Disasters

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  • 23 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAMA, Bahrain The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has started technical studies on a common regional water network, Bahraini Minister of Electricity and Water Abdel-Hussein Ben Ali Merza said last week. “The studies will be conducted in the eastern
  • 22 Oct 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s National Authority of Water (ANA) has started activities aimed at recovery of Lake Titicaca. A team of ANA specialists will conduct the first integral water quality monitoring of Lake Titicaca. The group will sample the water from the
  • 21 Oct 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Leaders in northern Kenya are calling on companies and investors that are moving into the region to take advantage of recent oil discoveries to set aside a slice of their capital to establish decent sanitation systems in the area. A
  • 18 Oct 2013- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Climate change in East Asia is expected to cause rising sea levels, more severe storms that will increase flooding and more intense droughts, putting some 12 million people from 23 cities at risk and costing as much as $864 billion
  • 18 Oct 2013- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAGUA, Nicaragua Environmentalists and residents of the Nicaraguan city of Matagalpa are protesting Canadian mining company B2Gold's latest planned open pit gold mine in the country. Nicaraguan environmental NGO The Humboldt Center said the
  • 18 Oct 2013- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa The cost of water in South Africa is distributed unevenly, as the wealthy pay far less for quality water than they should, according to environmental organization WWF. “The rich are, for the volumes that they are consuming,
  • 17 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar The Qatari government this week announced plans to increase solar energy production to meet increasing demand for electricity and water. “Qatar has solar energy potential that equals 1.5 million barrels of crude oil annually, and that is why
  • 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
  • 15 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Young women across Africa bear the brunt of recurrent environmental shocks including droughts and floods, according to children’s development organization Plan International. Plan International’s report, “ In Double Jeopardy: Adolescent
  • 14 Oct 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador The National Roundtable Against Metallic Mining in El Salvador (MESA), a coalition of environmental, community and human rights organizations, released a statement late last week condemning the attempted assassination of
  • 14 Oct 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Pakistan needs to move from traditional, structural measures to a more holistic approach to flood control, in order to avoid a repeat of the devastating Indus River floods of 2010, which killed 1,600 people and cost the country some
  • 14 Oct 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PANAMA CITY, Panama The government of Panama last week announced $288 million USD in new funding for water projects, in hopes of heading off protests and complaints by residents. La Estrella Panama reported that on October 12, original communities,
  • 11 Oct 2013- 09:56 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES Inter Press Services Half of Argentina is supplied with water by invisible underground aquifers, which are crucial in the country’s arid and semi-arid regions, experts say. But Tierramérica discovered that nobody – not even the government – has
  • 10 Oct 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexico must review open pit mining in the country, due to the enormous damage it causes to the environment, Jaime Martínez Veloz, head of the Commission for Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples of Mexico, said last week. "...Only a
  • 10 Oct 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RUSTENBURG, South Africa Mines in South Africa’s main platinum-producing region are being asked to cut water use in half amid ongoing drought. “Operations near Rustenburg in North West Province have been asked to their water consumption. The Rustenburg

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