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  • 12 Mar 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The Institute of Ecology for the Volga River Basin in Russia has published the results of a lengthy study, which found that more than 50 percent of fish in the river have some form of mutation due to the high levels of pollution. In some
  • 26 Jul 2013- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia International environmental watchdog Greenpeace’s Russian division found unsafe levels of industrial pollutants, including sulfur, oil, heavy metals and aluminium, in the Moscow River. Last month, the group took samples from 10 discharge
  • Some 116 million cubic meters of polluted wastewater were discharged into surface water bodies in Kyrgyzstan last year, the country’s National Statistics Committee said last week.
  • Kyrgyzstan's Parliament on September 17 discussed the possibility of water wars in Central Asia and the country’s willingness to get involved in possible conflicts.
  • 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
  • 3 Jun 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The United Nations Environmental, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) last month introduced a new holiday in Russia- the Day of River Volga — to raise awareness of environmental problems facing the river. The "holiday,"
  • 5 May 2008- 23:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia — A Russian political leader has proposed a new project for the country — selling water in bulk. Russia has numerous fresh water sources as well as experience with pipelines and tankers. In light of the growing demand for fresh water