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  • 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
  • 12 May 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia The Colombian Ombudsman's Office warned this week of a "critical situation" with regard to child malnutrition in a number of indigenous communities in the eastern Orinoquia region. "After several weeks traveling
  • 28 Apr 2016- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia The recent death of a two-year-old brings the total number of children who have died of malnutrition in Colombia’s La Guajira province to 25 this year. All 25 children were members of the indigenous Wayuu community. Back in February,
  • 4 Mar 2016- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The recent drought in the eastern Mediterranean region, which affected Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, and Turkey, is likely the worst in the past 900 years, according to a new study by
  • 17 Feb 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia The mortality rate for children under 5 due to acute malnutrition in Colombia’s La Guajira department rose 50 percent between 2011 and 2015, according to Colombian Health Minister Alejandro Gaviria. Gaviria said the problem, which is
  • 3 Feb 2016- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and
  • 22 Dec 2015- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Inter-American Human Rights Commission (IAHRC), part of the Organization of American States (OAS), has demanded that Colombia adopt measures to protect members of the Wayuu community, whose children are suffering from
  • 13 Dec 2015- 20:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France Representatives of 195 nations on December 12th signed an historic agreement aimed at halting global warming. The agreement, signed after an all-night session in the Paris suburb of Le Bourget, was reached one day after the COP21 climate
  • 11 Dec 2015- 11:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France COP21 negotiators are taking an extra day to finalize a global agreement on climate change. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who is chairing the talks, announced that the deadline for a climate deal would be pushed back to Saturday,
  • 11 Dec 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France Anthropogenic climate change is “the largest, most pervasive threat to the natural environment and human societies the world has ever experienced,” according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Program. The report, “Climate
  • 18 Nov 2015- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The upcoming COP21 climate talks in Paris are an opportunity not just to reach an international climate agreement, but also to protect the current and future health of millions worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a
  • 12 Nov 2015- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PALISADES, NY, United States Due to the effects of global warming, many regions worldwide that depend on snowmelt to feed water sources are at risk of future shortages, according to a new study led by researchers from Columbia University’s Earth
  • 23 Oct 2015- 08:46 by Local Press Report LONDON Blue & Green Tomorrow A Colombian delegation grilled BHP Billiton execs at their annual general meeting (AGM) on Thursday over the mining giant’s environmental and human rights violations in Colombia. The AGM came just weeks after the latest
  • 13 Oct 2015- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FALMOUTH, MA, United States The Amazon region will experience more hydrological extremes, including more frequent and severe droughts, by 2100 as a result of climate change, according to new research from independent research institute the Woods Hole
  • 9 Oct 2015- 08:47 by Local Press Report BOGOTA Prensa Latina Punished by forest fires, temperatures almost intolerable to humans, and water shortages, Colombia will have to strengthen measures to mitigate the impact of drought and newly stronger El Nino phenomena, the government has declared.

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