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6 Apr 2020 - 10:34 - DELHI - Local Press Report
Nature activists and enthusiasts are thrilled to find that the water of River Yamuna is gradually turning transparent in the wake of the national lockdown imposed to arrest the spread of coronaviru
6 Apr 2020 - 10:36 - BALLATER - Local Press Report
A new 2MW hydroelectric scheme will soon be generating power on the Queen’s Balmoral Estate in Scotland, as news reports suggest that planning permission has been given for the project, despite ini
6 Apr 2020 - 10:18 - KUNMING - Local Press Report
A severe drought has affected over 1 million people in southwest China's Yunnan Province, while 258,400 domestic animals were also short of water.the provincial water conservancy department said Fr
6 Apr 2020 - 10:22 - TOKYO - Local Press Report
As supermarkets in the West struggle to keep rolls of toilet paper on their shelves, Japanese people do not have to worry about disappearing toilet rolls, as they have something superior: the Washl
6 Apr 2020 - 10:30 - STRASBOURG - Local Press Report
Over the past few weeks, as many businesses have closed due to the Covid-19 crisis, in some regions, overall water consumption has dropped.
6 Apr 2020 - 10:38 - JOHANNESBURG - Local Press Report
Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu appealed to municipalities to refrain from abruptly cutting water supply to residents because it impinged on their basic right to
4 Apr 2020 - 10:41 - DELFT, Netherlands - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Water, Peace and Security Partnership (WPS), a coalition which develops tools and services that help identify water-related security and conflict risks, has described how “a perfect storm of poverty, growing natural resource scarcity, and pandemic may lead to the collapse of already fragile states", while severely impacting many others.
A 1 April statement from the partnership examines how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic adds another threat-multiplier to the “explosive mix of conflict and instability drivers that many individual countries and the world as a whole are facing”, identifying sectors that will be affected and putting some context around specific issues and specific countries.
4 Apr 2020 - 09:49 - ROME, Italy - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Roman Catholic Church's "Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development" has called for renewed efforts to confront water issues, to protect and care for water resources, and to provide clean water for all. Dicasteries are departments of the Roman Curia, the administration of the church's "Holy See" through which the pope directs the Roman Catholic Church.
4 Apr 2020 - 09:09 - HARBIN, China - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The 28 March overflow of a Molybdenum mine tailings dam in China's north east Heilongjiang Province has been curtailed, after the second highest level of environmental emergency response in China had been triggered, but contaminated water has been detected up to 110 km downstream, environmental authorities in the province said 1 April.
A senior government environmental team was sent to the site to guide local officials in the management of the incident, and no casualties have been reported.
4 Apr 2020 - 09:31 - SYDNEY, Australia - OOSKAnews Correspondent
A new investigative report from Human Rights Law Center has cast new light on multiple human rights violations caused by pollution from Rio Tinto gold mining activities on the island of Bougainvill
2 Apr 2020 - 09:15 - HARARE - Local Press Report
The Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) has approached the High Court seeking an order to compel the local authority to supply uninterrupted clean water to residents during the current gov
2 Apr 2020 - 09:24 - PYONGYANG - Local Press Report
A large number of students and faculty at North Korea’s prestigious Kim Jong Un National Defense University recently began suffering from stomach pain caused by contaminated water.
2 Apr 2020 - 09:12 - CRANFIELD - Local Press Report
Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) technology has become a very valuable tool widely employed by authorities around the world, and now one of the scientists on its cutting edge wants to use it to
2 Apr 2020 - 09:21 - DUBLIN - Local Press Report
There are more than 5,100 kilometres of asbestos water pipes in Ireland.
2 Apr 2020 - 09:19 - NEW YORK NY - Local Press Report
Malaysia’s Health Ministry should release the results and act upon its investigation into the deaths of 16 Batek villagers in mid-2019, Human Rights Watch said today.
2 Apr 2020 - 09:23 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report
EWG today applauded House leaders for making drinking water pollution a priority for the next COVID stimulus bill.
1 Apr 2020 - 22:34 - GLASGOW, Scotland - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The United Nations and the government of the United Kingdom announced 1 April that COP26, November’s key global climate summit in Scotland, will be suspended until 2021. “The middle of next year” is now anticipated for the event, postponed because of the COVID pandemic. Meantime the conference venue, the Scottish Exhibition Centre, is being repurposed as a hospital facility supporting the nation’s National Health Service in response to the COVID crisis.
Numerous world leaders, and more than 30,000 delegates are anticipated to attend the now-deferred Glasgow event, which has been described as a crucial Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the most important climate negotiations since the Paris climate agreement in 2015.
31 Mar 2020 - 11:26 - BEIJING, China - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The six countries of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Mechanism (China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam) have committed to further enhancement of water resource cooperation, most especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
31 Mar 2020 - 10:24 - CAPE TOWN, South Africa - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Cape Town, South Africa has suspended some water restrictions related to payment arrears following protests by inhabitants of informal settlements in and around the city, as coronavirus lockdowns are applied across the country.
31 Mar 2020 - 10:30 - BUXTON - Local Press Report
The Peak District’s toxic “Blue Lagoon” has been dyed black to deter people from gathering at the beauty spot during the countrywide coronavirus lockdown.