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19 Aug 2018 - 05:35 - CHICAGO IL - Local Press Report
The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago has discharged millions of gallons of warm water into the city’s iconic river without a permit, putting fish and other aquatic life there at risk,
19 Aug 2018 - 05:35 - ANAA - Local Press Report
A French Polynesian atoll has decided to turn off its desalination plant because people disliked the taste of the water.
19 Aug 2018 - 05:35 - KUWAIT CITY - Local Press Report
The State of Kuwait last week sent four seawater desalination units to Iraq. The production capacity of the four seawater desalination units amounts to one million imperial gallons.
19 Aug 2018 - 05:35 - PORT LINCOLN - Local Press Report
An $80 million desalination plant is being planned for Port Lincoln, with SA Water already purchasing land at the "preferred" site for the facility.
19 Aug 2018 - 05:35 - AHMEDABAD - Local Press Report
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani expressed his government's resolve today to make the state free of water scarcity by 2050.
15 Aug 2018 - 09:15 - BENGALURU, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal ended a 50 year water dispute among the Indian states of Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka August 14.
15 Aug 2018 - 08:49 - PHNOM PENH - Local Press Report
During a visit to a water processing plant in Pursat province, Industry Minister Cham Prasidh said that providing clean water to rural areas is going to be the focus for the new government in Septe
15 Aug 2018 - 08:11 - BRUSSELS, Belgium - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Coastal Europe faces unprecedented flood risk unless timely adaptation measures are taken, according to new research. Coastal floods could impact up to 3.65 million people every year in Europe by 2
15 Aug 2018 - 07:30 - VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico - OOSKAnews Correspondent
More than 25 dead manatees have been discovered in the wetlands of Tabasco, Mexico in the last three months, while fishermen have also reported fish deaths in the Bitzal River.
Officials and researchers have not been able to find a singular cause of the animal deaths.
Mexico has been a signatory to the international Ramsar Treaty on wetlands conservation since 1986, with Tabasco's "Pantanos de Centla" wetlands, including the Bitzal river, listed as a wetlands area of international importance.
The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, named after Ramsar, Iran, where it was signed in 1971, describes its mission as “the conservation and wise use of all wetlands through local and national actions and international cooperation, as a contribution towards achieving sustainable development throughout the world”.
15 Aug 2018 - 06:08 - PARIS, France - OOSKAnews Correspondent
New eco-friendly urinals have been placed across the city center of Paris to reduce the incidence of public urination on the streets prompting mixed reaction from Parisians.
While some have welcomed the arrival of the bright red "uritrottoirs" (pavement urinals) as an innovation that might help rid the French capital of unpleasant sights and smells, others are calling for the new urinals to be removed and are planning to submit a petition.
Topped with plants, the dry, organic urinals do not use water but are filled with straw which can be easily composted, according to manufacturers Faltazi. For all intents and purposes, the boxes are odor-free urinals, disguised as flower pots.
The recent installation of one of the boxes on Ile Saint-Louis, not far from Notre-Dame cathedral, has prompted particular hostility from Parisians.
Local mayor, Ariel Weil, said: "If we don't do anything, then men are just going to pee in the streets. If it is really bothering people, we will find another location".
15 Aug 2018 - 06:53 - BEIJING, China - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Climate change is responsible for the August 10 burst of a glacial lake in China's wetern Xinjiang Uigur autonomous region, campaigners have said.
The burst released floodwater into the Yarkant River Basin and there has been local evacuation, but no casualties have been reported, according to Chinese state media.
15 Aug 2018 - 05:49 - AMMAN, Jordan - OOSKAnews Info
The US and Jordan have signed grant agreements totaling $166 Million USD to rehabilitate Amman’s water resources and to install smart meters.
14 Aug 2018 - 12:28 - TOKYO - Local Press Report
Authorities in Tokyo conducted tests using water sprinklers on its streets on Monday (Aug 13) to see if it could effectively reduce high temperatures expected during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
14 Aug 2018 - 12:26 - ISKANDAR PUTERI - Local Press Report
Johor is planning to set up a second water operator company to reduce its dependency on the existing company SJN Ranhill Sdn Bhd, but the Opposition claims the plan is not viable.
14 Aug 2018 - 12:24 - RUSTENBERG - Local Press Report
The South African non-profit civil action group, Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA), has written to Water and Sanitation Minister Gugile Nkwinti highlighting issues at the Magalies Water Board.
14 Aug 2018 - 12:23 - BRASILIA - Local Press Report
Brazilian lawmakers have reportedly resurrected a 2002 bill that would severely reduce the role of government health and environment departments in authorizing new pesticides.
14 Aug 2018 - 12:21 - NEW DELHI - Local Press Report
The Delhi Jal Board’s (DJB) proposal to produce potable water from sewage treatment plants (STPs) after mixing the treated water with Yamuna’s water has raised eyebrows of city-based activists.
14 Aug 2018 - 10:34 - JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - OOSKAnews Info
South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs is to consider a total ban on manufacture, importation and use of microbeads – the tiny plastic beads used in cosmetics, toothpaste and sandblasti
14 Aug 2018 - 10:15 - STOCKHOLM, Sweden - OOSKAnews Info
Toxic blue-green algae blooms are creating problems at Swedish water treatment plants as Europe's heatwave persists.
14 Aug 2018 - 09:38 - Washington, DC - OOSKAnews Correspondent
US Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, has blamed environmentalists for California’s recent record wildfires, saying the fires are exacerbated by limits on logging.