Disasters

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  • 20 Jun 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan University of Tokyo Professor Taikan Oki is developing a simulator to determine how fallout radionuclides move through the atmosphere, fall back to down with rainfall and subsequently mix with surface water. It can also estimate the dose of
  • 19 Jun 2013- 09:31 by Local Press Report KUALA LUMPUR Bernama The water restructuring deal with Perlis is still underway awaiting the corporatisation of the state's Water Supply Department (JBA), the Water Asset Management Company (PAAB) said. PAAB chief executive officer Datuk Ahmad Faizal
  • 19 Jun 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea South Korea and the United States on June 18 announced creation of a joint committee to investigate possible land and groundwater pollution by a US Forces Korea (USFK) garrison near the Korean capital, Seoul. The committee will be
  • 18 Jun 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Thousands of Peruvians farmers marched in protest on June 17 against US mining giant Newmont’s nearly $5 billion USD Conga project in Cajamarca department. The protesters fear they will lose their water sources to the mine’s operations, and
  • 18 Jun 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) regional bloc has finally outlined the steps it plans to take to mediate the territorial dispute between member states Malawi and Tanzania over Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa. On
  • 17 Jun 2013- 10:19 by Local Press Report MANAGUA Tengri News A proposed Nicaraguan waterway rivaling the Panama Canal would cause an environmental disaster threatening drinking water supplies and fragile ecosystems, AFP reports citing conservationists. President Daniel Ortega approved the $40
  • 14 Jun 2013- 10:00 by Local Press Report TEMA The Chronicle The Interim Guinea Current Commission, an umbrella body under UNIDO, which deals in large eco-systems, has pledged to provide $7 million USD as funding for the rehabilitation of the only treatment plant and the three pumping stations in
  • 14 Jun 2013- 10:00 by Local Press Report BEIJING Bloomberg Water management is the biggest challenge to shale gas development in China amid concern that extraction of the fuel will contaminate drinking supplies, according to Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. China’s government will need to find ways
  • 14 Jun 2013- 10:00 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Mail Online Antofagasta has disputed claims it caused water pollution and drought near its Los Pelambres mine in Chile, as well as putting the local community in danger. Anti-poverty group War on Want, which protested at the FTSE 100 copper miner’s
  • 14 Jun 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia A specialist team from Moscow has produced an audit and upgrade plan for the fresh and wastewater resources in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, the main city on one of the disputed islands under Russian control off its Pacific coast. Sakhalin Island is
  • 13 Jun 2013- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China   Over 30 percent of China’s rivers and over 50 percent of its groundwater sources do not meet water quality standards, according to a new report from the Environmental Protection Ministry. The 2012 China Environmental Bulletin, released
  • 13 Jun 2013- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador The Catholic Church of El Salvador last week called on the international community to press for a ban on Canadian miner Goldcorp’s Cerro Blanco Mine in neighboring Guatemala, citing threats to the local water supply. “We cannot
  • 12 Jun 2013- 09:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The head of Russia’s Khanty Mansiysk Autonomous Region has signed a $31 million USD contract with Finnish area cooperative Paijanne Hame to provide water services in remote rural areas. Khanty Mansiysk, a vast area located in North West
  • 12 Jun 2013- 09:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Nobel Prize-winning human rights leader Adolfo Pérez Esquivel on June 10 condemned the decision by Argentina’s Supreme Court to release the embargo on US oil giant Chevron. The embargo was put in place as part of an international
  • 11 Jun 2013- 09:59 by Local Press Report YANGON Mizzima A group of Canadian NGOs pledged a total of $4.2 million USD in humanitarian aid to assist refugees in conflict-affected areas across Myanmar at an event on June 8. Co-ordinated by the Canadian International Development Aid Agency, the All

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