Disasters

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  • 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
  • 3 Oct 2018- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines "About 300 million people in the Asia and Pacific region do not have improved access to water and 1.7 billion lack access to basic sanitation," ADB president Takehiko Nakao said October 2 at the Asia Water 2018 forum in
  • 26 Jul 2017- 09:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines A report published July 14th by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in collaboration with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research warns of potentially devastating consequences for the Asia Pacific region of unabated climate
  • 11 Nov 2016- 08:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Three years after Typhoon Haiyan-- the strongest typhoon to make landfall in the Philippines’ recorded history-- the Philippine Red Cross and partners reported progress in supporting thousands of households in affected provinces. In
  • 28 Sep 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Thirty mines in the Philippines, including 18 nickel producers, have either been suspended or recommended for suspension for environmental violations in a government crackdown that has caused ructions in the world nickel market. The
  • 18 Aug 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) yesterday launched an emergency appeal to help thousands of people hit by extreme monsoon floods in Bangladesh. Around 3.7 million people have been affected by
  • 20 Jul 2016- 09:33 by Local Press Report MANILA Bloomberg The Philippines suspended the operations of Berong Nickel Corp., adding to the list of miners that the government has shuttered for failing to meet environmental and welfare standards. Mining in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in
  • 4 May 2016- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has distributed food rations to over 29,000 people in two drought-hit municipalities in the Philippines’ North Cotabato province, the agency said this week. Thousands of farmers in
  • 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
  • 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
  • 21 Dec 2015- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on December 18th declared a state of national calamity in the wake of Typhoon Melor (know in the Philippines as “Nona.”) The storm, which hit the island nation early last week, has killed at
  • 9 Nov 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The Philippines has made “significant” progress in rebuilding and increasing resilience to natural disaster in the two years since Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated parts of the country, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said
  • 12 Aug 2015- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Asia is on the frontline of climate change impacts, which are likely to make it even harder for the region to meet its growing needs for food, energy, clean drinking water and sanitation, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) warned last
  • 23 Jul 2015- 08:55 by Local Press Report MANILA InterAksyon Heeding a recently reiterated warning that Angat Dam-- the main source of water for Metro Manila and irrigation for Central Luzon-- is a ticking time bomb that could collapse in a killer earthquake, President Benigno Aquino III Wednesday
  • 7 Jul 2015- 09:50 by Local Press Report MANILA Business Mirror The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) has ordered three mining companies operating in Zambales to fast-track the rehabilitation of polluted water bodies, as well as farms and fishponds affected by their operations. In addition, lNL

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