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  • 26 Mar 2020- 07:52 by Staff- Water Diplomat PARIS, France International humanitarian group Solidarites International this month released its 2020 "Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Barometer"  highlighting lack of access to safe drinking water and sanitation with focus on Africa, where human
  • 11 Feb 2020- 08:02 by Staff- Water Diplomat Rio de Janeiro, Brazil The governor of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has dismissed the President of CEDAE, the State Water and Sewerage Company as the city’s weeks-long water supply and sanitation crisis shows little sign of abating. Helio Cabral is to be
  • 18 Jan 2020- 09:35 by Staff- Water Diplomat RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil Rio de Janeiro's State Water and Sewerage Company (CEDAE) has issued a statement that “all tests conducted show that the water is within the parameters required by the Ministry of Health, and proper for the consumption",
  • 6 Nov 2019- 09:17 by Local Press Report SAO LUIS CNN An indigenous leader was killed and another was injured when loggers allegedly ambushed them in the northeastern Brazilian state of Maranhao. The attack happened on Friday when two members of a group known as "Forest Guardians" left
  • 6 May 2019- 08:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has completed its three-year review of the effect of modern civilization on natural world, publishing its long-anticipated assessment May 6. The
  • 7 Apr 2019- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Ninety-six institutional investors, representing $10.3 Trillion USD in assets under management, have sent an urgent letter to 683 listed mining companies requesting full disclosure on tailings storage facilities under their control
  • 11 Sep 2018- 08:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, United States An investigative report has accused Harvard University’s endowment fund of using an opaque corporate structure to acquire control of farmland across five continents during the past 10 years. This mmonth's report by two non
  • 19 Apr 2018- 09:08 by Local Press Report BRASILIA, Brazil Mongabay A second iron ore pipeline leak within three weeks has occurred on the Santo Antônio do Grama River as well as contaminating nearby pastureland according to IBAMA, Brazil’s environmental agency. The second spill occurred March 29
  • 23 Mar 2018- 07:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Brasilia Michel Temer, President of Brazil, has penned an op-ed article, supplied to, and reproduced by a number of international media outlets, on the occasion of World Water Day, March 22. Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, is this week hosting the eighth
  • 14 Jul 2017- 11:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New York, NY Research and Advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) this week issued a report accusing Brazil of not addressing longstanding water and sanitatio problems that have allowed the Zika virus outbreak to escalate, leaving the population
  • 14 Jul 2017- 10:25 by Local Press Report SAO PAULO Human Rights Watch Brazil has not addressed longstanding human rights problems that allowed the Zika outbreak to escalate, leaving the population vulnerable to future outbreaks and other serious public health risks, Human Rights Watch said in a
  • 10 Nov 2016- 13:14 by Local Press Report BENTO RODRIGUEZ Greenpeace International The millions of people affected by burst dam owned by the mining companies Samarco, Vale and BHP deserve justice. This tragedy also merits special scientific attention and Greenpeace Brazil and #RiodeGente have
  • 4 Nov 2016- 12:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARRAKESH, Morocco The COP21 Paris agreement on climate change entered into force on November 4th 2016, days before the COP22 climate conference convenes in Marrakesh, Morocco. Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of United Nations Framework Convention
  • 3 Aug 2016- 08:45 by Local Press Report RIO DE JANEIRO Associated Press Just days ahead of the Olympic Games, the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria. The most contaminated points are the Rodrigo de
  • 8 Jun 2016- 08:35 by Local Press Report NORWICH Mongabay An international team of biologists has studied the past and current impacts on biodiversity of 191 existing Amazon dams, and the potential impacts of 246 dams planned or under construction. Researchers identified negative interactions

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