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  • 26 Apr 2018- 06:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON, VA Sea-level rise and wave-driven flooding will negatively impact freshwater resources on many low-lying atoll islands in such a way that many could be uninhabitable in just a few decades according to new research. Scientists from the United
  • 25 Apr 2018- 08:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Washington, DC There are too many trees in California’s Sierra Nevada forests according to scientists associated with the US’s National Science Foundation. That's in part because trees use lots of water to carry out basic biological tasks. In
  • 19 Apr 2018- 09:08 by Local Press Report BRASILIA, Brazil Mongabay A second iron ore pipeline leak within three weeks has occurred on the Santo Antônio do Grama River as well as contaminating nearby pastureland according to IBAMA, Brazil’s environmental agency. The second spill occurred March 29
  • 19 Apr 2018- 08:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine The Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group has warned that "Militants from the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DNR] are ignoring local residents, the Ukrainian government and international warnings, and flooding the Yunkom
  • 17 Apr 2018- 08:45 by Local Press Report DOHA Al Jazeera In 2010, water was officially recognised as a universal human right by the United Nations. However, the European Union has yet to do the same. The management of water has long been in the hands of private companies, but resistance to this
  • 12 Apr 2018- 09:26 by Local Press Report DELFT IHE Delft Human and veterinary uses of pharmaceuticals lead to high concentration of these compounds in wastewater, which is often not sufficiently collected and treated in wastewater treatment plants, thus pouring into rivers and lakes. The developed
  • 28 Mar 2018- 21:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BATH, United Kingdom The Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG) says get the duck away! The plastic duck in your bath may kill you, or give you a nasty rash. An EAWAG study has revealed the “dark side” of our friendly flexible
  • 28 Mar 2018- 22:01 by Local Press Report MANILA Climate Liability News The Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines is holding the first public hearing of its investigation into whether fossil fuel companies have violated the human rights of its citizens, who have endured devastating climate
  • 28 Mar 2018- 22:01 by Local Press Report ZIMAPAN Mexico News Daily Arsenic levels in the water supply of a mining community in Hidalgo are almost 100 times higher than World Health Organization (WHO) recommended guidelines, according to laboratory analysis. But despite the serious risks to human
  • 23 Mar 2018- 07:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Brasilia Michel Temer, President of Brazil, has penned an op-ed article, supplied to, and reproduced by a number of international media outlets, on the occasion of World Water Day, March 22. Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, is this week hosting the eighth
  • 23 Mar 2018- 05:42 by Local Press Report NEW YORK NY Human Rights Watch Last month I visited a small rural community in northern Brazil to see how pesticides affect people in the countryside. Brazil, an agricultural powerhouse of industrial farming, is one of the world’s largest users of pesticides
  • 15 Mar 2018- 07:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC “Making Every Drop Count: An Agenda for Water Action”, released March 14 as the “outcome report” of a High Level Panel on Water of 11 Heads of State and a Special Advisor, calls for a fundamental shift in the way the world manages water so
  • 15 Mar 2018- 08:06 by Local Press Report VARZANEH Voice of America Escalating street protests by Iranians against water shortages in a rural part of central Iran have inspired more domestic criticism of the government's handling of the nation's water resources. Overseas-based human rights
  • 15 Mar 2018- 08:06 by Local Press Report LONDON BBC News The World Health Organization is to launch a review into the potential risks of plastic in drinking water. It will assess the latest research into the spread and impact of so-called microplastics- particles that are small enough to be
  • 14 Mar 2018- 09:17 by Local Press Report AFRIN Al Arabiya Turkish bombing raids killed 10 fighters loyal to the Syrian government on Wednesday at a checkpoint they were manning near the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Also, the water

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