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  • 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
  • 10 Dec 2014- 10:16 by Local Press Report BELGRADE Reuters Production at a flood-hit coal mine that feeds Serbia's main power plant is unlikely to resume before May, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Tuesday, indicating Belgrade will need more coal and power imports than expected. Serbia&
  • 6 Nov 2014- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BARCELONA, Spain More than two-thirds of the Global 500 companies that reported to CDP-- an international, not-for-profit organization providing a system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share environmental information-- are
  • 31 Oct 2014- 10:49 by Local Press Report HANOI Thanh Nien News At least 115 households were evacuated and a town submerged after a dam collapsed early Thursday in the northern province of Quang Ninh; no casualties have been reported. The secondary dam of the Dam Ha Dong irrigation dam broke at 5:30
  • 30 Oct 2014- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent N'DJAMENA, Chad The China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) this week agreed to pay $400 million USD in compensation for environmental damage in Chad’s southern Koudalwa region. Just a month ago, the oil firm had claimed that the quantities of
  • 22 Oct 2014- 10:38 by Local Press Report BEIJING Bloomberg Veolia Environnement SA (VIE), Europe’s largest water company, won industrial water-treatment contracts from a unit of China’s biggest steelmaker in Hebei province for works valued at 390 million euros ($497 million). The Paris-based
  • 15 Oct 2014- 10:14 by Local Press Report BELGRADE In Serbia The British company Mineco will build four mini hydropower plants in Serbia, Minister of Mining and Energy Aleksandar Antic announced on Tuesday. In a few weeks, officials of the Ministry of Mining and Energy, local self-government
  • 13 Oct 2014- 10:28 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC World Bank Minister of Finance of Serbia, Dušan Vujović, and World Bank Country Director for South East Europe, Ellen Goldstein, yesterday signed a loan agreement in the amount of EURO227.5 million loan (US$300 million equivalent) for the
  • 6 Oct 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on October 6th announced a five-year project that will use satellite imagery to combat flooding and other
  • 6 Oct 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SHIJIAZHUANG, China China's Hebei province will invest $9.7 billion USD to carry out ecological restoration projects for rivers, lakes, groundwater, mines and forests by 2017. Under the province's official plan, by 2017, no rivers or
  • 2 Oct 2014- 09:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HECHI, China The Lame Zinc Mine in the city of Hechi, in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, has been shut down for illegally discharging pollutants, the Hechi environmental department said in a statement this week. The mine was fined $48,000
  • 11 Sep 2014- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TIMIȘOARA, Romania Drinking water in the commune of Beba Veche, in Romania’s Timis County, has been contaminated with arsenic, and natural gas extraction across the border in Serbia is being blamed. “The works on these exploitation [projects] have been
  • 3 Sep 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Limited availability of freshwater could become a stumbling block to the growing shale gas sector, according to a new report from the Washington, DC-based World Resource Institute (WRI). The report, “ Global Shale Gas
  • 25 Aug 2014- 10:22 by Local Press Report BEIJING Epoch Times Thousands in Lishui City in eastern China protested on Aug. 21 what they referred to as a “man-caused disaster,” demanding compensation. So far, the authorities have suppressed the protests and not responded to the demands for
  • 25 Aug 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China has spent nearly $5 billion USD on more than 1,000 water infrastructure projects in the Tibet Autonomous Region over the last 20 years, according to data from the country’s Ministry of Water Resources. Altogether, the projects have

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