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
  • 22 Nov 2013- 10:09 by Local Press Report BAKU AzerNews Despite the growth in production volumes, the Caspian Sea's pollution level has decreased considerably, Azerbaijani Ecology and Natural Resources Minister, Huseyngulu Baghirov told journalists on November 21. He said the traditional
  • 18 Nov 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAKU, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan's state water company, Azersu, has announced a new project to upgrade approximately one million people living in the remote suburbs of the capital, Baku, to high-quality, round-the-clock freshwater provision. The project
  • 5 Nov 2013- 10:22 by Local Press Report BAKU Trend News Agency Environmental pollution threatens Caspian Sea Seal, Deputy head of Iran's Environmental Protection in Marine Environment, Abdol-Reza Karbasi said, Fars news agency reported. He made the remarks during ceremony of 10th anniversary
  • 15 Oct 2013- 09:58 by Local Press Report ASTANA Times of Central Asia Abandoned and leaking oil wells may cause an environmental disaster in the Caspian Sea, Tengrinews.kz quoted Baktykozha Izmukhambetov, governor of Kazakhstan’s oil-producing Atyrau Region, as saying last week. “I would like to
  • 8 Oct 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AKTAU, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan is planning to build a 100,000 cubic-meter-per-day desalination plant to supply drinking water to Mangystau province, provincial authorities said last week. Israel’s IDE Technologies Ltd. will build the plant under a private
  • 19 Sep 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AKTAU, Kazakhstan As part of the $25 million USD project to upgrade its aged water infrastructure, the city government of Aktau in Kazakhstan has announced it will switch to desalination plants to meet all its water needs. For decades, drinking water in
  • 18 Jul 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YAN’AN, China A landslide caused by severe weather on July 15 cracked open an underground oil pipeline in Yan'an, in northwest China’s Zichang county in Shaanxi province, sending nearly a ton of oil into the Haojiachuan River, according to local
  • 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.
  • 28 Jan 2013- 07:45 by Local Press Report BAKU Press TV Deputy Head of Iran Department of Environment for Marine Environment Abdolreza Karbasi said on Sunday that Iran would lodge a complaint if British oil and gas giant, BP, continues polluting the Caspian Sea. BP simply dumps waste oil into the