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  • 29 May 2018- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC A joint US/German space mission to track the continuous movement of water and other changes in Earth's mass on and beneath the planet's surface launched 22 May. The twin spacecraft of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment
  • 11 May 2018- 08:13 by OOSKAnews Info BERLIN, Germany The price of tap water in Germany rose on average over 25 percent between 2005 and 2016, an evaluation from the country’s pro-environment Green party has found, attributing rising prices to nitrate pollution from agricultural production and
  • 16 Nov 2017- 08:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BONN, Germany A second edition of the “Water and Climate- Blue Book” was released last week during the COP23 international climate change conference in Bonn, Germany. The document has been produced by Ministry Delegate in charge of Water, Kingdom of
  • 10 Nov 2017- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BONN, Germany The majority of national climate plans with an adaptation component which have been submitted under the Paris Climate Change Agreement prioritize action on water, yet financing must triple to $295 billion USD per year to meet targets. The
  • 7 Nov 2017- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BONN, Germany COP23 Underway, Syria Says "We're in!", US Isolated Action Day for Water World Water Council Calls for Financing for New Water Infrastructure and Maintenance Oil Majors Named and Shamed for Water Abuse Again Syria's
  • 26 Jul 2017- 09:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines A report published July 14th by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in collaboration with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research warns of potentially devastating consequences for the Asia Pacific region of unabated climate
  • 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
  • 25 Aug 2016- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BERLIN, Germany United Nations University- Institute for Environment Human Security (UNU-EHS) has launched 2016’s annual World Risk Report with a core finding that inadequate infrastructure and weak logistic chains substantially increase the risk that
  • 3 May 2016- 12:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil The Middle East and North Africa could become uninhabitable by the end of this century due to rising temperatures, creating to a significant increase in climate refugees from the region, a new study has warned. In the study, “
  • 4 Mar 2016- 11:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KONSTANZ, Germany Heavy metals used in oil production have leaked into water sources used by 180,000 people in South Sudan, threatening human health in the region, German NGO Sign of Hope warned this week. Tests carried out on hair samples from 96
  • 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
  • 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
  • 13 Jan 2016- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations this week appealed to member states for $7.73 billion USD in new funding to help 22.5 million Syrians and other people in the region affected by Syria’s ongoing civil war. The appeal includes $4.55 billion
  • 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,

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