Disasters

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  • 5 May 2016- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc this week ordered an investigation into the recent mass fish deaths off the country’s coast, which he called “the most serious environmental incident Vietnam has faced.” Additionally, Phuc wanted
  • 19 Apr 2016- 09:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HOHHOT, China Chinese authorities are cracking down on  activists and lawyers who have been helping local herders opposed to three aluminum smelters in the in Inner Mongolia Region. Ethnic Mongolian herders in Zaruud Banner have held demonstrations to
  • 11 Apr 2016- 11:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The US law firm hired by miners BHP Billiton and Vale SA to conduct an independent investigation into the tailings dam collapse at the Samarco iron ore mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state has close commercial ties to both
  • 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
  • 29 Mar 2016- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Vietnam’s economy has been hard hit by drought and saline intrusion, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat told a cabinet meeting on March 26th. The country’s economic growth in the first quarter of 2016 is lower than
  • 24 Mar 2016- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMSTERDAM, Netherlands The life cycle of coal-generated electricity-- from mining and washing to burning and waste management-- has major impacts on freshwater systems around the world. In many countries, coal creates one of the largest demands on
  • 5 Feb 2016- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Investigators with China’s State Council this week released their report on the twin warehouse explosions at Tianjin on August 12th that killed 165 people, injured hundreds more, caused $1.1 billion USD in direct damages, and polluted air,
  • 22 Oct 2015- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LANZHOU, China Executives at the COFCO Coca-Cola Beverages Limited (CBL) bottling plant in China’s Gansu province were recently detained by police on charges of falsifying pollution data, environmental officials announced this week. Police in the
  • 8 Sep 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Ontario, Canada Canada’s Supreme Court on September 4th ruled that a group of Ecuadorian villagers can sue US oil giant Chevron in Canada as part of their effort to collect a $9.5 billion USD judgment for environmental damage in the Amazon
  • 3 Sep 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Members of Peru’s indigenous Achuar community seized oil wells in the country’s northern Loreto region this week to pressure the government to compensate them for pollution caused by the petroleum operations on their lands.  The protesters
  • 23 Jul 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The American Red Cross may not be able to account for how it spent the nearly half a billion dollars in donations it raised for humanitarian relief and rebuilding efforts in Haiti following the January 2010 earthquake,
  • 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
  • 30 Apr 2015- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Beijing Simplot Food Processing Co. Ltd, which supplies French fries to global restaurant chain McDonald's, has been fined $655,000 USD for water pollution. It is the largest the city has ever imposed for pollution. The problem
  • 29 Apr 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China In May and June, the Chinese government will carry out inspections of provincial-level implementation of the new Action Plan for Water Pollution Prevention and Control, which was released earlier this month. The water pollution prevention
  • 23 Apr 2015- 11:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOSTON, MA, United States Ethiopia’s $4.2 billion USD, 6,000-megawatt Grand Renaissance Dam project offers an opportunity for cooperation among Eastern Nile Basin countries, according to a report released this week by the Massachusetts Institute of

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