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  • 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
  • 12 Dec 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China has been ill-prepared to deal with the significant changes brought about by global warming, according to a government report released on December 9. This includes a lack of adaptability in key areas such as water management, food,
  • 12 Dec 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania US oil giant Chevron has resumed shale gas exploration activities in the Romanian village of Pungesti in the wake of clashes between gendarmes and protesters made up of local residents and environmentalists who fear that hydraulic
  • 6 Dec 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania US-based oil giant Chevron has decided to resume shale gas exploration in the village of Pungesti, in Romania’s Vaslui County. When the company brought equipment to the perimeter of its exploratory borehole last week, the move spurred
  • 13 Nov 2013- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania The local council of Pungesti village in Romania’s Vaslui County has banned shale gas extraction in the wake of protests by villagers concerned that hydraulic fracturing could potentially contaminate their drinking water sources. The
  • 25 Oct 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romanian government officials this week expressed support for shale gas exploration in the country, despite protests by residents of Vaslui County, where US oil giant Chevron has received a permit to drill an exploratory borehole.
  • 22 Oct 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Protests continued in Romania’s Vaslui County this week, after US-based oil giant Chevron announced it would delay controversial oil exploration activities in the region. Thousands of resident of Pungesti took to the streets last week
  • 16 Oct 2013- 09:56 by Local Press Report PUNGESTI Focus Information Agency Hundreds of Romanian villagers opposed to fracking blocked Monday a convoy of vehicles intending to start test drilling for US energy giant Chevron, AFP reports. Around 400 inhabitants of the eastern village of Pungesti,
  • 8 Oct 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Oil giant Chevron has received a permit for its first shale gas exploration borehole, to be drilled in Pungesti, a village in Romania’s Vaslui County. The documents necessary for the permit were filed last winter. Several times this
  • 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
  • 21 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China’s northeast region is facing its worst floods in more than decade, while heavy rains brought by Typhoon Utor have caused extensive flooding in the nation’s southern regions. The total number of lives lost in the floods is thought to
  • 17 Jul 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania The Romanian government has granted oil giant Chevron environmental permits for shale gas exploration in Vaslui County, Mihai Faca, president of the National Agency for Environmental Protection, said last week. Faca said an
  • 13 Jun 2013- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China   Over 30 percent of China’s rivers and over 50 percent of its groundwater sources do not meet water quality standards, according to a new report from the Environmental Protection Ministry. The 2012 China Environmental Bulletin, released

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