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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 –
  • 13 Feb 2017- 08:37 by Local Press Report SEVASTOPOL Pravda Residents of the city of Sevastopol said that the water in the Round Bay of the Black Sea turned green. The people promptly informed EMERCOM of the phenomenon. "In the waters of the Round Bay, an unknown substance colored the sea water
  • 11 Nov 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopia is planning to build new dams on rivers other than the Nile in order to “take advantage of all out water resources,” Minister of Energy and Water Motuma Mekasa said this week. As an example, Mekasa cited the planned Gibe
  • 7 Oct 2015- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom Major volcanic eruptions can significantly affect the flow of the world's biggest rivers, according to a new study from the University of Edinburgh. The study, “ Systematic change in global patterns of streamflow
  • 25 Sep 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OBAN, Scotland, United Kingdom An international panel participating in the sixth “aquaNOW Audience,” held at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) in Oban, Scotland yesterday (September 24th), decried the lack of long-term thinking in
  • 22 Sep 2015- 11:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHARTOUM, Sudan Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) confiscated all copies of local newspaper El Sudani at the printing press on Friday and Saturday (September 18th and 19th), according to independent news station Radio Dabanga. A
  • 24 Jun 2015- 10:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The Chinese government plans to spend some $4.1 billion USD for new and existing water projects, the Ministry of Finance announced this week. The funds will go toward 29 projects that are already under way, and 143 new irrigation, water
  • 26 May 2015- 10:53 by Local Press Report CAIRO Al Monitor An intensive media and political momentum is taking place in Egypt in regard to the conflict with Nile headwaters countries over securing Egypt’s annual share of the Nile waters. At the same time, the pollution of the Nile River remains a
  • 30 Apr 2015- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egyptian Health Minister Adel al Adawi said on April 29th that the poisoning of hundreds of people in the country’s Sharqiyah governorate was caused by bacterial contamination in multi-gallon water storage containers. Adawi said the results
  • 6 Mar 2015- 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States 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 with Dr. Salman M. A. Salman this week to talk about about his
  • 12 Jan 2015- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The Tibetan Plateau, where temperatures have increased twice as fast as most other places on earth over the past 50 years, will continue to feel the effects of global warming, and could see another 30 percent loss in glacier mass over the
  • 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,
  • 17 Jan 2014- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Mikhail Kurik, director of public scientific research organization the Ukrainian Institute of Human Ecology, has warned that poor quality tap water poses a major threat to public health in the Ukraine, the scale of which is being
  • Shanghai will set up a new water resource management system by 2014 that will include the strictest standards so far in China for water conservation and wastewater treatment, the Shanghai Water Authority announced on October 17.

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