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  • 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- 07:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States In an address to the United Nations Security Council on April 29, representatives from EcoPeace Middle East, an Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian environmental NGO, emphasized that the issue of water should be separated from
  • 24 Mar 2019- 11:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The leading Unitd Nations entity on human rights has criticized Israel’s exploitation of natural resources in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (UNOHCHR), in a special report
  • 19 Feb 2019- 06:44 by Local Press Report GAZA CITY Duke University Israel’s targeting of agricultural, water and energy infrastructures in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has had dire impacts on human welfare and livelihoods in both locations, a new report by researchers at Duke University and the
  • 11 Sep 2018- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Tel Aviv, Israel Following August's leptospirosis outbreak in the Jordan River system in the Golan Heights region of northern Israel, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued September 7 a "Watch- Level 1, Practice Usual
  • 22 Aug 2018- 09:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEL AVIV, Israel Health authorities in Israel are considering making more rivers and streams in the Golan Heights off-limits to the public after more than 60 people were hospitalized with suspected leptospirosis. The Jordan has been added to the list of
  • 21 Jan 2018- 11:26 by Local Press Report TEL AVIV The Jewish Press As much as 97% of the drinking water in the Gaza Strip is unfit for human consumption because of pollution from untreated sewage or because of a high level of salinity, according to Ahmed Yaakobi, a hydrologist who advises the
  • 16 Aug 2017- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON VA, United States The population of Gaza has even less access to water and sanitation than in the aftermath of 2014’s war, according to relief agency Oxfam. A report from the humanitarian agency relates that in August 2014 when a 50-day war
  • 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
  • 14 Sep 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEL AVIV, Israel The Israeli Knesset’s subcommittee for Judea and Samaria saw a dispute this week about establishment of a wastewater plant near the Rimonim community in Samaria that will be funded by the German government. There has been local Israeli
  • 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 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

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