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25 Jan 2021 - 08:07 - UTTARAKHAND - Local Press Report
The Ganges River—with the combined flows of the Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers—could be responsible for up to 3 billion microplastic particles entering the Bay of Bengal every day, according to new research.
21 Jan 2021 - 13:00 - EDINBURGH, United Kingdom - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The rapid proliferation of cryptocurrencies in recent years (with Bitcoin the most prominent) is raising environmental concerns, and water resources deployed for hydropower are becoming central to the discourse.
21 Jan 2021 - 12:20 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
A broad coalition of pressure groups delivered a letter to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris a week before their inauguration urging them to use their executive powers to implement a nationwide moratorium on utility shutoffs on day one of their administration.
21 Jan 2021 - 12:30 - BAGHDAD, Iraq - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The government of Iraq has warned that the country could face a water crisis in the absence of a water quota deal with Turkey, which faces its own water shortage challenges.
21 Jan 2021 - 11:12 - HARARE, Zimbabwe - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Human rights groups have called on the Zimbabwean government to ensure access to clean water amid tightening COVID-19 lockdown restrictions across the country.
21 Jan 2021 - 11:47 - ANKARA, Turkey - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The causal factors behind Turkey’s water woes include persistently lower rainfall, inefficient water retention policies and wasteful practices in agriculture, municipal and domestic use, further magnified by sustained population growth.
With Turkey's government bing forced in January to denia media reports that Istanbul may run out of water within 45 days, new statistics illustrate the role played by outmoded, wasteful irrigation practises in the country.
21 Jan 2021 - 11:31 - LUSAKA, Zambia - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Women and girls in rural sub-Saharn Africa can benefit from up to 32 hours more time per month with availability of piped water supplies closer to home.
This extra time dramatically improves the lives of women and girls, while also improving economic opportunities, food security and well-being for entire households, according to new research.
21 Jan 2021 - 11:20 - NAIROBI, Kenya - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The United Nations Envrionment Programme (UNEP) has called on the international community to step up its work in nature-based solutions (NbS) to facilitate adaptation to climate change and water hazards in developing countries.
21 Jan 2021 - 10:19 - WASHINGTON DC - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The long running dispute regarding a river system which runs along the Georgia-Florida state line is scheduled to be heard by the US Supreme Court in February.
21 Jan 2021 - 10:25 - LIMA, Peru - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines is currently working on a report to overrule Supreme Decrees which allowed Nuevo Arcoiris S.A.C, the Peruvian subsidiary of Canadian Tesoro Mineral Corpto acquire and hold mineral and other related exploration rights.
The Supreme Decrees not only grant the company mineral rights but also several other related rights, including water rights.
21 Jan 2021 - 10:30 - PARIS, France - OOSKAnews Correspondent
In a January announcement at the the "One Planet Summit" for biodiversity, President of France Emmanuel Macron committed to a $14 Billion USD grant to scale up work on the Great Green Wall (GGW) initiative.
21 Jan 2021 - 10:41 - EAST LANSING MI, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Rising global temperatures could result in a startling increase in frequent and severe droughts and water scarcity, affecting food security and escalation in conflict and human migratio according to new research.
18 Jan 2021 - 08:20 - ST MORITZ - Local Press Report
Surrounded by snowy mountains, Lake Sils is the biggest lake in the Engadine Valley in the Swiss Alps.
18 Jan 2021 - 08:21 - BEIJING - Local Press Report
Drinking water in several cities and regions in China contains high levels of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), according to a new study.
18 Jan 2021 - 08:25 - OUAGADOUGOU - Local Press Report
The implementation of several drinking water projects in Burkina Faso is set to be financed by China and Saudi Arabia following the signing of two financing agreements worth a total of over US$ 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