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  • 19 May 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HOUSTON, TX, United States A study by researchers in the biotechnology department at Rice University in Houston has found that growing single strains of oil-rich algae in wastewater could be “a viable production method to procure algal biomass for
  • On the same day that Thailand’s government come out in support of Laos’ decision to immediately begin construction of the controversial Xayaburi Dam on the Lower Mekong River, international environmental NGO WWF issued a warning that construction puts environment and livelihoods in “grave danger.”
  • South Africa’s largest mining lobby clashed this week with a parliamentary committee on Water Affairs over regulations regarding control and management of acid mine drainage.
  • 30 May 2012- 09:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran The Iranian government announced this week that its central bank had not accepted the financial terms set by China’s Sinohyrdo Corp. for the contract to build the Bakhtiari Dam in southwestern Iran. Iranian Energy Minister Majid Namjou said
  • Tensions are rising again over the proposed Thai-funded Xayaburi Dam project in Laos. Last December in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the Mekong River Commission Council, representing Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand, debated the 1,260-megawatt dam’s future. Delegates decided that a fuller study of the dam’s impact was needed before further development.
  • 18 Apr 2011- 14:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran Iran, thumbing its nose at U.S.-led economic sanctions, is to build the world’s tallest dam in the western province of Lorestan, with Chinese funding and expertise.  The 315-meter-high dam on the Bakhtiari River in the Zagros Mountains, a
  • 26 Apr 2010- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united states, TX, HOUSTON Exxon CEO and chairman Rex Tillerson denied reports that his company is to lead a multi-billion dollar water injection project to supply oil fields, which was recently awarded to international companies by the Iraqi government
  • 2 Jun 2008- 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South African utility Rand Water Services is looking to U.S. water system technology firms to bolster its distribution capacity in the country's growing industrial and urban centers. The U.S. Trade and Development Agency