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  • 12 Mar 2019- 09:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, RUSSIA Russian prosecutors will seek to stop a Chinese company from building a water-bottling plant on Vladimir Putin’s favorite lake amid local concerns that Baikal may be drained and polluted. Siberia's Lake Baikal is the deepest lake and
  • 2 Jul 2018- 09:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Kazahkstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev last week ratified an agreement between Kazahkstan and China on cooperation in construction of a landslide prevention dam on the cross-border Khorgos River.  An initial construction agreement
  • 2 Nov 2017- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Around 130 dead seals have washed up on the shores of Russia’s Lake Baikal this week, prompting an investigation by Siberian authorities. Scientists have identified exhaustion caused by hunger as the primary cause of the mass deaths,
  • 24 Aug 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Construction of hydropower plants on the Selenge River in Mongolia could pose a threat to the Baikal omul – a species of whitefish endemic to Lake Baikal in Russia’s Siberia region, according to Mikhail Bolgov, head of the surface water
  • 25 Jul 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ULAN BATOR, Mongolia Russian officials raised the issue of Mongolian hydropower projects on the rivers that feed Lake Baikal on the sidelines of this month’s Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Ulan Bator. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko said
  • 16 May 2016- 11:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia The World Bank has suspended plans to finance two major Mongolian hydropower projects on the Selenge River and its tributary, the Orkhon, which feed Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater body, located in Russia’s Siberia region. 
  • 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
  • 13 Jan 2015- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ULAN-UDE, Russia Water levels in Russia's Lake Baikal, the world's largest freshwater lake, have dropped to their lowest level in 60 years, according to officials in the Buryatia automonous region. In a statement this week, regional
  • 23 Jul 2014- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea The Bakhchysarai district in central Crimea will see water shortages starting in August due to low water levels in the Alma River and the Alminskoe reservoir, a high-ranking official said on July 21st. Viktor Nosatov, deputy chair of
  • 5 Jun 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia Russian scientists said Chinese plans to pump water from Lake Baikal in Russia’s Siberian region and transport it to water-scarce regions in China will not deplete the lake. Chinese company Earth Beijing Jinbei Yuan International Trade Co
  • 26 Mar 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OSKEMEN, Kazakhstan Water levels in rivers in East Kazakhstan province have risen significantly in the last few days, flooding cities and overwhelming drinking water and sewerage systems, according to local authorities. The province’s administrative