Disasters

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  • 18 Jul 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YAN’AN, China A landslide caused by severe weather on July 15 cracked open an underground oil pipeline in Yan'an, in northwest China’s Zichang county in Shaanxi province, sending nearly a ton of oil into the Haojiachuan River, according to local
  • 16 Jul 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea North Korea on July 15 informed South Korean authorities that it planned to release water from its border dams following recent heavy rains. Seoul's unification ministry, which handles communications with the north, said
  • 10 Jul 2013- 10:03 by Local Press Report BEIJING The New York Times Rainstorms said to be the worst in five decades have flooded large areas of southwest Sichuan Province in China, washing out bridges, triggering a landslide that buried dozens of people and destroying a memorial to victims of the
  • 9 Jul 2013- 09:38 by Local Press Report SAN SALVADOR Latin America Press In four years of government and only one away from ending his term, President Mauricio Funes has little to show on environmental matters. So say three experts consulted by Latinamerica Press who believe that no change has
  • 9 Jul 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COTONOU, Benin Eight West African countries have agreed to create a regional authority to enable and regulate public-private partnerships in the fields of water and solar energy. The move was announced at the conclusion of the first International
  • 5 Jul 2013- 10:04 by Local Press Report SAO PAULO Bloomberg Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico & Social, Brazil’s development bank, will spend 210 million reais ($93.4 million) building water tanks to help the nation’s northeast region combat the worst drought in 50 years. The funds
  • 5 Jul 2013- 10:04 by Local Press Report KATHMANDU Alert Net Floods and landslides have hit Nepal hard this monsoon season, bringing high casualties in just the first few weeks. More than 40 people were killed in 17 districts during the second half of June, mainly in the hills of the mid-west and
  • 5 Jul 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The decade of 2001-2010 saw “unprecedented high-impact climate extremes” across the planet, with floods, droughts and hurricanes killing 370,000 people, a 20 percent increase over the previous decade, according to new report from the
  • 3 Jul 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei Foreign ministers from the Lower Mekong nations endorsed six development and policy pillars, as well as new plans and project, during the 6th Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial meeting in Brunei this week. The meeting of
  • 28 Jun 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DEHRADUN, India Torrential rains last week that caused the Ganges River to flood and create landslides in northern India’s Uttarakhand state washed away thousands of homes, with a death toll that could go well beyond the previously reported 1,000 people
  • 24 Jun 2013- 09:58 by Local Press Report LONDON The Independent Hurricanes, referred to as “acts of God” by insurers and seen by others as harbingers of the effects of climate change, are becoming more common as an unexpected side-effect of efforts to reduce pollution, research indicates. A study
  • 10 Jun 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan By the end of this century, climate change could increase the risk of flooding on 42 percent of the Earth’s land surface along many of the world’s 29 major river systems, according to a new University of Tokyo study published on June 9 in
  • 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- 10:12 by Local Press Report MOSCOW Russia & India Report Russia’s Emergencies Ministry is ready to assist Europe in cleaning up after severe floods forced thousands to flee their homes across central Europe. The offer was voiced during a video link with the Brussels-based EU

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