Disasters

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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
  • 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
  • 20 Aug 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran A 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit western Iran on August 18th, 36 kilometers from the city of Abdanan, Ilam province, knocking out the city’s water, electricity and telephone lines. Officials rushed to send in water supplies as part of the
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 24 Jun 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran Iranian President Hasan Rouhani this week ordered the country’s Energy Ministry not to implement water rationing as a means of dealing with ongoing drought in the country. An adviser to the energy minister, Hamidreza Janbaz, said 517 cities
  • 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.

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