Disasters

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  • 11 Dec 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Lao National Chamber of Commerce signed an agreement last week to launch a Hydropower Developers Working Group. The group aims to ensure that hydropower projects are
  • 9 Dec 2013- 10:07 by Local Press Report ADELAIDE Science Daily Scientists have discovered huge reserves of freshwater beneath the oceans kilometres out to sea, providing new opportunities to stave off a looming global water crisis. A new study, published December 5 in the international scientific
  • 22 Nov 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARSAW, Poland A group of 133 developing nations, known as G77+China, as well as a number of NGOs walked out of UN climate change talks held in Warsaw, Poland this week due to differences with countries who are the biggest polluters. Representatives of
  • 12 Nov 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos In an effort to ease regional concerns about the environmental and social impacts of its dam-building on the Mekong River, Laotian government officials this week organized a visit to the site of the planned Don Sahong hydropower project.
  • 11 Nov 2013- 10:34 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Tehran Times On Saturday, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, at the head of a delegation, travelled to Tehran to hold talks with ranking Iranian officials. Upon arrival Kishida paid a courtesy call to President Hassan Rouhani and Parliament
  • 16 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Laos’ plan to construct the $720 million USD, 260-megawatt Don Sahong Dam does not violate the Mekong agreement because the project is not being built on the main stem of the Mekong River, according to Laotian Deputy Minister of Energy
  • 27 Sep 2013- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexico's critical infrastructure may be vulnerable to an attack from hackers, due to the use of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) control systems, the country’s Excelsior newspaper has reported. The September 23
  • 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
  • 8 Jul 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Over-extraction of groundwater is causing wells to dry up and water tables to fall so fast in the Middle East and parts of India, China and the United States that global food supplies are seriously at risk, according to
  • 5 Jul 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The decade of 2001-2010 saw “unprecedented high-impact climate extremes” across the planet, with floods, droughts and hurricanes killing 370,000 people, a 20 percent increase over the previous decade, according to new report from the
  • 3 Jul 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei Foreign ministers from the Lower Mekong nations endorsed six development and policy pillars, as well as new plans and project, during the 6th Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial meeting in Brunei this week. The meeting of
  • 26 Jun 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Hydropower dam construction and gold mining in southern Laos are negatively affecting water quality in downstream Cambodia, according to Cambodia-based environmental group the 3S Rivers Protection Network, which monitors the Sekong,
  • 6 Jun 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The UN Environment Program (UNEP) and World Resources Institute (WRI) have produced a new study for World Environment Day on June 5 that urges action on cutting food loss and waste, arguing that this will ultimately save
  • 5 Jun 2013- 09:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand While East Asian and Pacific cities are rapidly growing and becoming wealthier, they are also become more vulnerable to huge economic losses as a result of disasters because of poor planning, the World Bank said this week. “East Asia
  • Second in a series “Conversations With Water Leaders” conducted by OOSKAnews in association with Singapore International Water Week.

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