Social Issues

Displaying 1 - 15 of 185
  • 1 Dec 2019- 13:31 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC NBC News (United States) When it comes to access to safe potable water, “race is still the strongest determinant," according to a recent report that found that more than 2 million people in the U.S. and Puerto Rico don't have access to
  • 25 Oct 2019- 10:33 by Staff- Water Diplomat Washington DC, United States A combination of global starvation, war, drought and disease could have devastating effects on world security according to a report from several United States agencies including the US Army, Defense Intelligence Agency, and
  • 25 Sep 2019- 06:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States Contamination of tap water in the United States caused by arsenic, byproducts of water disinfectants, and traces of uranium and radium could result in over 100,000 cancer cases in the course of a lifetime, researchers claim.
  • 15 Sep 2019- 08:19 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States The Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) has published a report calling on governments and businesses to take action to innovate and advance climate adaptation solutions based on new research findings. The report explains
  • 27 Aug 2019- 10:14 by Staff- Water Diplomat STOCKHOLM, Sweden A new World Bank report “ Quality Unknown: The Invisible Water Crisis ” shows how a combination of bacteria, sewage, chemicals, and plastics is able to deplete oxygen from water supplies and transform water into poison for people and
  • 7 Aug 2019- 13:26 by Staff- Water Diplomat BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission is mobilizing a further $56 Million USD in emergency humanitarian funding to help people in the Horn of Africa, where prolonged drought is having devastating consequences on food availability and livelihoods. The
  • 26 Jun 2019- 08:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States Ahead of the first debate among the Democratic party hopeful candidates for US President, medical and public health groups have called for firm commitments to an agenda to combat climate change. A June 24  letter addressed
  • 5 Jun 2019- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has disclosed that substantial levels of harmful industrial chemical compounds have been found in food products. PFAS chemicals' lasting effects have received
  • 3 Jun 2019- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The World Bank has announced approval of $40 Million USD credit under the Second Programmatic Green Growth Development Policy for Laos. The purpose is to support reform in the fiscal sector, to develop financial
  • 18 May 2019- 09:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Big industries throughout Europe are lobbying for significant and devastating changes to the EU water law, the Water Framework Directive (WFD), according to a coalition of environmental organizations. Living Rivers Europe, five
  • 9 Apr 2019- 08:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) adopted language in its International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (the Covenant) review, April 2, that acknowledges the human right to clean, affordable water and
  • 8 Mar 2019- 08:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The Council of the European Union (EU) has adopted new rules updating quality standards of drinking water. A reviosion to the EU Drinking Water Directive responds to the first-ever successful European citizens' initiative
  • 22 Feb 2019- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium European Commission (EC) President Jean-Claude Juncker has proposed that a quarter of all European Union (EU) spending should be directed to mitigation of climate change. Juncker was responding February 22 to Swedish teenager Greta
  • 20 Feb 2019- 07:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, Renee Martin-Nagle, a PhD Researcher at the University of
  • 11 Feb 2019- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Washington DC, United States Independent analyses by NASA and the US National Oceanographic and Atomospheric Administration (NOAA) has confirmed that 2018 was the fourth warmest year since 1880. According to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for

Pages