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  • 23 Jul 2012- 10:02 by Local Press Report washington, dc, united states Catholic World News One of Peru’s leading prelates traveled to Washington and urged members of a House subcommittee to hold a US company accountable for the environmental degradation caused by one of its subsidiaries. “I am not
  • The U.S. Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee this week unanimously approved the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2011. The bill will now go to the floor of the U.S. Senate for a vote.
  • 7 Jun 2012- 08:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Only one internationally agreed-on environmental goals related to water has shown significant progress, according to the UN Environment Program’s (UNEP) fifth edition of the Global Environment Outlook (GEO-5), released this
  • 15 May 2012- 15:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAGOS, Nigeria Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell announced this week that it had found two new oil pipeline leaks in the Niger Delta region on May 7. The leaks are being investigated to determine their cause and extent, the company said. The announcement came
  • 23 Mar 2012- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Bolivian Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca presented a draft proposal to members of the Organization of American States (OAS) containing provisions against privatization of water, commodification of basic resources,
  • 23 Jan 2012- 17:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Water is not in itself a cause of international conflict, but it has a “multiplying effect” on other stresses, like government failure, according to panelists at a Water Security Plenary in Washington, DC last week.
  • 17 Jan 2012- 11:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states U.S. Under-Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights Maria Otero urged more research and data sharing on Himalayan glacier melt during a forum last week.  The Forum on Himalayan Glacier Melt:
  • 19 Dec 2011- 21:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states It has become widely acknowledged that partnering with service providers is key to obtaining sustainable results, according to Andy Narracott, program coordinator at Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP).
  • 19 Dec 2011- 12:17 by Local Press Report washington, dc Inter-American Development Bank The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) is lending Argentina $400 million USD to improve living conditions for 280,000 residents in 70 poor urban settlements. The project comes under a conditional credit line
  • 11 Oct 2011- 09:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Bangladesh suffers economic losses of some $4.2 billion USD a year, or the equivalent of 6.3 percent of its 2007 GDP, due to poor sanitation, according to a new World Bank-administered Water and Sanitation Program (WSP)
  • 27 Sep 2011- 08:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Bangladesh, expected by many to be among the nations most severely affected by climate change, can look forward to an increase in freshwater shortages in the future, according to Ali Riaz, professor and chair of the
  • 26 Sep 2011- 21:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states The human right to clean, safe drinking water and adequate sanitation, adopted by the United Nations last year, will need to be examined in the context not just of human needs but also of environmental needs, according to a
  • 25 Aug 2011- 09:46 by Local Press Report washington, dc News24 (South Africa) Human sewage is to blame for the white pox disease killing already endangered elkhorn coral, which live in waters off south Florida and the Bahamas, according to U.S. researchers. The researchers, whose report was

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