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  • 18 Sep 2018 - 10:18 - WASHINGTON, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Three US Senators from the State of Michigan have introduced bipartisan legislation September 17 to hold federal agencies accountable for addressing contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at military bases across the country.

    The chemicals, used in fire-fighting foam by the military and others, have been identified worldwide as emerging contaminants of soil and water. Some PFAS have been shown to be toxic to some animals, and because they don’t break down in the environment, have potential to bioaccumulate in plants and animals.

  • 18 Sep 2018 - 09:18 - EDINBURGH, Scotland - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Scottish Water, the public utility that provides water and sewarage services across Scotland, is to pilot a new approach to tackle the phenomenon of "fatbergs" in sewage systems, which can cause ma

  • 18 Sep 2018 - 08:07 - TALLAHASSEE - Local Press Report

    Two toxic algae blooms affecting Florida's waterways have become a major issue in the Senate race pitting incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson against sitting Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

  • 18 Sep 2018 - 08:07 - MEXICO CITY - Local Press Report

    Despite the rainfall between May and September, many of the metropolitan area's more than 20 million residents don't have enough water to drink.

  • 18 Sep 2018 - 08:07 - ISLAMABAD - Local Press Report

    Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday took suo motu (on its own initiative) notice of the exploitation of water resources by mineral water companies operating in the country, a

  • 18 Sep 2018 - 08:07 - MANILA - Local Press Report

    The government’s non-approval of a P13-billion water treatment plant in Laguna Lake may result in water shortage in Metro Manila by 2021.

  • 18 Sep 2018 - 08:07 - FLINT MI, United States - Local Press Report

    Reverend Al Sharpton urged people to be part of a civil lawsuit following the Flint water emergency.

  • 18 Sep 2018 - 08:07 - BEIJING - Local Press Report

    Two decades of financial data, evolving business and cultural ties, and the latest news from the just-concluded Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing suggest that the China-Africa relationsh

  • 18 Sep 2018 - 08:07 - Kerman - Local Press Report

    Pistachio farmers in Kerman Province have incurred losses of 30 trillion rials ($227 million) so far in the current Iranian year (started March 21) due to a drastic decline in production, the head

  • 18 Sep 2018 - 08:07 - WINDHOEK - Local Press Report

    In a shock move which is likely to worsen the central region’s water woes, government has opted to construction its own desalination plant using proceeds from the N$10 billion that it has requested

  • 18 Sep 2018 - 08:07 - WASHINGTON DC - Local Press Report

    The No. 2 official at the Department of the Interior canceled plans to speak at a water industry forum in Colorado after department ethics officials concluded his appearance at the event could raise conflicts-of-interest concerns.

  • 18 Sep 2018 - 08:07 - QUETTA - Local Press Report

    Director General National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Balochistan Mirza Muhammad Irfan Baig on Thursday took notice of corruption in three water desalination plants costing more than Rs1 billion fo

  • 18 Sep 2018 - 08:24 - TOKYO, Japan - OOSKAnews Info

    Japan's role as host to this year's IWA International Water Congress (16-21 September) is designed, in part, to send a global message to highlight the country as a home to important technologies fo

  • 18 Sep 2018 - 08:52 - HARARE, Zimbabwe - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Zimbabwe Government is set to begin administering cholera vaccines in selected suburbs in coming weeks, as the death toll from the current disease outbreak passed 30.

  • 18 Sep 2018 - 07:28 - CANBERRA, Australia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Indian mining giant Adani's plan to build a 61 kilometer pipeline to pump up to 12.5 billion liters of water a year from a river in drought-stricken Queensland has come closer to realization after Australia’s Federal Government decided September 17 that the project did not need a full environmental impact assessment.

  • 12 Sep 2018 - 10:03 - BRISBANE - Local Press Report

    The Queensland environment department has launched an investigation into a series of groundwater bores drilled by Indian miner Adani, which conservationists say were sunk without approval.

  • 12 Sep 2018 - 10:01 - TOBRUK - Local Press Report

    An official at the desalination plant in Tobruk said that they had to reduce the amount of daily production of water to the half because of the lack of necessary chemical materials needed for opera

  • 12 Sep 2018 - 10:01 - OXFORD - Local Press Report

    The Central Asian state’s Tian Shan mountain range isn’t just home to shrinking glaciers. It’s also the site of an international mining operation.

  • 12 Sep 2018 - 10:02 - NEW YORK - Local Press Report

    Governments tend to focus on social and economic growth after a war ends, while environmental protections fall by the wayside.

  • 12 Sep 2018 - 08:10 - ISPRA, Italy - OOSKAnews Info

    Eating a meat-free diet (no fish or meat, and healthy oils from crops rather than animal fat) is the most effective way of containing the water footprint, according to a new study by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). Water footprint is defined by the JRC as the total volume of freshwater used to produce food consumed.


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