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10 Jul 2019 - 11:25 - NEW YORK NY, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
United Nations Secretary General António Guterres this week launched the update report on the progress of achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that commit countries to tackle climate change, end all forms of poverty and fight inequalities.
10 Jul 2019 - 11:51 - LONDON, UK - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Water company efforts to protect the environment in England, UK, have been described as “simply unacceptable” in an Environment Agency (EA) report, with only one of the major water and sewage companies in England performing at the level expected.
10 Jul 2019 - 10:46 - MONTREAL, Canada - OOSKAnews Info
The International Secretariat for Water, in partnership with the Geneva Water Hub and the World Youth Parliament for Water, has released a call for submissions for the Youth for Water and Peace Platform.
The Platform, which is a part of the Blue Peace movement, is asking young water leaders between the ages of 18 and 35, to share visions for Water and Peace and to pay tribute to the shared flowing waters that bring peace.
The application process closes on August 20,2019, with winners to be showcased during the 2019 Budapest Water Summit.
10 Jul 2019 - 09:53 - BERLIN - Local Press Report
Germany’s federal transport secretary, Andreas Scheuer, has published an action plan aimed at dealing with extreme low water levels on the river Rhine.
10 Jul 2019 - 09:54 - BATH - Local Press Report
Sponges in Minecraft are pretty darn absorbent—a single sponge block can suck up a total of 65 blocks of water before it becomes completely filled and needs to be dried out in a furnace.
10 Jul 2019 - 08:15 - NOVOBIRISK, Russia - OOSKAnews Info
Toxic water covering an ash dump from a coal power generating plant in Novosibirsk, Russia, has turned an eye-catching turquoise blue that has led to media attention in recent weeks.
10 Jul 2019 - 08:18 - ALMERE, Netherlands - OOSKAnews Info
Netherlands-based MUD Jeans is to receive $1.1 Million USD from green investment specialist DOEN Participaties and a north Holland sustainable development fund to improve the amount of recycled cotton that is used in its manufacturing process.
10 Jul 2019 - 08:04 - SASKATOON SK, Canada - OOSKAnews Info
As a part of research about water security in the Prairie provinces of Canada, scientists from the University of Saskatchewan investigated how people cope with water problems or learn to share scarce resources, like water, gas, oil and energy.
10 Jul 2019 - 08:10 - ATLANTA, Georgia - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Glacial melting in Antarctica has increased rapidly and could lead to a tipping point and become irreversible according to new research.
9 Jul 2019 - 08:29 - BEIJING, China - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Chinese researchers have tracked water use over a 50 year period, mapping water scarcity; the ratio of water use to availability (WTA) and per capita water availability. Results indicate a rapid increase in water use, with the most water stress registered in northern arid and semi-arid regions from 1970s to 2000s.
8 Jul 2019 - 10:53 - CHENNAI - Local Press Report
In a relief to Chennai residents, the private water tankers who had announced an indefinite strike from Monday dropped the plan after authorities intervened.
8 Jul 2019 - 10:56 - AUGSBURG - Local Press Report
The German city of Augsburg was Saturday granted World Heritage status by UNESCO for its over 800-year-old water management system boasting an aquaduct, water towers, ornate fountains, canals and h
8 Jul 2019 - 10:49 - PAPHOS - Local Press Report
Golf courses account for 6.77% of Paphos’ total water irrigation needs, as reported on July 8.
8 Jul 2019 - 10:51 - MELBOURNE - Local Press Report
Australian taxpayers have given a huge corporation more than $40 million, enabling it to expand irrigation in the Murray-Darling Basin under an environmental scheme that has been labelled a nationa
8 Jul 2019 - 10:53 - NEW DELHI - Local Press Report
After rain water harvesting, the Delhi government has proposed to make zero liquid discharge (ZLD) system mandatory in all schools runs by it.
8 Jul 2019 - 10:55 - CIBINONG - Local Press Report
The Bogor regency administration (West Java) has taken measures for the possibility of crop failures during this year's dry season.
8 Jul 2019 - 10:56 - JACKSON MI - Local Press Report
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has closed all 21 of the state’s beaches due to the presence of toxic blue-green algae.
8 Jul 2019 - 10:50 - BEIJING - Local Press Report
Chinese authorities have dismissed rumours on social media that the Three Gorges Dam is breaking and poses a threat to the local population, saying the dam's structural integrity is intact and its various functions are operating properly.
8 Jul 2019 - 10:52 - PAPAR - Local Press Report
The state government’s decision to proceed with the Papar Dam project is based on the need for long term solution to a projected water shortage problem in this district, Kota Kinabalu and Penampang
8 Jul 2019 - 10:07 - DONETSK, Ukraine - OOSKAnews Correspondent
An escalation in fighting in Eastern Ukraine is threatening access to safe water and sanitation for 3.2 million people, including 500,000 children, as well as the safety of workers risking their lives to repair damaged infrastructure, UNICEF has reported,
During the last week of June, there were five separate, conflict-related incidents affecting water and sanitation facilities on Eastern Ukraine’s contact line, which divides Government and Non-Government Controlled Areas.