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  1. Trump Administration Announces US Withdrawal From UNESCO

    12 Oct 2017- 11:12 by OOSKAnews Info New York The United States' Trump administration announced today that it would withdraw from UNESCO, the United Nations cultural organization, after years of America distancing itself because of what it called the ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 10/19/2017 - 09:03

  2. Former Kenyan President to Serve as UNESCO Special Envoy for Water in Africa

    16 Nov 2015- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France Irina Bokova, director general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), will appoint former Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki to serve as UNESCO especial envoy ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/16/2015 - 10:03

  3. Russian National Resources Ministry Denies ONF Party’s Claims About Lake Baikal Program

    9 Nov 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The Russian Ministry of Natural Resources (Minprirody) has denied claims by President Vladimir Putin's All-Russia People’s Front (ONF) party that the federal program to protect Lake Baikal w ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/09/2015 - 10:21

  4. Russia Sets Up Working Group to Tackle Lake Baikal Issues

    22 Apr 2015- 11:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The Russian government has formed a special working group at the Ministry of Natural Resources to address the rapid decline in water levels and other problems at Lake Baikal. Natural Resources M ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/22/2015 - 11:09

  5. Kenya Launches New Project to Map Groundwater Resources

    25 Mar 2015- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) are partnering to map underground water resources n ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/25/2015 - 10:14

  6. World Water Congress: Lilian Del Castillo-Laborde Looks Forward to Scotland

    26 Nov 2014- 10:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom The XVth World Water Congress of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) will meet in Edinburgh, Scotland, on May 25-29, 2015.   OOSKAnews caught up this week w ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/28/2014 - 13:35

  7. Buryatia to Channel More Funds for Lake Baikal Protection

    10 Sep 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ULAN-UDE, Russia Authorities in Russia’s Buryatia autonomous republic are planning to allocate more funds to build and upgrade wastewater treatment and purification facilities in the region near Lake Baikal. T ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/10/2014 - 10:23

  8. Russia's Largest Lake Becoming a Swamp

    9 Sep 2014- 10:38 by Local Press Report MOSCOW RT News The world’s oldest and deepest body of freshwater, Lake Baikal, is turning into a swamp, Russian ecologists warn. They say that tons of liquid waste from tourist camps and water transport vehicles is ...

    Local Press Report - 09/09/2014 - 10:38

  9. Ancient Chinese Town Under Water

    17 Jul 2014- 10:26 by Local Press Report BEIJING Channel News Asia One of China's renowned ancient towns was under water Wednesday as heavy rain hit the centre of the country, with tens of thousands of people evacuated from the area. The old town dis ...

    Local Press Report - 07/17/2014 - 10:26

  10. 3rd Asia-Netherlands Water Learning Week Under Way

    18 Jun 2014- 10:12 by Local Press Report DELFT Dredging Today UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education and the Asian Development Bank organize the 3rd Asia-Netherlands Water Learning Week from 16 to 20 June 2014 in Delft, the Netherlands. Participants fro ...

    Local Press Report - 06/18/2014 - 10:12

  11. Environmentalists Critical of Macedonia's Plans to Build Two Hydropower Dams

    21 Jan 2014- 10:10 by Local Press Report SKOPJE Tehran Times Two large dams are planned for Mavrovo National Park, one of those at Lukovo Pole. The place is perched high in the mountains, where the trees give way to dewy alpine meadows and biodiversity is ...

    Local Press Report - 01/21/2014 - 10:10

  12. UK Government Opposes Soco's Oil Plans in Virunga Park

    24 Oct 2013- 09:51 by Local Press Report LONDON WWF Global Plans by London-based oil company Soco International PLC to explore for oil in a fragile African World Heritage Site have hit firm opposition from the UK government. In a written response to a que ...

    Local Press Report - 10/24/2013 - 09:59

  13. Romanians Again Protest Canadian Mine

    14 Oct 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST The Sacramento Bee Thousands of people blocked a major road in downtown Bucharest on Sunday to protest plans to create what would be Europe's biggest gold mine. Protesters marched past government hea ...

    Local Press Report - 10/14/2013 - 10:14

  14. Study Underway to Transfer Caspian Sea Water to Dying Lake

    18 Sep 2013- 09:48 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Tasnim News Agency Iranian Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian said a study has begun to determine whether it is feasible to transfer the Caspian Sea water to Lake Oroumiyeh in northwest of the country with the ...

    Local Press Report - 09/18/2013 - 09:52

  15. Satellite Imagery Shows Large Aquifers in Kenya

    12 Sep 2013- 10:09 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Voice of America Satellite technology has revealed that the drought-stricken Turkana region of northern Kenya lies atop two giant underground lakes, or aquifers. Estimates indicate the finds could solve the ...

    Local Press Report - 09/12/2013 - 10:09

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