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21 Feb 2021 - 09:14 - PARIS, France - OOSKAnews Correspondent
French water, waste management and energy giant Veolia filed a tender offer on 7 February for the shares in rival Suez that it doesn’t already own. The move takes the increasingly acrimonious takeover bid out of the boardroom and into the hands of shareholders.
21 Feb 2021 - 09:30 - LONDON, United Kingdom - OOSKAnews Correspondent
"Nature is our home. Good economics demands we manage it better,” said Cambridge University economist Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta on 2 February as he presented his highly anticipated review, "The Economics of Biodiversity".
Water challenges feature high in the 600-page “Dasgupta Review”, which examines the economics of biodiversity and lays out a framework for a radical move away from economic thinking that measures progress in terms of global GDP.
21 Feb 2021 - 09:37 - KIGALI, Uganda - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The governments of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania have reported that within the last 2 months roughly 100 tonnes of fish, mostly of the freshwater species Nile Perch, have died due to unknown causes in Lake Victoria which borders all three countries.
21 Feb 2021 - 09:10 - BERLIN, Germany - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Areas with water shortages experiencing mass mixed species congregations are particularly vulnerable to pathogen transmission between species, according to new research
A study published this month in "Science of the Total Environment" identifies water resources as a main vector for mammalian virus transmissions.
19 Feb 2021 - 10:26 - AUSTIN TX, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
This OOSKAnews article has been updated 20 February.
US President Joe Biden declared a major disaster 20 February in the US State of Texas, allowing more federal funds to be releasd for emergency assistance (White House Statement here).
Power is returning across Texas and temperatures are set to rise but some 13 million people are still facing difficulties accessing clean water.
16 Feb 2021 - 09:12 - BEIJING - Local Press Report
China will expand a massive project that diverts water from the Yangtze River Basin to the drought-prone north this year, making the Xiong'an New Area in Hebei province one of the new beneficiaries.
16 Feb 2021 - 09:08 - SYDNEY - Local Press Report
The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) has hit back at criticism it takes a robotic approach to implementing the plan to carve up water across the river system.
16 Feb 2021 - 09:05 - MUMBAI - Local Press Report
BMC's standing committee on Tuesday gave an in principle approval for $220 Million USD desalination project aimed at meeting increasing demand of water for Mumbai.
16 Feb 2021 - 09:09 - TALLINN - Local Press Report
Tallinn will increase investment in Tallinna Vesi, which provides the capital with its water, drainage and sewerage needs, after purchasing a majority stake in the company last week, Mayor of Tallinn Mihhail Kõlvart (Center) said.
16 Feb 2021 - 09:10 - OLDSMAR FL - Local Press Report
A shared password may be to blame for a hacker gaining remote access to a water treatment plant in Florida in an attempt to poison the water supply.
16 Feb 2021 - 09:06 - LUANDA - Local Press Report
The Angolan Government and African Export-Import Bank (AfreximBank) have announced that approximately $1.3 billion in financing will be made available to projects in energy and water sectors, as well as be used as credit portfolios to support national banks.
16 Feb 2021 - 09:27 - Washington DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
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16 Feb 2021 - 08:54 - BEIJING - Local Press Report
Hundreds of thousands of people in southern and eastern parts of China are facing drinking water shortages as a result of months of reduced rainfall, the central government says.
16 Feb 2021 - 08:59 - INDIANAPOLIS IN - Local Press Report
Several lawmakers behind a bill that would eliminate Indiana's wetlands protections — and remove costly mitigation requirements for developers — have close ties to the building industry that critics say should raise red flags.
16 Feb 2021 - 08:52 - EXETER - Local Press Report
A new study projects that summers across the continent will become drier for most of Europe through the century.
16 Feb 2021 - 08:56 - CAIRO - Local Press Report
Egypt is fining farmers for wasting water as Ethiopia approaches the second phase of the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), built on one of the main tributaries of the Nile River, which Cairo fears will affect its share of water.
16 Feb 2021 - 08:52 - LONDON - Local Press Report
Campaigners have called legislation designed to reduce water pollution caused by agriculture in England “useless” as data reveals there have been no prosecutions or fines issued despite regular doc
16 Feb 2021 - 08:58 - BUENAVENTURA - Local Press Report
The bishop of a Colombian city that is suffering from a deadly spike in drug violence boarded a firetruck to spray the town’s main street with holy water and help to “cleanse it” of evil.
16 Feb 2021 - 08:51 - ASIFABAD - Local Press Report
Villagers of interior areas in Bejjur and Penchikalpet mandals are worried over the rise in temperature following the gradual onset of the summer.
16 Feb 2021 - 08:55 - DELHI - Local Press Report
Fallout from a devastating flash flood in Uttarakhand hit Delhi more than 500 kilometres downstream on Monday, when water supplies were cut to tens of thousands of residents.