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  1. Vietnamese Premier Orders Investigation Into Cause of Fish Deaths

    5 May 2016- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc this week ordered an investigation into the recent mass fish deaths off the country’s coast, which he called “the most serious environmental incident Vi ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/05/2016 - 10:36

  2. Droughts, Floods Dominated Disaster Trends in 2015: UN

    12 Feb 2016- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Some 98.6 million people worldwide were affected by disasters in 2015, and climate was a factor in 92 percent of those events, according to a new analysis released this week by the United N ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/12/2016 - 10:30

  3. Informal Water Vendors Can Provide Safe, Affordable Water Services: Study

    17 Dec 2015- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHOENIX, AZ, United States In areas of the world that lack piped water supply, informal vendors can offer a way provide safe, affordable water, according to a new study from the Arizona State University and th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/17/2015 - 10:14

  4. Global Burden of Leptospirosis Much Higher Than Estimated: Study

    21 Sep 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW HAVEN, CT, United States The global burden of the tropical disease leptospirosis is far greater than previously estimated, with over 1 million new infections and nearly 59,000 deaths per year, according to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/21/2015 - 10:02

  5. Precipitation in Central Andes Could Drop by 30 Percent This Century: Study

    18 Aug 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ZURICH, Switzerland Precipitation levels in the Central Andes region could decrease by nearly a third by the end of this century, a new study has found. In the study, “ Facing unprecedented drying of the Centr ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/18/2015 - 10:06

  6. MDG Evaluation Highlights Progress in Water Access; Sanitation Still Lagging

    2 Jul 2015- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States/GENEVA, Switzerland One hundred twenty million more people worldwide have access to an improved drinking water source this year than a year ago, according to a new assessment from th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/02/2015 - 10:28

  7. Global Surface Water Threatened by Agricultural Insecticides

    2 Mar 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LEIPZIG, Germany Streams that lie within approximately 40 percent of global land surface area are at risk of pollution from insecticides used in agriculture, according to a new global map modelling insecticide ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/04/2015 - 11:00

  8. Another Darfur Camp Faces Severe Water Crisis

    3 Jul 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HILVERSUM, Netherlands The Kalma camp for internally displaced persons in Sudan’s South Darfur region is the latest to report a severe shortage of drinking water. Residents of the camp have been without water f ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/03/2014 - 10:11

  9. Sanitation Most Off Track of All MDG Targets

    14 May 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halving the number of people without access to improved sanitation facilities is the most off track of all of the targets, accordin ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/14/2014 - 10:20

  10. 200 Million People at Risk of Exposure to Toxic Pollution Globally

    6 Nov 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States More than 200 million people in low- and medium-income countries are at risk of exposure to toxic pollution, according to the new report released this week by sustainability NGO Gree ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/06/2013 - 10:08

  11. Asia Most At Risk for Natural Disasters: UN

    Asia has once again topped the United Nations’ list of the regions most a risk for natural disasters, both in terms of the number of disasters and the number of victims, according to a new report from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/01/2013 - 10:15

  12. Controversial Report Claims Climate Change Effects Could Kill Over 100 Million by 2030

    A controversial report released this week by humanitarian organization DARA warns that without fast action, accelerating climate change impacts will cause over 100 million deaths and cut over 3 percent of GDP by 2030. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/28/2012 - 10:58

  13. Mozambique Seeks $105 Million USD to Develop New Water Sources

    Mozambique is seeking $105 million USD to develop an additional 4,300 water sources over the next three years, the government said last week. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/18/2012 - 09:39

  14. WMO Calls on Countries to Implement Drought Plans

    21 Aug 2012- 08:43 by Local Press Report Geneva Associated Press Top officials with the U.N. weather agency say there’s an urgent need for nations to adopt drought-management policies as farmers from Africa to India struggle with lack of rainfall and the ...

    Local Press Report - 05/22/2013 - 08:47

  15. SAM Eyes China, US Water Markets

    17 Aug 2009- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent switzerland, ZURICH A Swiss fund management company SAM (Sustainable Asset Management) is bullish on water companies with exposure to the growing markets of China and the United States. Both countries are expe ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/20/2011 - 17:44