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8 May 2019 - 08:21 - NEW YORK NY - Local Press Report
Drinking water that is contaminated with arsenic may lead to thickening of the heart's main pumping chamber in young adults, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman S
8 May 2019 - 08:38 - NEW YORK NY, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
A new technology breakthrough could make desalination processes less energy intensive and less expensive, engineers have claimed.
8 May 2019 - 07:35 - KHARAGHPUR, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent
A new study from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, examines the topic of economic development and fecal coliform pathogens in groundwater.
Using data gathered over three decades from the densely populated Indo-Ganges-Brahmaputra river basin across more than 200 districts, both rural and urban, and covering a population of about 400 million, the research made first-time observations of a significant reduction of fecal pathogen concentration in the spatially variable groundwater from 2002 to 2017.
8 May 2019 - 07:52 - MANILA, Philippines - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has confirmed its commitment to completing the Melamchi Drinking Water Project in the Kathmandu valley in central Nepal, extending the completion deadline date if necessary. This was the first such comment from a principal project participant since Italian construction firm Cooperativa Muratori e Cementisti (CMC) di Ravenna, walked off the project in December 2018.
7 May 2019 - 07:01 - MOSCOW - Local Press Report
Russia’s floating nuclear power unit (FPU) Akademik Lomonosov is now ready to start commercial operations in Russia, Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation has said, following a series of successf
7 May 2019 - 07:01 - SYDNEY - Local Press Report
Water restrictions will be introduced in Sydney if drought conditions don't ease in the next three months, according a report on dwindling dam levels in New South Wales.
7 May 2019 - 07:01 - DUBAI - Local Press Report
Water security is a key issue in the Middle East region, and climate change is pushing countries to move more towards desalination projects, according to Fady Juez, managing director of Metito.
7 May 2019 - 07:01 - CAIRO - Local Press Report
The government retracts from buying water from the private sector due to the high prices offered by Arab and international companies.
7 May 2019 - 07:01 - ACCRA - Local Press Report
Board Chairman of Ghana Water Company Limited and Member of Parliament for Effutu constituency Alex Afenyo Markin has reiterated calls on government to intensify the fight against illegal mining po
7 May 2019 - 07:20 - NEW YORK NY, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
In an address to the United Nations Security Council on April 29, representatives from EcoPeace Middle East, an Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian environmental NGO, emphasized that the issue of water should be separated from all transboundary political violence in the region.
7 May 2019 - 07:39 - ABUJA, Nigeria - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The United Kingdom has announced funding for three new aid programs in Africa and South Asia as the country bids to host the United Nations climate conference (COP26) in 2020.
Speaking in Abuja, Nigeria May 1, UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt described commitment to tackling the causes of climate change and the threat climate change poses to the general stability in countries such as Nigeria and regions such as the Sahel.
7 May 2019 - 07:54 - SACRAMENTO CA, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Gavin Newsom, the new Governor of California, United States, has announced that the State will withdraw permit applications to state and federal water and wildlife agencies to build two giant water transfer tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
7 May 2019 - 06:40 - GENEVA, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The 9th Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, convened in Geneva from May 1, will address a global ban on the toxic chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and other fluorinated organic compounds, more generally referred to as PFAS.
6 May 2019 - 08:56 - PARIS, France - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has completed its three-year review of the effect of modern civilization on natural world, publishing its long-anticipated assessment May 6. The findings present an ominous picture of the planet's health.
Often described as the “IPCC for biodiversity”, IPBES is an independent intergovernmental body comprising more than 130 member Governments. Established by Governments in 2012, it provides policymakers with objective scientific assessments about the state of knowledge regarding the planet’s biodiversity, ecosystems and the contributions they make to people, as well as tools and methods to protect and sustainably use these vital natural assets.
The IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is the first of its kind and the most comprehensive ever completed. With participation from over 450 expert contributors from about 50 countries, including input from indigenous and local communities, the report presents a comprehensive assessment of the relationship between economic development and its impact on nature over the past 50 years, also suggesting a range of possible future scenarios.
5 May 2019 - 12:01 - NEW YORK NY, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Multiple observational datasets and reconstructions using data from tree rings have confirmed that human activities were probably affecting the worldwide risk of droughts as early as the beginning of the twentieth century, supporting predictive theories that such connections do exist, according to NASA, whose new report goes further to suggest that the connection will grow stronger in the future raising more questions about possible severe human consequences.
5 May 2019 - 11:40 - NEWARK DE, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Tapping into water found in the continental shelf beneath oceans for oil recovery could lead to adverse impacts onshore, according to new research.
5 May 2019 - 10:53 - NADI, Fiji - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Asian Development Bank launched an Action Plan for Healthy Oceans and Sustainable Blue Economies for the Asia and Pacific region at its Annual Meeting on May 2 in Fiji.
The purpose of the $5 Billion USD funding in the initiative is to expand finance and technical assistance for marine economy projects. Key areas of focus for the 2019 to 2024 program include: protection and restoration of coastal and marine ecosystems and key rivers, creation of inclusive opportunities in the sustainable tourism and fishing sectors, reduction of land-based pollution from plastics, wastewater, and agricultural runoff, and improvement in the sustainability of ports and coastal infrastructure development.
5 May 2019 - 05:24 - LONDON - Local Press Report
MPs have endorsed a Labour motion to declare a formal climate and environment emergency, with Jeremy Corbyn hailing the move as a necessary response to school climate strikers and groups such as Ex
5 May 2019 - 05:24 - CAIRO - Local Press Report
A 50:50 joint venture of Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors has signed a contract worth US$740m (£570m) for a water treatment plant in Egypt.
5 May 2019 - 05:24 - ROCHEFORT - Local Press Report
As keepers of one of only 14 abbeys in the world producing Trappist beer, the monks of Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy, in Rochefort, are dogged defenders of the purity of the spring water from which it i