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  1. Seventeen Countries Face "Extremely" High Water Stress

    12 Aug 2019- 00:55 by TWD Staff WASHINGTON DC, United States Widely reported new findings from the World Resources Institute (WRI) paints a disturbing picture of global water stress and concomitant risks. WRI’s water risk calculator (Aqueduct Water Risk A ...

    TWD Staff - 08/23/2019 - 06:59

  2. PFAS Chemicals Contaminate US Bottled Water

    7 Aug 2019- 11:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States New testing of bottled water in the United States has revealed taints of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (generally, PFAS). The “forever chemicals” have been widely used for dec ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/07/2019 - 11:18

  3. Basra Health Crisis, Unrest Was Attributable To Lack Of Safe Water

    23 Jul 2019- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq A new report   from i nternational NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) describes  last year’s hospitalization of 118,000 and associated violent protests in Basra, Iraq, as  attributable to corruption an ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/23/2019 - 11:02

  4. World Is Off-track Re SDG Targets: UNFAO

    21 Jul 2019- 12:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFA)) has issued a grim first report on progress towards achieving four critical Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with respect to eradicat ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/21/2019 - 12:34

  5. Trump Administration Will Veto Defense Spending Bill Because Of PFAS Protections

    13 Jul 2019- 06:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States US President Donald Trump's administration is considering a veto of defense spending legislation which seeks to address PFAS chemical contamination of water resources. The Whi ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/13/2019 - 06:27

  6. Climate Apocalypse Now, Horror, Horror, Say Researchers

    11 Jun 2019- 12:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Washington DC, United States A new report on climate change from the Australian think-tank, Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration, has taken a radical, almost apocalyptic view of the impact and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/11/2019 - 12:25

  7. US Government Admits PFAS In Wide Selection Of Food Products

    5 Jun 2019- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has disclosed that substantial levels of harmful industrial chemical compounds have been found in food products. PFAS chemicals& ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/05/2019 - 10:44

  8. Industries Seek To Water Down Europe's Protections Of Rivers And Lakes

    18 May 2019- 09:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Big industries throughout Europe are lobbying for significant and devastating changes to the EU water law, the Water Framework Directive (WFD), according to a coalition of environmental organ ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/18/2019 - 09:22

  9. Isotope Technology Traces Sources Of Mauritius Urban Water Pollution

    14 May 2019- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Info Port Louis, Mauritius An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)-supported study has deployed isotopic techniques to identify that agricultural activities, illegal sewage disposal and animal breeding could be among t ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 05/14/2019 - 10:22

  10. Brazil: Eight Former Environment Ministers Blast Bolsonaro's Water Policies

    10 May 2019- 07:21 by Local Press Report SAO PAOLO Merco Press Eight former Brazilian environment ministers blasted new right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro and his administration in a letter on Wednesday, saying it is dismantling the country's enviro ...

    Local Press Report - 05/11/2019 - 09:06

  11. OOSKAnews Voices- "Are You Living Sustainably?"

    11 May 2019- 08:13 by OOSKAnews Info OXFORD, United Kingdom OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, Kathryn Pharr and Alex Mauroner de ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 05/19/2019 - 05:32

  12. Illegal Mining Hits Ghana Water Quality

    7 May 2019- 07:01 by Local Press Report ACCRA GhanaWeb Board Chairman of Ghana Water Company Limited and Member of Parliament for Effutu constituency Alex Afenyo Markin has reiterated calls on government to intensify the fight against illegal mining popul ...

    Local Press Report - 05/07/2019 - 07:01

  13. ADB Launches $5 Billion USD Healthy Oceans Action Plan

    5 May 2019- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NADI, Fiji Asian Development Bank launched an Action Plan for Healthy Oceans and Sustainable Blue Economies for the Asia and Pacific region at its Annual Meeting on May 2 in Fiji. The purpose of the $5 Billion ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/05/2019 - 10:53

  14. Global Report On Biodiversity And Ecosystem Services Will Be Presented Next Week

    29 Apr 2019- 11:04 by Local Press Report PARIS IPBES The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES): A definitive new global synthesis of the state of nature, ecosystems and nature's contributions to peop ...

    Local Press Report - 04/30/2019 - 11:34

  15. Climate Is A Major Factor In Nitrogen Run-off To Watersheds

    27 Apr 2019- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Info PALO ALTO CA, United States New research from the Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford University examines long-term trends in nitrogen run-off from 1981 through 2012 and assesses the climate effect contributio ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 04/27/2019 - 10:04

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