Disasters

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  • 12 Dec 2018- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Info POTSDAM, Germany Scientists have reported that between 2003 and 2017 three areas in the Tehran region of Iran sank sometimes more than 25 centimeters per year, and several meters in total. Two researchers from GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam used data from four
  • 24 Apr 2018- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait An earthquake of at least 5.5 magnitude struck southern Iran last week, just 60 miles from the country’s Bushehr nuclear power plant. Iran media has reported that the plant was not damaged by the quake which occurred at around 11am
  • 6 Sep 2016- 06:44 by Local Press Report SIRJAN Kuwait Times Pistachios are Iran’s biggest export after crude oil, with 250,000 tonnes of the nut produced last year. But time is running out for the industry as unconstrained farming and climate change take a devastating toll. Access Climate Food
  • 21 Sep 2015- 08:28 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Trend News Agency Iran has prepared a plan, based on which the country will import water from Georgia and Armenia to revive the dying Lake Urmia, in turn for exporting oil and gas to the mentioned countries. Access Energy Security Environment Policy
  • 24 Aug 2015- 08:42 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Oil Price Though economic promise is on the horizon for Iran, the crippling effects of international sanctions still handicap the water-poor nation of 78 million. What’s worse, the current drought, which stretches back more than two decades, shows no
  • 28 Apr 2015- 09:52 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Tehran Times “We have afflicted water with the plague of oil,” according to Isa Kalantari, the former agriculture minister and current head of Urmia Lake Revival Committee. By that, he means that political interests have overpowered environmental
  • 20 Mar 2015- 09:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lankan president Maithreepala Sirisena this week announced plans to meet with villagers who have been affected by construction of the $529 million USD Uma Oya multipurpose development project. The government has halted the project
  • 26 Feb 2015- 09:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government has appointed an independent committee to carry out a full assessment of the $529 million USD Uma Oya Multipurpose Development Project. The committee is headed by geologist Professor Kapila Dissanayaka, as
  • 26 Jan 2015- 11:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran The Iranian government has allocated $100 million USD from the country's National Development Fund to improve water management, including irrigation and drainage networks, along the country’s border regions, an Agriculture Ministry
  • 26 Nov 2014- 10:38 by Local Press Report POOLE Water World Wärtsilä Water Systems Ltd of Poole, a provider of products and solutions for offshore facilities used in oil and gas exploration, development and production, has officially selected NOV Mono, a progressing cavity pump manufacturer, to
  • 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
  • 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
  • 28 May 2014- 10:14 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Zawya A deputy head of Iran's Environment Department blamed three Central Asian countries for causing pollution through their oil and gas production activities. Parvin Farshchi said Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan account for the bulk of
  • 27 May 2014- 09:53 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Trend News Agency The project on transferring water from Caspian Sea to the drying Lake Urmia is unprofessional, senior Iranian official said. "Some people inside the administration try to prevent implementation of the government's plans for
  • 13 Jan 2014- 09:59 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Tehran Times Iran has shelved a project for transferring water from the Caspian Sea to central parts of the country. The manager of the project, Mohammad Rahbari, told the Mehr News Agency on Sunday that the energy minister has ordered all the related

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