Disasters

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  • 19 Dec 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The Chinese government this week announced plans to strengthen environmental protections in the Sanjiangyuan region of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, in order to protect the sources of several important rivers. Sanjiangyuan means “source of
  • 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
  • 15 Nov 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan Taiwan’s Executive Yuan Council (Cabinet) this week approved a $2 billion USD six-year flood control plan. The new plan is expected to replace the current one, worth $2.7 billion USD, which is set to expire in January 2014. The
  • 18 Oct 2013- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Climate change in East Asia is expected to cause rising sea levels, more severe storms that will increase flooding and more intense droughts, putting some 12 million people from 23 cities at risk and costing as much as $864 billion
  • 2 Oct 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MYITKYINA, Myanmar The China Power Investment (CPI) company is trying to restart work on the controversial Myistone Dam project located on the Irrawaddy River just north of Myitkyina, in Myanmar’s Kachin State, despite ongoing environmental and social
  • 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
  • 17 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan During Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Uzbekistan last week, the two countries signed $15 billion USD worth of contracts on investment and cooperation, including several million dollars in further Chinese grants and loans
  • 3 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAGUA, Nicaragua Nicaragua is looking to attract Indian businesses to participate in its planned canal project to link the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. A Chinese company, HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co. Ltd
  • 30 Aug 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHABAROVSK, Russia As the Khabarovsk Region in Russia’s Far East continues to fight the effects of recent record-setting floods, authorities have grown increasingly concerned about the deteriorating quality of potable water. In response, they have drawn
  • 29 Aug 2013- 10:10 by Local Press Report BEIJING Bloomberg Sembcorp Industries Ltd. (SCI), the largest utility in Southeast Asia, is expanding operations in China with water-treatment projects at two industrial parks in Liaoning province. The wastewater-treatment works to be developed at Panjin
  • 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
  • 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
  • 16 Jul 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea North Korea on July 15 informed South Korean authorities that it planned to release water from its border dams following recent heavy rains. Seoul's unification ministry, which handles communications with the north, said
  • 3 Jul 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE Fifth in a series, “Conversations With Water Leaders,” conducted by OOSKAnews in association with  Singapore International Water Week. Dr. Corrado Sommariva In this edition, Dr. Corrado Sommariva, President of International Desalination
  • 14 Jun 2013- 10:00 by Local Press Report BEIJING Bloomberg Water management is the biggest challenge to shale gas development in China amid concern that extraction of the fuel will contaminate drinking supplies, according to Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. China’s government will need to find ways