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  • 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
  • 14 Feb 2018- 10:19 by Local Press Report LPOLEI Villagers in a remote part of Lpolei in Laikipia North are complaining about baboons and monkeys stealing water from their makeshift huts in the vast community ranch. The villagers are now afraid to leave their doors or windows open or to let their
  • 6 Feb 2018- 13:09 by Local Press Report WATERLOO ON University of Waterloo A fear of dying plays a role in people buying bottled water, even though they know it may not be good for them or the planet, a study from the University of Waterloo has found. The study suggests that most bottled-water
  • 2 Feb 2018- 10:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Warrenton, VA Senegal, Morocco and the Republic of Congo today declared new “Wetlands of International Importance” which will join the “Ramsar List” on the occasion of World Wetlands Day, February 2. The wetland sites include and incorporate exceptional
  • 1 Feb 2018- 06:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg The European Court of Auditors (ECA) is conducting an audit on the European Union’s (EU) strategic framework for combating desertification to examine whether risk of desertification in EU countries is being effectively and
  • 31 Jan 2018- 06:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium European Commissioners are due January 31 to approve draft language showing willingness to mandate measures to increase access to drinking water including setting up and maintaining outdoor and indoor water taps in public spaces. Free
  • 24 Jan 2018- 05:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New YORK NY “Regional cooperation offers opportunities to address common concerns, including counter-terrorist financing, improving border security, fostering dialogue with religious institutions and leaders, and countering human trafficking and drug
  • 24 Jan 2018- 05:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Warrenton, VA New research presents a new tool to fight the global crisis of algal bloom pollution of freshwater. Harmful algal blooms can occur when changes in water conditions lead to a huge growth in the number of a particular species of algae.
  • 23 Jan 2018- 05:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland     OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to promulgate
  • 23 Jan 2018- 05:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON VA, United States Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880 according to analysis by NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, an independent agency of the executive branch of the United
  • 22 Jan 2018- 09:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ATLANTA GA, United States Continued progress in the global campaign to eradicate Guinea worm has been welcomed by Non-Governmental Agencies and other campaign partners. In 2017, there were only 20 villages with cases of Guinea worm disease in two
  • 22 Jan 2018- 09:29 by Local Press Report KREMS AN DER DONAU Despite wastewater management and treatment plants, human waste remains the main source of microbial faecal pollution in the river Danube. A comprehensive analysis of faecal pollution in the Danube used a new molecular genetics
  • 22 Jan 2018- 09:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russian State News Agency TASS reported last week that the water level in Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater body, has dropped six centimeters below the critical mark and that the outlook is negative. Head of Russia’s Federal
  • 21 Jan 2018- 11:26 by Local Press Report TEL AVIV The Jewish Press As much as 97% of the drinking water in the Gaza Strip is unfit for human consumption because of pollution from untreated sewage or because of a high level of salinity, according to Ahmed Yaakobi, a hydrologist who advises the
  • 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