Disasters

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  • 19 Dec 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Rio Grande River, which runs along the United States/Mexico border and supplies the region with most of its drinking and irrigation water, will not be able to supply enough water in the future to meet rising demand amid
  • 19 Dec 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The Chinese government this week announced plans to strengthen environmental protections in the Sanjiangyuan region of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, in order to protect the sources of several important rivers. Sanjiangyuan means “source of
  • 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- 10:14 by Local Press Report UZHGOROD forUM A meeting of the Ukrainian-Slovak group on environmental monitoring and protection of the Tisza River boundary waters was concluded recently in Uzhgorod, the Information-Analytical Bulletin of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine reports.
  • 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
  • 16 Dec 2013- 09:56 by Local Press Report MANAGUA The Daily Caller The Sandinista government of Nicaragua is rapidly moving forward with a plan to allow a Beijing-based Chinese businessman to build a huge canal connecting Nicaragua’s Pacific and Atlantic coasts. The plan gives telecommunications CEO
  • 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 SINGAPORE Tenth in a series, “Conversations With Water Leaders,” conducted by OOSKAnews in association with  Singapore International Water Week. In this edition, Gustavo Saltiel, Program Manager, Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA)
  • 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
  • 10 Dec 2013- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan India and Pakistan are racing to complete rival hydropower projects on a river shared by the two countries in Kashmir. Visits to the project sites last week by high profile officials from both sides revealed that each country is
  • 10 Dec 2013- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Researchers from Chile’s Center for Environmental Technologies (CETAM) have found a link between urban pollution and glacier retreat in the Andes region. A CETAM study found that pollutant particulates from the Chilean capital, Santiago,
  • 9 Dec 2013- 10:07 by Local Press Report ADELAIDE Science Daily Scientists have discovered huge reserves of freshwater beneath the oceans kilometres out to sea, providing new opportunities to stave off a looming global water crisis. A new study, published December 5 in the international scientific
  • 27 Nov 2013- 10:29 by Local Press Report LUSAKA Times of Zambia Zambia and Zimbabwe will next month hold meetings to discuss the construction of the US$3-billion Batoka Hydro-Power plant which will produce 1,600 megawatts of power. Mines, Energy and Water Development Minister Christopher Yaluma
  • 26 Nov 2013- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is looking to investors in the Persian Gulf region for help in overhauling Kenya's infrastructure and food production. Kenyatta was among 35 African heads of state who attended the third Arab

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