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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
  • 9 Nov 2016- 12:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia The government of Laos has submitted a new request to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) secretariat to construct a dam on the Mekong, the MRC said in a statement this week. The Pak Beng Hydropower Project, a run-of-river project
  • 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
  • 29 Aug 2016- 07:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Laos has inaugurated construction work on the 260-megawatt Don Sahong hydropower project on the Mekong River this month, Lao news agency KPL reported last week. Laos had announced plans to start construction of the $720 million USD, 260
  • 15 Jun 2016- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia During its 32nd session this week, the United Nations Human Rights Council will discuss concerns from people in the region about Laos’s Don Sahong Dam project. The Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council has detailed human
  • 1 Apr 2016- 08:36 by Local Press Report PETALING JAYA Free Malaysia Today It has been decided that it is not economically feasible to treat millions of litres of contaminated water from the disused mining pool at the Mamut copper mine in Ranau, Sabah. Universiti Malaysia Sabah geologist Dr Felix
  • 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
  • 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
  • 30 Oct 2015- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SHAH ALAM, Malaysia The recently completed water industry restructuring in Malaysia’s Selangor state means an end to water rationing, Selangor Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) Mohamed Azmin Ali announced this week. "With this success, I promise …
  • 22 Oct 2015- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PETALING JAYA, Malaysia After two more cases of typhoid were reported in Kuala Lumpur this week, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam warned that poor conditions at foreign workers’ quarters in the area posed a threat to public health. He called

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