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5 Aug 2020 - 09:11 - IRVINE CA - Local Press Report
Environmental engineers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a new framework for characterizing snow droughts around the world.
5 Aug 2020 - 09:35 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
509 new dams are planned or are currently under construction in global protected areas where there are already 1,249 dams with almost 40 percent planned for rivers in Europe, according to a new study. Protected areas are defined to include national parks, nature reserves, as well as important indigenous sites.
5 Aug 2020 - 06:35 - NEW YORK NY, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Approximately 1 in 3 children globally have lead levels in their blood exceeding the “safe level” of 5 micrograms per decilitre, according to a new report launched 30 July by UNICEF and Pure Earth. Of the approximately 800 million affected children, nearly half live in South Asia.
5 Aug 2020 - 06:30 - LONDON, United Kingdom - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The murder of 219 environmental activists makes 2019 the deadliest year on record for people defending water and land resources from mining, agriculture and logging businesses.
A new report from NGO Global Witness, released 29 July, notes a significant jump from 164 in 2018 but also makes the point that the number may actually be much higher as many incidents go undocumented; others are silenced by violent attacks, arrests, death threats or lawsuits.
5 Aug 2020 - 06:42 - VIENNA, Austria - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has launched a new initiative that will deploy financial modelling and climate change projections to establish the business case for investing in nature. An initial $2 Million USD grant, announced 31 July, will be co-financed by the MAVA Foundation to scale-up the impact of the project.
The data will enable comprehensive, system-wide valuations of natural assets, that reflect capital and operating costs as well as co-benefits from carbon sequestration, air purification, protection against water scarcity, and climate change adaptation, plus cost comparisons with grey infrastructure alternatives.
5 Aug 2020 - 06:27 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
On 30 July, the Environmental Justice for All Act was introduced in the US Senate. It is companion legislation to that introduced earlier in the year in the US House of Representatives.
If passed, the bill would authorize regulators to consider cumulative impacts in permitting decisions under the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act; authorise $75 million USD to support projects to address environmental and public health issues; require greater community involvement in agency decision making; and amend the Civil Rights Act to allow private citizens and organizations that experience discrimination in environmental programs to seek legal remedies.
5 Aug 2020 - 05:01 - KHARTOUM - Local Press Report
A sudden collapse of a dam in Sudan’s Blue Nile State has destroyed 600 houses, local Sudanese media reported on Friday.
5 Aug 2020 - 05:03 - BANGKOK - Local Press Report
The government is facing a challenge of adding more water in 38 major dams across the country during the one-and-half month golden period of rainfall after realising that less water has flowed into
5 Aug 2020 - 05:00 - GABARONE - Local Press Report
Preliminary tests to explain the reason for hundreds of mysterious elephant deaths in Botswana point to a naturally occurring toxin as a probable cause, a senior wildlife official told Reuters.
5 Aug 2020 - 05:02 - WEST LAFAYETTE IN - Local Press Report
In recent years wildfires have entered urban areas, causing breathtaking destruction. After the fires passed, testing ultimately revealed widespread hazardous drinking water contamination.
5 Aug 2020 - 05:01 - BOULDER CO - Local Press Report
According to experts from the University of Colorado Boulder, increasing amounts of fresh water have moved into the Arctic Ocean in the past 20 years.
5 Aug 2020 - 05:04 - ABU DHABI - Local Press Report
In a desert region full of oil, and unlimited sunshine, Abu Dhabi still plans to go ahead and build a nuclear energy site despite the risks.
5 Aug 2020 - 04:54 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report
The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) has released recommendations of its Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) of the Trishuli River Basin (TRB).
5 Aug 2020 - 04:57 - ACCRA - Local Press Report
Parliament has approved two separate loan facilities to the tune of about one hundred and two million Euro (€101,761,002.1) for the design and the construction of Nima drain from Kaokudi to the Oda
5 Aug 2020 - 04:53 - LONDON - Local Press Report
The UN declared access to water and sanitation a human right a decade ago, but 785 million people worldwide still have no water close to home.
5 Aug 2020 - 04:56 - SEOUL - Local Press Report
North Korea has recently released water from a border dam three times without notifying Seoul, in defiance of an inter-Korean agreement, authorities here confirmed on Tuesday.
5 Aug 2020 - 04:59 - MEXICO CITY - Local Press Report
Mexico’s Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection issued a report stating that the subsidiary of Canada’s Fortuna Silver Mines, Compañía Minera Cuzcatlán, has not caused any pollution to rainw
5 Aug 2020 - 04:55 - MOSCOW - Local Press Report
A new Russian law that allows deforestation and construction near the shores of Siberia’s Lake Baikal has sparked backlash among environmental activists who say the law threatens protected natural
5 Aug 2020 - 04:58 - JOHANNESBURG - Local Press Report
Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has dismissed the leaders of another state entity under her control, the board of Umgeni Water in KwaZulu-Natal.
30 Jul 2020 - 10:11 - SINGAPORE, Singapore - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Unsecured bank lenders to troubled environmental services company Hyflux Ltd have succeeded in their appeal to the Singapore High Court to allow them to file an application to put the company under judicial management.