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  1. Senegal's World Water Forum Will Focus On "Water Security For Peace And Development"

    15 Jan 2020- 08:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAKAR, Senegal The World Water Council (WWC), host country Senegal and host city Dakar have announced plans for the ninth triennial World Water Forum, scheduled for 22-27 March 2021 with the theme “Water Secur ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/15/2020 - 08:44

  2. 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

  3. US Drinking Water Protection Legislation Will Be Vetoed By White House

    12 Jan 2020- 09:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC US President Donald Trump will veto the PFAS Action Act of 2019 which would have set deadlines for the country's Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to reduce continuing PFAS contaminati ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/12/2020 - 09:54

  4. US Prez Candidate Would Set Federal Standards For PFAS In Drinking Water

    10 Jan 2020- 09:17 by Local Press Report CONCORD NH Live U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said he would create national drinking water standards for a group of toxic chemicals plaguing communities across Michigan and other states if elected president. The ...

    Local Press Report - 01/10/2020 - 09:17

  5. Argentina: Unrest Follows Relaxation Of Water Contamination Regulation

    27 Dec 2019- 10:35 by Local Press Report MENDOZA Mining.com A number of protests took place this weekend in Argentina’s central province of Mendoza, following the approval of a new version of Law 7722, which restricted the use of dangerous chemicals in mi ...

    Local Press Report - 12/30/2019 - 08:28

  6. Madagascar Mine Contaminates Water Resources With Uranium And Lead

    27 Dec 2019- 07:06 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Reuters Water downstream of a Rio Tinto mine in southern Madagascar contains high concentrations of uranium and lead, potentially endangering local residents who depend on a nearby lake and river for d ...

    Local Press Report - 12/27/2019 - 07:06

  7. "Irresponsible" Agriculture Contaminates Spain's Aquifers

    18 Dec 2019- 07:56 by Local Press Report MADRID Euronews Almost half of Spain's groundwater reserves are polluted, according to the Ministry of Ecological Transition. Also known as aquifers, the polluted reserves are a pressing problem that affects t ...

    Local Press Report - 12/18/2019 - 07:56

  8. 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

  9. US Military PFAS Restriction Legislation Fails To Satisfy Environment Lobby

    17 Dec 2019- 09:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The United States Congress agreed in draft, 11 December, a Defence Spending Biill that bars the military from use of firefighting foam containing toxic chemicals (per- and poly- fl ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/17/2019 - 09:03

  10. 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

  11. EU Water Legislation "Fit For Purpose"

    15 Dec 2019- 09:23 by Staff- Water Diplomat BELGIUM, Brussels A "fitness check" of the European Union Water Framework Directive, its associated Directives, and the Floods Directive concludes that they are overall fit for purpose, with some room ...

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

  12. Europe's Major Rivers All Contain Microplastics

    15 Dec 2019- 08:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON VA, United States The new investigation of microplastic contamination in European waters has revealed 100 percent polluiton  in 2700 water samples collected from 45 different sites. The Tara Ocean Fo ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/15/2019 - 08:49

  13. Spike In Methane Emissions From South Sudan Wetlands Detected

    16 Dec 2019- 05:19 by Local Press Report EDINBURGH BBC News Scientists think they can now explain at least part of the recent growth in methane (CH4) levels in the atmosphere. Researchers, led from Edinburgh University, UK, say their studies point to a bi ...

    Local Press Report - 12/16/2019 - 05:19

  14. 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

  15. Marrakesh Partnership Sets Climate Action Pathway For Water

    11 Dec 2019- 10:55 by Staff- Water Diplomat BONN, Germany The Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action has released its Climate Action Pathways through 2050, including a Pathway for Water, that set a “baseline” of actions and accomplishments throug ...

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

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