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  • 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 –
  • 29 Oct 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HAMILTON, ON, Canada Salt-induced land degradation-- a common occurrence in arid and semi-arid regions where rainfall is too low to maintain regular percolation through soil, and irrigation without a drainage system is the norm-- has decreased
  • 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
  • 13 Jun 2014- 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent THE HAGUE, Netherlands Glacier melt in the Himalayan Mountains has the potential to increase tensions between China, India and Pakistan-- all of which receive a significant portion of their freshwater from rivers that originate in the Himalayas,
  • 3 Feb 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan A group of Pakistani lawmakers have asked for a review of the Indus Waters Treaty with India, warning that the issue of sharing trans-boundary waters with the neighboring country was more potent than terrorism. Speaking at the first
  • 20 Jan 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The water flowing downstream from Pakistan’s Kotri Barrage on the Indus River is contaminated with high levels of arsenic and lead, and is unfit for human consumption, according to a new study from the Liaquat University of Medical
  • 9 Dec 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government has asked India to withdraw its troops from Siachen, a disputed Himalayan glacier in the Jammu & Kashmir region on which both countries have built up a strong military presence over the past three decades.
  • 6 Aug 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent UTRECHT, The Netherlands Accelerated melting of Himalayan glaciers – a result of global climate change – will allow the watersheds of the Ganges and Indus rivers to supply enough water to meet the region’s increasing demand until at least 2100, according
  • 18 Feb 2013- 08:03 by Local Press Report FAISALABAD The Express Tribune Speakers at a seminar held late last week called for tangible steps to fight climate change and provide potable water to as many as 1.2 billion people who, they said, lacked access to clean drinking water. The event was
  • Pakistan has raised objections with India over the planned construction of the 1,000 MW Pakal Dul hydropower project in disputed Kashmir.
  • 21 Mar 2012- 07:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, karachi Pakistani environmentalists are calling for an Indus Delta rehabilitation program and an end to development projects that are harming the river. At an event organized by environmental group WWF Pakistan to mark International Day of
  • 12 Jan 2009- 19:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Over 300 million people dependent on the 2,525 kilometer long Gages River, viewed as the "holy water" by millions of Hindus, face new constraints with the deposit of over 900 million liters of sewage/industrial waste into the
  • 24 Mar 2008- 21:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India- India and China run the risk of water and food shortages in the coming years due to the melting of Himalayan glaciers. A new UN report has raised the alarm over rapid melting of Himalayan glaciers due to global warming. They may
  • 17 Mar 2008- 20:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, karachi- The Indus River and lakes and canals receiving water from it are highly polluted, which raises questions about health, environment and biodiversity in the area, according to the Sindh Environmental Protection Agency. In its report on