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  • 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
  • 20 May 2018- 11:19 by OOSKAnews Info BEIJING, China Chinese researchers have developed a nano material using waste cartons that can remove a toxic heavy metal from water. The breakthrough has provided a new means to control heavy metal contamination and recycling of waste cartons (Xinhua).
  • 11 May 2018- 08:13 by OOSKAnews Info BERLIN, Germany The price of tap water in Germany rose on average over 25 percent between 2005 and 2016, an evaluation from the country’s pro-environment Green party has found, attributing rising prices to nitrate pollution from agricultural production and
  • 26 Apr 2018- 07:09 by OOSKAnews Info The Hague, Netherlands The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency has produced a report, “ The Geography of Future Water Challenges ” highlighting the need for an integrated approach to limiting climate- and water-related risks globally. Using maps and
  • 21 Feb 2018- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Info WASHINGTON, DC World Bank Disasters occur worldwide and are part of everyone’s life. Ever since they were first recorded, floods, hurricanes and earthquakes have marked the history of humanity and its evolution. Today, our efforts focus on preparing for and
  • 12 Jan 2018- 06:30 by OOSKAnews Info POTSDAM, Germany Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Rainfall changes caused by global warming will increase river flood risks across the globe. Scientists have now calculated the required increase in flood protection until the 2040s worldwide,