Disasters

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  • 19 Jul 2016- 10:22 by Local Press Report BEIJING South China Morning Post Public doubts about the Three Gorges Dam’s role in flood control have resurfaced as communities along the Yantgze River, China’s longest waterway, battle the area’s worst floods since 1998. The floods have wreaked havoc in
  • 11 Jul 2016- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUZHOU, China Some 20,000 households in Taiwan were left without power and 8,000 were left without running water over the weekend after Typhoon Nepartak hit the island on July 8th. Three people were killed, hundreds more injured, and some 15,000 forced
  • 5 May 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Climate change poses a threat to the safety of strategically important projects in China, including the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the Three Gorges Dam and the South-to-North Water Diversion project, Zheng Guoguang, head of the China
  • 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
  • 16 Apr 2015- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The Chinese State Council this week released its new Action Plan for Water Pollution Prevention and Control. The action plan, also known as the "10-point water plan," was approved last year by the State Council. It will require
  • 15 Dec 2014- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Up to 7,600 square kilometers of China’s glaciers have been lost since the 1950s, an 18 percent reduction, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In its second catalog of the nation’s glaciers, released on December 14th, the
  • 22 Aug 2014- 07:38 by Local Press Report HANGZHOU Xinhua Nearly 65,000 people in east China's Zhejiang Province have been evacuated after torrential rains caused floods in some cities, said the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters on Thursday. Nearly half a million people
  • 19 May 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUYANG, China A tanker carrying the solvent tetrachloroethane overturned in China’s Tonglu County this weekend, dumping 8 tons of the chemical into the Fuchun River. The river is the only source of drinking water for millions of people living in the
  • 20 Dec 2013- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ULAN BATOR, Mongolia Mongolia has taken steps to join the Global Water Partnership (GWP), an international network that works to foster integrated water resources management. The Mongolian Water Partnership late last week decided it would formally apply
  • 19 Dec 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The Chinese government this week announced plans to strengthen environmental protections in the Sanjiangyuan region of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, in order to protect the sources of several important rivers. Sanjiangyuan means “source of
  • 18 Jul 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YAN’AN, China A landslide caused by severe weather on July 15 cracked open an underground oil pipeline in Yan'an, in northwest China’s Zichang county in Shaanxi province, sending nearly a ton of oil into the Haojiachuan River, according to local
  • Azerbaijan's program to provide clean water to residents of remote rural villages continues, with the official opening on May 6 of new artesian wells in the village of Sarybulag Balakan.
  • Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) has become a de facto solution for many water issues, but it sometimes results in negative outcomes and has shut out alternative thinking, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) theme leader Mark Giordano told participants at the Innovations in Water Policy Workshop in Singapore last week.

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