Disasters

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  • 20 Nov 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUNMING, China The Intermediate People’s Court of Kunming City, the capital of Yunnan Province, sentenced seven people for polluting a local waterway last April. Eight people, including the legal representatives and high-ranking managers of three ore
  • 20 Nov 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi UK-based Petroleum company Surestream Ltd. is making progress in its exploration on the disputed Lake Malawi, according to local reports. A report aired on November 19 by Malawi’s prominent, privately owned Zodiak Broadcasting Station
  • 18 Nov 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania A Romanian special parliamentary committee last week rejected a bill that would have allowed the for the Rosia Montana mine project to move forward. The bill would have allowed Canada’s Gabriel Resources to use cyanide to extract 300
  • 14 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent XALAPA, Mexico Flooding from heavy rains in Mexico's Veracruz state on November 11th caused a crude oil spill from a storage tank in the Pajaritos Terminal of Maritime and Port operations in Coatzacoalcos, and forced Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) to
  • 14 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador The Ecuadorian Supreme Court this week upheld the liability finding against US oil giant Chevron Corporation for contamination in the nation’s Amazon region, although it reduced the company’s fine by half-- from $19 billion USD to $9.5
  • 13 Nov 2013- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARSAW, Poland All 10 of the nations at highest risk due to extreme weather from 1993-2012 are developing countries, with Haiti topping the list because of last year’s Superstorm Sandy, which left 200,000 people homeless, according to the latest Global
  • 13 Nov 2013- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania The local council of Pungesti village in Romania’s Vaslui County has banned shale gas extraction in the wake of protests by villagers concerned that hydraulic fracturing could potentially contaminate their drinking water sources. The
  • 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.
  • 12 Nov 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The effort to resolve the long-standing border dispute between Malawi and Tanzania took a step forward last week when the Malawian government announced it was ready to provide mediators with a response to Tanzania’s case. Former heads
  • 11 Nov 2013- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Unregulated liquid waste disposal has worsened pollution in the Nairobi River as well as smaller water bodies near the Kenyan capital, exposing millions of people to communicable diseases, the government’s environmental watchdog warned
  • 8 Nov 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom International human rights group Amnesty International has accused Royal Dutch Shell, through its Nigerian subsidiary, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd., of falsifying investigative reports on oil spills in the
  • 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
  • 7 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia The World Bank warned this week that Zambia’s economy could lose more than $4.3 billion USD due to low funding for the water and sanitation sector. Robin Mearns, the bank's water supply and sanitation sector leader, said on November 4
  • 7 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Internet product and service developer Google has launched a new public alert system, Google Crisis Response, in Colombia. The tool will provide real-time online alerts in the country, which is one of those most affected by climate
  • 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

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