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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 3 Sep 2007- 23:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — China's largest civil engineering program since the country built the Great Wall has faced its biggest test to date. This summer's extreme downpours and heat, bringing some of the worst floods and drought on record, have
  • 16 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — The Persian Gulf region — with high financial liquidity and a booming water industry driven by ever-growing demand — has become one of the main targets of international water sector investors and companies.
  • 25 Jun 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent duBai, united arab emirates — The exponential growth of the real estate and industrial sectors in the Persian Gulf region, due to high oil and gas revenues, could threaten water sector development. Analysts at the Emirates Environment Group said
  • 18 Jun 2007- 09:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALGIERS, Algeria — Algeria is facing the curse of riches- rising income from petroleum brings an influx of people and industry needing water that the country lacks the capacity to deliver. What has become a way of life for the countries along the
  • 5 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON — Time and again when the media trumpet the arrival or development of new desalination projects the stories gloss over the actual cost of the water that is being produced. This is not necessarily bad reporting but because desalination costs are
  • 5 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, ABU DHABI, ANGOLA, HUAMBO — United Technical Services (UTS), a UAE-based technology services company) will target new sectors for its new improved wastewater treatment system. Instead of focusing on the water sector, the company