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  • 7 Aug 2019- 13:26 by Staff- Water Diplomat BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission is mobilizing a further $56 Million USD in emergency humanitarian funding to help people in the Horn of Africa, where prolonged drought is having devastating consequences on food availability and livelihoods. The
  • 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
  • 23 May 2019- 11:07 by Local Press Report RIFT VALLEY The Star The Kenya Wildlife Service has started a 100-day restoration of Lake Nakuru National Park. The park faces problems including pollution, human-wildlife conflict, farming, dumping of solid waste and untreated sewage. The park is also
  • 8 May 2019- 08:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ANTWERP, Belgium The health of Lake Victoria's ecosystem in East Africa is under an increasing threat attributed to the decline in hippopotamus populations. A 20 percent decline in population due to poaching, habitat loss, and human conflict has
  • 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
  • 22 Apr 2019- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Multinational Tullow Oil is continuing negotiations to secure a water rights deal with officials of Turkana County in northern Kenya, for Kenya's first oil project, with a final investment decision expected by the end of the year.
  • 15 Mar 2019- 09:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Environmental damage to the planet is so extensive that people’s health will be increasingly threatened without immediate urgent action. More than 250 scientists from more than 70 countries have participated in the preparation of a
  • 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 Mar 2019- 07:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAPE TOWN, South Africa The BNP Paribas Foundation, under its Climate Initiative program, is funding new research at the University of Cape Town (UCT) to examine the human impact on global warming in the global South. The international, multidisciplinary
  • 26 Feb 2019- 10:10 by Local Press Report NAIROBI The Star The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has issued an alert on increased incidences of human-wildlife conflict. KWS said the ongoing dry spell being experienced in most parts of the country is displacing wildlife from their traditional habitats in
  • 20 Dec 2018- 12:33 by Local Press Report SAMBURU The Star Counties from the Ewaso Nyiro basin have commenced dialogue on efforts to conserve the dwindling Ewaso Nyiro River following massive human activity along it. Residents from Laikipia, Samburu and Isiolo expressed fear that the river, a source
  • 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).
  • 14 Feb 2018- 10:19 by Local Press Report LPOLEI Villagers in a remote part of Lpolei in Laikipia North are complaining about baboons and monkeys stealing water from their makeshift huts in the vast community ranch. The villagers are now afraid to leave their doors or windows open or to let their

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