Disasters

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  • 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- 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- 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- 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
  • 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
  • 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

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