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26 Feb 2019 - 10:10 - PEJA - Local Press Report
This week saw an outburst of reactions toward plans to build a series of hydropower plants, HPPs, on the Lumbardhi river in Peja.
26 Feb 2019 - 10:10 - ISLAMABAD - Local Press Report
The federal government’s climate change policy and its implementation strategy were slammed by the head of the apex higher education body for being weak, inconsistent, incoherent, and reactive.
26 Feb 2019 - 10:10 - LONDON - Local Press Report
A deal between Tullow Oil and local Kenyan authorities that would allow the oil company to pump water for the wells and that would be crucial to the final investment decision for Kenya’s first and
26 Feb 2019 - 10:10 - WELENCHITI - Local Press Report
Part of the ONEWASH Plus program, the system integrates innovative and resilient solutions to provide WASH services to more than 48,000 people, including more than 22,000 children under the age of
26 Feb 2019 - 10:10 - PERVOURALSK - Local Press Report
Green snow has fallen on a Russian city, sparking an outcry over pollution.
26 Feb 2019 - 08:57 - DAVIS, CA, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
New research into social media trends indicates that the public is experiencing “normalization” when it comes to perception of changes in weather caused by climate change. Researchers identify the trends as an example of the "boiling frog" phenomenon - a metaphor often used as a cautionary tale warning against normalizing the steadily changing conditions caused by climate change.
24 Feb 2019 - 10:20 - MEXICO CITY, Mexico - OOSKAnews Correspondent
A Mexican environmental acivist was murdered last week following his political activism against a controversial carbohydron pipeline to be routed through his community.
Samir Flores Soberanes was murdered at his front door February 20 according to local reports. The killing occurred three days before a public referendum on the Morelos Comprehensive Project which includes gas, two thermoelectric plants, a gas pipeline to supply the plant with natural gas from Tlaxcala state and an aqueduct. The mostly indigenous communities around the Popocatepetl volcano, including Flores’ town of Amilcingo, have concerns about health, safety and water supply, and have been protesting the project since 2011.
24 Feb 2019 - 08:42 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Some very large humanitarian crises, particularly those related to climate change, have received relatively little public attention because of dwindling news budgets in media.
24 Feb 2019 - 08:17 - WASHINGTON, DC, United Statess - OOSKAnews Correspondent
A new United States “Presidential Committee on Climate Security” will undertake an "adversarial" review of climate science to determine if research has overstated the risks posed by global warming according to a White House memorandum leaked this week. The group will be run by William Happer, a prominent opponent of climate science in the climate-change-denying administration of the country’s President Donald Trump.
24 Feb 2019 - 08:56 - THE HAGUE, Netherlands - OOSKAnews Correspondent
A new "International Military Council on Climate and Security" (IMCSS) aims to drive communications and policy in support of actions on the security implications of a changing climate.
24 Feb 2019 - 07:15 - New York, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has confirmed Inger Andersen of Denmark February 21 to a four-year term as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), following her nomination by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. Andersen has served as Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature since 2015,
24 Feb 2019 - 06:51 - BERN, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent
A collaboration under the banner of the Blue Peace Movement, and in consultation with the Swiss Development Corporation, Geneva Water Hub and the United Nations Capital Development Fund among others, proposes a new approach to financing transboundary and multisector water projects.
The Blue Peace Movement arises from the recommendations of the Global High-Level Panel for Water and Peace in its assessment, “A Matter of Survival” (2017).
24 Feb 2019 - 06:56 - NEW YORK NY - Local Press Report
Stuff flushed down residential plumbing drains is contributing to a rather gross and increasingly prevalent problem: floating blobby masses of trash in the sewers known as “fatbergs.” New York City
24 Feb 2019 - 06:56 - LONDON - Local Press Report
Charities have sounded the alarm over the way ministers are spending the multibillion-pound aid budget, saying some is being diverted from the poorest countries to promote commercial and political
24 Feb 2019 - 06:56 - PASADENA CA - Local Press Report
When a stream of charged particles known as the solar wind careens onto the Moon’s surface at 450 kilometers per second (or nearly 1 million miles per hour), they enrich the Moon’s surface in ingre
22 Feb 2019 - 08:26 - BRUSSELS, Belgium - OOSKAnews Correspondent
European Commission (EC) President Jean-Claude Juncker has proposed that a quarter of all European Union (EU) spending should be directed to mitigation of climate change. Juncker was responding February 22 to Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who in recent weeks has inspired a global movement of children against global warming.
Speaking alongside 16-year-old Thunberg in Brussels, Juncker also criticized US. President Donald Trump for suggesting climate change was "invented" and "ideological".
21 Feb 2019 - 09:06 - WARRENTON VA - Local Press Report
Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S.
21 Feb 2019 - 09:06 - MEXICO CITY - Local Press Report
Mexico’s national oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos, got the go-ahead to use hydraulic fracturing for up to eight exploratory wells to tap into the country’s natural gas reserves, raising the questi
21 Feb 2019 - 09:06 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report
In the face of urbanization, alternative approaches are needed to deliver adequate and inclusive sanitation services across the full sanitation service chain.
21 Feb 2019 - 09:06 - BEIJING - Local Press Report
The Ministry of Ecology and Environment, China's top environmental watchdog, has launched a campaign to comb the banks of the Yangtze River to map all sewage outlets and identify any that are unreg