Disasters

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  • 12 Sep 2018- 10:03 by Local Press Report BRISBANE ABC News (Australia) The Queensland environment department has launched an investigation into a series of groundwater bores drilled by Indian miner Adani, which conservationists say were sunk without approval. The environmental group Coast and
  • 13 Jun 2018- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CANBERRA, Australia Indian mining giant Adani has been accused of seeking to dodge federal scrutiny of its plan to build a pipeline pumping billions of liters of water from the Suttor River in the state of Queensland, 60 percent of which has been
  • 22 Sep 2016- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MELBOURNE, Australia Mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd. warned this week that the coming rainy season in Brazil could create more environmental problems at the Germano iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state. The mine is operated by Brazilian mining company
  • 25 May 2016- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Top executives from Australia’s Kingsgate Consolidated Ltd were in Bangkok this week to try to persuade the Thai government to reverse its decision to close the company’s Chatree gold mine by the end of this year. The executives
  • 16 Mar 2016- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia will sign agreements on Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam within the next two weeks, according to Egyptian Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Hossam Moghazi. Moghazi said in a statement issued March 15th that
  • 14 Mar 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The recent drop in the Nile’s water levels is due to seasonal irrigation water releases, and is not a result of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project, the Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources said in a statement on March
  • 22 Feb 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt has finished its review of the draft contract with French consultancies BRL Group and Artelia for studies on the impacts of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam, and is ready to sign it in the next few days, Minister of Irrigation and
  • 19 Feb 2016- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The initial results of studies assessing the downstream impacts of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam are not binding for Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Water Minister Motuma Mekasa said this week. He told Turkey’s Anadolu Agency on Februay
  • 15 Feb 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MUNICH, Germany Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will hold ministerial-level talks on Ethiopia’s contentious Grand Renaissance Dam project and Nile water-sharing on the sidelines of the Africa 2016 investment forum, which is being held in the Egyptian Red Sea
  • 10 Feb 2016- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHARTOUM, Sudan Irrigation ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan held talks in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, on February 10th to look over the technical offers submitted by French consultancies BRL Group and Artelia to carry out studies on the
  • 8 Feb 2016- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egyptians should be prepared for “water scarcity” as a result of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project, according to Mahmoud Raslan, head of Egypt’s Holding Company for Water and Wastewater. “There is a scarcity of water due to the
  • 12 Jan 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi met on January 11th with Defense Minister Sedqi Sobhi, Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Hossam Moghazi and Head of the General Intelligence Directorate Khalid Fawzy to discuss various water and
  • 10 Nov 2015- 10:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARIANA, Brazil Sludge, water and debris released after two dams burst at a mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state on November 5th have spread downstream toward neighboring Espiritu Santo state this week, forcing cities 300 kilometers away from the
  • 13 Oct 2015- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The Thai government is investigating a gold mine owned by Australia’s Kingsgate Consolidated, after local residents claimed that toxic waste from the mine site was contaminating nearby water systems. A joint committee has been formed
  • 12 Jun 2015- 11:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE Water is increasingly being recognized as one of the world’s most important challenges, and innovative solutions and technologies are vital to overcoming these challenges. Water innovation is needed now more than ever to leverage opportunities

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