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
  • 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,
  • 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- 10:11 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 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 27 Aug 2013- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Local communities in Colombia’s east-central Meta province have protected an aquifer from Colombia’s state-controlled oil company, Ecopetrol, for six months. Ecopetrol wants to develop an oil well-- the Lorito 1-- in the vicinity of the
  • 8 Aug 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Canada-based oil and gas producer Pacific Rubiales Energy Corporation has won a significant water-injection license for its Rubiales asset, Colombia’s largest producing oilfield. The announcement was made on August 6 as the leading point
  • 6 Aug 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IBAGUÉ, Colombia Local residents in the area near La Colosa, the largest open-pit gold project in the northern Andes, last week overwhelmingly voted against the mine. In the poll on July 28, 99 percent of those who cast a ballot rejected the project in
  • 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
  • 2 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia A bomb attack on an oil pipeline has spilled oil into the water supply near the town of Saravena, in northeast Colombia’s Arauca department. The 80,000-barrel-per-day Cano Limon-Covenas oil pipeline was ruptured on July 29, contaminating
  • 1 Aug 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Chile’s National Congress has announced a new pipeline that will transport water for 800,000 residents in the towns of Cúcuta, Los Patios and Villa del Rosario as well as the surrounding area in northeast Colombia. The government has
  • 24 Jul 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTA MARTA, Colombia Former Guatemalan President Marco Vinicio Cerezo Arévalo and Colombian ex-President Ernesto Samper Pizano met in Santa Marta, Colombia last week to discuss water and peace during the 56th conference of the Colombian Association for

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