Disasters

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  • 30 Aug 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHABAROVSK, Russia As the Khabarovsk Region in Russia’s Far East continues to fight the effects of recent record-setting floods, authorities have grown increasingly concerned about the deteriorating quality of potable water. In response, they have drawn
  • 30 Aug 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The Investigative Committee of Chile’s Chamber of Deputies held hearings last week aimed at determining the environmental impact of Barrick Gold’s Pascua Lama mining project. Local residents and environmental organizations demanded
  • 29 Aug 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Chinese activities in the Mekong River basin, particularly mineral resource and hydropower projects, have had a negative impact on the region’s environment, according to a new “blue book” published by the Social Sciences Academic Press
  • 28 Aug 2013- 10:08 by Local Press Report MUSCAT Muscat Daily Work on the Wadi Imti Dam project in the wilayat of Izki in Dakhliyah governorate is likely to be complete by April next year. The preliminary phase began on April 1 this year and nearly 30 percent of the project is estimated to be
  • 28 Aug 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Japanese government announced this week that it would step in to help Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco) get control of the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, after losing confidence in the utility’s ability to handle
  • 27 Aug 2013- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank last week released a progress report on the first phase of its Water Partnership Program (WPP), a trust fund supported by the governments of the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Denmark that aims to bring
  • 27 Aug 2013- 09:45 by Local Press Report HARARA The Herald The Zimbabwe National Water Authority has embarked on an exercise to de-silt water courses across the country and has acquired advanced equipment from United Kingdom for that purpose. In an Interview at ongoing Harare Agriculture Show,
  • 27 Aug 2013- 09:45 by Local Press Report Act Media Over 1,680 contaminated or potentially contaminated sites currently exist in Romania, according to data with the National Inventory drawn up by the National Environmental Protection Agency (ANPM) April 2007- 2012, posted on the website of the
  • 27 Aug 2013- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh The World Bank this week called on the Bangladeshi Department of Public Health Engineering to expedite the $92.6 million USD Bangladesh Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project, which is currently behind schedule. The government and
  • 27 Aug 2013- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador The Ecuadorian Water Agency (SENAGUA) has awarded water licenses to allow drilling to start at the Cascabel copper-gold mine in Imbabura Province, in the country’s north. Cornerstone Capital Resources Inc. announced on August 22 that it
  • 27 Aug 2013- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Local communities in Colombia’s east-central Meta province have protected an aquifer from Colombia’s state-controlled oil company, Ecopetrol, for six months. Ecopetrol wants to develop an oil well-- the Lorito 1-- in the vicinity of the
  • 27 Aug 2013- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania The Vaslui County Council last week issued the fourth zoning permit for Chevron Romania. The zoning permit is a necessary step for the oil company to secure a building permit for a new shale gas exploration well near Puiesti village.
  • 26 Aug 2013- 09:55 by Local Press Report WINDHOEK Bloomberg Businessweek Namibia will name a private investor to help build the second desalination plant in the nation, a 1.5 billion-Namibian-dollar ($145 million) project to replace water supplied by Areva SA (AREVA) for uranium mines. Construction
  • 23 Aug 2013- 09:59 by Local Press Report VANCOUVER Market Wire Los Andes Copper Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding to indirectly acquire non-consumptive water rights for the Rocin River, which currently runs through the Company's mining claims,
  • 23 Aug 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAPOACAN, Mexico Residents of Capoacan in Veracruz state's Minatitlán municipality say a new coke plant and petroleum refinery are polluting the area and causing respiratory and skin diseases among the population. Fishermen and other locals claim

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