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  1. Dengue May Be Latest Epidemic To Hit War-torn Yemen

    14 Jan 2020- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Sana'A, Yemen War-ravaged Yemen is experiencing what many are calling the start of a new epidemic problem with the spread of Dengue in the country. Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease that has rapidl ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/14/2020 - 09:57

  2. Deadly Floods Hit Jakarta, Residents Sue Governor

    14 Jan 2020- 08:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JAKARTA, Indonesia The combination of the heaviest rainfall in years, and being the fastest sinking city in the world, has proven a deadly combination for Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, as flooding has claimed a ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/15/2020 - 07:11

  3. Australia Bushfires And The Threat to Drinking Water, Ecosystems

    14 Jan 2020- 07:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SYDNEY, Australia Devastating ongoing bushfires in Australia threaten to wreak havoc on water resources as ecologists warn that resultant algae blossoms threaten freshwater ecosystems and diminish the quality ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/14/2020 - 07:45

  4. Radioactive Fukushima Waste Destined For Pacific?

    13 Jan 2020- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea The government of Japan looks likely to proceed with a controlled ocean-release of radioactive wastewater associated with the Fukushima disaster, a move criticised by environmental groups in ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/14/2020 - 09:31

  5. Thailand: Government Establishes National Command Centre To Address Forty-Year Drought

    11 Jan 2020- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Bangkok, Thailand Water shortages in Thailand have become increasingly acute even in advance of the hottest season of the year which typically begins in March. The country’s Meteorological Department has warne ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/11/2020 - 08:39

  6. Report Future-casts Water, War, Peace Scenarios

    14 Jan 2020- 09:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MUMBAI, India A January 2020 report from think-tank Strategic Foresight Group (SFG) assesses the theory that “depleting water resources in the context of climate change, economic development and population gro ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/14/2020 - 09:26

  7. New Russia Climate Change Plan Acknowledges Extreme Weather Patterns; Looks To Drought-resistant Crops, Dams To Address Water Challenges

    11 Jan 2020- 09:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The government of Russia has acknowledged that climate change has had a prominent and increasing effect on its economy and population and has released its plan to adapt to such changes. In a rel ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/11/2020 - 09:15

  8. The Climate Disasters Of 2019

    6 Jan 2020- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom A new report from NGO  Christian Aid  identifies and quantifies 15 of the most destructive weather events of 2019. All of the disasters (floods, cyclones, typhoons, hurricanes, tropical s ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/09/2020 - 10:03

  9. New Measures To Clean Up Mexico's Rio Sonora

    27 Dec 2019- 07:07 by Local Press Report MEXICO CITY Fronteras Mexican Secretary of Environment Victor Toledo promised to transform the Sonora River Valley from the site of a disaster into a region of hope. In August 2014, Grupo México’s Buenavista copper ...

    Local Press Report - 12/27/2019 - 07:07

  10. Japan Considers Options For Disposal Of Radioactive Fukushima Water

    27 Dec 2019- 07:05 by Local Press Report TOKYO The Japan Times The economy and industry ministry has proposed gradually releasing or allowing to evaporate massive amounts of waste liquid that has been treated but is still contaminated with radioactive mat ...

    Local Press Report - 12/30/2019 - 08:34

  11. Mine Operator's Report Suggests Excess Water In Tailings Dam Contributed To Brumadinho Dam Disaster

    17 Dec 2019- 11:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil An “expert panel” appointed by mine operator Vale SA has released a report on the January 2019 Brumadinho mining dam disaster assessing that the dam beach, which killed about 300 was caused, a ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/17/2019 - 11:21

  12. Ash From Bush Fires May Contaminate Sydney Drinking Water Supply

    16 Dec 2019- 11:45 by Local Press Report SYDNEY NSW The Sydney Morning Herald Ongoing bushfires have incinerated most of the forests in Sydney's main catchment, leaving water reserves exposed to significant contamination in the event of a major downp ...

    Local Press Report - 12/16/2019 - 11:45

  13. Intergenerational Dialogue On Water And Peace At Geneva Peace Week

    15 Dec 2019- 09:19 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland During November's Geneva Peace Week, the International Secretariat for Water/ Solidarity for Water (ISE-SIW-ISA) organized a multi-faceted “Intergenerational Dialogue on Water and Peace” ...

    Staff - Water D... - 12/30/2019 - 10:02

  14. Water's Role In Coordination And Coherence Of Climate Action

    11 Dec 2019- 11:45 by Staff- Water Diplomat ROTTERDAM, Netherlands A new background paper produced for the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) describes “climate-resilient water management " as "the common ground and a unifying agenda for wate ...

    Staff - Water D... - 12/30/2019 - 10:02

  15. Veolia Knew About Flint Lead Poisoning Risk

    11 Dec 2019- 07:53 by Local Press Report FLINT MI The Guardian Email exchanges in February 2015 between executives at Veolia and a city contractor show some senior employees were aware that lead from the city’s pipes could be leaching into drinking water. ...

    Local Press Report - 12/11/2019 - 07:53

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