Disasters

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  • 15 Aug 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Representatives of several regional governments in Northwestern Russia are offering advice and practical assistance to Finland after a catastrophic release of sewage there led to pollution and the mass deaths of fish in a major river.
  • St. Petersburg will increase the amount of wastewater it treats before release to 99.9 percent by 2018, St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko told a press conference last week.
  • Asian and Pacific leaders, who gathered in Thailand this weekend for the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit, warned that fierce competition in the region for water resources has the potential to cause conflicts.
  • Tibet’s vast mineral resources are necessary for China’s environmental growth, but Tibetan activists say Chinese mining activities have not taken environmental protections seriously, resulting in degradation and pollution of water sources.