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11 Jan 2021 - 12:22 - TEL AVIV - Local Press Report
Israel's national water company, Mekorot, is on the verge of signing its first deal to provide Bahrain with desalination technology for brackish water.
11 Jan 2021 - 12:24 - LEEUWARDEN - Local Press Report
Water is becoming increasingly prominent as a source of all kinds of precious substances such as lithium, phosphorus, nitrogen and potassium. Lithium is especially important.
11 Jan 2021 - 12:26 - VILNIUS - Local Press Report
Lithuania is facing sanctions of "several hundred millions euros" for its failure to comply with the EU directive on waste water treatment, the country's Environment Minister Simonas Gentvilas says
11 Jan 2021 - 12:18 - LA PAZ - Local Press Report
Bolivia’s Tuni glacier is disappearing faster than initially anticipated, according to scientists in the Andean nation, a predicament that will likely make worse water shortages already plaguing th
11 Jan 2021 - 12:21 - GUATEMELA CITY - Local Press Report
In what may be a sign of climate-change-induced conflict, researchers have captured rare photographic evidence of a jaguar killing another predatory wild cat at an isolated waterhole in Guatemala.
11 Jan 2021 - 12:23 - TRIPOLI - Local Press Report
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday said it has provided access to clean water for thousands of internally displaced Libyans in and around the capital Tripoli.
11 Jan 2021 - 12:25 - YANGON - Local Press Report
Residents of two villages in Yangon region’s Twante township met with representatives of a nearby fertilizer factory and government officials last week to demand the closure of the foul-smelling pl
11 Jan 2021 - 12:16 - CASPER WY - Local Press Report
Leaders of several tribal nations said a Trump administration decision to permit five oil companies drilling rights in Wyoming will destroy cultural resources, compromise air and water quality and
11 Jan 2021 - 12:19 - BAOTOU - Local Press Report
North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region plans to afforest about 3.3 million hectares of land in the next five years, local authorities said Tuesday.
9 Jan 2021 - 11:05 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced the first major update to the US's lead and copper rule (LCR) in nearly 30 years. The new regulation means that homeowners, schools and childcare centres must be alerted of potential lead exposure from drinking water within 24 hours of detection. However, the revised LCR has received backlash from advocates who claim that the agency has not gone far enough to protect the health of US residents.
9 Jan 2021 - 10:56 - Maputo, Mozambique - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched a 2021 appeal for $52.8 Million USD to address the most urgent and growing humanitarian crisis across Mozambique. The campaign will support approximately 250,000 children who are most at risk to water borne diseases, many of whom have been displaced by climate disasters, socioeconomic hardship and conflict.
9 Jan 2021 - 10:37 - LONDON, United Kingdom - Staff - Water Diplomat
Christian Aid's annual assessment of weather disasters reports an estimated $150 Billion USD in damages in 2020, reflecting long-term impact of global warming.
An estimated 4 Percent of the economic losses from climate-related extreme events occurred in low-income countries were insured, compared to 60 Percent in high-income countries.
According to "Counting the cost 2020: A year of climate breakdown", actual losses are far higher than those included in the report as most losses were uninsured.
9 Jan 2021 - 10:51 - TEL AVIV, Israel - Staff - Water Diplomat
PUBLISHER'S CORRECTION, 13 January:
This news article (OOSKAnews and The Water Diplomat) has been corrected to reflect a mis-spelling in the original article of "Metulla", and a misrepresentation of the legal status of the town.
Lebanese and Israeli media are reporting a dispute over a border region irrigation project, centring on reservoirs under construction on the Al-Wazzani River on the El-Hamames hill in southern Lebanon, close to the Israeli town of Metulla.
3 Jan 2021 - 08:07 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report
The internet is quite literally in deep trouble, with a potential apocalypse approaching more imminently than you may realize.
3 Jan 2021 - 08:03 - NICOSIA - Local Press Report
Gaijin Entertainment, the Russian publisher and developer behind titles like War Thunder, Enlisted, Star Conflict and Crossout, today announced a new post-apocalyptic online game called Age of Wate
3 Jan 2021 - 08:01 - TAL ABYAD - Local Press Report
With support from Turkey, water supplies have reached 35 villages in northern Syria’s Tal Abyad district after being disrupted for more than a year due to the sabotage of water and electricity netw
3 Jan 2021 - 08:06 - EDMONTON - Local Press Report
Contaminated water that leaked from an oilfield pipeline on Christmas Day has entered the North Saskatchewan River but has had no detectable impact on it, says a spokesman for Calgary-based oil and
3 Jan 2021 - 08:02 - BENGALURU - Local Press Report
The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) plans to upgrade 20 of its Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs), in the light of the National Green Tribunal’s order on the need for better treated w
3 Jan 2021 - 08:08 - BANGKOK - Local Press Report
Five water management plans to make water safer and more affordable will be presented to the National Water Resources Committee (NWRC) for approval next Monday.
3 Jan 2021 - 08:05 - HARARE - Local Press Report
Parliament has moved to ratify the Minamata Convention on Mercury, with legislators taking turns to condemn the use of the highly toxic element in gold extraction because of the serious environment