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  • 28 Nov 2020 - 09:15 - MANILA, Philippines - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Heavy rain from an unprecedented five tropical storms since 25 Ocotber has caused severe flooding and mass displacement in metropolitan Manila, Philiipies. One of these has been the 21st tropical cyclone to hit the Philippines this year, arriving just two weeks after Typhoon Rolly, which has been recorded as the strongest typhoon of 2020, so far.

    According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), preliminary data from the Philippine’s Department of Social Welfare’s Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center, more than 5.6 million people have been affected and 14 people have died.

  • 28 Nov 2020 - 08:39 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    On World Toilet Day, 19 November, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF launched a report on global sanitation conditions and provided an assessment of investment required in order to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6.2 in the next 10 years.

  • 28 Nov 2020 - 08:47 - Bucharest, Romania - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Water supply and sewerage infrastructure in six counties in Romania are to benefit from $443 Million USD in new investment under the European Commission’s Cohesion Fund.

  • 28 Nov 2020 - 07:20 - LANSING MI, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The settlement agreement of the class-action lawsuit against the State of Michigan and former governer Rick Snyder on behalf of the residents of the city of Flint increased on November 17 when three additional defendants agreed to settle their respective lawsuits, instead of continuing litigation. The civil case relates to the six year health crisis which followed negligent  contamination by city officials of the Flint's drinking water supply with lead and other metals.

  • 28 Nov 2020 - 07:08 - EDINBURGH, United Kingdom - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    While Scotland has a relative abundance of freshwater compared to an increasing number of parts of the world that are becoming water stressed due to population growth and climate factors, “there are no current plans to export water to England or internationally”, the Scottish Government has stated in response to a freedom of information request.

  • 28 Nov 2020 - 06:47 - TOKYO, Japan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The government of Japan is expected to announce plans for the Pacific Ocean release up to 1.2 million metric tons of contaminated water stored at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power facility within a matter of weeks.

  • 28 Nov 2020 - 06:29 - BENGALURU - Local Press Report

    Elephants are known for their intelligence - their problem-solving abilities and power of comprehension are admirable, and a video proves that.

  • 28 Nov 2020 - 06:29 - BETHLEHEM - Local Press Report

    Israeli occupation forces today notified to stop the construction work on a water well in the town of al-Khader to the south of Bethlehem, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to local act

  • 28 Nov 2020 - 06:25 - CAIRO - Local Press Report

    Egypt’s Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Aaty met with a World Bank delegation, on Saturday, to discuss cooperation on new water projects.

  • 28 Nov 2020 - 06:26 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report

    The United States markets regulator (Securities and Exchange Commission) has filed charges against an American who defrauded American investors $7.2 million (Sh788.3 million) for a fake desalinatio

  • 28 Nov 2020 - 06:28 - MANOA HI - Local Press Report

    There are few things on the island of Hawaii that are more valuable than fresh water. This is not because the island is dry. There is plenty of rain.

  • 23 Nov 2020 - 09:07 - LONDON - Local Press Report

    Will tensions and disputes among states sharing international water courses and lakes turn into active conflicts?

  • 23 Nov 2020 - 09:01 - ISLAMABAD - Local Press Report

    An inter-ministerial forum on Thursday expressed concern over delays in implementation of water sector projects being funded by the international lending agencies and called for coordinated efforts to address bottlenecks.

  • 23 Nov 2020 - 09:05 - THE HAGUE - Local Press Report

    According to Dutch law, a body of a deceased person can be buried, cremated or donated to science but the Government in the Netherlands is considering approval of water cremation, a relatively new technique.

  • 23 Nov 2020 - 09:02 - TBILISI - Local Press Report

    Georgia has launched repair works of the south-eastern section of Tiriponi Irrigation Canal after what seems to be a rare deal with Moscow-backed Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetian authorities.

  • 23 Nov 2020 - 09:06 - SANTO DOMINGO - Local Press Report

    The Minister of the Environment, Orlando Jorge Mera, affirmed that he is committed to protecting protected areas and the rescue of the Yaque del Norte River.

  • 23 Nov 2020 - 09:00 - BRUSSELS - Local Press Report

    The European Commission on Friday (20 November) launched “the world’s first ever ‘green-list’” of sustainable economic activities for private investors by publishing draft guidelines under the EU’s green finance taxonomy.

  • 23 Nov 2020 - 09:04 - LONDON - Local Press Report

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on November 19 finance for the bank’s urban sustainability programme, EBRD Green Cities, is doubling in size with a further €950 million allocated to extend work over the next three years.

  • 23 Nov 2020 - 08:56 - LANSING MI - Local Press Report

    Michigan environmental regulators under Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have upheld a controversial permit granted to Nestle Waters North America under the previous Republican administration that allows the company to increase the amount of groundwater it extracts for bottling.

  • 23 Nov 2020 - 08:59 - PLYMOUTH - Local Press Report

    Scientists have identified the highest recorded microplastics ever found on Earth – at an altitude of more than 8,000 metres, close to the summit of Mount Everest.

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