Disasters

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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
  • 16 Oct 2014- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US Department of Defense has identified climate change as a “threat multiplier” because of its “potential to exacerbate many of the challenges we are dealing with today,” according to a new report. “Rising global
  • 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
  • 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
  • 19 Sep 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes, part of the World Bank Group, began final hearings this week on a conflict between Australian mining company OceanaGold and the government of El Salvador. The
  • 19 Sep 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistani Finance Minister Ishaq Dar again asked for Asian Development Bank  (ADB) funding for the $14 billion USD, 4,500-megawatt Diamer-Bhasha dam project during talks with ADB President Takehiko Nakao in Islamabad this week. Nakao
  • 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- 10:25 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
  • 13 Aug 2014- 09:38 by Local Press Report BEIJING The Economic Times Relief workers in China's quake-hit region have completed digging a channel to drain a barrier lake that threatened thousands of people following last week's devastating earthquake. The completion of the drainage canal
  • 8 Aug 2014- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The Muli opencast coal mine on China’s Qinghai-Tibet plateau, a region known as the country’s “water tower” since many of its rivers originate there, is violating a number of water protection laws and local nature reserve regulations,
  • 7 Aug 2014- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The 6.5-magnitude earthquake that hit China’s Yunnan province this weekend has left 589 people dead and thousands more without adequate water, food and shelter. Electricity and water supply were cut off by the quake, and it has taken up to
  • 22 Jul 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The private sector has a role to play in disaster preparedness and relief, but businesses have not been sufficiently integrated into the disaster system, according to a report released last week by the US Chamber of
  • 18 Jul 2014- 10:16 by Local Press Report GENEVA Oxfam America Victims of mining-related human rights violations in El Salvador presented the case of Pacific Rim/Oceana Gold to a special tribunal in Geneva recently. The transnational mining company is suing the Salvadoran government for $301 million
  • 8 Jul 2014- 09:55 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC Inter-American Development Bank The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $25 million loan to support Peru’s efforts to reduce its vulnerability to disasters and to improve its ability to respond to them. This is the third loan

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