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  • 19 Jun 2017- 06:05 by Local Press Report AMSTERDAM New Scientist Almost a quarter of the global population experiences significant decreases in water availability through human interventions on rivers, says Ted Veldkamp at Vrije University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Those interventions
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Four hundred seventeen dead human bodies have been removed from the Yellow River between 2008 and 2012, equating to more than 100 corpses a year, officials in Lanzhou, capital of Gansu province, announced last week.
  • A Chinese environment official last week sounded the alarm about pollution in China's rivers, lakes and seas, saying the problem in the near-shore waters of major coastal economic zones is particularly serious.
  • 2 Nov 2009- 19:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent China, ZHENGZHOU The Yellow River Conservancy Commission of China's Water Resources Ministry established the Yellow River Conservancy Foundation during the 4th biannual International Yellow River Forum in Zhengzhou. The goal of this non-profit