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  • 11 Dec 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Lao National Chamber of Commerce signed an agreement last week to launch a Hydropower Developers Working Group. The group aims to ensure that hydropower projects are
  • 5 Dec 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHANTY-MANSIYSK, Russia The local environmental prosecutor in Russia’s Khanty-Mansi region has become the first in the country to stand up to the Russian Railways company and its leaders. The prosecutor’s case concerns aged wastewater treatment plants at
  • 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.
  • 8 Nov 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ULAN-UDE, Russia The operator of a power and heating plant and the local water supplier in Russia’s eastern Buryatia Republic are blaming one another for a recent water contamination incident in the capital, Ulan-Ude. A major oil leak into the water
  • 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
  • 22 Oct 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Protests continued in Romania’s Vaslui County this week, after US-based oil giant Chevron announced it would delay controversial oil exploration activities in the region. Thousands of resident of Pungesti took to the streets last week
  • 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
  • 16 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russia’s Defense Ministry is establishing a new joint stock utility company that will focus on the needs of Russian military housing units. The new company will provide and manage heat, water and power services for the military. “This
  • 1 Oct 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia The annual environmental survey conducted by the local government of the Irkutsk Oblast of Russia found small but distinct improvements in both the environmental conditions and the quality of drinking water provided by the local water
  • 19 Sep 2013- 09:55 by Local Press Report ST PETERSBURG Russia Beyond the Headlines Russian researchers have taken the humble Aussie red claw crayfish and given it an important role: protector of St. Petersburg – the second largest city in Russia, with a population of more than 5 million people. Not
  • 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
  • 13 Sep 2013- 10:15 by Local Press Report MOSCOW RT Military reinforcements are helping to combat flooding in the Komsomolsk-on-Amur region in Russia’s Far East as houses remain submerged and thousands displaced from their homes. The city’s flood defenses stretch over 8 kilometers long and are 8
  • 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- 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 SOCHI, Russia The summer residence of Russian President Vladimir Putin, located outside Sochi in the south of Russia, was the site of a sewage spill last week that saw “black, stinking fluid” flow out over the local area. This follows a number of

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