Disasters

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  • 29 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil The government of Brazil last week finally set the amount that companies can be fined for major oil spills in water bodies under the country’s National Contingency Plan. The fines can total as much as $461 million USD, it said.
  • 24 Oct 2013- 09:51 by Local Press Report NEW YORK NY Bloomberg A former Ecuadorean judge who presided over a pollution case against Chevron Corp. (CVX) testified that he and a colleague who issued a $19 billion judgment against the company in the environmental lawsuit were bribed. The judge,
  • 24 Oct 2013- 09:51 by Local Press Report LONDON WWF Global Plans by London-based oil company Soco International PLC to explore for oil in a fragile African World Heritage Site have hit firm opposition from the UK government. In a written response to a question on the issue posed by a fellow UK
  • 23 Oct 2013- 09:50 by Local Press Report TEL AVIV The New York Times Experts have long pondered the cause of the crisis that led to the collapse of civilization in the Late Bronze Age, and now believe that by studying grains of fossilized pollen they have uncovered the cause. In a study published
  • 21 Oct 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report PANAJI Times of India Six major lakes face a serious threat from pollution and rapid development, as a directive of Bombay high court at Goa to prepare a detailed plan for their protection has been relegated to the backburner. The government had constituted
  • 18 Oct 2013- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Climate change in East Asia is expected to cause rising sea levels, more severe storms that will increase flooding and more intense droughts, putting some 12 million people from 23 cities at risk and costing as much as $864 billion
  • 17 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan One of the most powerful storms to hit Japan in recent years, Typhoon Wipha, caused more radioactive contaminated water to leak from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on October 16. Workers at the disabled facility said
  • 17 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YUYAO, China Authorities in Yuyao, in eastern Zhejiang province, sent in riot police this week to stop protests by residents against inadequate government relief efforts following recent floods. On October 15, thousands of flood victims took to the
  • 15 Oct 2013- 09:58 by Local Press Report HUBEI Pet Business World Chinese authorities have scooped up around 220,000 pounds of dead fish which they say were poisoned by ammonia from a chemical plant. Locals said dead fish covered a 25-mile stretch of the Fuhe River in central China. The Hubei
  • 15 Oct 2013- 09:58 by Local Press Report ASTANA Times of Central Asia Abandoned and leaking oil wells may cause an environmental disaster in the Caspian Sea, Tengrinews.kz quoted Baktykozha Izmukhambetov, governor of Kazakhstan’s oil-producing Atyrau Region, as saying last week. “I would like to
  • 15 Oct 2013- 09:58 by Local Press Report NEW YORK NY Amazon Watch Ecuadorian villagers from the Amazon rainforest region ravaged by Chevron's oil contamination will join supporters for a large rally in Foley Square across from the courthouse where a trial will open in the California-based oil
  • 15 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Young women across Africa bear the brunt of recurrent environmental shocks including droughts and floods, according to children’s development organization Plan International. Plan International’s report, “ In Double Jeopardy: Adolescent
  • 14 Oct 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Pakistan needs to move from traditional, structural measures to a more holistic approach to flood control, in order to avoid a repeat of the devastating Indus River floods of 2010, which killed 1,600 people and cost the country some
  • 14 Oct 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST The Sacramento Bee Thousands of people blocked a major road in downtown Bucharest on Sunday to protest plans to create what would be Europe's biggest gold mine. Protesters marched past government headquarters yelling, "Your treason is
  • 14 Oct 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PANAMA CITY, Panama The government of Panama last week announced $288 million USD in new funding for water projects, in hopes of heading off protests and complaints by residents. La Estrella Panama reported that on October 12, original communities,

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