Disasters

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  • 20 Dec 2013- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ULAN BATOR, Mongolia Mongolia has taken steps to join the Global Water Partnership (GWP), an international network that works to foster integrated water resources management. The Mongolian Water Partnership late last week decided it would formally apply
  • 19 Dec 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Rio Grande River, which runs along the United States/Mexico border and supplies the region with most of its drinking and irrigation water, will not be able to supply enough water in the future to meet rising demand amid
  • 19 Dec 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The Chinese government this week announced plans to strengthen environmental protections in the Sanjiangyuan region of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, in order to protect the sources of several important rivers. Sanjiangyuan means “source of
  • 18 Dec 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report GENEVA Rappler Disasters caused global economic losses of about US $130 billion (94.5 billion euros) in 2013, Swiss Re said on Wednesday, December 18, but there was little insurance coverage for the deadliest catastrophe, Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in the
  • 18 Dec 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report UZHGOROD forUM A meeting of the Ukrainian-Slovak group on environmental monitoring and protection of the Tisza River boundary waters was concluded recently in Uzhgorod, the Information-Analytical Bulletin of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine reports.
  • 17 Dec 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romania’s parliament last week failed to pass a new mining law. The law would have paved the way for Gabriel Resources’ planned Rosia Montana gold mining project in the Transylvania region. Citizens and civil society groups alike have
  • 16 Dec 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KIEN VANG, Vietnam US Secretary of State John Kerry warned about the risks of climate change and the environmental consequences of China’s upriver dam building on the Mekong during his visit to Vietnam this week. Speaking to a group of students and
  • 16 Dec 2013- 09:56 by Local Press Report PHOENIX AZ Tucson Sentinel The former mayor of the nation’s sixth-largest city wants Arizona to form a partnership with Mexico that would build desalination facilities and tap in the ocean’s virtually limitless supply of water. Phil Gordon, who served as
  • 16 Dec 2013- 09:56 by Local Press Report MANAGUA The Daily Caller The Sandinista government of Nicaragua is rapidly moving forward with a plan to allow a Beijing-based Chinese businessman to build a huge canal connecting Nicaragua’s Pacific and Atlantic coasts. The plan gives telecommunications CEO
  • 12 Dec 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China has been ill-prepared to deal with the significant changes brought about by global warming, according to a government report released on December 9. This includes a lack of adaptability in key areas such as water management, food,
  • 12 Dec 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa The South African Court of Appeals has ordered Harmony Gold Mining-- the third largest producer of gold on the African continent-- to pay to clean up water pollution near its mines in Free State province. The court dismissed
  • 12 Dec 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania US oil giant Chevron has resumed shale gas exploration activities in the Romanian village of Pungesti in the wake of clashes between gendarmes and protesters made up of local residents and environmentalists who fear that hydraulic
  • 11 Dec 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Lao National Chamber of Commerce signed an agreement last week to launch a Hydropower Developers Working Group. The group aims to ensure that hydropower projects are
  • 11 Dec 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE Tenth in a series, “Conversations With Water Leaders,” conducted by OOSKAnews in association with  Singapore International Water Week. In this edition, Gustavo Saltiel, Program Manager, Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA)
  • 10 Dec 2013- 10:12 by Local Press Report BUDAPEST Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Hungary) The Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will ship the water purification equipment supplied by Budapest Municipal Waterworks to Cebu in the Philippines, to assist those living in the areas devastated by

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