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  • 18 Nov 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAKU, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan's state water company, Azersu, has announced a new project to upgrade approximately one million people living in the remote suburbs of the capital, Baku, to high-quality, round-the-clock freshwater provision. The project
  • 5 Nov 2013- 10:22 by Local Press Report BAKU Trend News Agency Environmental pollution threatens Caspian Sea Seal, Deputy head of Iran's Environmental Protection in Marine Environment, Abdol-Reza Karbasi said, Fars news agency reported. He made the remarks during ceremony of 10th anniversary
  • 15 Oct 2013- 09:58 by Local Press Report ASTANA Times of Central Asia Abandoned and leaking oil wells may cause an environmental disaster in the Caspian Sea, Tengrinews.kz quoted Baktykozha Izmukhambetov, governor of Kazakhstan’s oil-producing Atyrau Region, as saying last week. “I would like to
  • 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
  • 8 Oct 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AKTAU, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan is planning to build a 100,000 cubic-meter-per-day desalination plant to supply drinking water to Mangystau province, provincial authorities said last week. Israel’s IDE Technologies Ltd. will build the plant under a private
  • 19 Sep 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AKTAU, Kazakhstan As part of the $25 million USD project to upgrade its aged water infrastructure, the city government of Aktau in Kazakhstan has announced it will switch to desalination plants to meet all its water needs. For decades, drinking water in
  • 16 Aug 2013- 09:52 by Local Press Report MOSCOW pravdu.ru The area that was affected by the massive flood areas in the Far East of Russia continues to grow. In the Amur region, 4,383 houses were flooded; in the Jewish Autonomous Region- 244; in the Khabarovsk region- 11. About 30,000 people were
  • 24 Jul 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHARTOUM, Sudan The Sudanese government last week rolled out a $392 million USD plan to bring Nile water to the Red Sea coastal city of Port Sudan. Officials estimated that project could take up to a year-and-a-half to complete. “Connecting Nile water
  • 22 Jul 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUIYANG, China China will improve its monitoring of drinking water sources by establishing national standards, better controlling poisonous contaminates and creating early warning systems, according to an official at the Ministry of Environmental
  • 18 Jul 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Canada Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold announced this week that Chile’s Copiapo Court of Appeals had upheld a previous court order requiring the company to halt operations at its $8.5 billion USD Pascua-Lama gold mine until a water
  • 17 Jul 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NANNING, China Several courts in China’s southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region have handed down jail sentences for 13 people over heavy metal pollution that occurred last year. Industrial effluents containing cadmium were being discharged into the
  • 8 Jul 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HEZHOU, China Government officials from Fengkai County in southern China’s Guangdong province are warning that a section of the Hejiang River has been polluted with thallium and cadmium from upriver activities. The county’s publicity department released
  • 7 Jun 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Canada Canadian-based Barrick Gold, the world’s largest gold miner, announced this week that it would delay any work on both the Chilean and Argentinian sides of its Pascua-Lama gold mine past 2014 because of Chile’s environmental concerns. In