Disasters

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  • 3 Aug 2016- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia A foul-smelling stain that appeared on the surface of Russia’s Lake Baikal last week was caused by natural factors, according to Russian Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Sergey Donskoy. "It did not look like an oil slick.
  • 5 May 2016- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOMSK, Russia A recent proposal to transfer as much a billion cubic meters of water from Russia’s Altai region to China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has raised concerns among Russian environmentalists and experts. The possibility of selling water
  • 1 Oct 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia The annual environmental survey conducted by the local government of the Irkutsk Oblast of Russia found small but distinct improvements in both the environmental conditions and the quality of drinking water provided by the local water
  • 11 Aug 2010- 14:48 by Local Press Report MOSCOW, Russia Voice of Russia China may become the major purchaser of water from Russia 's Lake Baikal. The lake is the source of one-fifth of Russia's water resources. Experts said laying a water pipeline to supply China's northern provinces
  • 9 Aug 2010- 20:58 by Local Press Report MOSCOW Voice of Russia China may become a major purchaser of water from Russia's Lake Baikal. The lake is the source of one-fifth of Russia's water resources. Experts said laying a water pipeline to supply China's northern provinces with Baikal
  • 28 Apr 2010- 14:47 by Local Press Report MOSCOW Eurasia Review Leaders of the Baikal Movement sent an appeal to heads of state and leaders of major businesses, asking them to pressure Moscow to save Lake Baikal. The movement had failed to get Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to reverse his decision to
  • 17 Jun 2009- 14:47 by Local Press Report IRKUTSK RIA Novosti (Russia) An expedition to explore Siberia's Lake Baikal, which resumed June 15, aims to learn more about the freshwater body, according to the lake preservation fund. "The expedition does not aim to find the maximum depth of the
  • 20 Aug 2008- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia A new, $20.4 million USD water treatment plant has started operation in the town of Baykalsk, on the shore of Lake Baikal. The new plant, which was opened on August 15, will allow the Baykalsk Pulp and Paper Mill to close its water
  • 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