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  • 31 Oct 2017- 13:31 by Local Press Report WINDHOEK New Era Windhoek-Swapo Member of Parliament, who is also international relations deputy minister, Maureen Hinda has called for an end to open defecation, saying it is essential to human development. She called on Namibians, especially men to
  • 30 Oct 2017- 12:21 by Local Press Report NEW HAVEN CT Yale Environment 360 Africa has long looked to fish farming to help feed its burgeoning human population. But scientists are warning that a new aquaculture push is introducing invasive species that could devastate such natural jewels as Lake
  • 30 Oct 2017- 12:21 by Local Press Report DENVER CO Santa Fe New Mexican Scientists say they have more evidence that an increase in earthquakes on the Colorado-New Mexico border since 2001 has been caused by wells that inject wastewater from oil and gas production back underground, similar to human
  • 24 Oct 2017- 10:16 by Local Press Report SALT LAKE CITY UT Nature Geoscience Many of the world's saline lakes are shrinking at alarming rates, reducing waterbird habitat and economic benefits while threatening human health. Saline lakes are long-term basin-wide integrators of climatic
  • 19 Oct 2017- 07:16 by Local Press Report TORONTO ON Rabble The federal Liberals came into office promising to take action on human rights abuses associated with one of Canada’s largest and most controversial areas of foreign investment abroad: mining. But a rare study on the issue in the House of
  • 16 Oct 2017- 13:01 by Local Press Report RALEIGH NC Phys.org Glaciers are essential to both human and animal health. In fact, 70 percent of the world's population consumes water that has some glacial input. It's important to understand how these icy giants operate, because they impact
  • 5 Oct 2017- 11:05 by Local Press Report TUSCON AZ Science Daily Humans migrated out of Africa as the climate shifted from wet to very dry about 60,000 years ago, according to research led by a University of Arizona geoscientist. Climate Ecosystems Social Issues Tuscon AZ North America Africa United
  • 4 Oct 2017- 09:16 by Local Press Report DUBAI Nature Middle East Warring parties in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have increasingly targeted water and energy infrastructure as tactical weapons, and as forms of collateral damage, with long-term implications for human welfare, ecosystems,
  • 19 Sep 2017- 09:49 by Local Press Report DOUGLAS Phys.org As humans spread out across the Earth, the locations of new colonies were driven by the accessibility of resources: not only food and water, but also arable land, forests and minerals. Access to such resources remains important as the
  • 15 Sep 2017- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Info LIMA Amnesty International A Toxic State, an Amnesty International investigation published today, reveals how the Peruvian government has failed to provide adequate healthcare for Indigenous communities in Cuninico and Espinar, in the country’s Amazonian and
  • 7 Sep 2017- 14:01 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Organic Authority Tests conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) on water samples taken from 45 states have revealed higher than average levels of 1,4-Dioxane, a chemical the EPA classifies as a “likely human carcinogen” in 27 states,
  • 7 Sep 2017- 14:01 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Huffington Post Opponents argue that Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), who must be confirmed by the Senate, is a poor choice for the NASA administrator’s job. The three main points of contention? He’s political, lacks scientific credentials and
  • 24 Aug 2017- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON VA, United States US multinational oil and gas corporation ExxonMobil for years conducted a campaign to mislead the general public about impacts of climate change. Harvard academics Professor Naomi Oreskes and Dr Geoffrey Supran, in a study
  • 22 Aug 2017- 09:02 by Local Press Report DAKAR Business Insider Natural and human factors made Sierra Leone's capital vulnerable to a landslide that killed more than 400 people this week: heavy rain, deforested land and communities forced by overcrowding to live on steep hillsides. Those
  • 16 Aug 2017- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON VA, United States The population of Gaza has even less access to water and sanitation than in the aftermath of 2014’s war, according to relief agency Oxfam. A report from the humanitarian agency relates that in August 2014 when a 50-day war

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