Disasters

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  • 12 Dec 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa The South African Court of Appeals has ordered Harmony Gold Mining-- the third largest producer of gold on the African continent-- to pay to clean up water pollution near its mines in Free State province. The court dismissed
  • 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.
  • 18 Oct 2013- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa The cost of water in South Africa is distributed unevenly, as the wealthy pay far less for quality water than they should, according to environmental organization WWF. “The rich are, for the volumes that they are consuming,
  • 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
  • 10 Oct 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RUSTENBURG, South Africa Mines in South Africa’s main platinum-producing region are being asked to cut water use in half amid ongoing drought. “Operations near Rustenburg in North West Province have been asked to their water consumption. The Rustenburg
  • 10 Sep 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South African Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa announced last week that all companies planning to use hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to explore for shale gas reserves in South Africa will now be
  • 6 Sep 2013- 10:09 by Local Press Report Cape Town Health-e The anti-fracking lobby continues to lash government plans to allow the controversial mining practice in the Karoo. Activists say that despite recent government regulations aimed at safeguarding communities and water supplies, the risk is
  • 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
  • 6 Aug 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The head of Malawi’s opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Peter Mutharika, this week criticized President Joyce Banda’s handling of the country’s border dispute with Tanzania over Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa. Speaking
  • 15 Jul 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Malawian President Joyce Banda has given regional mediators until the end of September to find a solution to the border dispute between her country and Tanzania over Lake Malawi or else her government will refer the matter to the
  • 5 Jul 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Malawi President Joyce Banda on July 4 summoned members of the Malawian opposition to discuss, among other issues, the ongoing border dispute with Tanzania over Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa. Malawian Lands and Housing Minister
  • 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,
  • 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
  • South African Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa warned this week warned that the nation could face water shortages if citizens do not take steps to conserve water.

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