Disasters

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  • 18 Dec 2013- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) this week approved a $372.1 million USD loan and $20 million USD in grants to help restore basic social services and support rebuilding efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Super-Typhoon Haiyan,
  • 22 Nov 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARSAW, Poland A group of 133 developing nations, known as G77+China, as well as a number of NGOs walked out of UN climate change talks held in Warsaw, Poland this week due to differences with countries who are the biggest polluters. Representatives of
  • 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
  • 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
  • 11 Oct 2013- 09:56 by Local Press Report KUMAMOTO UNEP The Minamata Convention on Mercury- a global, legally binding treaty which opened for signature today- was agreed to by governments in January and formally adopted as international law today. The new treaty is the first new global convention on
  • 8 Oct 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYOTO, Japan Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this weekend said his country is open to international help to contain the ongoing contaminated water disaster at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. “We are wide open to receive the most
  • 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
  • 16 Sep 2013- 10:07 by Local Press Report TOKYO NDTV Typhoon Man-yi hit Japan today, leaving two people dead and forcing the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to release rainwater with low levels of radiation into the ocean. The powerful typhoon made landfall in Toyohashi, Aichi
  • 13 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The Thai and Japanese governments signed an agreement this week on an early flood warning system. The goal is to increase Japanese investors’ confidence in Thailand following the devastating floods two years ago that killed hundreds of
  • 12 Sep 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Japanese government on September 10 held its first ministerial meeting to discuss how to handle the radioactive water at the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power plant. The meeting, chaired by Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga,
  • 4 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan Both Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority and the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco), which operates the devastated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, said this week that dumping contaminated water from the plant into the ocean is
  • 28 Aug 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Japanese government announced this week that it would step in to help Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco) get control of the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, after losing confidence in the utility’s ability to handle
  • 8 Aug 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan Japanese officials announced this week that some 300 tons per day of radioactive water is pouring out of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which was destroyed during the massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami. “We think that the volume of

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