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  1. Climate Change Threatens Loss of Two-thirds Of Hindu Kush Himalaya Glaciers, 1.65 Billion People Live In Downstream Valleys

    5 Feb 2019- 11:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal A new report commissioned by the eight countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan, warns that current levels ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/05/2019 - 12:37

  2. Guterres Urges Lessons from Aral Sea, Warns of Climate-Related Disputes, Stresses Water Diplomacy

    12 Jun 2017- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Aral Sea, June 10 – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/12/2017 - 10:43

  3. Indian Scientists Link Groundwater Depletion to Nepal Earthquake

    29 Feb 2016- 09:32 by Local Press Report KOLKATA New Indian Express Extensive groundwater extraction in the Indo-Gangetic Plain over the last five decades has "significantly" contributed to the killer April 25, 2015, Nepal temblor and "prob ...

    Local Press Report - 02/29/2016 - 09:32

  4. Peruvian Amazon Communities File Complaint Against State Oil Company

    5 Feb 2016- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon are planning to file a complaint against state-owned oil company Petroperu over a crude oil spill late last month. Edwin Montenegro, president of the Reg ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/05/2016 - 10:06

  5. District Court of the Hague Rules in Favor of Chevron in Ecuador Pollution Case

    25 Jan 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The District Court of the Hague last week denied an attempt by Ecuador to overturn an earlier arbitration court ruling handed down against the country in its multi-billion-dollar ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/25/2016 - 10:03

  6. Bangladesh to Launch Flood Control Measures on Three Rivers

    10 Dec 2015- 08:58 by Local Press Report DHAKA Bangladesh Today Water Resources Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud on Wednesday said the government is planning to train three mighty river systems-- Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna-- to check riverbank erosion in ...

    Local Press Report - 12/10/2015 - 08:58

  7. Indigenous Peruvians Seize Oil Wells, Demanding Compensation for Pollution

    3 Sep 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Members of Peru’s indigenous Achuar community seized oil wells in the country’s northern Loreto region this week to pressure the government to compensate them for pollution caused by the petroleum op ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/03/2015 - 10:01

  8. Ecuador Pollution Case Surfaces at Chevron Shareholders' Meeting

    29 May 2015- 09:38 by Local Press Report SAN RAMON, CA Amazon Watch Chevron CEO John Watson could not escape public outrage and shareholder dissent about his mishandling of the massive $9.5 billion environmental disaster in the Ecuadorian Amazon at the co ...

    Local Press Report - 05/29/2015 - 09:38

  9. Chevron Rejects Plan to Use $106 Million to Compensate Ecuadorian Amazon Communities

    6 Feb 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador US oil giant Chevron this week rejected a proposal to use $106 million USD that the Ecuadorian government owes it for breach of contract to compensate indigenous communities affected by toxic was ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/06/2015 - 10:23

  10. Indian Supreme Court Criticizes Slow Progress of River Cleaning

    20 Jan 2015- 11:00 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI Channel News Asia India's Supreme Court has criticised the slow progress of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project of cleaning up the holy river Ganga, or Ganges. Meanwhile, environmentalist ...

    Local Press Report - 01/20/2015 - 11:00

  11. Ecuadorian Villagers Press US State Department to Make Chevron Pay for Amazon Pollution

    6 Nov 2014- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Indigenous Ecuadorian groups this week called on US Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson, who is currently visiting the South American country, to demand that US oil giant Chevron pay th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/10/2014 - 08:03

  12. Indian Industries Ordered to Halt Ganges Pollution

    9 Oct 2014- 10:21 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI Times of India All polluting industries along the river Ganga will have to set up sensor-based real-time online effluent monitoring system by March 31 next year. The government on Wednesday said it was ser ...

    Local Press Report - 10/09/2014 - 10:21

  13. ADB to Fund River Cleanup in Bangladesh

    2 Jul 2014- 10:07 by Local Press Report MANILA Asian Development Bank The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will fund state-of-the-art riverbank protection measures in Bangladesh to prevent land erosion, which is destroying livelihoods and costing the economy ...

    Local Press Report - 07/02/2014 - 10:07

  14. Melting Glaciers Could Increase Tensions in Asia: Military Analysts

    13 Jun 2014- 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent THE HAGUE, Netherlands Glacier melt in the Himalayan Mountains has the potential to increase tensions between China, India and Pakistan-- all of which receive a significant portion of their freshwater from riv ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/13/2014 - 10:37

  15. Ecuador Abandons Amazon Protection Plan

    21 Aug 2013- 09:52 by Local Press Report QUITO Care2 Ecuador is abandoning an innovative plan that would have protected the Amazon rainforest from oil drilling due to lack of support from other nations and pressure to fulfill its international debts. The ...

    Local Press Report - 08/21/2013 - 10:05

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