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  • 28 Jan 2019 - 09:35 - LUXEMBOURG - Local Press Report

    International private equity group Bridgepoint has signed an agreement to acquire the Arison Group's Miya water technology investment company for $260 million.

  • 28 Jan 2019 - 08:15 - DAVOS, Switzerland - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has released the findings of its annual survey of companies' environmental responsibility, with 27 corporates including Gap, Ford and L'Oréal  meeting the NGO's "A List" requirements in the category of "Water Security". 647 corporates reporting to the survey appear on the "F List" for Water Security disclosure because they either failed to report water security data that had been requested by CDP on behalf of investors and customers, or failed to report sufficient water security data to CDP to meet the survey's criteria. These include BP, CNOOC, ExxonMobil, BHP, Rio Tinto, Coca Cola Bottlers Japan, BAE Systems and Monsanto.

    With over 7000 companies responding to the 2018 survey, the results released in Davos January 23 reveal both an increasing number of respondents year on year as well as a 20 fold increase in corporations disclosing on water security since 2010 (https://www.cdp.net/en/scores).

  • 28 Jan 2019 - 07:41 - CARDIFF, United Kingdom - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    New research suggests that future generations could be faced with an environmental “time bomb” as it could take up to 100 years for groundwater systems to respond to climate change.

  • 28 Jan 2019 - 07:11 - NEW York, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The United Nations Security Council held an open debate January 25 to discuss the concrete impact of climate change on peace and security, and focus on tangible ways to diminish the effects of global warming.

  • 28 Jan 2019 - 06:50 - NEW DELHI, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    WWF-India and the Indian Banks’ Association define increasing water risk for Indian corporations and identify that this increased risk could ultimately negatively affect the balance sheets of Indian banks in a new report.

  • 25 Jan 2019 - 19:37 - WARRENTON, VA - OOSKAnews Info

    It is being reported that att least 200 people are missing after another dam burst at a Brazilian mine and caused severe flooding in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais,

  • 25 Jan 2019 - 10:04 - WASHINGTON DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A bipartisan effort was launched this week in the US House of Representatives to address pollution caused by fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), PFAS pollution in drinking water is a public health issue for 16 million Americans in 33 states. Independent research suggests a far higher number of contaminated sites, in up to 40 states and possibly affecting 110 million (approximately one-third of the population).

  • 25 Jan 2019 - 09:13 - COLUMBUS OH, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    New scientific research suggests that glacier melt in Southwest Greenland, which previously had not been considered a serious threat, may become a future contributor to sea level rises. Researchers attribute this new development to acceleration in global warming, basing findings on information gathered from 2003 through 2013.

  • 25 Jan 2019 - 09:50 - BRUSSELS, Belgium - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Environment Committee of the European Parliament has backed plans to increase the use of treated wastewater for agricultural irrigation in the EU. New legislation sets minimum quality standards and sets out obligation for production, distribution, and storage operators and defines risk management measures.

  • 25 Jan 2019 - 08:14 - NAIROBI, Kenya - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    A UN Environment (UNEP) global assessment of environmental rule of law has found weak enforcement of laws to be a global trend that is exacerbating environmental threats, despite prolific growth in environmental laws and agencies worldwide over the last four decades.

    Despite a 38-fold increase in environmental laws put in place since 1972, failure to fully implement and enforce these laws is one of the greatest challenges to mitigating climate change, reducing pollution and preventing widespread species and habitat loss, the UNEP report found.

    The 24 January assessment, described as the first of its kind, is being released as climate experts and political and economic leaders seek to address dire findings released in October by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which urged rapid action to transform the global economy at a speed and scale that has “no documented historic precedent".

  • 25 Jan 2019 - 07:29 - KYIV, Ukraine - OOSKAnews Info

    German Development Bank KfW is reported to be "ready" to spend $22.7 Million USD to support modernization and development of water supply in the central Ukraine Oblast (region) of Dnipropetrovsk.

  • 25 Jan 2019 - 07:40 - BEIJING, China - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    China authorities are set to strengthen the supervision and examination of the country's "lake chiefs" program in an effort to combat pollution.

  • 25 Jan 2019 - 06:52 - SACRAMENTO CA - Local Press Report

    Delta Conveyance Design & Construction Authority (DCA) has appointed Jacobs for engineering design management (EDM) services related to the California WaterFix programme.

  • 25 Jan 2019 - 06:52 - KIGALI - Local Press Report

    There is need for stakeholders to join efforts to help Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC) which has for years been riddled with accountability issues to finally get into the Auditor General’s

  • 25 Jan 2019 - 06:52 - ACCRA - Local Press Report

    Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hungary on Cooperation in the Field of Water Management with a commitment to work toward establishing a framework for a swift and seam

  • 25 Jan 2019 - 06:52 - TOKYO - Local Press Report

    Tokyo Electric Power Company says it has determined that water containing radioactive substances leaked from a tank at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant for more than two years.

  • 25 Jan 2019 - 06:52 - ACCRA - Local Press Report

    The Board Chair of the Ghana Water Company Limited, Alexander Afenyo-Markin has described as frustrating the actions of the workers union at the company.

  • 25 Jan 2019 - 06:52 - LONDON - Local Press Report

    Brexit isn’t the only wild card rattling investors in Britain.

  • 25 Jan 2019 - 06:52 - AMSTERDAM - Local Press Report

    Water shortages, raw material scarcity and human rights controversies pose risks to the Dutch financial sector, said a report by De Nederlandsche Bank.

  • 25 Jan 2019 - 06:52 - BANGKOK - Local Press Report

    Thailand clearly has faith in its traditional water-management system to cope with extreme weather brought on by climate change.

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