Disasters

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  • 8 Oct 2014- 10:10 by Local Press Report BANGKOK Pattaya Mail Residents in several southern provinces have been affected by flooding, while temperatures in the North started to drop. Rainfall for three consecutive days triggered flooding in Satun, with the hardest-hit being Thapae district. Over 300
  • 8 Oct 2014- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ACCRA, Ghana A top government official in Ghana has warned that pressure on natural resources, as the country strives for 8 percent economic growth, could trigger a water crisis in the country over the long term. Director for Water at the Ministry of
  • 8 Oct 2014- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico The estimated cost of environmental damage from the copper sulfate spill at a mine operated by Grupo Mexico in Sonora State last August is over $133.7 million USD, according to Mexico's Federal Attorney for Environmental
  • 7 Oct 2014- 10:26 by Local Press Report YEREVAN Asbarez ONEArmenia has launched its newest crowdfunding campaign, this time for lab equipment that will enable mining communities in Armenia to detect toxic pollution in their soil, and water, and identify lead contamination in children’s blood. This
  • 7 Oct 2014- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Shale gas exploration and exploitation have become an issue in the run-up to Romania’s November 16th presidential elections. William Branza, a candidate from the Romanian Ecologist Party, has asked Acting President Traian Basescu to
  • 6 Oct 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on October 6th announced a five-year project that will use satellite imagery to combat flooding and other
  • 6 Oct 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SHIJIAZHUANG, China China's Hebei province will invest $9.7 billion USD to carry out ecological restoration projects for rivers, lakes, groundwater, mines and forests by 2017. Under the province's official plan, by 2017, no rivers or
  • 3 Oct 2014- 10:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, this week started using a new, mobile water treatment facility to clean radioactive water at the crippled plant, according to local reports. The
  • 2 Oct 2014- 08:55 by Local Press Report GEORGETOWN Stabroek News Guyana Goldfields Inc (GGI) President Scott Caldwell yesterday promised that there will be no cyanide spills after the company’s Aurora mine begins operations next year and that it will work with surrounding communities to foster
  • 2 Oct 2014- 08:25 by Local Press Report SINGAPORE International Water, Power & Dam Construction Engineering and construction company Black and Veatch has opened a Hydropower Centre of Excellence in Singapore in a bid to help countries in the region look at new ways to harness their hydro
  • 2 Oct 2014- 09:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HECHI, China The Lame Zinc Mine in the city of Hechi, in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, has been shut down for illegally discharging pollutants, the Hechi environmental department said in a statement this week. The mine was fined $48,000
  • 1 Oct 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand A significant part of Thailand’s eastern coast could be swallowed by the sea in the next 30 years if climate change mitigation plans are not enacted, a new study found. The study, conducted by Jonathan Shott, project manager and
  • 30 Sep 2014- 10:08 by Local Press Report ARIZPE Al Jazeera Complaints and inquiries have been pouring into the office of Arizpe Mayor Vidal Guadalupe Vazquez Chacon on a daily basis. All come from the residents of his small town of 4,000, and all have to do with one basic thing: water. After a
  • 30 Sep 2014- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand this week launched a mobile data center-- the first of its kind in Asia-- that will monitor the condition of lakes and rivers during weather emergencies like droughts and floods. The Thailand Hydro and Agro Informatics
  • 29 Sep 2014- 10:16 by Local Press Report ASTRAKHAN Radio Free Europe The Caspian Sea summit has opened in the Russian city of Astrakhan with the sea's five littoral states seeking an agreement on who owns which parts of the Caspian and therefore access to valuable oil and gas reserves. All of

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