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14 Oct 2020 - 09:43 - SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Fimstar Leonardo DiCaprio has added his voice to a movement challenging construction of small hydropower plants in the Balkans.
The campaign, launched by WWF, calls for suspension of state subsidies citing inherent economic / value imbalance and environmental imapcts. In 2018, across the Balkans, small hydro projects were awarded about 70 Percent of state subsidies but produced only about 3.5 Percent of electricity.
14 Oct 2020 - 09:09 - ST HELIER - Local Press Report
Technology developed for weather forecasting and the military could improve the Island’s water quality by reducing the amount of chemicals applied to fields, a farmer has said.
14 Oct 2020 - 09:11 - MEMPHIS TN - Local Press Report
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $156 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the City of Memphis, Tennessee, for upgrades to the T.E. Maxson Wastewater Treatment Facility.
14 Oct 2020 - 09:12 - ABUJA - Local Press Report
The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), yesterday, urged the Federal Government to invest at least 1.7 per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) yearly to prevent water shortage by 2030.
14 Oct 2020 - 09:12 - SINGAPORE - Local Press Report
Beleagured Hyflux has received a formal expression of interest from an American fund manager to invest at least S$204.78 million.
14 Oct 2020 - 09:08 - COLOMBO - Local Press Report
Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay met with Sri Lanka's water supply minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara on October 12 to discuss ways to further enhance the mutually-beneficial cooperation between the two sides including the development of water supply infrastructure.
13 Oct 2020 - 08:24 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
In a post-hospitalisation interview with right-wing media outlet Fox News, US President Donald Trump has ridiculed California Democrats for conservation policies that protect the endangered Delta smelt.
This old campaign rant claims that the state had sent “millions of gallons of water out to sea, out the Pacific” and warned that the Democrat-run state might have to ration water supplies.
13 Oct 2020 - 07:59 - ZURICH, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent
As biodiversity declines, a fifth of countries worldwide are at risk from ecosystem collapse according to a new study by the Swiss Re Institute on habitats, water security and air quality.
Countries across the world rely on a range of biodiversity and ecosystem “services”, like food provision and water security, which are vital to maintaining the health and stability of communities and economies.
13 Oct 2020 - 07:53 - VIENNA, Austria - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Living Danube Partnership, has been awarded the “Partnership of the Year” Award for its contributions to cross-sectoral cooperation promoting conservation and restoration of rivers and wetlands in the Danube basin.
12 Oct 2020 - 10:42 - PARIS, France - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service has confirmed that September 2020 was 0.05°C warmer than 2019 and 0.08°C warmer than in 2016, the previous monthly records. It is possible that 2020 could be the warmest year ever recorded, depending on La Nina weather patterns and autumn Arctic ice cover in the last three months of the year.
12 Oct 2020 - 10:36 - OSLO, Norway - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the United Nations (UN) World Food Programme (WFP).
The Norwegian Nobel Committee said that the World Food Programme won the award "for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict".
12 Oct 2020 - 09:20 - RIYADH - Local Press Report
Saudi Arabia announced the success of its seawater-based agricultural research project, to become the first of its kind in the Arab region.
12 Oct 2020 - 09:11 - EDINBURGH, United Kingdom - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Water Industry Commission for Scotland (WICS) has published a draft plan for 2021-2027, designed to enable Scottish Water to meet the challenges of maintaining high-quality customer services while tackling the impacts of climate change and transitioning to net-zero emissions.
12 Oct 2020 - 09:18 - MOSCOW - Local Press Report
The Russian government will allocate more than 5 billion rubles ($64.5 mln) to resolve issues related to water supply in Crimea, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said at a government meeting on Thursday.
12 Oct 2020 - 09:22 - BRADFORD - Local Press Report
Two highly trained sniffer dogs are joining the team at Yorkshire Water to sniff out leaks in rural areas.
12 Oct 2020 - 09:25 - PANAJI - Local Press Report
Goa has become the first state in the country to provide 100 per cent tap water connections in rural areas covering 2.30 lakh households, the Jal Shakti Ministry said on Friday.
12 Oct 2020 - 09:15 - RABAT - Local Press Report
Morocco’s National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) announced on Wednesday the signing of a loan contract with the German Development Bank (KfW).
12 Oct 2020 - 09:17 - ATHENS - Local Press Report
Greece is facing a water scarcity and must adjust the commodity’s prices to reflect that, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in a report last week.
12 Oct 2020 - 09:19 - XIANTAO - Local Press Report
More than 20 villagers from Xiantao, Central China's Hubei Province, suffered from vomiting and diarrhea after being poisoned after drinking tap water.
12 Oct 2020 - 09:24 - PANAJI - Local Press Report
The Aam Aadmi Party in Goa on Friday punched holes in the BJP-led coalition government's legal strategy to file a contempt petition against Karnataka in the ongoing conflict between the two states