Disasters

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  • 10 Dec 2013- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan India and Pakistan are racing to complete rival hydropower projects on a river shared by the two countries in Kashmir. Visits to the project sites last week by high profile officials from both sides revealed that each country is
  • 14 Oct 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Pakistan needs to move from traditional, structural measures to a more holistic approach to flood control, in order to avoid a repeat of the devastating Indus River floods of 2010, which killed 1,600 people and cost the country some
  • 24 Sep 2013- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Pakistan and India on September 22 started four-day talks on water-sharing.   A six-member Pakistani delegation of the Indus Water Commission traveled to the Indian capital, New Delhi, on September 21. In their first negotiations this
  • 19 Sep 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan has signed a $250 million USD contract with Chinese firm Sinohydro for civil works on the 1,410-megawatt Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project.  The extension became possible only after the World Bank agreed to provide
  • 6 Sep 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Indus River System Authority (IRSA) is planning to change the water distribution system for four of the country’s provinces due to increased water storage in the Mangla Dam. In late August, the Mangla Dam became the largest
  • 30 Aug 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The Investigative Committee of Chile’s Chamber of Deputies held hearings last week aimed at determining the environmental impact of Barrick Gold’s Pascua Lama mining project. Local residents and environmental organizations demanded
  • Chile’s Environmental Superintendent this week fined Canada-based mining giant Barrick Gold $16 million USD – the maximum allowed under Chilean law – for violations of its environmental permits at its $8.5 billion USD Pascua Lama project.
  • Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold is denying that activity at its Pascua Lama mine has had no affect on Andean glaciers in the region. The deterioration of the glaciers is the result of climate change, the company the Court of Appeals of Copiapó, Chile.
  • Pakistan has raised objections with India over the planned construction of the 1,000 MW Pakal Dul hydropower project in disputed Kashmir.
  • A prominent ecologist has committed to continue opposing mining companies at the Santurban “paramo,” (alpine tundra ecosystem), which was partially declared a national park on January 15.