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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 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,
  • 8 May 2017- 12:50 by Local Press Report IRKUTSK Nikkei Asian Review A Chinese proposal to pump water from Lake Baikal, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and carry it across two borders to help alleviate water shortages seems to be a real problem solver. The Russian lake holds roughly 20% of the world&
  • 4 Oct 2016- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia Chinese technology firm Leshi Internet Information and Technology (LeEco) plans to start importing water from Lake Baikal for sale in China, according to Xu Xinquan, president of LeEco Russia and Eastern Europe. Xu said the exports were
  • 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
  • 18 Jul 2016- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia Chinese technology firm LeEco is holding talks with the government of Russia’s Irkutsk region on a plan to export drinking water from Lake Baikal to China. LeEco officials and Irkutsk Governor Sergei Levchenko have not yet signed a
  • 13 Jul 2016- 09:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia China is withholding $1 billion USD in funding for a Mongolian hydropower project on a tributary of the Selenge River due to Russian concerns about the project’s potential impact on Lake Baikal. The loan for the Egiin Gol Hydro Power
  • 24 Jun 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Russian President Vladimir Putin this week expressed concern about Mongolia’s plans to build a hydropower plant on the Selenge River, which feeds Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater body, located in Russia’s Siberia region.
  • 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
  • 22 Jul 2015- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia The Russian Federal Agency for Subsoil Use (Rosnedra) is looking into an alternative water source in the Irkutsk Region, in order to preserve Lake Baikal, acting Regional Natural Resources and Environmental Minister Oleg Kravchuk said
  • 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
  • 10 Sep 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ULAN-UDE, Russia Authorities in Russia’s Buryatia autonomous republic are planning to allocate more funds to build and upgrade wastewater treatment and purification facilities in the region near Lake Baikal. The $9 million USD in extra funding-- $7.8
  • 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

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