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  • 18 Dec 2013- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) this week approved a $372.1 million USD loan and $20 million USD in grants to help restore basic social services and support rebuilding efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Super-Typhoon Haiyan,
  • 26 Nov 2013- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The Philippine government announced late last week that it plans to speed up efforts to fortify the Angat Dam in Bulacan to make sure it holds in the event of a future natural disaster like a typhoon or an earthquake. The dam
  • 14 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Survivors of super-Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines six days ago, leaving a path of destruction so great the storm is being called the nation’s worst natural disaster, remain in desperate need of clean water, food and
  • 11 Nov 2013- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines At least 2 million people in 41 provinces in the Philippines have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms in recorded history, which ravaged the island country over the weekend. The typhoon will likely be
  • 6 Nov 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States More than 200 million people in low- and medium-income countries are at risk of exposure to toxic pollution, according to the new report released this week by sustainability NGO Green Cross Switzerland and international anti
  • 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
  • 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
  • 25 Sep 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines A new co-authored Asian Development Bank (ADB) report on the post-2015 development agenda identifies water and sanitation among the key pillars within a future development framework. The report, Asia-Pacific Aspirations: Perspectives
  • 23 Sep 2013- 10:06 by Local Press Report MANILA Wall Street Journal Heavy rains continued in large parts of the Philippines’ main island of Luzon on Monday, with landslides in the coastal town of Subic northwest of Manila killing at least six people and burying seven homes while residents were left
  • 17 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh’s ground and surface water supplies are inadequate for food production, particularly during the country’s dry season, according to the recently launched United Nations Water Country Briefs. The brief on Bangladesh found that
  • 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
  • 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
  • 13 Aug 2013- 10:22 by Local Press Report MANILA Taipei Times The strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year flattened houses, caused flash floods and triggered landslides in remote towns yesterday, killing at least two people and leaving 44 missing. With gusts of 200kph, authorities said
  • 9 Aug 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Most water sources in Ukraine are too polluted for drinking, Ukrainian environmentalists warned on August 8. There are about 1 billion tons of polluted water in the country, and every year the amount of water considered unfit to drink