Disasters

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  • 16 Dec 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KIEN VANG, Vietnam US Secretary of State John Kerry warned about the risks of climate change and the environmental consequences of China’s upriver dam building on the Mekong during his visit to Vietnam this week. Speaking to a group of students and
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 7 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Climate change will cause an increase in frequency and severity of storms and rising sea levels, which in turn will increase flooding risks for Bangkok, according to Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) Adviser Bhichit Rattakul.
  • 22 Oct 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt will allocate $3.2 billion USD for new development and infrastructure projects by the beginning of 2014, according to Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade Mounir Fakhri Abdel-Nour. “This is the second incentive package that is meant
  • 2 Oct 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAMA, Bahrain The common water network that Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are planning to construct will cost some $10.5 billion USD, according to Bahraini Minister of Electricity and Water Abdel-Mohsen Ben Ali Merza. “The project will be
  • 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
  • 5 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DA NANG, Vietnam The central Vietnamese city of Da Nang is facing a potential water shortage of 1 billion cubic meters during the upcoming dry season, according to government officials. The city is actually very rich in water resources, but it has
  • 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,
  • 26 Jun 2013- 09:29 by Local Press Report KUWAIT CITY Central Asia Online Kuwaiti investors are considering aiding Tajik hydro-power construction and oil exploration, media reported June 25. The investors expressed interest during Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon's June 23-25 visit to Kuwait.
  • 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

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