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  • 4 Nov 2019- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CANBERRA, Australia Over 40,000 Australians have begun a class action lawsuit against the country's government, suing over exposure to PFAS chemical contamination. The lawsuit, which has been supported by US environmental activist Erin Brockovich,
  • 11 Jun 2019- 12:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Washington DC, United States A new report on climate change from the Australian think-tank, Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration, has taken a radical, almost apocalyptic view of the impact and effect of climate change, hitting headlines
  • 24 Feb 2019- 08:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Some very large humanitarian crises, particularly those related to climate change, have received relatively little public attention because of dwindling news budgets in media. International aid organization, CARE, launched its third
  • 14 Nov 2018- 09:48 by OOSKAnews Info Melbourne, Australia A multitude of biologically active pharmaceuticals contaminate surface waters globally, yet their presence in aquatic food webs remain largely unknown. A new study released in Science Daily on November 6 from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem
  • 7 Oct 2016- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Antonio Guterres, former head of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), has been confirmed as the next UN Secretary General by the UN Security Council. The UN General Assembly will likely formalize the
  • 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
  • 25 Sep 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OBAN, Scotland, United Kingdom An international panel participating in the sixth “aquaNOW Audience,” held at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) in Oban, Scotland yesterday (September 24th), decried the lack of long-term thinking in
  • 1 Apr 2015- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The XVth World Water Congress of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) will meet in Edinburgh, Scotland, on May 25-29, 2015. OOSKAnews caught up this week with Dr. Neil Coles, Winthrop Research Professor at
  • 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,
  • 31 Jul 2014- 09:15 by Local Press Report PORT-AU-PRINCE Haiti Libre Friday, as part of a pilot project, the program "Support to Governance and Local Investment" (AGIL), funded by the European Union (EU), proceeded to the signature of subsidy contracts totaling nearly 2 million U.S.
  • 28 Jul 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Environmental considerations should be taken into account at the earliest possible moment of humanitarian action, according to a new study undertaken for the joint United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)/Office for the Coordination
  • 14 Mar 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Some 1,500 victims of the Haitian cholera epidemic filed a new class action lawsuit against the United Nations in US federal court this week. They are demanding that the UN pay them compensation and take responsibility for
  • 4 Mar 2014- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti The United Nations should provide victims of the massive cholera outbreak in Haiti with  “full compensation,” and those responsible should be punished, according to Gustavo Gallon, the UN Human Rights Council’s independent expert on