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  • 18 Jul 2018- 06:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY UN Environment (UNEP) and Google announced a global partnership July 16 that aims to expand what the world knows about the impacts of human activity on global ecosystems. Long term, the partnership hopes to establish a platform for open
  • 7 Jul 2018- 09:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC A former Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has again criticized the agency’s management by Scott Pruitt, who resigned from his position as agency last week. Pruitt had kept his position for nearly 18 months
  • 29 Jun 2018- 09:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent REYKJAVIK, Iceland It is estimated that direct climate change damage costs to human health will be $2–4 Billion USD a year by 2030. Small countries have to deal with particular climate change consequences such as rising sea levels, more frequent and
  • 29 Jun 2018- 09:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission's science and knowledge service, The Joint Research Center, has published a new edition of the World Atlas of Desertification, offering a tool for decision makers to improve local responses to soil loss and
  • 20 Jun 2018- 07:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON, VA Policymakers and farmers are underestimating serious water pollution risk to human health and ecosystems from unsustainable agricultural practices, a new report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) warns. In
  • 19 Jun 2018- 12:07 by Local Press Report ABUJA Vanguard Niger Delta Activists Forum, NDAF, has warned of planned attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta belonging to Nigeria Agip Oil Company, NAOC. The group had earlier given the company a 14-day ultimatum to recruit members of the host
  • 17 Jun 2018- 10:40 by Local Press Report KABUL Gandhara Residents of Afghanistan’s restive, teeming capital have struggled for years with terrorist attacks, a lack of services, a booming population, clogged traffic, and toxic air. A study by the nongovernmental organization Fikr earlier this year
  • 14 Jun 2018- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador The Roman Catholic Episcopal Conference of El Salvador (CEDES) has  urged lawmakers to discard plans for privatizing water in the Central American country. A June 12 statement, entitled "We will not allow the poor to die
  • 13 Jun 2018- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC A growing list of US lawmakers are demanding release of a suppressed study that details concerns about toxic chemicals in the drinking water of millions of Americans. Eleven senators last week sent a letter to the heads of the US
  • 11 Jun 2018- 08:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan's Foreign Office has said the matter of river waters is as important to it as a jugular vein, but that the country wants to resolve all issues with India through dialog Addressing a weekly news briefing June 7, Foreign
  • 11 Jun 2018- 08:45 by Local Press Report ABUJA Punch (Nigeria) A human rights advocacy group, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has called for the prosecution of the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Lasun Yusuff, over the allegation of N1.1bn water
  • 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
  • 6 Jun 2018- 08:17 by Local Press Report MEXICO CITY APNews Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has issued a series of decrees establishing water reserves, aiming to preserve sufficient supplies for tens of millions of people. The decrees protect defined volumes of water in nearly half of Mexico’s
  • 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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