Disasters

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  • 10 Nov 2010- 15:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states T omas, a strong Category 1 storm that tore through the Caribbean last week, has left several parts of the region facing possible shortages of clean drinking water and sanitation. St. Lucia was hardest hit, with Prime
  • 3 Nov 2010- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Integration of data and more incentives for corporations to disclose water risks are key to bridging the water use "knowledge gap," according to experts participating in panel discussions at the Center for
  • 3 Nov 2010- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Integration of data and more incentives for corporations to disclose water risks are key to bridging the water use "knowledge gap," according to experts participating in panel discussions at the Center for
  • 1 Nov 2010- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Integration of data and more incentives for corporations to disclose water risks are key to bridging the water use "knowledge gap," according to experts participating in panel discussions at the Center for
  • 1 Nov 2010- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Integration of data and more incentives for corporations to disclose water risks are key to bridging the water use "knowledge gap," according to experts participating in panel discussions at the Center for
  • 25 Oct 2010- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China's natural water resources, especially in rural areas, naturally contain high levels of heavy metals like arsenic, fluoride and iron. There is also a rise in rural water pollution coming from industrial waste, old and
  • 18 Oct 2010- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China c hinese authorities have imposed a $ 1.43 million USD penalty on the country's leading gold producer, Zijin Mining Company, for severe water pollution at its subsidiary copper plant. Local environmental authorities ordered Zijin to
  • 5 Oct 2010- 23:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states I he Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) on October 1 announced approval for two loans totaling $10 million USD to support Nicaragua's climate change adaptation efforts. The investment will reduce rural communities
  • 22 Sep 2010- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states There are a lot of environmental risks, especially water-related issues, associated with hard mineral mining, and it is currently not being properly disclosed, according to a World Resources Institute paper released last
  • 22 Sep 2010- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states There are a lot of environmental risks, especially water-related issues, associated with hard mineral mining, and it is currently not being properly disclosed, according to a World Resources Institute paper released last
  • 20 Sep 2010- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states There are a lot of environmental risks, especially water-related issues, associated with hard mineral mining, and it is currently not being properly disclosed, according to a World Resources Institute paper released last
  • 20 Sep 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states There are a lot of environmental risks, especially water-related issues, associated with hard mineral mining, and it is currently not being properly disclosed, according to a World Resources Institute paper released last
  • 30 Aug 2010- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states I In recent weeks, national governments, lending institutions and non-governmental organizations have announced increases in aid packages for victims of recent devastating floods in Pakistan. The floods, which began late
  • 30 Aug 2010- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China has announced what looks like overly ambitious plans to nearly double its hydropower capacity by 2020, in a bid to meet its self-imposed carbon emissions reduction target. But the proposal would see another major dam-building
  • 9 Aug 2010- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Nearly 50,000 people in rural Guangdong province in southern China were warned last week that their drinking water had been contaminated with the heavy metal manganese. In Lufeng, in Guangdong province, the manganese level in the tap water

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