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  • 21 Jan 2018- 11:26 by Local Press Report MOSCOW Sputnik International Russia's Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) said in a recent statement that an outbreak of Hepatitis A in Ukraine's southern Mykolaiv Region continues
  • 14 Jan 2018- 22:08 by Local Press Report Liverpool, UK Click Liverpool Campaigners against Liverpool FC's partnership with Tibet Water are preparing to hand out information to supporters attending Sunday’s game. International consumer group SumOfUs have confirmed that it will target the club’s
  • 12 Jan 2018- 08:26 by Local Press Report TOKYO The Japan Times A decision should be made sometime this year over whether to release into the sea water containing radioactive tritium from the crisis-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, the chief of Japan’s nuclear regulator said Thursday, emphasizing
  • 12 Jan 2018- 08:26 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Reuters The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will replace Obama-era carbon and clean water regulations and open up a national debate on climate change in 2018, part of a list of priorities for the year that also includes fighting lead
  • 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,
  • 7 Dec 2017- 08:36 by Local Press Report KARACHI Geo TV Human waste is being deliberately released in water, observed Chief Justice Saqib Nisar during Wednesday’s hearing of the water pollution case. The remarks of the chief justice came after a short-film about contaminated water was shown in the
  • 28 Nov 2017- 09:14 by Local Press Report TOKYO The Japan Times More than six years after a tsunami overwhelmed the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, Japan has yet to reach consensus on what to do with a million tons of radioactive water, stored on site in around 900 large and densely packed
  • 16 Nov 2017- 08:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BONN, Germany A second edition of the “Water and Climate- Blue Book” was released last week during the COP23 international climate change conference in Bonn, Germany. The document has been produced by Ministry Delegate in charge of Water, Kingdom of
  • 16 Nov 2017- 08:51 by Local Press Report LUSAKA CNBC Africa The Lusaka Sanitation Programme is part of the urgently needed reinforcement and expansion of the wastewater infrastructure in Zambia's fast growing capital Lusaka. The project is expected to greatly contribute to economic and social
  • 14 Nov 2017- 11:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BONN, Germany A number of representatives of the international water community co-signed a “nature based solution declaration” (full text here) on COP23’s Water Action Day, 10 November “to encourage the use of natural systems in managing healthy water
  • 13 Nov 2017- 08:53 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI National Herald The report by Leo Heller, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, after a two-week long visit to India, has been described as insensitive and disappointing by the Union Government. But before
  • 10 Nov 2017- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BONN, Germany The majority of national climate plans with an adaptation component which have been submitted under the Paris Climate Change Agreement prioritize action on water, yet financing must triple to $295 billion USD per year to meet targets. The
  • 7 Nov 2017- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BONN, Germany COP23 Underway, Syria Says "We're in!", US Isolated Action Day for Water World Water Council Calls for Financing for New Water Infrastructure and Maintenance Oil Majors Named and Shamed for Water Abuse Again Syria's
  • 6 Nov 2017- 08:04 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Politico A sweeping new U.S. government report concludes that humans have pushed global temperatures to the highest level seen by modern civilization, defying the Trump administration’s pronouncements that climate change is a hoax or based on
  • 2 Nov 2017- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Around 130 dead seals have washed up on the shores of Russia’s Lake Baikal this week, prompting an investigation by Siberian authorities. Scientists have identified exhaustion caused by hunger as the primary cause of the mass deaths,

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