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  • 23 Sep 2020- 05:15 by Local Press Report MOSCOW Grist Last month, Aborigen Forum, a group of Russian indigenous activists and leaders, launched a campaign to raise awareness of Norilsk Nickel’s impacts on their communities and to demand restitution. Rather than focus on an obscure Arctic mining
  • 5 Aug 2020- 04:55 by Local Press Report MOSCOW The Moscow Times A new Russian law that allows deforestation and construction near the shores of Siberia’s Lake Baikal has sparked backlash among environmental activists who say the law threatens protected natural areas. Lake Baikal, the world’s
  • 29 Jul 2020- 09:03 by Local Press Report MOSCOW RFI Russian prosecutors on Wednesday said they were conducting an inspection of a facility supposed to treat acid runoff from an abandoned Urals mine after photographs emerged of streams running orange. Drone footage uploaded last week by an Instagram
  • 29 Jun 2020- 12:09 by Local Press Report MOSCOW Reuters Water and soil samples that were taken near the site of a giant fuel spill in the Russia’s Arctic and prepared for tests at an independent lab have been held up at the Norilsk airport, a lawmaker and Greenpeace said on Saturday. A vast fuel
  • 25 Jun 2020- 06:29 by Local Press Report MOSCOW The Moscow Times Russia has finished clearing fuel from the surface of a river hit by a massive diesel spill in the Arctic region, but the full clean-up could take years, officials said Wednesday. After more than 700 people were deployed to clear the
  • 11 Jan 2020- 09:13 by Staff- Water Diplomat MOSCOW, Russia The government of Russia has acknowledged that climate change has had a prominent and increasing effect on its economy and population and has released its plan to adapt to such changes. In a relatively brief 17-page document released
  • 3 Aug 2019- 13:04 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI Space Daily After a request by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), China has provided India with satellite data to aid the flood relief efforts currently underway in India's flood-hit regions, the Chinese embassy in New Delhi said on
  • 10 Jul 2017- 11:49 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI Business Standard News India extracts more groundwater than the United States and China together, a Water Resource Ministry official said on Friday, adding that some states are extracting more groundwater than there is recharge. "Groundwater
  • 3 Nov 2016- 13:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The government of Uzbekistan still opposes Tajikistan’s construction of the Rogun hydropower plant, a Russian expert said this week. Leonid Gusev, a senior research fellow at the Analytical Center of the International Studies Institute at
  • 14 Sep 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russian metals company Norilsk Nikel on September 12th admitted that a spill at one of its plants caused the Daldykin River, near Norilsk in Siberia, to turn scarlet-red last week. The company now says that heavy rains on September 5th
  • 4 Aug 2016- 11:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government will turn to a court of arbitration to intervene in its dispute with India over that nation’s hydropower projects in the Kashmir region, power and water ministry officials said this week. “It would not be The
  • 3 Aug 2016- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia A foul-smelling stain that appeared on the surface of Russia’s Lake Baikal last week was caused by natural factors, according to Russian Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Sergey Donskoy. "It did not look like an oil slick.
  • 18 Jul 2016- 11:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan has announced it will again turn to the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague to resolve its dispute with India over sharing the Indus River’s waters. Pakistani Minister of Defense, Water and Power Khawaja
  • 3 Jun 2016- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation has developed a “unique” technology to treat contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Rosatom Chief Executive Sergei Kirienko said this week. He told Rossiya
  • 22 Apr 2016- 11:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India The Indian government is releasing $124 million USD for drinking water facilities in drought-stricken areas of the country. Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Sanitation and Drinking Water Chaudhary Birender Singh noted

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