Disasters

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  • 19 Dec 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The Chinese government this week announced plans to strengthen environmental protections in the Sanjiangyuan region of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, in order to protect the sources of several important rivers. Sanjiangyuan means “source of
  • 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 Dec 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China has been ill-prepared to deal with the significant changes brought about by global warming, according to a government report released on December 9. This includes a lack of adaptability in key areas such as water management, food,
  • 9 Dec 2013- 10:07 by Local Press Report BEIJING Reuters China is poorly prepared to tackle the impact of climate change that presents a serious threat to the country, thanks to a lack of planning and public awareness, the government said on Monday. The world's most populous country already
  • 20 Nov 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUNMING, China The Intermediate People’s Court of Kunming City, the capital of Yunnan Province, sentenced seven people for polluting a local waterway last April. Eight people, including the legal representatives and high-ranking managers of three ore
  • 15 Nov 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TAIPEI, Taiwan Taiwan’s Executive Yuan Council (Cabinet) this week approved a $2 billion USD six-year flood control plan. The new plan is expected to replace the current one, worth $2.7 billion USD, which is set to expire in January 2014. The
  • 12 Nov 2013- 10:02 by Local Press Report BEIJING UPI Haiyan, one of history's deadliest and most powerful typhoons, rampaged into Vietnam and China after crippling the Philippines, killing more people in its path. The Pacific Ocean-whipped storm, which is feared to have killed up to 10,000
  • 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.
  • 6 Nov 2013- 10:04 by Local Press Report SHENZHEN Epoch Times Thousands of fish have died in a lake in Guangdong Province since late October, probably due to pollution from sewage and industrial wastewater. The die-off took place in Minghu City Park in the city of Shenzhen. A reporter with the
  • 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
  • 17 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YUYAO, China Authorities in Yuyao, in eastern Zhejiang province, sent in riot police this week to stop protests by residents against inadequate government relief efforts following recent floods. On October 15, thousands of flood victims took to the
  • 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
  • 15 Oct 2013- 09:58 by Local Press Report HUBEI Pet Business World Chinese authorities have scooped up around 220,000 pounds of dead fish which they say were poisoned by ammonia from a chemical plant. Locals said dead fish covered a 25-mile stretch of the Fuhe River in central China. The Hubei
  • 10 Oct 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexico must review open pit mining in the country, due to the enormous damage it causes to the environment, Jaime Martínez Veloz, head of the Commission for Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples of Mexico, said last week. "...Only a

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