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  1. Sri Lanka Invests $1.2 Billion USD In Access, Leakage, Climate Adaptation Programs

    15 Jun 2018- 11:42 by OOSKAnews Info COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka's National Water Supply and Drainage Board is investing $1.2 Billion USD to increase access to safe drinking water, but high borrowing costs, leaky pipes, and volatile weather may requ ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 06/21/2018 - 06:18

  2. Yangtze Economic Belt Shows Improvement In Pollution Control, Serious Challenges Persist

    20 Jun 2018- 11:47 by OOSKAnews Info BEIJING, China Eleven provinces and municipalities along China’s Yangtze River Economic Belt have seen some improvement in pollution control and ecological quality, but environmental challenges remain serious, accordin ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 06/20/2018 - 11:47

  3. Tanzania: Cooperation With Russia On Forests, Water Resources Challenges

    20 Jun 2018- 11:57 by Local Press Report DAR ES SALAAM The Citizen Tanzania and Russia are expected to cooperate in managing forests and water resources. Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Susan Kolimba said the envisaged coo ...

    Local Press Report - 06/20/2018 - 11:57

  4. Ukraine Envoy Says Putin Unlikely To Force Land Corridor, Despite Drought

    20 Jun 2018- 11:57 by Local Press Report KYIV Unian Russian President Vladimir Putin is unlikely to resort to a military operation to force the land corridor via mainland Ukraine to Crimea, since he needs the peninsula only as a military base while the pr ...

    Local Press Report - 06/20/2018 - 11:57

  5. Are Proposed Murray-Darling Water Laws Going To Kill The River?

    20 Jun 2018- 11:57 by Local Press Report SYDNEY NSW ABC News (Australia) The New South Wales Government has watered down changes to laws governing the Murray-Darling river system that were proposed in the wake of the water theft and corruption investigati ...

    Local Press Report - 06/20/2018 - 11:57

  6. Benzene Contamination In California Caused By Fighting Of Wildfires

    20 Jun 2018- 11:57 by Local Press Report SANTA ROSA CA Chemical & Engineering News In addition to destroying more than 8,000 structures and killing 44 people, the Northern California wildfires in 2017 unexpectedly also caused persistent contamination ...

    Local Press Report - 06/20/2018 - 11:57

  7. Bogota Water Supply Depends On A Unique, Threatened Ecosystem

    20 Jun 2018- 11:57 by Local Press Report BOGOTA CityLab Colombia’s capital Bogotá relies on a unique ecosystem called páramos for its water. The tropical plants and moss in the páramo act like a sponge, trapping moisture from the foggy air, storing it in ...

    Local Press Report - 06/20/2018 - 11:57

  8. Australia: Opposition Pledges To Tighten Fracking Regulations

    20 Jun 2018- 11:57 by Local Press Report CANBERRA The Guardian Regulations on unconventional gas development across Australia would be tightened up if Labor wins the next election. Labor’s shadow minister for the environment Tony Burke says the party, if ...

    Local Press Report - 06/20/2018 - 11:57

  9. Space Monitoring Of Plant Temperatures Will Aid Study Of Droughts

    20 Jun 2018- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HOUSTON, TX A new NASA instrument to be installed on the International Space Station will measure the temperature of plants from space, enabling researchers to determine plant water use and to study how drough ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/20/2018 - 11:37

  10. Foxconn Announces Water Recycling Program For Controversial Lake Michigan Facility

    20 Jun 2018- 08:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MADISON, WI Foxconn Technology Group has announced that it will voluntarily adopt a leading-edge water recycling system at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Racine County, Wisconsin, USA. Foxco ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/20/2018 - 08:35

  11. Human Health And Ecosystems Risk Associated With Unsustainable Farming Practices Is Underestimated By Agriculture Sector, Policymakers

    20 Jun 2018- 07:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON, VA Policymakers and farmers are underestimating serious water pollution risk to human health and ecosystems from unsustainable agricultural practices, a new report from the United Nations Food and A ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/20/2018 - 07:56

  12. Following The Paris Accords Could Reduce Risk Of Severe Water-access Problems In Asia

    20 Jun 2018- 07:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOSTON, MA Even "modest" action to limit climate change could help prevent the most extreme water-shortage scenarios facing Asia by the year 2050, according to a new study led by researchers from the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/20/2018 - 11:37

  13. Zambia: President Petitioned To Protect Luangwa River

    19 Jun 2018- 12:07 by Local Press Report LUSAKA Lusaka Times The World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Zambia and its partners have recently launched a petition to President Edgar Lungu to declare the Luangwa a Water Resource Protection Area. The Luangwa River ...

    Local Press Report - 06/19/2018 - 12:07

  14. Niger Delta: Activists Plan Attack On Oil Facility

    19 Jun 2018- 12:07 by Local Press Report ABUJA Vanguard Niger Delta Activists Forum, NDAF, has warned of planned attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta belonging to Nigeria Agip Oil Company, NAOC. The group had earlier given the company a 14-day ult ...

    Local Press Report - 06/19/2018 - 12:07

  15. India: Drones Find Unauthorized Sand Mining in Aravallis Mountain Range

    19 Jun 2018- 12:07 by Local Press Report MUMBAI GeoSpatial World The Gurugram forest department on Saturday completed the drone mapping of two villages in the first phase to check encroachment or illegal activities in the Aravallis Mountain Range. During ...

    Local Press Report - 06/19/2018 - 12:07

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