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  • 31 Oct 2014- 10:49 by Local Press Report HANOI Thanh Nien News At least 115 households were evacuated and a town submerged after a dam collapsed early Thursday in the northern province of Quang Ninh; no casualties have been reported. The secondary dam of the Dam Ha Dong irrigation dam broke at 5:30
  • 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
  • 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
  • 21 Jul 2014- 10:25 by Local Press Report HANOI Wall Street Journal Typhoon Rammasun's total death toll climbed to at least 119 Monday, with its latest casualties reported in northern Vietnam and southern China after fierce winds and heavy rains claimed at least 95 lives in the Philippines. In
  • 8 Jul 2014- 09:55 by Local Press Report HANOI Thanhnien News The area around a major hydropower plant in central Vietnam, which was plagued by earthquakes, is rumbling again after a year's reprieve. Seven earthquakes have been reported around the Song Tranh 2 Dam in Bac Tra My District, Quang
  • 11 Mar 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HONG KONG Recent volcanic eruptions in Indonesia are the likely cause of the severe drought in Malaysia and Singapore, according to a professor of earth sciences at the University of Hong Kong. Wyss Yim Wai-shu, who also served as deputy chair of a
  • 24 Jan 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The discovery last month of vast groundwater reserves off the coasts of China, Australia, North America, Greenland, Suriname, Nigeria and South Africa, has raised hopes that these resources could offer a solution for water