Disasters

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  • 29 Oct 2007- 21:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent India, KOLLAM — Fresh drinking water is a rare commodity in the mineral-rich belt along the coast of the southern Indian state of Kerala. In the Chavara and Panmana regions, most rural households depend on wells for drinking water. But at a certain
  • 29 Oct 2007- 21:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent India, BHOPAL — A group of organizations working for the victims of the 1984 Union Carbide disaster in the central Madhya Pradesh city of Bhopal has claimed that groundwater near the abandoned plantwas contaminated by heavy toxic chemicals and heavy
  • 22 Oct 2007- 21:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China- China's fast-depleting water resources will be further exploited with the country's plans to ramp up biofuel production. China and India, which are expected to account for nearly 70 percent of global oil demand between now and
  • 22 Oct 2007- 21:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India — India and China, already involved in a long-standing boundary dispute, could become embroiled in a row over water if China goes ahead with a major dam project. The 2,906-kilometer-long Brahmaputra River, known in China as the Tsangpo,
  • 22 Oct 2007- 21:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — In an escalation of the controversy surrounding the future of China's Three Gorges' Dam, the Chongqing local government announced this week it would move another 4 million people from the reservoir's environs over the
  • 22 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAPE TOWN, South Africa — The city of Cape Town has allocated close to $5.9 million USD this current financial year to replace damaged water and sewer pipes at Langa sewerage pump station. The replacement of the pipes was necessary because the existing
  • 22 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TRIPOLI, LIBYA — Libyan oficials have announced plans to tender the contracts for two independent water and power projects (IWPPs). Analysts predicted that international interest would be significant as it is the first time that Tripoli will seek
  • 22 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia — In a bid to improve water supply to households and mining companies and meet growing demand, Kafubu Water and Sewerage Company is seeking over $50 million USD for capital re-investment. The company's commercial director, Austin
  • 15 Oct 2007- 20:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, TOKYO, China, Japan — The first Asia-Pacific Water Summit will bring together high-level political officials to discuss water supply, sanitation, water-related disaster prevention and pollution- issues that have technical solutions but lack the
  • 15 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The Power & Water Utility Company for Jubail and Yanbu (Marafiq) is contemplating a date to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for its latest project, the Yanbu independent water and power project (IWPP). Officials said there
  • 15 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia, Swaziland, MANZINI — The Environment Council of Zambia (ECZ) has set aside $30 million USD to mitigate water pollution caused by several years of lead mining in Zambia's Kabwe town. Thousands of people in the town have tested
  • 15 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia — The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has started a week-long training course in water quality testing and monitoring of water resources for 22 Liberian laboratory technicians. According to UNEP-Liberia program officer Hassan
  • 8 Oct 2007- 20:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, CHENNAI, India, China — It is the longest-running river-water sharing dispute in India, and perhaps one of the oldest such disputes globally: The neighboring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in southern India have been engaged in a prolonged
  • 8 Oct 2007- 20:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China- Environmental experts are continuing to express concern about the ecological effects of the Three Gorges Dam, as the huge weight of water behind the dam has started to erode the Yangtze River's bank in many places. This in turn has
  • 8 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANA'A, Yemen (OOSKAnews) — Yemeni President AN Abdullah Saleh has announced his country, one of the poorest in the world, plans to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. Yemen is looking to harness nuclear power to generate electricity and

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