Disasters

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  • 28 Jan 2016- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The US military has developed a contingency plan to deal with the potential collapse of one of Iraq's largest dams, the Mosul Dam on the Tigris River in northern Iraq, US Army Lieutenant General Sean MacFarland said this week. &quot
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 5 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON — Time and again when the media trumpet the arrival or development of new desalination projects the stories gloss over the actual cost of the water that is being produced. This is not necessarily bad reporting but because desalination costs are