Disasters

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  • 29 Mar 2016- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Vietnam’s economy has been hard hit by drought and saline intrusion, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat told a cabinet meeting on March 26th. The country’s economic growth in the first quarter of 2016 is lower than
  • 16 Mar 2016- 08:43 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC YubaNet Eco Oro Minerals’ proposed Angostura mining project in the high-altitude wetlands, or páramo, of Santurbán, has announced that it could file an international arbitration suit against Colombia over measures to protect the páramo, which
  • 22 Dec 2015- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Inter-American Human Rights Commission (IAHRC), part of the Organization of American States (OAS), has demanded that Colombia adopt measures to protect members of the Wayuu community, whose children are suffering from
  • 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
  • Ecosystems in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta have already suffered damage due to exploitation of resources, and plans for large dams will only increase the level of damage, according to more than 200 experts who attended at a forum in Ca Mau province this past weekend.
  • Four Latin American governments were found to be giving away natural resources located primarily found in areas where indigenous communities live in an effort to increase economic development, according to a new study from NGO Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI).
  • If the hydropower projects planned within the Mekong River basin are completed, they will accumulate as much as 16 percent of the river’s water volume, or 475 billion cubic meters a year, according to Dr. Chu Thai Hoanh of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI).
  • Laos has promised to work closely with other countries on sustainable use of the Mekong River as a water resource, with special attention to environmental impacts. The pledge came at a meeting in Hanoi last week between high-level officials from Vietnam and Laos.
  • 8 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Vietnam, HANOI Vietnam may soon face a water crisis due to poor management of its resources, according to a new report released this week by Vietnamese not-for-profit environmental organization PanNature. PanNature notes that the country has a great
  • 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.
  • 14 Jul 2008- 20:58 by Local Press Report Vietnam, HANOI Nhan Dan Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on July 9 approved a construction project on the Vietnam-Laos border that will include major irrigation and hydropower projects. The border construction zone covers over 95,000 square kilometres across