Disasters

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  • 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
  • 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- 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- 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 10 Jun 2013- 10:20 by Local Press Report SAN SALVADOR The Guardian A battle against a metal mining industry that has ravaged freshwater supplies in El Salvador shows just how difficult it is for a developing country to build economic alternatives for a water-secure future. Two mining companies are
  • 10 Jun 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AREQUIPA, Peru SEDAPAR, the regional water and sewerage utility in Peru’s Arequipa Province, last week finalized a water agreement with mining company Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold for the $3.5 billion USD Cerro Verde copper mine expansion project.
  • 6 Jun 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto this week presented a National Climate Change Strategy aimed at developing “green growth” in the country. He said that the plan was based on eight axes of action, as well as the basic goals of
  • 5 Jun 2013- 09:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand While East Asian and Pacific cities are rapidly growing and becoming wealthier, they are also become more vulnerable to huge economic losses as a result of disasters because of poor planning, the World Bank said this week. “East Asia
  • 4 Jun 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Puerto Rican Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla last week proposed setting “preferential energy rates” for the island’s aqueduct and sewage authority, AAA, as a means of controlling water prices. AAA had proposed a rate increase of