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
  • 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- 10:12 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- 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 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.
  • 23 Aug 2013- 09:49 by Local Press Report KITUI The Star (Kenya) The chairman of the Agriculture, Water and Irrigation committee in the Kitui county assembly has expressed fears that the county may not attract investors. Titus Kasinga said the county is semiarid and suffers from perennial water
  • 22 Aug 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONTERREY, Mexico Mexico's National Water Commission (Conagua) announced on August 16 that the first tenders for the Monterrey VI water pipeline project would be launched in September. Conagua regional manager Óscar Gutiérrez said work on the
  • 21 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SOCHI, Russia The summer residence of Russian President Vladimir Putin, located outside Sochi in the south of Russia, was the site of a sewage spill last week that saw “black, stinking fluid” flow out over the local area. This follows a number of
  • 19 Aug 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia Zambian Mines, Energy and Water Development Minister Chris Yaluma is calling on the National Water and Sanitation Council (NWASCO) and the 11 utilities operating in the country to reduce non-revenue water rates to 25 percent and thereby
  • 19 Aug 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TIRASPOL, Moldova Yevgeny Shevchuk, leader of the breakaway Moldovan territory of Transnistria, signed a decree last week calling for evaluation of the drinking water quality in the territory. Transnistria is located on a strip of land between the
  • 16 Aug 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The Southern African Development Community (SADC) will not discuss the dispute between member states Malawi and Tanzania over Lake Malawi (also known as Lake Nyasa) during itsmeeting in the Malawian capital this week. “The issue of the
  • 15 Aug 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia will have to invest up to $267 billion USD to expand water and power production by 2030, according to a report issued by UAE-based Crescent Petroleum Company. “Demand on water and power exceeds the percentage of growth
  • 15 Aug 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Salvador Menéndez, the mayor of San Luis Talpa municipality, near El Salvador's capital of San Salvador, last week called on the country's attorney general to investigate whether abandoned chemicals are damaging the

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