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  • 13 Aug 2019- 07:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The death tool attributed to Typhoon Lekima in Eastern China has risen to 49 with 21 reported missing as of August 12. More than a million residents have been displaced, and 2 million suffered power outage since Lekima hit the three
  • 12 Jul 2019- 10:56 by Local Press Report GUANGZHOU XINHUANET Mussels, maritime creatures adhering to rocks and boat hulls, can inspire engineering innovations that help ensure blood transfusion safety, purify water and clean up oil spills, according to research published on Wednesday. Other
  • 31 May 2019- 07:41 by Local Press Report CHENGDU Coindesk Government authorities in China’s Sichuan province are reportedly probing into local bitcoin mining farms that have allegedly been constructed without official approval. The Economic and Information Bureau in Garze – a mountainous area with
  • 7 May 2019- 06:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The 9th Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, convened in Geneva from May 1, will address a global ban on the toxic chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and other fluorinated organic
  • 28 Mar 2019- 09:13 by Local Press Report YANCHENG South China Morning Post The death toll from an explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China last week has risen to 78, of whom 56 have been identified. The State Council’s Work Safety Committee, headed by Vice-Premier Liu He told government
  • 18 Feb 2019- 08:07 by Local Press Report SHANGHAI Shine Water pollution is everyone's problem, and city residents are soon to be incentivized to join the fight. From March 1, people who report on any of eight activities including illegal sewage discharge, damaging water facilities and sand
  • 6 Feb 2019- 07:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo The government of Congo has suspended the gold-mining activities of Chinese-owned Agil Congo on the basis of water contamination resulting in illness, and illegal deforestation. Arlette Soudan-Nonault, the country's
  • 3 Feb 2019- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar A Myanmar government project commission is considering alternatives to the controversial Chinese-backed Myitsone Dam on the Irrwaddy River in the northern state of Kachin, which is politically unstable. The project has been stalled
  • 8 Nov 2018- 11:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NUUK, Greenland It appears that China and Greenland are looking at an interesting new combined natural resources arrangement. Although it has yet to be proven, there may be as much as 50 billion barrels of oil and gas underground in Greenland and the
  • 3 Nov 2018- 08:48 by Local Press Report BEIJING CPH Post Greenland and China look poised to be doing more business in the future following the revelations that the two parties are looking to gain a foothold in one another’s’ respective markets. Two Chinese oil giants, China National Petroleum Corp
  • 29 Oct 2018- 12:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PASIGHAT, India Students in India's northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh held a protest rally October 24 to demand a water treaty with China in response to recent geological river disasters in China which threatened flooding of downstream
  • 16 Oct 2018- 15:43 by OOSKAnews Info WASHINGTON, DC, United States US President Donald Trump signed the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (BUILD) Act last week, creating a new foreign aid agency to replace the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) which was
  • 8 Mar 2018- 07:59 by Local Press Report MACAU Macau Daily Times Water supply was affected “to an unprecedented degree” during Typhoon Hato, the executive director of Macao Water acknowledged yesterday during a meeting with journalists. Nacky Kuan praised the company’s staff efforts to repair the
  • 13 Dec 2017- 08:02 by Local Press Report BEIJING PV Magazine International The largest floating solar plant in the world has begun feeding power into the grid in China, confirmed the installation’s developer and owner, Three Gorges New Energy Co., on Monday. Three Gorges New Energy, which is a unit
  • 14 Sep 2017- 11:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SHANGHAI, China The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has called for investment in “Drylands” to protect future food supplies and mitigate and adapt to climate change. Speaking ahead of a conference of the United Nations Convention

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