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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
  • 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
  • 20 Nov 2015- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom South Sudan is the hardest place in the world to find a household toilet, according to a new report by international charity WaterAid. The report, “ It’s No Joke: The State of the World’s Toilets 2015,” was released on November
  • 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
  • 19 Oct 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Haitian officials issued a red alert last week due to a surge in cholera cases in the country. The Ministry of Health said that as of September 30th, there had been 22,511 new infections recorded in 2015, and 185 deaths. Two
  • 28 Aug 2015- 11:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden This year's World Water Week in Stockholm wrapped up on August 28th with a call to ensure that water is given a central place in upcoming climate change negotiations. “Water is what binds together all the aspects of climate change
  • 19 Nov 2014- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Over 180 cities and communities in 35 countries have taken back control of their privatized water services over the past 15 years, according to a new report from international think tank the Transnational Institute (TNI) of
  • 7 Nov 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom The XVth World Water Congress of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) will meet in Edinburgh, Scotland, on May 25-29, 2015. OOSKAnews caught up this week with Dr. David Molden, Director General of the
  • 26 Aug 2014- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUCKNOW, India Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav this week blamed neighboring Nepal for the flash floods earlier this month that killed 90 people and caused damage to infrastructure and agricultural land in the Indian state. Nepal, which was
  • 11 Jul 2014- 10:02 by Local Press Report KATHMANDU Khabar Rapid urbanisation and human encroachment– especially in the Kathmandu Valley– have left Nepal's rivers highly polluted. Initiated by Chief Secretary Leela Mani Paudel more than a year ago, the campaign– which aims to clean a 21km

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