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  • 18 May 2019 - 06:37 - TUSCALOOSA AL, United States - OOSKAnews Info

    Using machine-learning based analysis, researchers have organized extreme floods in the continental United States into four groups based on atmospheric patterns that happen at the same time. Tropical moisture exports, tropical cyclones, low-pressure systems and melting snow are the primary patterns associated with extreme floods.

  • 18 May 2019 - 06:56 - SINGAPORE, Singapore - OOSKAnews Info

    A new assessmsnt of the Asia-Pacific Water and Wastewater Services sector to 2022 covers services delivered to municipal (government) and industrial (private) sectors and includes treatment, supply, management, and use of water and wastewater.

  • 17 May 2019 - 07:57 - COPENHAGEN - Local Press Report

    There is a shared vision to achieve clean, non toxic seas but their contamination with synthetic substances as well as heavy metals continues to be a large-scale problem in Europe.

  • 17 May 2019 - 07:53 - HONG KONG - Local Press Report

    Hong Kong lawmakers have unanimously endorsed a HK$7.7 billion (US$987 million) plan for the government to build a desalination plant that will meet 5 per cent of the city’s demand for drinking water.

  • 17 May 2019 - 07:55 - JERUSALEM - Local Press Report

    Israel has received bids from three groups interested in building and operating a desalination plant that will supply more than a fifth of the country’s household water and help battle shortages that could arise from climate change.

  • 17 May 2019 - 07:58 - TEGUCIGALPA - Local Press Report

    The Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA) – Costa Rica’s water and sewerage utility and the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (Cabei) closed a US$111.3 million dollar loan agreement to partially finance an aqueduct and sewerage program for Atlantic and Pacific coastal areas.

  • 17 May 2019 - 07:58 - ABUJA - Local Press Report

    The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved $1 billion Chinese loan from Chinese EXIM Bank for the Gurara II Hydropower Project.

  • 17 May 2019 - 07:58 - HARARE - Local Press Report

    Zimbabwe has sold nearly 100 elephants to China and Dubai for a total price of $2.7 million over six years, the country’s wildlife agency said Wednesday, citing overpopulation. Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo told AFP Zimbabwe’s elephants were overcrowding national parks, encroaching into human settlements, destroying crops and posing a risk to human life.

  • 17 May 2019 - 07:56 - YANGON - Local Press Report

    The Union Parliament approved on Thursday a €35.7-million (US$40 million or 60-billion kyats) loan from Agence Française de Développement (or the French Development Agency) to be used for major upgrades to five hydropower plants in four regions as Myanmar experiences country-wide waves of regular power cuts.

  • 17 May 2019 - 07:58 - CAPE TOWN - Local Press Report

    Researchers on Wednesday raised concerns over decreased expenditure on water security research amidst serious drought problems across southern Africa.

  • 17 May 2019 - 07:58 - JOHANNESBURG - Local Press Report

    Josias van Zyl, managing director of Swissborough Diamond Mining, has filed a R29.9bn ($2.1bn) lawsuit against South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in the latest chapter in a dispute over lost diamond deposits in Lesotho that stretches back to 1988.

  • 17 May 2019 - 07:58 - CAPE TOWN - Local Press Report

    The Radisson Blu, a leading American luxury hotel brand, located close to the Atlantic Ocean has sunk a borehole under the hotel to access the water source allowing for up to 11 500 liters of seawater to be pumped into tanks in one hour.

  • 17 May 2019 - 07:55 - BRASILIA - Local Press Report

    Brazil has withdrawn its offer to host Latin America and Caribbean climate week, a key milestone leading up to the annual UN negotiations.

  • 15 May 2019 - 07:09 - SINGAPORE, Singapore - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Troubled Singapore environmental services provider Hyflux revealed in a May 15 Singapore Exchange announcement that a third potential investor has, somewhat belatedly, come forth with a non-binding letter of intent.

    Further OOSKAnews coverage of Hyflux Ltd. (96 articles)

  • 14 May 2019 - 12:48 - NAIROBI - Local Press Report

    Eleven people died in North Horr Constituency in Marsabit County following conflict over watering point between Kenyan and Ethiopian herders.

  • 14 May 2019 - 12:54 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report

    Lawmakers in both the US House and Senate are growing frustrated by the slow movement of the Trump administration in confronting the PFAS contamination that's worrying voters across the country.

  • 14 May 2019 - 10:22 - Port Louis, Mauritius - OOSKAnews Info

    An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)-supported study has deployed isotopic techniques to identify that agricultural activities, illegal sewage disposal and animal breeding could be among the sources of nitrogen pollution in urban waterways around Port Louis, Mauritius.

  • 14 May 2019 - 09:44 - KIGALI, Rwanda - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The government of Rwanda is to invest $440 Million USD over the next three years to construct water treatment plants and supply systems in an effort to ensure that all Rwandans have access to clean water by 2024. No African country has yet achieved 100 percent water connectivity.

  • 13 May 2019 - 11:43 - META - Local Press Report

    Visit Caño Cristales during the wet or dry seasons in Colombia, and you'd be forgiven for wondering what all the fuss is about.

  • 13 May 2019 - 11:43 - MOSCOW - Local Press Report

    Billions of years ago, Mars had plenty of water, and even featured rivers and oceans. However, all of that water was lost and even today, the planet leaks hydrogen into space.

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