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18 Jan 2021 - 08:20 - ST MORITZ - Local Press Report
Surrounded by snowy mountains, Lake Sils is the biggest lake in the Engadine Valley in the Swiss Alps.
18 Jan 2021 - 08:21 - BEIJING - Local Press Report
Drinking water in several cities and regions in China contains high levels of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), according to a new study.
18 Jan 2021 - 08:25 - OUAGADOUGOU - Local Press Report
The implementation of several drinking water projects in Burkina Faso is set to be financed by China and Saudi Arabia following the signing of two financing agreements worth a total of over US$ 58.
18 Jan 2021 - 08:41 - DETROIT MI - Local Press Report
In the weeks since the arrival of the first Covid-19 vaccines, the Rev. Dr. Sarah Bailey has been fielding calls from friends and neighbors in Flint.
18 Jan 2021 - 08:16 - LANSING MI - Local Press Report
Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and former Flint Public Works director Howard Croft were each charged Wednesday with two counts of willful neglect of duty as part of an investigation into the Flint water crisis, according to court documents.
18 Jan 2021 - 08:21 - NEW DELHI - Local Press Report
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said pollution-free water forms a basic right under the constitutional framework as it took suo moto cognisance of the issue of contamination of rivers by sewage effl
18 Jan 2021 - 08:23 - SIMFEROPOL - Local Press Report
Crimea's Ayanske water reservoir, the main source of freshwater for the city of Simferopol, has dried up.
18 Jan 2021 - 08:29 - LOS ANGELES CA - Local Press Report
In the decades since engineers first blanketed the Los Angeles River with concrete, working-class communities along its armored banks have struggled with blight, poverty and crowding — unintended c
18 Jan 2021 - 08:15 - LUSAKA - Local Press Report
President Edgar Lungu has directed newly appointed Minister of Water Development Raphael Nakachinda to ensure that water harvesting in the country is actualized.
18 Jan 2021 - 08:19 - LIMA - Local Press Report
Peru’s energy and mines ministry has accepted force majeure requests from Empresa de Generación Eléctrica Santa Lorenza for its 18.7-MW Santa Lorenza I small hydro project.
13 Jan 2021 - 12:01 - NYALA, Sudan - OOSKAnews Correspondent
A dispute over water access in the tribal areas of South Darfur, Sudan left 15 people dead at the end of December, just as the UN was widing up its 13 year peacekeeping mission in the country.
13 Jan 2021 - 11:42 - MANILA, Philippines - OOSKAnews Correspondent
A water development report published by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) last month urges regions across Asia and the Pacific to prioritise water security as part of their COVID-19 recovery initiative to support economic growth and increase social well-being.
13 Jan 2021 - 11:50 - BEIJING, China - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The government of China has approved a new law on Yangtze River conservation, following a third review, which will take effect on March 1 2021. The new legislation is part of China’s efforts to protect the country’s “mother river” which stretches over 6,300km.
13 Jan 2021 - 11:35 - St Paul MN, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Last month, opponents of Canadian pipeline company Enbridge’s new $2.6bn Line 3 Canada-US oil pipeline replacement project have filed a lawsuit to halt construction following concerns from environmentalists and indigenous tribes.
The case made by the environmental groups is that the project, which commenced construction in December, will not only worsen the effects of climate change, but it will also put a new region of clean water at risk of pollution from potential oil spills.
12 Jan 2021 - 15:33 - LINCOLN, United Kingdom - OOSKAnews Correspondent
It was climate change, not the Mongol insurgency led by Genghis Khan that caused the demise of Central Asia’s river civilisations in the early 13th century, new research suggests.
12 Jan 2021 - 15:40 - JUBA, South Sudan - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The International Rescue Committee (IRC), is calling for international financial support to prevent famine across large swathes of South Sudan in the face of economic crisis, devastating floods, mass displacement and COVID-19.
12 Jan 2021 - 15:51 - MADRID, Spain - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Large swathes of land in densely populated parts of the world are subsiding rapidly as a result of groundwater depletion. Paired with rising sea levels caused by global warming, this could place many coastal cities at risk of severe flooding by 2040.
12 Jan 2021 - 13:31 - KHARTOUM, Sudan - Staff - Water Diplomat
The latest round of tripartite (Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan) talks around the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) have broken down, following a long-standing diplomatic pattern.
Negotiations were scheduled to commence 10 January to agree upon filling and operation of the reservoir behind the dam, but “failed to reach an acceptable agreement to resume negotiations” according to Sudan state media.
12 Jan 2021 - 13:54 - BANGKOK, Thailand - Staff - Water Diplomat
The government of Thailand has expressed concern about plans by Laos to build another hydroelectric dam on the Mekong River, citing environmental concerns.
Thailand has called for a more comprehensive scientific study into the impact of the proposed Sanakham dam on the river’s already fragile ecosystems and has threatened to veto the project using its rights as a member of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) if it concludes that the construction will harm the environment.
11 Jan 2021 - 12:20 - MEAD NE - Local Press Report
AltEn, an ethanol producer in Mead, Nebraska, has been accumulating thousands of pounds of a smelly, lime-green mash of fermented grains, distributing some to farm fields as a “soil conditioner” an