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  • 11 Dec 2007- 09:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India — Stress on fresh water and groundwater resources has been listed among the six key risk factors to India’s growth, according to a report presented at the 23rd Indian Economic Summit. “ India@Risk 2007,” sponsored by the Davos-based
  • 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 India, BHUBANESHWAR — Steel company Arcelor-Mittal plans to make its own water arrangements for its proposed steel plant in eastern Indian’s Orissa state. It also will provide water to farmers during the dry season. The move by the steel company comes as
  • 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 NEW DELHI, India- Water conservation is turning out to be the latest trend among Indian corporates. Faced with depleting water supplies and drawing flak due to overexploitation of water resources, several Indian companies are directing their efforts to
  • 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 CHENNAI, India — India's $2 billion USD diversified business conglomerate, Murugappa Group, and its joint venture partner, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group, plan to launch technologies that will clean up contaminated soil and groundwater to make it
  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India- Water conservation is turning out to be the latest trend among Indian corporates. Faced with depleting water supplies and drawing flak due to overexploitation of water resources, several Indian companies are directing their efforts to
  • 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 CHENNAI, India — India's $2 billion USD diversified business conglomerate, Murugappa Group, and its joint venture partner, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group, plan to launch technologies that will clean up contaminated soil and groundwater to make it
  • 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
  • 5 Nov 2007- 19:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Malaysia, KUALA LUMPUR — Ranhill Utilities Bhd of Malaysia is exploring opportunities in new markets in Southeast Asia, to raise its overseas revenue contribution from the current 2 percent of revenues. Company sources said, however, that China- its
  • 5 Nov 2007- 19:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent China, WUXI —A $14 billion USD clean-up operation may succeed in removing the green clouds of algae that shimmer along Lake Tai's shoreline, but may do little to restore the trust of local residents in the water. Government officials in Jiangsu
  • 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

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