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NASA’s Earth Observation project goes ‘Open Access’

NASA has announced that outputs of its OPERA Earth Observation project are now freely available. Managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, with partners from NASA’s...
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DNA test to support global atlas of freshwater life

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and NatureMetrics are to work in partnership to create a global atlas assessing the state of...

Report finds sharp growth in global hydro capacity

A new report by the International Hydropower Association has found that global hydropower increased by 34 GW in the past year, including over 10...

UNEP warns of climate adaptation gap

UNEP has released the sixth edition of its Adaptation gap report and, in a report subtitled ‘The gathering storm’, sets out how the world...

Study warns of Himalayan glacier loss without urgent emissions cut

Glaciers in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region could lose up to 80% of their current volume by the end of the century according...

World Bank report on wastewater testing for SARS-CoV-2

The World Bank has released a report, Strengthening Public Health Surveillance Through Wastewater Testing: An Essential Investment for the COVID-19 Pandemic and Future Health Threats....

Development Bank establishes new fund for African urban sanitation

The African Development Bank has established the first African Urban Sanitation Investment Fund (AUSIF) to leverage public and private sector investment to support innovation...

EEA cites climate losses across member states

A new briefing from the European Environment Agency (EEA), utilising two database data sources – CATDAT (RiskLayer GmbH) and NatCatSERVICE (Munich Re GmbH) –...

IAEA expedition to study microplastic presence in Antarctica

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched its first scientific research expedition to study microplastic presence in Antarctica, as part of its NUTEC...

UNEP sets out freshwater priorities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has outlined its freshwater-related priorities for implementing its Medium-Term Strategy (MTS), 2022-2025 in a newly-released strategic document produced...

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Toronto Water – serving the host city of the World Water...

Toronto Water has transformed the city’s water management. Ahead of IWA’s World Water Congress & Exhibition in the capital of the Canadian province of...

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UNU report warns on tipping points if environmental risks not addressed

A new report released by the United Nations University (UNU) has found that drastic changes to fundamental socioecological systems are likely if environmental risks...