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  • 1 Feb 2018- 06:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg The European Court of Auditors (ECA) is conducting an audit on the European Union’s (EU) strategic framework for combating desertification to examine whether risk of desertification in EU countries is being effectively and
  • 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
  • 1 Sep 2016- 04:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romania’s Minister of European Funds, Cristian Ghinea, has announced that the country will invest over $390 million USD for large infrastructure projects in the second half of this year. Several of the projects were included in the
  • 13 Jul 2016- 09:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CONSTANȚA, Romania The government of Romania’s Constanța County has asked the county’s 70 town halls to implement Public Health Directorate recommendations to ensure free, safe water for young babies and pregnant women, and to post warning notes on
  • 30 Jun 2016- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRAŞOV, Romania Residents in the village of Felmer, part of Şoarş comune in Romania’s Braşov County, have found that their recently commissioned water supply system never received the necessary approvals from the public health department, and is in fact
  • 21 Jun 2016- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISTRIȚA, Romania Residents of some villages in Romania’s Bistrița-Năsăud County are uninterested in connecting to newly built sewage systems, and as a result,untreated household wastewater is still being dumped directly into local rivers, according to
  • 1 Apr 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ZIDURI, Romania Eighteen children from the village of Zoiţa, in Ziduri commune in Romania’s Buzău County, were sickened after drinking contaminated water at school. Thirteen of the children, who were all between the ages of 10 and 12, were admitted to
  • 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
  • 9 Nov 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIBIU, Romania Water sources in the town of Alma, in Romania’s Sibiu County, have been found to be contaminated with ammonium, and over 500 residents have been left without water supply as a result. "There is pollution in the water source coming

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