Disasters

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  • 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
  • 13 Oct 2014- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SHAH ALAM, Malaysia Three water treatment plants in Malaysia's Selangor state that were shut down over the weekend due to pollution from an oil spill are operational again, the Selangor Water Management Board (Luas) announced on October 12th.
  • 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 Aug 2014- 07:38 by Local Press Report KUALA LUMPUR Free Malaysia Today The contamination of the Bernam River which caused the water treatment plant in Sabak Bernam to shut down shows that the relevant authorities are not doing their jobs, Energy Consumer Association of Malaysia (Wecam) secretary
  • 1 Aug 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia An influential Malaysian think tank is calling on the government of Selangor state to begin water rationing, after the state's water management authority reported that several of its major supply dams are drying up. Local
  • 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
  • 16 Jun 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Malaysia’s Health Ministry is drafting a new law aimed at ensuring clean, safe drinking water that meets World Health Organization standards throughout the country, Minister Datuk Seri Dr. S. Subramaniam said last week. The draft
  • 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

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