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  • 17 Sep 2007- 23:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — China is increasingly asking its citizens to blow the whistle on industrial polluters. That's in stark contrast to two years ago, when authorities sought to cover up a major chemical spillage. When the 9 million residents of Harbin
  • 17 Sep 2007- 23:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Only 10 percent of rural households and just under 29 percent of total households in Sri Lanka have access to tap water, but the National Water Supply and Drainage Board aims to improve that percentage by 2015 to meet the country&
  • 17 Sep 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT — Faced with unexpected cost increases, Kuwait's first seawater desalination plant project is on hold. The Ministry of Electricity & Water is discussing internally whether the project should even become a reality, according
  • 17 Sep 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, ABU DHABI, NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK — The UAE Ministry of Energy has announced its 2008-2010 strategic plan, consisting of 16 key initiatives and 25 supplementary initiatives, including a project to develop a comprehensive database on
  • 10 Sep 2007- 23:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, KUALA LUMPUR — Finland-based mining and technology company Outotec Oyj, formerly known as Outokumpu Technology OYJ, has won a $100 million contract USD for a water treatment facility in the eastern coastal district of
  • 10 Sep 2007- 23:24 by Local Press Report vientiane, laos, HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam Thanh Nien News (Vietnam) — The social and environmental protection measures used during construction of the Nam Theun II hydropower project will be the standard for future projects, according to Minister of Energy
  • 3 Sep 2007- 23:26 by Local Press Report China, YAN'AN Xinhua News Agency (China) — A crude oil leak from a broken pipeline has contaminated the water supply reservoir in the northwest Chinese city of Yan'an, in Shaanxi province. As a result, residents are turning to the Yanhe and Xihe