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  • 10 Jul 2019- 08:04 by OOSKAnews Info SASKATOON SK, Canada As a part of research about water security in the Prairie provinces of Canada, scientists from the University of Saskatchewan investigated how people cope with water problems or learn to share scarce resources, like water, gas, oil and
  • 11 Jun 2019- 12:47 by OOSKAnews Info PROVO UT, United States The earth’s water cycles as currently depicted in textbooks and through research papers are sorely out-of-date as they exclude any effect from human impact, hydrologists have claimed. New analysis from an international team of
  • 27 Apr 2019- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Info PALO ALTO CA, United States New research from the Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford University examines long-term trends in nitrogen run-off from 1981 through 2012 and assesses the climate effect contribution to it. “We wanted to see whether we could
  • 18 Mar 2019- 11:25 by OOSKAnews Info BONN, Germany The first Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services will be presented to 130 governments at the seventh session of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), at UNESCO in Paris May 6
  • 15 Mar 2019- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Info NAIROBI, Kenya The government of China's actions in restoring urban rivers have been described by the UN Human Settlement Program (UN-Habitat) as a good example for other countries where rapid development of cities has impacted the health of fresh water
  • 4 Dec 2018- 08:54 by OOSKAnews Info NEW YORK NY, United States The UN Human Security Unit (HSU), in cooperation with Uzbekistan, Japan, Nigeria and Norway, has launched a "Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund" (MPHSTF) for the Aral Sea Region. The initiative marks a “new chapter for
  • 14 Nov 2018- 09:48 by OOSKAnews Info Melbourne, Australia A multitude of biologically active pharmaceuticals contaminate surface waters globally, yet their presence in aquatic food webs remain largely unknown. A new study released in Science Daily on November 6 from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem
  • 25 Oct 2018- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Info Cape Town, South Africa A master’s student at South Africa’s University of Cape Town has created the world’s first bio-bricks made from human urine, deploying a process which is carbon-friendly and produces fertilizer as a by-product. In what is being described
  • 17 Oct 2018- 07:55 by OOSKAnews Info BRUSSELS, Belgium Scientists of the European Union’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) have used a new machine-learning approach to investigate pre-conditions and factors that are likely to lead to water management issues in shared water bodies. In a recent report
  • 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&
  • 31 Aug 2018- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Info SANTIAGO, Chile Chilean water authorities announced August 23 that the government is preparing new restrictions on the extraction of water from the lithium-rich Salar de Atacama salt flats. Existing permits allow for extraction that is six times more than what
  • 5 Aug 2018- 09:04 by OOSKAnews Info CAPE TOWN, South Africa The Conversation This article, authored by Kevin Winter and Peta Brom of the University of Cape Town, originally appeared in The Conversation. Models of the earth’s changing climate suggest that extreme weather events, including droughts,
  • 7 Jun 2018- 06:31 by OOSKAnews Info MYSURU, India The first-ever scientific study in India of small hydro-power projects (SHPs) has revealed that despite their being promoted as generating clean energy, facilities have a significant ecological impact and there is a correlation between the rise in
  • 6 Jun 2018- 08:48 by OOSKAnews Info PALO ALTO CA A team from  Stanford University's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences (Stanford Earth) has found that satellite-derived measurements of ground sinking in California could predict arsenic concentrations in groundwater. The
  • 31 May 2018- 09:30 by OOSKAnews Info TEHRAN, Iran Hamid Zohrabi, deputy environment chief for natural environment of Iran, sounded the alarm this week about a decline in the number of wildlife species due to ongoing drought, particularly in the central areas of the country.  The decline is obvious

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