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  • On the same day that Thailand’s government come out in support of Laos’ decision to immediately begin construction of the controversial Xayaburi Dam on the Lower Mekong River, international environmental NGO WWF issued a warning that construction puts environment and livelihoods in “grave danger.”
  • Environmental conservation groups, including WWF and International Rivers, have come out in the last week with criticism over a new Laotian government report that claims a redesigned Xayaburi Dam will address all the environmental problems associated with its construction.
  • 15 May 2012- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united states, FL, TAMPA Afghanistan has over $1 trillion USD worth of gold, copper, rare earth metals, petroleum and natural gas, but factors like lack of water needed for mining operations will make it difficult for th country to access these
  • 1 May 2012- 14:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Japan will commit some $7.5 billion USD in official development assistance to countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region in 2013-2015 to support their efforts to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda
  • 26 Apr 2012- 09:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united states, BOCA RATON, FL U.S.-listed Andes Gold Corp announced that it has finished the first phase of its plan to reduce the environmental impact of its mining operations in Ecuador. The company has installed a water treatment system to cleanse
  • Tensions are rising again over the proposed Thai-funded Xayaburi Dam project in Laos. Last December in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the Mekong River Commission Council, representing Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand, debated the 1,260-megawatt dam’s future. Delegates decided that a fuller study of the dam’s impact was needed before further development.
  • 11 Jan 2011- 15:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Controversial cables released by non-profit media organization WikiLeaks last month include warnings from intelligence personnel on the effects of climate change on water levels in Asia’s Himalayan region. The first cable dealt with the
  • 7 Sep 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOGADISHU, Somalia Piracy in the Gulf of Aden made worldwide headlines this past spring when U.S. President Barack Obama ordered Navy Seals to take out pirates who had captured a U.S. cargo ship. What was not often covered is one of the factors behind