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
  • 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 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
  • 2 Oct 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENNA, Austria International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Yukiya Amano this week called on Japan to stop working alone and to seek international collaboration to address the radiation-contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear
  • 21 Aug 2013- 09:52 by Local Press Report JEJU The Chosun Ilbo The island of Jeju is suffering extreme drought after seeing no serious rain since June 27. A mere 0.5-19 mm of rain fell in some parts of Seogwipo briefly on Monday, but that was not enough to relieve the drought. In the whole of July,
  • 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
  • 16 Jul 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea North Korea on July 15 informed South Korean authorities that it planned to release water from its border dams following recent heavy rains. Seoul's unification ministry, which handles communications with the north, said
  • 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,
  • 19 Jun 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea South Korea and the United States on June 18 announced creation of a joint committee to investigate possible land and groundwater pollution by a US Forces Korea (USFK) garrison near the Korean capital, Seoul. The committee will be
  • 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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