Disasters

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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,
  • 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
  • 16 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russia’s Defense Ministry is establishing a new joint stock utility company that will focus on the needs of Russian military housing units. The new company will provide and manage heat, water and power services for the military. “This
  • 1 Oct 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia The annual environmental survey conducted by the local government of the Irkutsk Oblast of Russia found small but distinct improvements in both the environmental conditions and the quality of drinking water provided by the local water
  • 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
  • 15 Aug 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Representatives of several regional governments in Northwestern Russia are offering advice and practical assistance to Finland after a catastrophic release of sewage there led to pollution and the mass deaths of fish in a major river.
  • 12 Aug 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russia’s Far East has been pummeled with heavy rains for about three weeks now, causing flooding and damage that so far totals more than $32 million USD, according to the country’s Emergencies Ministry. Regional estimates put total costs
  • 9 Aug 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait The Kuwaiti Ministry of Electricity and Water on August 4 rolled out a new $56 million USD desalinated water supply project in Al Wafra oil field. The project will reuse low-salinity water in Umm Kudair region to feed Al Zour
  • 26 Jul 2013- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia International environmental watchdog Greenpeace’s Russian division found unsafe levels of industrial pollutants, including sulfur, oil, heavy metals and aluminium, in the Moscow River. Last month, the group took samples from 10 discharge
  • 23 Jul 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia In a public conference call held with President Vladimir Putin on July 18, Igor Sechin, head of Russian oil company Rosneft, announced a $700 million USD project to upgrade the Komsomolsk refinery, one of the country’s largest oil
  • 26 Jun 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia During his keynote speech to the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) on June 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced several wide-ranging measures to promote economic growth and competitiveness in the country. Two
  • 14 Jun 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia A specialist team from Moscow has produced an audit and upgrade plan for the fresh and wastewater resources in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, the main city on one of the disputed islands under Russian control off its Pacific coast. Sakhalin Island is
  • 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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