Disasters

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  • 5 May 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Climate change poses a threat to the safety of strategically important projects in China, including the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the Three Gorges Dam and the South-to-North Water Diversion project, Zheng Guoguang, head of the China
  • 30 Apr 2015- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Beijing Simplot Food Processing Co. Ltd, which supplies French fries to global restaurant chain McDonald's, has been fined $655,000 USD for water pollution. It is the largest the city has ever imposed for pollution. The problem
  • 29 Apr 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China In May and June, the Chinese government will carry out inspections of provincial-level implementation of the new Action Plan for Water Pollution Prevention and Control, which was released earlier this month. The water pollution prevention
  • 16 Apr 2015- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The Chinese State Council this week released its new Action Plan for Water Pollution Prevention and Control. The action plan, also known as the "10-point water plan," was approved last year by the State Council. It will require
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 19 Dec 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The Chinese government this week announced plans to strengthen environmental protections in the Sanjiangyuan region of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, in order to protect the sources of several important rivers. Sanjiangyuan means “source of
  • 29 Aug 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Chinese activities in the Mekong River basin, particularly mineral resource and hydropower projects, have had a negative impact on the region’s environment, according to a new “blue book” published by the Social Sciences Academic Press
  • Since all aspects of the coal industry, from mining to electricity generation, are highly water-intensive, China’s “thirst” for coal energy will “inevitably trigger a serious water crisis and exacerbate existing water scarcity problems,” according to a new report from international environmental group Greenpeace.
  • 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.
  • Environmental conservation groups, including WWF and International Rivers, have come out in the last week with criticism over a new Laotian government report that claims a redesigned Xayaburi Dam will address all the environmental problems associated with its construction.
  • 11 Jan 2010- 19:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Thousands of people in three counties and an industrial zone in China's western Shanxi Province have been ordered to stop using water from the Yellow River after an upstream pipeline leaked tons of diesel fuel into a tributary at the