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7 Aug 2019 - 14:06 - Jakarta - Local Press Report
From building floating cities and towering sea walls to erecting snow cannons in Antarctica to help replenish melting polar ice, scientists and urban planners have proposed all sorts of schemes to
7 Aug 2019 - 14:09 - OAHU HI - Local Press Report
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could be bracing for another dangerous eruption after a pond of water was discovered inside its summit crater.
7 Aug 2019 - 14:11 - CANBERRA - Local Press Report
The consumer watchdog will probe agricultural water use and trade amid growing concerns in regional communities about the influence of speculators and brokers in the complex market.
7 Aug 2019 - 14:12 - LONDON - Local Press Report
British beverage giant, Diageo, is investing £180 million in renewables across its African sites in a move to make its breweries as carbon and water efficient as possible.
7 Aug 2019 - 14:05 - MUSCAT - Local Press Report
Oman is set to invest $7 billion in the next 20 years – averaging $381 million per year - to develop wastewater treatment plants and extend sewage network lines across the country.
7 Aug 2019 - 14:08 - HARARE - Local Press Report
Imports are the only short-term solution to ending Zimbabwe’s power crisis as receding water levels at the main hydro-power plant continue to curtail generation, an official said on Monday.
7 Aug 2019 - 14:10 - CHRISTCHURCH - Local Press Report
Controversial Chinese water bottlers Cloud Ocean Water has stopped production at its Belfast water bottling plant in Christchurch, citing "challenging market conditions and working capital constrai
7 Aug 2019 - 13:26 - BRUSSELS, Belgium - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The European Commission is mobilizing a further $56 Million USD in emergency humanitarian funding to help people in the Horn of Africa, where prolonged drought is having devastating consequences on food availability and livelihoods.
7 Aug 2019 - 11:18 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
New testing of bottled water in the United States has revealed taints of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (generally, PFAS). The “forever chemicals” have been widely used for decades and have been found in almost everything from frying pans to, notably, firefighting foam. The chemicals have leached into groundwater and have been found in almost all people tested. Research into health impacts is still evolving but it is known that PFAS are harmful to pregnant women and young children.
More OOSKAnews coverage of PFAS contamination here.
7 Aug 2019 - 11:08 - SANTA MONICA CA, United States - OOSKAnews Info
The US State of California has stood up to the Trump administration with respect to “water mining”.
7 Aug 2019 - 11:24 - MOSCOW, Russia - OOSKAnews Info
Cities and settlements near Lake Baikal in Siberia and to the east have been hit by a series of flooding and wildfire disasters that have prevailed for several weeks now.
7 Aug 2019 - 11:13 - MANCHESTER, United Kingdom - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The north of England experienced very heavy rain July 31, causing some localized havoc. In Derbyshire, excessive amounts of water flowing over a dam built in 1831 caused a concrete slab to slip away.
4 Aug 2019 - 11:17 - GENEVA - Local Press Report
Attempts to solve the climate crisis by cutting carbon emissions from only cars, factories and power plants are doomed to failure, scientists will warn this week.
4 Aug 2019 - 09:59 - PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - OOSKAnews Correspondent
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has criticized China's dam-building program on the Mekong River, saying that construction has left the crucial waterway at its lowest level in a decade in Southeast Asian countries downstream, warning of "troubling trends".
The Mekong River Commission has said that river levels in June and July had dropped to “among the lowest on record”.
4 Aug 2019 - 09:06 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and Copernicus Climate Change Program data indicates that July 2019 equalled, if not surpassed, the hottest month on record. June was also the hottest June on record. This is particularly significant insofar as there was an absence of an El Niño effect this year, that normally raises global temperatures.
The data, issued August 1, suggests 2015 through 2019 will be the five hottest years on record.
4 Aug 2019 - 09:14 - SINGAPORE, Singapore - OOSKAnews Correspondent
For the fifth time in 14 months, the High Court of Singapore has granted debt-ridden, financially-stressed environmental services company Hyflux Ltd an extension of time to agree a bailout package.
Further OOSKAnews reporting of Hyflux Ltd (100-plus news articles).
3 Aug 2019 - 13:02 - SECAUCUS NJ - Local Press Report
Last week's record-breaking European heat wave no doubt stirred a few jitters about a possible repeat of last summer, when a persistent hot, dry spell played havoc with fall river cruise schedules.
3 Aug 2019 - 13:05 - TULUN - Local Press Report
Devastating floods hit Russia's Irkutsk region again as the water level in local rivers has risen by over a meter on Tuesday, the local authorities said on their website.
3 Aug 2019 - 13:09 - UKHIA - Local Press Report
On July 31 2019, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Government of Japan, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and related organizations held an inauguration ceremony to celebrate the completion of the construction of the water supply facilities they have supported at a camp for displaced people from Myanmar in Bangladesh (Kutupalong Camp).
3 Aug 2019 - 13:11 - CANBERRA - Local Press Report
A "tough cop" will be appointed to oversee the integrity of the entire Murray-Darling Basin under a proposal by Water Minister David Littleproud.