Disasters

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  • 28 Jun 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DEHRADUN, India Torrential rains last week that caused the Ganges River to flood and create landslides in northern India’s Uttarakhand state washed away thousands of homes, with a death toll that could go well beyond the previously reported 1,000 people
  • 26 Jun 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Hydropower dam construction and gold mining in southern Laos are negatively affecting water quality in downstream Cambodia, according to Cambodia-based environmental group the 3S Rivers Protection Network, which monitors the Sekong,
  • 26 Jun 2013- 09:29 by Local Press Report KUWAIT CITY Central Asia Online Kuwaiti investors are considering aiding Tajik hydro-power construction and oil exploration, media reported June 25. The investors expressed interest during Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon's June 23-25 visit to Kuwait.
  • 26 Jun 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia During his keynote speech to the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) on June 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced several wide-ranging measures to promote economic growth and competitiveness in the country. Two
  • 25 Jun 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report SOFIA Focus Information Agency “It is time consider how we are using and managing the water resources,” said Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev speaking at an international conference organised jointly by the European Commission and WWF-Bulgaria, called
  • 25 Jun 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The Institute for Policy Interaction (IPI), a Malawian human rights organizations, is advising the Malawi government and investors in the mining sector to put in place precautions to protect water resources from mineral extraction
  • 25 Jun 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAO PAULO, Brazil Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy last week announced guidelines for the Três Irmãos hydropower plant concession, which is to be tendered in September. The plant will have an installed capacity of 807.5 megawatts. It will be
  • 24 Jun 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FOZ DO IGUACU, Brazil Privatization is the biggest issue facing global freshwater, US environmental lawyer and activist Robert Kennedy Jr. told participants at the World Environmental Forum in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil last week. "Water ought to be a
  • 24 Jun 2013- 09:58 by Local Press Report LONDON The Independent Hurricanes, referred to as “acts of God” by insurers and seen by others as harbingers of the effects of climate change, are becoming more common as an unexpected side-effect of efforts to reduce pollution, research indicates. A study
  • 24 Jun 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile’s supreme environmental court late last week gave the country’s environmental regulator, the Environmental Superintendent (SMA), 10 days to explain why it reduced fines levied against Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold for
  • 21 Jun 2013- 09:50 by Local Press Report TORONTO Daily Mail Groundwater found bubbling up from nearly two miles beneath the surface of Canada may predate the emergence of multicellular life, but it certainly doesn’t taste great, a leading scientist has claimed. Daily Mail reports a joint British
  • 21 Jun 2013- 09:50 by Local Press Report BAKU PR Newswire Azerbaijan has called on the European Parliament demanding that Armenia carry out essential maintenance on a dilapidated dam in occupied Nagorno-Karabakh that engineers agree is at risk of failure with potentially catastrophic results. It
  • 21 Jun 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BLANTYRE, Malawi A Malawian expert in water and sanitation issues this week advised African countries to adopt water-sharing mechanisms with their neighbors to reduce the risk of conflict. “Countries in Africa and even beyond are now more interested in
  • 21 Jun 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic will need $4-7 billion USD to achieve full water coverage in the country, according to Alberto Holguín, executive director of the National Drinking Water and Sanitation Institute (INAPA). Holguin
  • 20 Jun 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The environmental impact assessment for Chilean mining company Sociedad Punta del Cobre’s (Pucobre) $624 million USD El Espino project in the Coquimbo region has raised concerns among national and regional authorities. Pucobre has said

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