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
  • 16 Dec 2013- 09:56 by Local Press Report MANAGUA The Daily Caller The Sandinista government of Nicaragua is rapidly moving forward with a plan to allow a Beijing-based Chinese businessman to build a huge canal connecting Nicaragua’s Pacific and Atlantic coasts. The plan gives telecommunications CEO
  • 22 Nov 2013- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAGUA, Nicaragua Nicaraguan public water utility ENACAL said this week that it will achieve 93 percent water coverage in the country by 2017. The company has invested over $400 million USD for wate projects since 2007. ENACAL Executive President Ervin
  • 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- 10:13 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.
  • 18 Oct 2013- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAGUA, Nicaragua Environmentalists and residents of the Nicaraguan city of Matagalpa are protesting Canadian mining company B2Gold's latest planned open pit gold mine in the country. Nicaraguan environmental NGO The Humboldt Center said the
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 17 Jun 2013- 10:19 by Local Press Report MANAGUA Tengri News A proposed Nicaraguan waterway rivaling the Panama Canal would cause an environmental disaster threatening drinking water supplies and fragile ecosystems, AFP reports citing conservationists. President Daniel Ortega approved the $40
  • Ecosystems in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta have already suffered damage due to exploitation of resources, and plans for large dams will only increase the level of damage, according to more than 200 experts who attended at a forum in Ca Mau province this past weekend.
  • The Laotian government last week invited journalists to the site of the controversial $3.5 billion USD Xayaburi Dam for tours, interviews, and the release of a report all claiming that the Mekong River dam will not harm the basin’s environment, because potential issues will be mitigated through design and construction.
  • If the hydropower projects planned within the Mekong River basin are completed, they will accumulate as much as 16 percent of the river’s water volume, or 475 billion cubic meters a year, according to Dr. Chu Thai Hoanh of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI).

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