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  • 29 May 2019- 08:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YORK, United Kingdom Researchers have found antibiotic pollution exceeding globally established “safe” levels in the world's rivers by as much as 300 times in some instances. Scientists looked for 14 commonly used antibiotics that are considered to
  • 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 May 2019- 06:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The 9th Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, convened in Geneva from May 1, will address a global ban on the toxic chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and other fluorinated organic
  • 15 Mar 2019- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Info NAIROBI, Kenya The government of China's actions in restoring urban rivers have been described by the UN Human Settlement Program (UN-Habitat) as a good example for other countries where rapid development of cities has impacted the health of fresh water
  • 8 Nov 2018- 12:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing was the occasion chosen for the African Development Bank’s November 6 announcement of a new sanitation project for sub-Saharan Africa’s urban inhabitants. The Gates Foundation, in partnership with the
  • 20 May 2018- 11:19 by OOSKAnews Info BEIJING, China Chinese researchers have developed a nano material using waste cartons that can remove a toxic heavy metal from water. The breakthrough has provided a new means to control heavy metal contamination and recycling of waste cartons (Xinhua).
  • 2 Feb 2018- 10:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Warrenton, VA Senegal, Morocco and the Republic of Congo today declared new “Wetlands of International Importance” which will join the “Ramsar List” on the occasion of World Wetlands Day, February 2. The wetland sites include and incorporate exceptional
  • 22 Jan 2018- 09:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russian State News Agency TASS reported last week that the water level in Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater body, has dropped six centimeters below the critical mark and that the outlook is negative. Head of Russia’s Federal
  • 10 Jul 2017- 11:49 by Local Press Report CHANGZHOU The New York Times Global sewage and water treatment firms are eyeing opportunities in an unsavoury place: a growing pile of waste in China, the world's most populous nation. The country has been for years battling contamination from
  • 12 Jun 2017- 10:43 by Local Press Report BEIJING Science Daily The pathogen, Vibrio cholerae can colonize the surfaces, as well as the intestines of soft shelled turtles. This finding is strong evidence that soft shelled turtles in China, where they are grown for human consumption, are spreading
  • 1 May 2017- 12:55 by Local Press Report HONG KONG CFO Innovation The risk of human rights tainted tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold (3TG) entering the supply chains of tech firms is extending well beyond the traditional home of ‘conflict minerals,’ DR Congo and the Great Lakes Region of Africa,
  • 21 Nov 2016- 13:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Water quality in China improved during the first nine months of this year, due in part to implementation of the government’s action plan for combating water pollution, according to Vice Minister of Environmental Protection Zhao Yingmin.
  • 18 Nov 2016- 01:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIYUAN, China Twenty-nine percent of the surface water in Shanxi, China’s largest coal-producing province, is so polluted that it is unfit for human consumption, according to a report released this week by the Shanxi Environmental Protection Bureau.
  • 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
  • 19 Oct 2016- 11:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States Human rights NGOs have intensified pressure on the government of Nicaragua to ditch plans for a controversial inter-oceanic canal, while speculation continues that the project’s investors may withdraw because of lack of

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