Disasters

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  • 19 Dec 2014- 10:17 by Local Press Report TOKYO Japan Times Up to 6 tons of radioactive water has leaked into the ground at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, according to Tokyo Electric Power Co.The water, which had been scrubbed by Units A and C of the advanced liquid processing
  • 19 Dec 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC), part of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs' (OCHA) international emergency response system, sent a team to Bangladesh this week to help the
  • 19 Dec 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) announced this week that it has resumed pumping water into its reservoirs to supply consumers in the capital. Lilongwe residents have been experiencing water shortages after a fire destroyed the
  • 18 Dec 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CULIACÁN ROSALES, Mexico Residents of Mexico's Sinaloa state are still on alert for water pollution months after a spill from the Santa Rosa Mining Company's Dos Señores mine. At least five rural areas are maintaining an environmental alert to
  • 17 Dec 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand International rights group Human Rights Watch this week called on the government of Thailand to clean up Klity Creek, in the western part of the country. The water body is contaminated with lead, poisoning the water supply of some 400
  • 16 Dec 2014- 10:07 by Local Press Report BAKU Vestnik The Sarsang reservoir has become a source of humanitarian, environmental and man-made disaster, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said today at a meeting with a speaker from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
  • 16 Dec 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh this week launched a clean-up of the country’s Sundarbans Delta, in the wake of an extensive oil spill. The spill, which happened early on December 9th, occurred after a tanker believed to be carrying 350,000 liters of oil
  • 15 Dec 2014- 10:36 by Local Press Report DHAKA bdnews24.com Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) suggestion comes nearly a week after an oil-tanker sank there spilling 350,000 litres of furnace oil. Officials say the oil has spread over 50 kilometres as environmentalists fear it will wreak
  • 15 Dec 2014- 10:32 by Local Press Report LIMA Helsinki Times In Peru, as many as 200 to 300 floods occur annually. An increased amount of rainfall caused by the El Nino phenomenon, in which sea surface temperatures rise, is cited as a cause of the frequent floods. Preventing natural disasters,
  • 15 Dec 2014- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Up to 7,600 square kilometers of China’s glaciers have been lost since the 1950s, an 18 percent reduction, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In its second catalog of the nation’s glaciers, released on December 14th, the
  • 12 Dec 2014- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHISINAU, Moldova The Prut River, a tributary of the Danube that flows through Ukraine, Moldova and Romania and provides drinking water to people in the region, is at risk of contamination with toxic chemicals, Moldovan environmentalists warned this
  • 12 Dec 2014- 11:00 by Local Press Report OTTAWA Globe and Mail Lawyers for a group of Ecuadorian villagers will ask the Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday to grant their clients access to Canadian courts to enforce a controversial $9.5-billion (U.S.) environmental judgment against Chevron Corp.
  • 10 Dec 2014- 11:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The planet is “moving towards the tipping point,” at which damage due to climate change will be irreversible, according to  Sam Kutesa, president of the 69th UN General Assembly. Kutesa was addressing reporters in Lima earlier this week,
  • 10 Dec 2014- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador José Isidro Tendetza Antúnm, an indigenous Ecuadorian leader and vocal opponent of the Chinese-operated Mirador mine in Ecuador’s Cordillera del Condor region, was found murdered last week, shortly before he was scheduled to attend the
  • 10 Dec 2014- 10:31 by Local Press Report DHAKA BBC News The Bangladeshi navy has sent four ships to deal with an oil spill from a crashed tanker that is threatening a rare dolphin sanctuary. The tanker, believed to be carrying 350,000 litres (75,000 gallons) of oil, and another vessel collided

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