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  • 26 Oct 2020- 06:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States A new study by US think tank the Environmental Working Group (EWG) estimates that more than 200 million Americans could have the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in their drinking water at a concentration of 1 part
  • 29 Sep 2020- 07:36 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) has announced the launch of data observatories to collect and disseminate crucial, timely information that will advance the development of infrastructure projects in Latin America and
  • 1 Sep 2020- 09:19 by Staff- Water Diplomat SANA'A, Yemen Three months of torrential rain and flash floods have left an estimated 300,000 people homeless in war-torn Yemen, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said 28 August. Many of those people newly displaced by the floods had already
  • 25 Aug 2020- 02:50 by Staff- Water Diplomat Washington DC, United States Experts in climate change and nature-based solutions (NBS) are calling for wetlands to play a much larger role in countries’ climate mitigation efforts going forward. The Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) and
  • 25 Jun 2020- 11:24 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC The Guardian How can it be that in the midst of a pandemic, children living in the richest country in world history are being poisoned by tap water? Now, as America battles an unprecedented public health crisis, we can no longer continue along
  • 16 Jun 2020- 09:26 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States The World Bank has approved $27.4 Million USD in financial support for Kosovo’s Fostering and Leveraging Opportunities for Water Security Program (FLOWS). A 10 June announcement describes the programme's aims to
  • 21 Apr 2020- 11:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Washington DC, United States Wednesday this week marks the fiftieth Earth Day, the largest secular holiday in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year on 22 April to demonstrate support for environmental protection. On Earth Day
  • 10 Mar 2020- 11:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The National Rural Water Association (NRWA) of the United States has filed a PFAS class action lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia against the makers of firefighting foam products, accusing them of
  • 25 Feb 2020- 08:34 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States United States President Donald Trump’s long-awaited “Peace Plan” for the Middle East, revealed 28 January, has come under fire for disregarding the political and economic needs of occupied Palestine and lack of recognition or
  • 26 Jan 2020- 10:03 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States Toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS are more prevalent in the drinking water of dozens of US cities, with new findings confirming that exposure to the "forever chemicals" has been previously underestimated both
  • 12 Jan 2020- 09:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC US President Donald Trump will veto the PFAS Action Act of 2019 which would have set deadlines for the country's Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to reduce continuing PFAS contamination and to set minimum standards for PFAS in
  • 17 Dec 2019- 09:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The United States Congress agreed in draft, 11 December, a Defence Spending Biill that bars the military from use of firefighting foam containing toxic chemicals (per- and poly- fluoroalkyl, or PFAS) linked to cancer. But
  • 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.

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