Disasters

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  • 26 Jun 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Hydropower dam construction and gold mining in southern Laos are negatively affecting water quality in downstream Cambodia, according to Cambodia-based environmental group the 3S Rivers Protection Network, which monitors the Sekong,
  • 25 Jun 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report SOFIA Focus Information Agency “It is time consider how we are using and managing the water resources,” said Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev speaking at an international conference organised jointly by the European Commission and WWF-Bulgaria, called
  • 25 Jun 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The Institute for Policy Interaction (IPI), a Malawian human rights organizations, is advising the Malawi government and investors in the mining sector to put in place precautions to protect water resources from mineral extraction
  • 24 Jun 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FOZ DO IGUACU, Brazil Privatization is the biggest issue facing global freshwater, US environmental lawyer and activist Robert Kennedy Jr. told participants at the World Environmental Forum in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil last week. "Water ought to be a
  • 24 Jun 2013- 09:58 by Local Press Report LONDON The Independent Hurricanes, referred to as “acts of God” by insurers and seen by others as harbingers of the effects of climate change, are becoming more common as an unexpected side-effect of efforts to reduce pollution, research indicates. A study
  • 24 Jun 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile’s supreme environmental court late last week gave the country’s environmental regulator, the Environmental Superintendent (SMA), 10 days to explain why it reduced fines levied against Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold for
  • 20 Jun 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The environmental impact assessment for Chilean mining company Sociedad Punta del Cobre’s (Pucobre) $624 million USD El Espino project in the Coquimbo region has raised concerns among national and regional authorities. Pucobre has said
  • 20 Jun 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan University of Tokyo Professor Taikan Oki is developing a simulator to determine how fallout radionuclides move through the atmosphere, fall back to down with rainfall and subsequently mix with surface water. It can also estimate the dose of
  • 19 Jun 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea South Korea and the United States on June 18 announced creation of a joint committee to investigate possible land and groundwater pollution by a US Forces Korea (USFK) garrison near the Korean capital, Seoul. The committee will be
  • 18 Jun 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Thousands of Peruvians farmers marched in protest on June 17 against US mining giant Newmont’s nearly $5 billion USD Conga project in Cajamarca department. The protesters fear they will lose their water sources to the mine’s operations, and
  • 17 Jun 2013- 10:19 by Local Press Report MANAGUA Tengri News A proposed Nicaraguan waterway rivaling the Panama Canal would cause an environmental disaster threatening drinking water supplies and fragile ecosystems, AFP reports citing conservationists. President Daniel Ortega approved the $40
  • 14 Jun 2013- 10:00 by Local Press Report TEMA The Chronicle The Interim Guinea Current Commission, an umbrella body under UNIDO, which deals in large eco-systems, has pledged to provide $7 million USD as funding for the rehabilitation of the only treatment plant and the three pumping stations in
  • 14 Jun 2013- 10:00 by Local Press Report BEIJING Bloomberg Water management is the biggest challenge to shale gas development in China amid concern that extraction of the fuel will contaminate drinking supplies, according to Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. China’s government will need to find ways
  • 14 Jun 2013- 10:00 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Mail Online Antofagasta has disputed claims it caused water pollution and drought near its Los Pelambres mine in Chile, as well as putting the local community in danger. Anti-poverty group War on Want, which protested at the FTSE 100 copper miner’s
  • 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

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