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  • A Chinese environment official last week sounded the alarm about pollution in China's rivers, lakes and seas, saying the problem in the near-shore waters of major coastal economic zones is particularly serious.
  • 15 May 2012- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united states, FL, TAMPA Afghanistan has over $1 trillion USD worth of gold, copper, rare earth metals, petroleum and natural gas, but factors like lack of water needed for mining operations will make it difficult for th country to access these
  • 27 Apr 2009- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China As the massive and controversial Three Gorges Dam project nears completion in November, Chinese authorities have admitted that filling the reservoir has triggered a number of landslides and forced the relocation of 28,000 more people
  • 26 May 2008- 22:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — China moved swiftly within days of its devastating earthquake to remove online reports that the May 12 quake could have been caused by the controversial Three Gorges Dam project. Two reports appeared on official news sites, including
  • 11 Dec 2007- 09:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China – The final death toll from last month’s fatal landslide near China’s Three Gorges Dam reached 35 last week, as China continued its efforts to rehabilitate the project’s image through its state-run media. Within days, a second landslide
  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China- In an example of tragic but immaculate timing, China tried desperately last week to backtrack on the widely publicized negative potential impact its largest civil engineering project could have on the environment. But just days after the
  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China- In an example of tragic but immaculate timing, China tried desperately last week to backtrack on the widely publicized negative potential impact its largest civil engineering project could have on the environment. But just days after the
  • 22 Oct 2007- 21:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — In an escalation of the controversy surrounding the future of China's Three Gorges' Dam, the Chongqing local government announced this week it would move another 4 million people from the reservoir's environs over the
  • 8 Oct 2007- 20:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China- Environmental experts are continuing to express concern about the ecological effects of the Three Gorges Dam, as the huge weight of water behind the dam has started to erode the Yangtze River's bank in many places. This in turn has
  • 1 Oct 2007- 20:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — It was not, perhaps, the news investors in the world's largest infrastructure project expected to wake up to. But with immaculate timing and without any hint of irony, days after China launched its first corporate bond issue, the
  • 3 Sep 2007- 23:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — China's largest civil engineering program since the country built the Great Wall has faced its biggest test to date. This summer's extreme downpours and heat, bringing some of the worst floods and drought on record, have