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  • 5 Aug 2020- 04:55 by Local Press Report MOSCOW The Moscow Times A new Russian law that allows deforestation and construction near the shores of Siberia’s Lake Baikal has sparked backlash among environmental activists who say the law threatens protected natural areas. Lake Baikal, the world’s
  • 7 Aug 2019- 11:24 by OOSKAnews Info MOSCOW, Russia Cities and settlements near Lake Baikal in Siberia and to the east have been hit by a series of flooding and wildfire disasters that have prevailed for several weeks now. The latest alert is in Baikalsk where heavy rains have created the threat of
  • 12 Mar 2019- 09:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, RUSSIA Russian prosecutors will seek to stop a Chinese company from building a water-bottling plant on Vladimir Putin’s favorite lake amid local concerns that Baikal may be drained and polluted. Siberia's Lake Baikal is the deepest lake and
  • 3 Aug 2016- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia A foul-smelling stain that appeared on the surface of Russia’s Lake Baikal last week was caused by natural factors, according to Russian Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Sergey Donskoy. "It did not look like an oil slick.
  • 5 May 2016- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOMSK, Russia A recent proposal to transfer as much a billion cubic meters of water from Russia’s Altai region to China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has raised concerns among Russian environmentalists and experts. The possibility of selling water
  • 1 Oct 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia The annual environmental survey conducted by the local government of the Irkutsk Oblast of Russia found small but distinct improvements in both the environmental conditions and the quality of drinking water provided by the local water
  • Central Asian officials, NGOs and multilateral financing institutions will discuss Tajikistan’s massive and controversial Roghun hydropower project at the Second Meeting of Stakeholders and Civil Society on November 7.
  • Kyrgyzstan's Parliament on September 17 discussed the possibility of water wars in Central Asia and the country’s willingness to get involved in possible conflicts.
  • 13 Sep 2012- 10:01 by Local Press Report BAKU Turkish Weekly Central Asian countries will not be able to avoid a further deterioration of relations because of the water problem in the region, a Russian expert on the CIS Vladimir Zharikhin believes. "It will not come to war, however, we should
  • 13 May 2012- 16:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Political tensions between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan over use of shared water resources and other issues may be spilling over into ethnic tensions inside their borders. On May 7, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported
  • 24 Nov 2010- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Construction of giant hydropower facilities in the upper reaches of the trans-boundary Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers threaten a fragile environmental balance in Central Asia, participants heard at an international conference held
  • 11 Aug 2010- 14:48 by Local Press Report MOSCOW, Russia Voice of Russia China may become the major purchaser of water from Russia 's Lake Baikal. The lake is the source of one-fifth of Russia's water resources. Experts said laying a water pipeline to supply China's northern provinces
  • 9 Aug 2010- 20:58 by Local Press Report MOSCOW Voice of Russia China may become a major purchaser of water from Russia's Lake Baikal. The lake is the source of one-fifth of Russia's water resources. Experts said laying a water pipeline to supply China's northern provinces with Baikal
  • 28 Apr 2010- 14:47 by Local Press Report MOSCOW Eurasia Review Leaders of the Baikal Movement sent an appeal to heads of state and leaders of major businesses, asking them to pressure Moscow to save Lake Baikal. The movement had failed to get Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to reverse his decision to

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