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  • 18 Dec 2013- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) this week approved a $372.1 million USD loan and $20 million USD in grants to help restore basic social services and support rebuilding efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Super-Typhoon Haiyan,
  • 13 Dec 2013- 09:51 by Local Press Report TOKYO Modern Water Modern Water plc, the owner of leading water technologies for the production of freshwater and monitoring of water quality,has recently sold its portable trace metal monitor, the PDV6000ultra, for a decontamination project in Fukushima,
  • 11 Dec 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan It will take at least five or six years to stop all radioactive water leaks and groundwater and ocean contamination at the devastated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, according to a new report from the Japanese government advisory
  • 11 Dec 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Two European water innovators ultimately shared first place in last month’s EIP Water’s Got Talent contest. Candidate organizations pitched their innovations to the 500 attendees at November’s inaugural European Innovation Partnership
  • 10 Dec 2013- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Researchers from Chile’s Center for Environmental Technologies (CETAM) have found a link between urban pollution and glacier retreat in the Andes region. A CETAM study found that pollutant particulates from the Chilean capital, Santiago,
  • 5 Dec 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Japanese government panel tasked with determining how to handle the radioactive water being stored at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant this week released a draft report containing new measures to stop the contaminated
  • 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
  • 7 Nov 2013- 10:11 by Local Press Report BOGOTA Maritime Journal A major Colombian flood control contract has been awarded Netherlands based Royal HaskoningDHV, aimed at preventing a repeat of the catastrophic La Niña disaster in 2010. Royal Haskoning DHV has been awarded the €22m contract (leading
  • 7 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Internet product and service developer Google has launched a new public alert system, Google Crisis Response, in Colombia. The tool will provide real-time online alerts in the country, which is one of those most affected by climate
  • 28 Oct 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar The Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC) has signed a $450 million USD financing agreement with a consortium of four local banks for the $500 million USD Ras Abu Fontas Desalination Plant. QEWC Business Development Manager Khalid Jolo
  • 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
  • 17 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan One of the most powerful storms to hit Japan in recent years, Typhoon Wipha, caused more radioactive contaminated water to leak from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on October 16. Workers at the disabled facility said
  • 11 Oct 2013- 09:56 by Local Press Report KUMAMOTO UNEP The Minamata Convention on Mercury- a global, legally binding treaty which opened for signature today- was agreed to by governments in January and formally adopted as international law today. The new treaty is the first new global convention on
  • 10 Oct 2013- 10:05 by Local Press Report BOGOTA Reuters Cerro Matoso, the world's No. 2 ferronickel producer owned by multinational BHP Billiton and located in Colombia, said it has temporarily shut its mine after two weeks of protests by indigenous groups, halting 4 percent of world output.
  • 9 Oct 2013- 10:07 by Local Press Report TOKYO BBC News Six workers at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant have been doused in radioactive water, its operator says. The incident happened after a worker removed a pipe connected to a water treatment system at the plant, Tokyo Electric Power Company

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