Disasters

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  • 18 Dec 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report GENEVA Rappler Disasters caused global economic losses of about US $130 billion (94.5 billion euros) in 2013, Swiss Re said on Wednesday, December 18, but there was little insurance coverage for the deadliest catastrophe, Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in the
  • 22 Nov 2013- 10:09 by Local Press Report BAKU AzerNews Despite the growth in production volumes, the Caspian Sea's pollution level has decreased considerably, Azerbaijani Ecology and Natural Resources Minister, Huseyngulu Baghirov told journalists on November 21. He said the traditional
  • 18 Nov 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAKU, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan's state water company, Azersu, has announced a new project to upgrade approximately one million people living in the remote suburbs of the capital, Baku, to high-quality, round-the-clock freshwater provision. The project
  • 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.
  • 6 Nov 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States More than 200 million people in low- and medium-income countries are at risk of exposure to toxic pollution, according to the new report released this week by sustainability NGO Green Cross Switzerland and international anti
  • 5 Nov 2013- 10:22 by Local Press Report BAKU Trend News Agency Environmental pollution threatens Caspian Sea Seal, Deputy head of Iran's Environmental Protection in Marine Environment, Abdol-Reza Karbasi said, Fars news agency reported. He made the remarks during ceremony of 10th anniversary
  • 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
  • 7 Oct 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland International environmental NGO WWF on October 7 filed a complaint with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) against British oil giant Soco International Plc. In the complaint, WWF claims the company’s oil
  • 26 Sep 2013- 10:01 by Local Press Report BAKU Turkish Weekly The number of Baku residents provided with water in a centralized order increased by half times from 2003 to 2013, Chairman of "Azersu" JSC (national water operator) Korkmaz Huseynov said in this interview to the official
  • 5 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the continent’s oldest national park and a UN World Heritage Site, is under threat from wide-scale oil exploration and extraction, according to a new report from
  • 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,
  • 21 Jun 2013- 09:50 by Local Press Report BAKU PR Newswire Azerbaijan has called on the European Parliament demanding that Armenia carry out essential maintenance on a dilapidated dam in occupied Nagorno-Karabakh that engineers agree is at risk of failure with potentially catastrophic results. It
  • 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

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