative funding mechanism to reclaim the upper Tana River basin,
  • 10 Mar 2015- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya’s Environment Ministry and private sector partners on March 9th launched a new program to restore the Athi River basin, which is being rapidly depleted due to industrial pollution and human encroachment. Cabinet Secretary for
  • 9 Feb 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The current dry spell has worsened human-wildlife conflicts in the Kenyan rangelands, officials warned on February 6th. William Kiprono, acting director of the Kenya Wildlife Service, said wild animals and local communities are competing
  • 4 Feb 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Unregulated liquid waste discharges pose a serious threat to human and ecological health, UN-Water warned in a new report released on February 2nd. The Rapid Assessment Report on Waste Water Management  revealed that only 20 percent of
  • 19 Jan 2015- 10:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Francis Mwangangi, an MP representing Yatta constituency in Kenya’s Machakos County, last week called on the government to find a lasting solution to pollution in the Athi River. The Athi-Galana-Sabaki River is the second longest river in
  • 14 Jan 2015- 10:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The scramble for land by property developers is endangering Kenya’s water resources, according to a new report by Kenyan NGO the Youth Empowerment Support Services (YESS). The population of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, is growing rapidly,
  • 4 Dec 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya River basin organizations from around the world pledged to share knowledge and experience on managing shared water resources in order to prevent conflicts over water during the first International Environment Forum for Basin Organizations,

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