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  • 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
  • 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
  • 18 May 2016- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ULAN UDE, Russia Water levels in Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater body, have started rising after dropping for more than a year-and-a-half and hitting record lows earlier this month, according to Russia’s Federal Agency for Water Resources.
  • 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. 
  • 4 Apr 2016- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia Water levels in Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater body, had dropped to 26 centimeters below the “critical” threshold of 456 above sea level as of April 1st, Russia’s Federal Agency for Water Resources said this week. The water
  • 19 Jan 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Water levels in Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater lake, will likely drop to 30-35 centimeters below the critical mark, according to Roman Vilfand, director of the Russian Hydrometeorological Center. "The level of Lake
  • 13 Jan 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia Water levels in Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater lake, have continued to drop, threatening commercial fishing in the area, Russian authorities said this week. The Russian Federal Water Resources Agency (Rosvodresurs) said
  • 30 Jul 2015- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia Lake Baikal, the world's largest freshwater lake, is suffering from an overgrowth of seaweed, which scientists have blamed on a combination of human activity and decreasing water levels. Reuters quoted Igor Khanayev, a senior
  • 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
  • 23 Feb 2015- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia Low water levels in Lake Baikal could in turn affect the volume of water in the 1,779-kilometer long, Angara River, which drains the lake, the regional branch of Russia’s Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and
  • 18 Feb 2015- 11:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia Russian government officials and environmentalists have petitioned the World Bank’s Inspection Panel to defer funding for a series of hydropower plants in Mongolia, out of concern that the projects could pose a threat to Lake Baikal, the
  • 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