Disasters

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  • 18 Dec 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report GENEVA Rappler Disasters caused global economic losses of about US $130 billion (94.5 billion euros) in 2013, Swiss Re said on Wednesday, December 18, but there was little insurance coverage for the deadliest catastrophe, Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in the
  • 18 Dec 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report UZHGOROD forUM A meeting of the Ukrainian-Slovak group on environmental monitoring and protection of the Tisza River boundary waters was concluded recently in Uzhgorod, the Information-Analytical Bulletin of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine reports.
  • 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
  • 7 Oct 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland International environmental NGO WWF on October 7 filed a complaint with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) against British oil giant Soco International Plc. In the complaint, WWF claims the company’s oil
  • 6 Sep 2013- 10:09 by Local Press Report KIEV forUM The Water Code of Ukraine forbids construction on protected shoreline belts anything but state special-purpose objects like water power plants, dams, state roads, lighthouses, etc. The width of such belts is 25-150 meters.  The law forbids building
  • 19 Aug 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TIRASPOL, Moldova Yevgeny Shevchuk, leader of the breakaway Moldovan territory of Transnistria, signed a decree last week calling for evaluation of the drinking water quality in the territory. Transnistria is located on a strip of land between the
  • 9 Aug 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Most water sources in Ukraine are too polluted for drinking, Ukrainian environmentalists warned on August 8. There are about 1 billion tons of polluted water in the country, and every year the amount of water considered unfit to drink
  • 5 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the continent’s oldest national park and a UN World Heritage Site, is under threat from wide-scale oil exploration and extraction, according to a new report from
  • 24 Jul 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Ukrainian and Moldovan authorities are concerned about water contamination after a half-meter diameter rupture appeared at a tailings pond at the now-closed Dombrov mine in the Kalush district of Ukraine’s Ivano-Frankivsk province. The
  • 17 Jul 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TIRASPOL, Moldova Environmentalists in Transnistria,a breakaway territory located between the Dniester River and the eastern Moldovan border with Ukraine, have expressed concerns about depletion and pollution of water resources in the Dniester Basin.
  • 5 Jul 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The decade of 2001-2010 saw “unprecedented high-impact climate extremes” across the planet, with floods, droughts and hurricanes killing 370,000 people, a 20 percent increase over the previous decade, according to new report from the
  • The Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, has allocated 200 hectares of land for the dual construction of a large cemetery and an adjacent sewage treatment plant, both of which are much needed. The plot is located on the right bank of the Dnieper River just outside the city center.
  • Asia has once again topped the United Nations’ list of the regions most a risk for natural disasters, both in terms of the number of disasters and the number of victims, according to a new report from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).
  • The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and Global Water Partnership (GWP) teamed up this week to launch an Integrated Drought Management Program that will focus on monitoring and preventing this growing global concern.
  • 13 Mar 2013- 09:00 by Local Press Report ODESSA China.org.cn A large oil slick was discovered on the surface of the Danube River in Ukraine's southern Odessa region, authorities reported Tuesday. A pool of about 400 square meters has appeared, after fuel oil was spilled into the river from a

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