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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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,
  • 26 Jun 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia During his keynote speech to the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) on June 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced several wide-ranging measures to promote economic growth and competitiveness in the country. Two
  • 14 Jun 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia A specialist team from Moscow has produced an audit and upgrade plan for the fresh and wastewater resources in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, the main city on one of the disputed islands under Russian control off its Pacific coast. Sakhalin Island is

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