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  • 28 Jul 2019- 06:39 by OOSKAnews Info TOKYO, Japan Research studies of river hydrology and hydrodynamics can now be enhanced by new hydrography data developed by scientists at the University of Tokyo and released earlier this month. Mapping all of the world’s rivers, creeks, and streams is a
  • 26 Jul 2019- 11:01 by Local Press Report TOKYO Space Daily Japan's astronauts could be drinking water distilled from their own urine in the near future, thanks to the latest innovation from Japan's space agency. Satoshi Matsumoto of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said the
  • 5 May 2019- 11:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEWARK DE, United States Tapping into water found in the continental shelf beneath oceans for oil recovery could lead to adverse impacts onshore, according to new research. The research by scientists from the University of Delaware, US and Sun-Yat Sen
  • 18 Sep 2018- 08:24 by OOSKAnews Info TOKYO, Japan Japan's role as host to this year's IWA International Water Congress (16-21 September) is designed, in part, to send a global message to highlight the country as a home to important technologies for general water management.  The country&
  • 12 Jan 2018- 08:26 by Local Press Report TOKYO The Japan Times A decision should be made sometime this year over whether to release into the sea water containing radioactive tritium from the crisis-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, the chief of Japan’s nuclear regulator said Thursday, emphasizing
  • 28 Nov 2017- 09:14 by Local Press Report TOKYO The Japan Times More than six years after a tsunami overwhelmed the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, Japan has yet to reach consensus on what to do with a million tons of radioactive water, stored on site in around 900 large and densely packed
  • 21 Jul 2016- 11:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OSAKA, Japan High levels of radioactive contamination have been found in riverbanks, estuaries and coastal waters in Fukushima, environmental group Greenpeace Japan warned this week. The group said in a July 21st report that it had discovered
  • 27 Jan 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), owner and operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, said late last week that it will need an additional two months to treat all of the radioactive wastewater stored at the facility
  • 22 Jan 2015- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority on January 21st approved a plan to allow the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, to discharge wastewater from the facility containing some
  • 1 Oct 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The World Bank will provide some $11 billion USD to Pakistan over the next four years for water, irrigation and hydropower projects, including the Diamer-Bhasha and Dasu dams, as well as to support recovery efforts following
  • 22 May 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) announced this week that it once again had to suspend operation of a system used to treat radiation-contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, after processed water
  • 15 May 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALEPPO, Syria Syrian opposition forces have targeted water pumping stations throughout the city of Aleppo in an attempt to stop water supplies from reaching government-controlled areas, the Syrian government said this week. The city is currently divided
  • 1 Apr 2014- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YOKOHAMA, Japan The effects of climate change are being felt in every country on the planet, regardless of size or economic strength, the new UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in its latest report. These impacts include freshwater
  • 24 Feb 2014- 09:19 by Local Press Report FUKUSHIMA International Business Times Crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant again dispensed some 100 tonnes of highly radioactive water on Thursday. Its operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) blamed human error for the latest overflow. Tepco however
  • 18 Dec 2013- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) this week approved a $372.1 million USD loan and $20 million USD in grants to help restore basic social services and support rebuilding efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Super-Typhoon Haiyan,

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