Disasters

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  • 8 Dec 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JAKARTA, Indonesia Nearly half of the rivers and streams in Indonesia’s South Kalimantan province are in danger of being polluted by coal mining waste, according to a new report from international environmental group Greenpeace. Indonesia is the world’s
  • 12 Nov 2014- 10:57 by Local Press Report JAKARTA Jakarta Globe Indonesian output of palm oil will grow by just over 3 percent in 2015, less than half the 7 percent growth rate this year, a leading industry association said on Tuesday, after prolonged drought in the main growing region of Sumatra.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 14 May 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halving the number of people without access to improved sanitation facilities is the most off track of all of the targets, according to Jose Gesti, a water, sanitation and
  • 8 May 2014- 10:03 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC Politico Patton Boggs has agreed to pay $15 million to Chevron and pull out of a case in which the law firm had sought to enforce a multibillion-dollar judgment against the giant oil company over decades-old contamination of Ecuador’s Amazon.
  • 25 Apr 2014- 09:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank this week approved a $102 million USD line of credit to Sri Lanka for disaster risk financing. Sri Lanka is the first South Asian nation to access this new financing tool from the bank. The $102 million
  • 21 Mar 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France/WASHINGTON, DC, United States The world’s energy sector currently accounts for about 15 percent of total global water use, and that figure is expected to increase by 2035, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned this week. The agency
  • 17 Feb 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Managing population growth is key to environmental conservation and water management in Africa's Lake Victoria and Lake Chilwa basins, participants heard at a recent event at Washington, DC-based think tank the Wilson

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