Disasters

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  • 26 Feb 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE Twelfth in a series, “Conversations With Water Leaders,” conducted by OOSKAnews in association with  Singapore International Water Week. In this edition, Jeff Seabright, Vice President for Environment and Water Resources at The Coca Cola
  • 17 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan During Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Uzbekistan last week, the two countries signed $15 billion USD worth of contracts on investment and cooperation, including several million dollars in further Chinese grants and loans
  • Mexico’s National Water Commission (Conagua) has approved a transfer of 20 million cubic meters of water from La Fragua Dam to La Amistad Dam. Both dams are located in Coahuila State, on the US-Mexican border.
  • Farmers in the municipality of Ixtacamaxtitlán in Mexico’s Puebla state are asking the National Water Commission (Conagua) to carry out an investigation into water being used by Canadian mining company Almaden Minerals in the community of Tulixtic, saying the community had not given Almaden permission to use the water.
  • Carlos Álvarez García, president of the Agriculture and Livestock Chamber of Torreón, has warned that conflicts over water among producers in the La Laguna area could get worse, as the National Water Commission (Conagua) continues to say it will only release 450 million cubic meters of water for the agricultural cycle.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin avoided expressing support for construction of the Rogun hydropower plant during his visit to Tajikistan last week. Although he noted that Tajikistan is rich in hydropower resources, Putin did not say anything about the planned mega-dam building in the country.
  • The Mexican Center for Environmental Law (CEMDA), an environmental NGO, last week called on the government to definitively cancel the Caballo Blanco open pit mining project, after Canada-based Goldgroup Inc. withdrew its environmental impact statement for the project.
  • 13 Sep 2012- 10:01 by Local Press Report BAKU Turkish Weekly Central Asian countries will not be able to avoid a further deterioration of relations because of the water problem in the region, a Russian expert on the CIS Vladimir Zharikhin believes. "It will not come to war, however, we should
  • An official from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week described the drought in Mexico as a “silent tsunami,” warning that in years to come it will be a challenge to supply sufficient water to satisfy the country’s needs.
  • 13 May 2012- 16:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Political tensions between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan over use of shared water resources and other issues may be spilling over into ethnic tensions inside their borders. On May 7, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported
  • 26 Jan 2012- 11:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Mexico, VERACRUZ Approximately 1,500 barrels of oil spilled from a leak in a Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) pipeline in Mexico’s Veracruz state, affecting an area of about 30,000 square kilometers of land and nine kilometers of the Coatzacoalcos River and
  • 12 Jan 2011- 19:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Mexico, MEXICO CITY  U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Mexico's Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada in late December announced they had ratified the United States-Mexico International Boundary and
  • 20 Jan 2009- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Mexico, MEXICO CITY Mexico and the United States are believed to have revived talks on the crucial issue of sharing the Colorado River water, a move that is being welcomed by parched communities in Nevada, Arizona and California. The two sides also seek
  • 19 Jan 2009- 21:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Mexico, MEXICO CITY Mexico and the United States are believed to have revived talks on the crucial issue of sharing the Colorado River water, a move that is being welcomed by parched communities in Nevada, Arizona and California. The two sides also seek