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4 Dec 2018 - 06:17 - COLLEGE PARK MD - Local Press Report
The increasing saltiness and alkalinity of streams and rivers is creating a toxic brew including metals and nitrogen-containing compounds, and threatens drinking water supplies and ecosystem health
4 Dec 2018 - 06:17 - SOBRADINHO - Local Press Report
Brazilian hydroelectric power producer Companhia Hidroelétrica do São Francisco (Chesf), which serves several cities in the northeast of the country, has completed a 1 MW floating PV plant at the S
4 Dec 2018 - 06:17 - ROBERTSPORT - Local Press Report
Three USAID-funded water projects, valued at US$29 million, were over the weekend dedicated.
4 Dec 2018 - 06:39 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a $614 Million USD loan to San Diego, California, about one-half the cost of the City of San Diego’s Pure Water Project. The loan was approved under the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA), a federal loan and guarantee program established in 2014 to accelerate investment in US water infrastructure by providing long-term, low-cost supplemental loans for regionally and nationally significant projects.
30 Nov 2018 - 05:41 - CHENNAI - Local Press Report
Inter-State water disputes are assuming centre stage in Tamil Nadu once again ahead of the Lok Sabha elections scheduled for next year.
30 Nov 2018 - 05:41 - SPRINGFIELD IL - Local Press Report
Analysis based on testing mostly conducted by energy companies shows that water near all but two coal plants in Illinois is contaminated with toxic waste.
30 Nov 2018 - 05:41 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report
The US space agency is kicking off a $2.6 Billion USD push to hire private companies to ferry scientific instruments to the Moon.
30 Nov 2018 - 05:41 - CHANGSA - Local Press Report
Government authorities of central China's Hunan Province said that all pulp-making and outdated paper-making capacity in three cities and one district around Dongting Lake will be closed by the end
30 Nov 2018 - 05:41 - DHAKA - Local Press Report
The government of Bangladesh, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and stakeholders organized a forum on “Establishing a Climate Risk Screening System for Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Natio
29 Nov 2018 - 04:22 - BEIJING, China - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The feasibility of the innovative endeavour of two Chinese universities, codenamed “Tianhe Proje
27 Nov 2018 - 12:52 - GANJA - Local Press Report
Construction of a new water treatment facility near the Shamkirchay reservoir in Azerbaijan is nearing completion.
27 Nov 2018 - 12:52 - CAIRO - Local Press Report
People were all with smiles while seeing water massively running out of a 500-horsepower pump to cover a pool of sand in the middle of vast desert.
27 Nov 2018 - 12:52 - DUBLIN - Local Press Report
Hydraulic fracturing is set to be banned in Ireland after the Seanad passed legislation on Wednesday outlawing the practice.
27 Nov 2018 - 12:52 - MELBOURNE - Local Press Report
Australian households have been officially advised to run their taps for at least 30 seconds in the morning amid fears of lead poisoning from plumbing products.
27 Nov 2018 - 12:52 - NEW DELHI - Local Press Report
India has decided to fast-track three projects, including construction of two dams to "arrest unutilized" water of its share under the bi-lateral Indus Waters Treaty with Pakistan.
27 Nov 2018 - 12:52 - DUBAI - Local Press Report
Three men stole more than Dh600,000 worth of water bottles from Oasis Pure Water Company in Jebel Ali, Dubai Court of Misdemeanours heard.
27 Nov 2018 - 12:52 - PUNE - Local Press Report
Modi's pet project "Khelo India Youth Games" runs into opposition re: water usage.
27 Nov 2018 - 09:00 - NAIROBI, Kenya - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The Executive Director of UN Environment (UNEP) has resigned after an audit of official travel by the UN’s Office of Internal Oversight Services criticized the agency for “a culture of scant regard for internal controls and existing rules” on the use of public funds. Tanzanian microbiologist and World Bank alumna Joyce Msuya last week assumed the role of acting head of UNEP.
27 Nov 2018 - 09:30 - BRASILIA, Brazil - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The world's largest mining company, Anglo-Australian giant BHP, has said that it will fight a multi billion dollar damages lawsuit filed on behalf of 240,000 Brazilians affected by the 2015 tailings dam failure at the Samarco iron ore mine BHP operated in the state of Minas Gerais - Brazil's worst environmental disaster.
27 Nov 2018 - 08:21 - Washington DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent
The United States released its fourth National Climate Assessment Report last week – and it’s not looking good for water security in the North American republic.
The Congressionally mandated Assessment summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. More than 300 experts guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee produced the report, which was extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including federal agencies and a panel of the US National Academy of Sciences.
The authors report that the quality and quantity of water available for use by people and ecosystems across the country are being affected by climate change, increasing risks and costs to agriculture, energy production, industry, recreation, and the environment.
The administration of Donald Trump has come under fire for attempting to “bury” the report by releasing it November 23, during the US Thanksgiving holiday period. The famously climate-change-denying President subsequently told reporters that he doesn’t believe his own government’s climate change findings. “I’ve seen it, I’ve read some of it, and it’s fine,” he said outside the White House November 26. “I don’t believe it".