Disasters

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  • 5 May 2019- 11:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEWARK DE, United States Tapping into water found in the continental shelf beneath oceans for oil recovery could lead to adverse impacts onshore, according to new research. The research by scientists from the University of Delaware, US and Sun-Yat Sen
  • 20 Feb 2019- 07:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States A new $180 Million USD Global Environment Facility (GEF) program, supported by United Nations (UN) agencies is designed to cut harmful mercury emissions, associated with gold mining, to water and the environment, and improve
  • 30 Mar 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BATH, United Kingdom Countries in Asia are at highest risk from natural disasters such as floods, severe storms and earthquakes, but countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are most vulnerable to the effects of such disasters, according to a report released
  • 22 Mar 2016- 08:31 by Local Press Report JAKARTA Tempo.co Indonesia will be the host of the first Asia Water Council (AWC) from March 24-26, 2016. The meeting will be held in Nusa Dua, Bali, to discuss challenges faced by Asian countries in terms of water resources. The meeting will discuss three
  • 14 Mar 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Cities in the Asia-Pacific region may not be equipped to handle the disasters that are projected to occur more often and be more intense in the coming years, according to a new report by the United Nations Economic and Social
  • 12 Feb 2016- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Some 98.6 million people worldwide were affected by disasters in 2015, and climate was a factor in 92 percent of those events, according to a new analysis released this week by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • 29 Jun 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Climate change disproportionally affects poor people in the Asia-Pacific, increasing their poverty and exacerbating rising inequality in the region, according to a new report from the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Independent
  • 29 Apr 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JAKARTA, Indonesia Eleven “deforestation fronts” will account for 80 percent of forest loss worldwide by 2030, according to new research released this week by international environmental NGO WWF. Ten of these 11 “deforestation fronts” are in the tropics
  • 10 Mar 2015- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Washington-based global research organization the World Resources Institute (WRI), in partnership with four Dutch research organizations, last week launched a new global water risk assessment tool that measures river flood
  • 8 Dec 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JAKARTA, Indonesia Nearly half of the rivers and streams in Indonesia’s South Kalimantan province are in danger of being polluted by coal mining waste, according to a new report from international environmental group Greenpeace. Indonesia is the world’s
  • 12 Nov 2014- 10:57 by Local Press Report JAKARTA Jakarta Globe Indonesian output of palm oil will grow by just over 3 percent in 2015, less than half the 7 percent growth rate this year, a leading industry association said on Tuesday, after prolonged drought in the main growing region of Sumatra.
  • 12 Aug 2014- 10:07 by Local Press Report HARAPAN The Jakarta Post Hundreds of residents from Harapan and Pasi-Pasi villages in East Luwu regency, South Sulawesi, have staged a protest against nickel mining company PT Vale Indonesia for allegedly polluting the Lampia Sea with an oil spill. Residents
  • 7 Aug 2014- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINTANG, Indonesia The Environment Ministry of Sintang Regency in Indonesia’s West Kalimantan province warned this week that water quality in many of the region's rivers and lakeswas so poor that it was unfit for human consumption. The ministry
  • 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
  • 19 Feb 2014- 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The fourth annual Natural Hazards Risk Atlas, developed by global risk analytics company Maplecroft, identifies the United States, China, India, Bangladesh, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom as the seven countries with the

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