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  • 2 Aug 2019- 09:53 by TWD Staff LONDON, United Kingdom Human rights watch-dog Global Witness has launched its 2018 annual investigative report on attacks on "defenders" of land and environmental rights.  According to "Enemies of the State? How governments and business silence land and
  • 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
  • 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
  • 22 Mar 2019- 08:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON The production of goods for export is depleting the water supplies of some of the world’s poorest countries, a new report from WaterAid warns. Collaboration between the public and private sectors is crucial to ensuring that economic growth does
  • 30 Sep 2018- 09:50 by Local Press Report SANGHAR DAWN Scores of drought-stricken residents of Achhro Thar, an extended part of Thar proper, have demanded the Sindh government should immediately supply them water and fodder for their starving livestock and relief goods for the equally affected
  • 11 Jun 2018- 08:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan's Foreign Office has said the matter of river waters is as important to it as a jugular vein, but that the country wants to resolve all issues with India through dialog Addressing a weekly news briefing June 7, Foreign
  • 29 May 2018- 09:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Washington, DC The World Bank has denied Pakistan’s demands for a court of arbitration to resolve the country’s dispute over India’s upstream Kishanganga Hydroelectric Dam project. Following a meeting in Washington DC last week, instigated by the
  • 7 Dec 2017- 08:36 by Local Press Report KARACHI Geo TV Human waste is being deliberately released in water, observed Chief Justice Saqib Nisar during Wednesday’s hearing of the water pollution case. The remarks of the chief justice came after a short-film about contaminated water was shown in the
  • 19 Jul 2017- 12:53 by Local Press Report KARACHI The Express Tribune Up to 90% of water supplied in Karachi is unfit for human consumption due to the presence of bacterial contamination. A new report, based on laboratory analysis of water samples collected from surface and underground water sources
  • 4 Jul 2017- 10:28 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD Dawn The National Commission on Human Rights (NCHR) has taken notice of the shortage of water, the supply of contaminated water and the lack of a water policy for the federal capital. The commission has also decided to call all stakeholders to find
  • 12 Jun 2017- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Aral Sea, June 10 – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement –
  • 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
  • 19 Jan 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MITHI, Pakistan Four more children have died of hunger this week in the drought-stricken Tharparkar district of Pakistan’s Sindh province. This brings the death toll to 54 over the past 18 days. The Health Department said it has dispatched four teams to

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