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3 Mar 2020 - 09:52 - KYIV, Ukraine - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Ukraine Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Organisation and Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have released a set of infographics mapping the dynamics and trends of environmental change since the 2014 onset of armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine.
3 Mar 2020 - 09:26 - GENEVA, Switzerand - OOSKAnews Correspondent
New research from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) released 27 February has examined the impact of water scarcity as a contributing factor to internal displacement in southern Iraq.The report is based on quantitative and qualitative data collected between June and July 2019 and explores the effect of the slow-onset of environmental change in the Basra, Missan, and Thi-Qar governorates.
3 Mar 2020 - 09:40 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
A new report from the National Security, Military and Intelligence Panel (NSMIP) of US Institute the Center for Climate and Security, warns of high-to-catastrophic security threats arising as a consequence of plausible climate change trajectories that have impact on water resources.
3 Mar 2020 - 08:27 - PRINCETON NJ, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
New research from the US Geological Survey (USGS) assesses climate change impacts on the shrinking Colorado River which supplies water to approximately 40 million people in six southwest US states and parts of Mexico, and supports about $1 Trillion USD in economic activity.
3 Mar 2020 - 08:47 - SYDNEY NSW, Australia - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Widespread bushfires followed by torrential rains had a predictable, detrimental effect on the reservoirs that supply drinking water to Australia's greater Sydney area.
3 Mar 2020 - 08:57 - TOKYO, Japan - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, has indicated support for the Japan government’s proposal to release contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific ocean.
“The Agency welcomes the progress made by Japan towards reaching a decision on this matter,” Grossi said during a 26 Februry visit to the facility. But he stressed it was up to the government to decide how to proceed. “Once a decision is taken on the way forward, the IAEA would be ready to assist in its implementation, for example in radiation monitoring,” he said.
2 Mar 2020 - 12:01 - Edinburgh, Scotland - Staff - Water Diplomat
The Ninth triennial World Water Forum will be held in Dakar, Senegal, in March 2021 with the theme “Water Security for Peace and Development”.
Loic Fauchon, President of the World Water Council. speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) video interview for “The Water Diplomat”.
- The particular significance of the first World Water Forum to be held in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Four particular priorities to be addressed by the gathering – security of water and sanitation; cooperation; rural development; tools and means for implementation; and his hopes for progress and advancement in these areas.
- The concept of “Water for Humanity; Water for Nature”, and the need for a new relationship between “urban” and rural” water considerations.
- Whether, and how, parliamentarians and local authorities are ready and suited to progress water governance.
- A new “Five Fingers Alliance” approach to the challenges of water access and sanitation – a “horizontal approach” to solving water challenges.
- In 2020, as we look forward to COP26, integration of “water thinking” and “climate-change thinking”; what progress remains to be made?
2 Mar 2020 - 09:30 - HOUSTON TX - Local Press Report
A massive water main break left parts of Houston looking like it did in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
2 Mar 2020 - 09:32 - PERTH WA - Local Press Report
European-focused lead-zinc and silver developer, has completed an initial hydrogeological study of its wholly owned Toral project in Spain indicating “positive” results.
2 Mar 2020 - 09:34 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report
An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official in charge of the agency's WaterSense program expressed exasperation to her coworkers after President Trump criticized water standards for appliance
2 Mar 2020 - 09:36 - KAMPALA - Local Press Report
The largest water and sanitation sector gathering in Africa ended Thursday in Uganda with a call for governments to invest in climate-resilient water systems and irrigation to reduce vulnerability
2 Mar 2020 - 09:30 - BENGALURU - Local Press Report
Elated over the notification of the Mhadei inter-state water dispute tribunal award by the central government, Karnataka decided to speed up the drinking water project in the state's western region
2 Mar 2020 - 09:31 - MOSCOW - Local Press Report
Nearly one-third of Russia’s medical facilities lack a water supply network and more than 40% lack central heating, the Russian government’s public spending watchdog has said in its latest report o
2 Mar 2020 - 09:33 - LONDON - Local Press Report
The outlook for Danone's bottled water operations this year has been thrown into doubt because its Mizone production facility is in the Chinese city at the center of the coronavirus outbreak.
2 Mar 2020 - 09:35 - OKINAWA - Local Press Report
Japan plans to join other nations in officially setting its own water quality safety guidelines for banned pollutants that have been found around U.S. military bases near Tokyo and on Okinawa.
1 Mar 2020 - 13:49 - YEREVAN, Armenia - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The ministry of the environment of Armenia has granted a water permit to the Amulsar gold project, according to a press release from operators Lydian International. Local communities and environmental activists have prevented access to the mine for 20 months. Lydian plans to use cyanide in mining operations with potential health impacts and environmental risks. Increased amounts of dust and muddy tap water in local villages, as well as unusual fish deaths have been reported since construction began in 2017.
29 Feb 2020 - 15:36 - LONDON, United Kingdom - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Over forty child and adolescent health experts have called for radical changes to global thinking and management of children’s health.
29 Feb 2020 - 15:20 - LONDON, United Kingdom - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency of England Wales, has suggested that new approaches must be taken in dealing with climate change, citing devastation caused by recent storms Ciara and Dennis.
28 Feb 2020 - 09:48 - NEW YORK NY - Local Press Report
The world’s largest financier of fossil fuels has warned clients that the climate crisis threatens the survival of humanity and that the planet is on an unsustainable trajectory, according to a lea
28 Feb 2020 - 09:50 - JAKARTA - Local Press Report
Clean toilets and adequate water supply are key to ensuring Indonesia meets the proper standards to support the tourism sector.