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  • 18 Oct 2020- 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Extreme weather events have come to dominate the disaster landscape in the 21st century, says a new report by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), published to mark 13 October's International Day for Disaster Risk
  • 19 Oct 2020- 08:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States On Global Handwashing Day, 15 October, UNICEF Executive Director of UNICEFHenrietta Fore introduced the new Hand Hygiene For All Initiative, saing that “hand hygiene is everyone’s business” and that it must become a priority
  • 18 Oct 2020- 08:07 by Local Press Report BERLIN Euronews A German utility company says it has shut down the pipes supplying Tesla with water for the construction of a factory near Berlin because the automaker hasn't paid its bills. A spokeswoman for the company WSE said Thursday that Tesla was
  • 15 Oct 2020- 08:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden An international panel gathered virtually to discuss human rights-based water resources management and water security at a webinar on 13 October, which was organised by the UN Development Programme- Stockholm International Water
  • 15 Oct 2020- 07:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAKU, Azerbaijan The Azerbaijani Prosecutor General’s Office said 11 October that Armenian armed forces had carried out a missile attack on the Mingachevir Hydroelectric Power Plant in Azerbaijan, Russian state media outlet TASS reported. "At about
  • 13 Oct 2020- 08:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States In a post-hospitalisation interview with right-wing media outlet Fox News, US President Donald Trump has ridiculed California Democrats for conservation policies that protect the endangered Delta smelt. This old campaign
  • 12 Oct 2020- 09:14 by Local Press Report TOKYO Macau News Agency It has been called Japan’s underground “Parthenon”, a cavernous complex charged with protecting Tokyo and surrounding areas from catastrophic flooding — a risk experts warn is growing as climate change advances. Above ground, there is
  • 12 Oct 2020- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OSLO, Norway The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the United Nations (UN) World Food Programme (WFP). The Norwegian Nobel Committee said that the World Food Programme won the award "for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution
  • 12 Oct 2020- 10:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France The European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service has confirmed that September 2020 was 0.05°C warmer than 2019 and 0.08°C warmer than in 2016, the previous monthly records. It is possible that 2020 could be the warmest year ever
  • 8 Oct 2020- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom UK water company Thames Water says that the design of a "standard" dual-flush toilet means it is more likely to leak and waste water, as UK campaign group Waterwise warns that between 215 and 400 litres of water can be
  • 7 Oct 2020- 07:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Juba, South Sudan The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is seeking to raise $58 Million USD in additional aid to meet the crisis brought on in South Sudan due to crop infestation by locusts, the COVID-19 health crisis, and loss of crops and
  • 8 Oct 2020- 09:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KITUI, Kenya An extended dry season has fueled farmer-herder friction along the border of Tana River and Kitui Counties in Kenya, raising fears of conflict over scarce water and pastureland resources. Kitui county officials have advised that they are in
  • 8 Oct 2020- 11:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AS-SALIF, Yemen This news article was updated 19 October The United Nations Security Council has called on Iran-backed Houthis to give experts immediate access to the stricken SFO Safer oil tanker in the Red Sea. The tanker has been stranded and
  • 4 Oct 2020- 08:17 by Local Press Report ABIDJAN Journal du Cameroon Member states of the Volta Basin Authority, comprising six West African countries, have held a meeting in Anidjan where they have developed an early warning system in the case of extreme floods and droughts due to climate change.
  • 4 Oct 2020- 08:23 by Local Press Report SAO PAULO SciDev Water will become scarcer and more degraded as demand in Brazil increases up to 25 per cent over the next 30 years, warn scientists, as they urge governments to improve sanitation and environmental protections. Loss of native plant cover is

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