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  • 14 Dec 2018- 09:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States New research published by advocacy group Human Rights Watch claims that the Trump administration and the United States Congress have endangered public health in mining communities. The report asserts that Congress has failed
  • 26 Sep 2018- 06:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, United States New analysis by US science advocacy organization the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) highlights significant health risks posed to military families and communities by per and poly fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS), a
  • 7 Sep 2017- 14:01 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Organic Authority Tests conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) on water samples taken from 45 states have revealed higher than average levels of 1,4-Dioxane, a chemical the EPA classifies as a “likely human carcinogen” in 27 states,
  • 16 Aug 2016- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and
  • 29 Feb 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and
  • 18 Sep 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The United States on September 16th announced another $89 million USD in humanitarian aid to help those affected by the ongoing conflict in Yemen. The funds will be used to provide emergency food assistance, safe drinking
  • 11 Sep 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Lack of access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) leads to localized conflict and physical and economic insecurity, which create conditions for broader, long-term insecurity, US legislators heard on September 9th
  • 20 Mar 2015- 09:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Regional Coalition for Water and Sanitation to Eliminate Cholera in Hispaniola has called on the international community to step up efforts to end the epidemic in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The call was made
  • 10 Oct 2014- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank on October 9th pledged to provide $50 million USD for water and sanitation initiative in Haiti that will reach some 2 million people living in cholera hot spots. All schools and clinics in the communes
  • 9 Oct 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank, international donors and the Haitian government were urged to include an emphasis on WASH in schools during a donors’ conference in Washington, DC this week aimed at stimulating financial aid for clean water,
  • 22 Jul 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The private sector has a role to play in disaster preparedness and relief, but businesses have not been sufficiently integrated into the disaster system, according to a report released last week by the US Chamber of
  • 13 Jun 2014- 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent THE HAGUE, Netherlands Glacier melt in the Himalayan Mountains has the potential to increase tensions between China, India and Pakistan-- all of which receive a significant portion of their freshwater from rivers that originate in the Himalayas,
  • 14 Apr 2014- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Government ministers from developing countries and donor partners made 265 new commitments toward achieving universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) during the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) 2014 High
  • 19 Nov 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States As access to improved sanitation services like toilets increases, children perform better on cognitive achievement tests, according to a new World Bank study, released ahead of the first official UN World Toilet Day on
  • 23 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Small rural communities may not have the resources available to operate and maintain their own water supply systems, and therefore may be better off entering into a partnership to provide those services and ensure the

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