Disasters

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  • 14 Aug 2019- 09:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Efforts by leadership of the Russia-occupied Crimea region of Ukraine to access waters of the Dnieper River have been met with short shrift by the government of Ukraine. Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Council of Ministers Georgy Muradov
  • 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
  • 23 Jul 2018- 07:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Concern is mounting in Ukraine about radioactive contamination of fresh water caused by flooding of mines in the Russia-occupied east of the country. Ambassador Ihor Prokopchuk, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the International
  • 29 Jun 2018- 08:41 by Local Press Report SYKTYVKAR Tass News Agency Authorities of the Komi and Nenets Regions are working on a program to improve the ecology of the Pechora River’s basin. Komi’s Minister of Natural Resources Roman Polshvedkin reports that the region had joined the federal Ecology
  • 7 Feb 2018- 10:00 by Local Press Report PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY Asia Times Russia has long been characterized as an exporter of oil and gas but it may just have found a new export item: drinking water. A Chinese firm, as yet unnamed, plans to supply water from the Russian Far East to southern
  • 11 Oct 2017- 10:08 by Local Press Report NIKEL Beeline Russian and Norwegian environmentalists and politicians gathering in the industrial town of Nikel to tote up advances in cross-border pollution for once had something positive to report: the joint efforts seems to be working. Corporate Risk
  • 14 Sep 2017- 11:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SHANGHAI, China The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has called for investment in “Drylands” to protect future food supplies and mitigate and adapt to climate change. Speaking ahead of a conference of the United Nations Convention
  • 8 May 2017- 12:51 by Local Press Report LEBEDYAN teleSUR The streets of Lebedyan were overrun with tropical juices after a large portion of the PepsiCo-owned warehouse collapsed. About 300 square meters of the factory gave way, sending pineapple, apricot, tangerine, grape, mango, pomegranate, apple
  • 14 Sep 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russian metals company Norilsk Nikel on September 12th admitted that a spill at one of its plants caused the Daldykin River, near Norilsk in Siberia, to turn scarlet-red last week. The company now says that heavy rains on September 5th
  • 31 Aug 2016- 05:21 by Local Press Report YAKUTSK Pravda Residents of the village of Chersky, Yakutia, complain of polluted tap water in their homes. Instead of hot water, there is fuel-like mixture smelling of gasoline. In later August, an oil spill occurred in the area. According to villagers, two
  • 8 Aug 2016- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUHANSK, Ukraine Petroleum products have been found in water sources in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine, the Luhansk Prosecutor’s Office reported this week. “The Prosecutor’s Office of the Luhansk Region, in cooperation with the regional Office of
  • 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.
  • 8 Jun 2016- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OMSK, Russia Residents of the Russian city of Omsk, in southwestern Siberia, were on alert last week amid reports that waste from a zinc processing plant in Kazakhstan had polluted the Ulba River and was making its way toward the city. Russian and Kazakh
  • 3 Jun 2016- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation has developed a “unique” technology to treat contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Rosatom Chief Executive Sergei Kirienko said this week. He told Rossiya
  • 11 May 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Destruction of infrastructure and industrial facilities in eastern Ukraine could have serious environmental consequences for the region, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s Intelligence Directorate warned this week. The directorate’s press

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