Disasters

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  • 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- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) this week approved a $372.1 million USD loan and $20 million USD in grants to help restore basic social services and support rebuilding efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Super-Typhoon Haiyan,
  • 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
  • 13 Dec 2013- 09:51 by Local Press Report ASTANA Mining Weekly The Aster process is an aerobic, micro-biological thiocyanate and cyanide treatment process, which enables gold producer Nordgold’s Suzdal plant, located in Kazakhstan, to achieve a number of effici-ency enhancements, while adhering to
  • 13 Dec 2013- 09:51 by Local Press Report TOKYO Modern Water Modern Water plc, the owner of leading water technologies for the production of freshwater and monitoring of water quality,has recently sold its portable trace metal monitor, the PDV6000ultra, for a decontamination project in Fukushima,
  • 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 TOKYO, Japan It will take at least five or six years to stop all radioactive water leaks and groundwater and ocean contamination at the devastated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, according to a new report from the Japanese government advisory
  • 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 BRUSSELS, Belgium Highlights of November’s inaugural European Innovation Partnership on Water in Brussels included presentations on activities and challenges by representatives of the EIP Water Action Groups. The nine action groups were selected by EIP
  • 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
  • 9 Dec 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Malaysia’s Territorial Army on December 6 deployed two Mobile Water Filter Systems to Pahang and Terengganu areas, which were hit hard by recent flood, in order to provide clean water to residents. “The assistance will be channeled

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