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11 Feb 2019 - 07:31 - Washington DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Independent analyses by NASA and the US National Oceanographic and Atomospheric Administration (NOAA) has confirmed that 2018 was the fourth warmest year since 1880.
According to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), global temperature were 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the 1951-1980 mean; the past five years have been the warmest in modern records. The warming has been driven in large part by increased emissions into the atmosphere of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases caused by human activities, according to GISS Director Gavin Schmidt.
11 Feb 2019 - 07:42 - CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom - OOSKAnews Correspondent
A new investment framework that tries to measure investment "impacts" has been launched by the Investment Leaders Group (ILG) in co-operation with Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). ILG maintains that, to a large extent the investment impacys are opaque to investors, and current available information is very limited.
11 Feb 2019 - 06:55 - AWEIL, South Sudan - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) hosted a rally in Aweil State last week to reinforce efforts to contain tension over water resources between pastoralists and farmers.
10 Feb 2019 - 11:03 - AUSTIN TX - Local Press Report
Here's a new thing keeping Austin weird: Stinky tap water caused by rotting zebra mussels. Residents in some parts of Texas' capital city this week reported foul-smelling water.
10 Feb 2019 - 11:03 - TEL AVIV - Local Press Report
Brazil will receive 10 generators that use Israeli technology to produce pure, clean-drinking water from ambient air, according to Brazilian Minister of Science Marcos Cesar Pontes.
10 Feb 2019 - 11:03 - DULUTH MN - Local Press Report
Allete Inc. today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell U.S. Water Services Inc.
10 Feb 2019 - 11:03 - NAIROBI - Local Press Report
In a new interview Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator to Kenya, explains the importance of the "blue economy" in Africa and how Japan's technology, research and development capacities ca
10 Feb 2019 - 11:03 - TRIPOLI - Local Press Report
Toxic marine fungi have been killing off scores of freshwater fish in Libya’s Wadi Kaam lake, located east of Tripoli, due to high levels of pollution, record-low temperatures and over-population.
10 Feb 2019 - 11:03 - KABUL - Local Press Report
With flotsam, tonnes of plastic in the form of bags, bobbing forks, knives, even spoons, bowls and plates, the once happy Kabul River (KR), meandering across the city, is nothing more than a sewer.
8 Feb 2019 - 11:27 - NEW DELHI - Local Press Report
Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today assured visiting Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen that they will work for early conclusion to the long-awaited Teesta water sharing ag
8 Feb 2019 - 11:27 - MONTREAL ON - Local Press Report
The weather these days is wild and will be wilder still within a century -- in part, because the water from melting ice sheets off Greenland and in the Antarctic will cause extreme weather and unpr
8 Feb 2019 - 11:27 - OLIFANTSHOEK - Local Press Report
A South African Breweries truck has been looted and set alight by angry protestors in Olifantshoek, which is in the Northern Cape.
8 Feb 2019 - 10:01 - NEW DELHI - Local Press Report
During the meeting of 3rd Indo-German Working Group for cooperation on water and waste management which concluded in New Delhi on February 6, both sides discussed potential cooperation in this area
8 Feb 2019 - 10:01 - PHUKET CITY - Local Press Report
The Phuket Governor has agreed to call in the Royal Rainmkaing Department and ordered water officials to “find another way” to resolve the island’s water supply crisis, leading to an emergency noti
6 Feb 2019 - 12:37 - BRASILIA, Brazil - OOSKAnews Correspondent
As the death-toll rises to at least 142, with 199 still missing following the January 25 collapse of the Brumadinho Dam in Brazil, reports have emerged of weaknesses in the structure being identified last year.
Brazil Iron Ore giant Vale SA has announced that it will dismantle 10 dams similar to the iron ore tailings dam in the Minas Gerais state, which collapsed releasing a deadly flood of mining waste.
6 Feb 2019 - 11:58 - Washington DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Administration of US President Donald Trump has appointed David Dunlap, a former executive of Koch Industries to manage the country’s regulation of toxic PFAS chemicals which have been found to contaminate the drinking water of millions of US citizens. Dunlap, who was appointed October 2018 as a deputy in the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) spent the previous eight years as Koch Industries’ lead expert on water and chemical regulations, a position that typically includes helping companies to limit regulatory restrictions and liability for cleanups. He is now the top political official in the USEPA’s research office.
Koch subsidiary Georgia-Pacific has used PFAS in some of its products and is facing at least one class-action lawsuit related to contamination from the chemicals, raising conflict-of-interest concerns.
6 Feb 2019 - 08:04 - TORONTO, Canada - OOSKAnews Info
An examination of available information and projections has revealed the urgency and scope of lake ice loss around the Northern Hemisphere. A new report emphasizes the socioeconomic importance of winter ice cover and asserts that this aspect has been "largely ignored" in the modern discourse.
6 Feb 2019 - 08:27 - MEXICO CITY - Local Press Report
Authorities in the southern Mexico state of Guerrero are investigating the killing of eight people in what may have been a dispute over control of a natural spring in an opium-growing area, an offi
6 Feb 2019 - 08:27 - BERN - Local Press Report
Switzerland has helped eight million people get better access to clean drinking water and efficient irrigation systems for agriculture.
6 Feb 2019 - 08:24 - GLAND, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent
Speaking in advance of the annual World Wetlands Day (February 2), Martha Rojas Urrego, Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, described wetlands as "the most effective clarbon sinks on our planet". Urrego cited the importance of wetlands in limiting the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, highlighting the importance of peatlands in land-based carbon storage, and coastal wetlands as carbon-dense ecosystems.