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  • 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
  • 29 Sep 2015- 08:46 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY Trend News Agency Given the planetary nature of the Aral Sea disaster, it is necessary to expand the joint activities and form targeted financial mechanisms for this purpose, Uzbekistan’s Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov remarked in addressing
  • 10 Jun 2015- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this week urged Central Asian nations to forge a consensus on management of shared water resources. In his opening remarks at a high-level international conference on “Implementation of the
  • 27 Apr 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SHYMKENT, Uzbekistan Water in Central Asia’s longest river, the Syr Darya, is too polluted even to use for irrigation purposes, according to new findings from the South Kazakhstan State University. Researchers from the university carried out a three
  • 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
  • Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon detailed what he said were the five main water management problems facing Central Asia during this week’s Second Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  • 19 Nov 2012- 09:04 by Local Press Report ASTANA Tengri News Kazakhstan Prime-Minister Serik Akhmetov has instructed Minister of Agriculture Asylzhan Mamytbekov and the administration of Kyzylorda oblast to work on saving the Aral Sea and, in particular, to come up with the final plan of restoration
  • 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.
  • 22 Feb 2012- 21:09 by Local Press Report ASTANA New Europe At present, the problem of water consumption is not as acute for the countries of the Central Asian region as it is, for example, in Africa, according to the Regional Adviser of the project Water Management in Central Asia, Iskandar
  • 15 Dec 2011- 20:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAKU, Azerbaijan A report published earlier this month by the Environment Ministry of Azerbaijan suggested coordinated efforts by the nations surrounding the Caspian Sea to reduce the amount of sewage released into it. The Caspian Sea is notoriously
  • 14 Sep 2011- 09:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon addressed the issues of water and energy in Central Asia in a speech given on the eve of the 20th anniversary of his country’s independence after the dissolution of the USSR. “Our country has a huge

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