Disasters

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  • 5 Dec 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHANTY-MANSIYSK, Russia The local environmental prosecutor in Russia’s Khanty-Mansi region has become the first in the country to stand up to the Russian Railways company and its leaders. The prosecutor’s case concerns aged wastewater treatment plants at
  • 12 Nov 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos In an effort to ease regional concerns about the environmental and social impacts of its dam-building on the Mekong River, Laotian government officials this week organized a visit to the site of the planned Don Sahong hydropower project.
  • 8 Nov 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ULAN-UDE, Russia The operator of a power and heating plant and the local water supplier in Russia’s eastern Buryatia Republic are blaming one another for a recent water contamination incident in the capital, Ulan-Ude. A major oil leak into the water
  • 6 Nov 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States More than 200 million people in low- and medium-income countries are at risk of exposure to toxic pollution, according to the new report released this week by sustainability NGO Green Cross Switzerland and international anti
  • 16 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Laos’ plan to construct the $720 million USD, 260-megawatt Don Sahong Dam does not violate the Mekong agreement because the project is not being built on the main stem of the Mekong River, according to Laotian Deputy Minister of Energy
  • 16 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russia’s Defense Ministry is establishing a new joint stock utility company that will focus on the needs of Russian military housing units. The new company will provide and manage heat, water and power services for the military. “This
  • 1 Oct 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia The annual environmental survey conducted by the local government of the Irkutsk Oblast of Russia found small but distinct improvements in both the environmental conditions and the quality of drinking water provided by the local water
  • 15 Aug 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Representatives of several regional governments in Northwestern Russia are offering advice and practical assistance to Finland after a catastrophic release of sewage there led to pollution and the mass deaths of fish in a major river.
  • 12 Aug 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russia’s Far East has been pummeled with heavy rains for about three weeks now, causing flooding and damage that so far totals more than $32 million USD, according to the country’s Emergencies Ministry. Regional estimates put total costs
  • 26 Jul 2013- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia International environmental watchdog Greenpeace’s Russian division found unsafe levels of industrial pollutants, including sulfur, oil, heavy metals and aluminium, in the Moscow River. Last month, the group took samples from 10 discharge
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 5 Jun 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Over the weekend of 1 and 2 June an oil spill occurred at the construction site of a new shopping and leisure complex in the Moscow Region.  The oil contaminated a flood plain of the Moscow River, and due to high water levels the local
  • 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