Disasters

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  • 11 Dec 2007- 09:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China – The final death toll from last month’s fatal landslide near China’s Three Gorges Dam reached 35 last week, as China continued its efforts to rehabilitate the project’s image through its state-run media. Within days, a second landslide
  • 11 Dec 2007- 09:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — China is mulling a plan to levy a new resource tax on mineral water. The move is part of a wider proposal to overhaul the country’s existing resource tax based on value, rather than on quantity, according to an official from the
  • 4 Dec 2007- 08:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — The Chinese government has been working to clean up the Liao River, one of the seven main river systems in China for more than a decade, but to no avail. The river remains highly polluted, mainly due to untreated sewage seeping into the
  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China- In an example of tragic but immaculate timing, China tried desperately last week to backtrack on the widely publicized negative potential impact its largest civil engineering project could have on the environment. But just days after the
  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China- In an example of tragic but immaculate timing, China tried desperately last week to backtrack on the widely publicized negative potential impact its largest civil engineering project could have on the environment. But just days after the
  • 25 Nov 2007- 22:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia — The Liberian government, with support from United Nations agencies dealing with water resources, has formulated the country's first postwar water resources management policy. The National Integrated Water Resources Management
  • 5 Nov 2007- 19:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — In a keynote address to his party's five-yearly Party Congress held last month, President Hu Jintao acknowledged the damage China's runaway economic growth is doing to the country's environment and promised government
  • 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 1 Oct 2007- 20:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — It was not, perhaps, the news investors in the world's largest infrastructure project expected to wake up to. But with immaculate timing and without any hint of irony, days after China launched its first corporate bond issue, the
  • 1 Oct 2007- 20:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China-With limited rainfall and dependence on groundwater for as much as 60 percent of its supply, China needs all the water sources it can get. As a majority of its population and economy are concentrated in the coastal zone, desalination is

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