Disasters

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  • 10 Dec 2013- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan India and Pakistan are racing to complete rival hydropower projects on a river shared by the two countries in Kashmir. Visits to the project sites last week by high profile officials from both sides revealed that each country is
  • 11 Nov 2013- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Unregulated liquid waste disposal has worsened pollution in the Nairobi River as well as smaller water bodies near the Kenyan capital, exposing millions of people to communicable diseases, the government’s environmental watchdog warned
  • 8 Nov 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s glaciers, which are melting away due to increasing temperatures, are expected disappear by 2035, according to the country’s federal Minister for Science and Technology, Zahid Hamid. Speaking at the International Conference
  • 1 Nov 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic Ninety-five percent of the population of the Dominican Republic is drinking polluted water, according to Dominican environmentalist, geologist and blogger Osiris de Leon. In an interview broadcast on the program Detalle
  • 21 Oct 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Leaders in northern Kenya are calling on companies and investors that are moving into the region to take advantage of recent oil discoveries to set aside a slice of their capital to establish decent sanitation systems in the area. A
  • 15 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Young women across Africa bear the brunt of recurrent environmental shocks including droughts and floods, according to children’s development organization Plan International. Plan International’s report, “ In Double Jeopardy: Adolescent
  • 19 Sep 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan has signed a $250 million USD contract with Chinese firm Sinohydro for civil works on the 1,410-megawatt Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project.  The extension became possible only after the World Bank agreed to provide
  • 6 Sep 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Indus River System Authority (IRSA) is planning to change the water distribution system for four of the country’s provinces due to increased water storage in the Mangla Dam. In late August, the Mangla Dam became the largest
  • 21 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s state visits to Russia and China from August 17-23 are expected to culminate in multi-billion deals to finance infrastructure projects in Kenya. The cabinet secretaries of environment, water and natural
  • 9 Aug 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Nearly 90 percent of Pakistan’s rural population lacks access to safe drinking water, due to decreases in both quantity and quality, according to a new report from the Pakistan Council for Research in Water Resources (PCRWR). The
  • 7 Aug 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Flash floods throughout Pakistan in recent days has killed at least 84 people and affected more than 80,000, according to a senior official at the country's National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). The flooding, brought on
  • 2 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The Kenyan government, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the Danish government, on July 31 launched a blueprint to promote conservation of the country’s wetlands. Kenya is home to wetlands that have been
  • 21 Jun 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic will need $4-7 billion USD to achieve full water coverage in the country, according to Alberto Holguín, executive director of the National Drinking Water and Sanitation Institute (INAPA). Holguin
  • 3 Jun 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya East African water equipment supplier Davis& Shirtliff announced last week that it plans to venture into Somalia as part of that nation’s reconstruction effort. CEO Alec Davis said his company has identified Somalia as a lucrative
  • The estimated agricultural production and water resources in the area around mining giant Xstrata Nickel’s Loma Miranda project are worth more than the nickel that will be extracted, according to a report released last week by Dominican environmental information clearinghouse Accion Verde.

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