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  • 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
  • 15 Sep 2016- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia Water bottling company Baltbira is looking to start producing whiskey at the now-closed Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill facility on Lake Baikal. IA FlashSiberia quoted a company official as saying the possibility was being “considered.” The
  • 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.
  • 1 Aug 2016- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ULAN UDE, Russia Widespread reports of blue-green algae growth on the shores of Lake Baikal in Buryatia have prompted Russia’s Ministry of Natural Resources to order the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service (Rosprirodnadzor)
  • 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
  • 12 Jul 2016- 09:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE “Groundwater contamination is the biggest threat to humanity,” Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize Winner and Professor John Cherry stated categorically in his address to delegates at Singapore International Water Week. “We are in the middle of a water
  • 22 Jun 2016- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha this week urged the public to continue efforts to conserve water, in line with the government’s water management plan. Speaking at the Thailand Sustainable Water Management Forum 2016, Prayut said
  • 23 May 2016- 09:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Despite ongoing drought, Thailand has enough water to meet demand in the industrial sector, Ministry of Industry Dr. Atchaka Sibunruang said this week. Atchaka said that thanks to adequate groundwater sources and water stored in
  • 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.
  • 17 May 2016- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation is taking steps to ensure that there is sufficient water supply throughout the country until July 30th. Director General Chatchai Phromlert said the department was checking
  • 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. 
  • 11 Apr 2016- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The ongoing drought in Thailand could affect the country’s energy security, Royal Irrigation Department chief Thongplew Kongchan has warned. Speaking at a seminar on drought, held over the weekend, Thongplew said water levels in the
  • 6 Apr 2016- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand has declared 25 provinces-- which include 114 districts and 501 villages-- drought-stricken areas, according to Chatchai Promlert, head of the Department of Prevention and Mitigation of Public Disasters. The provinces have been
  • 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
  • 7 Mar 2016- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand is planning to conduct cloud-seeding operations this month, focused on adding more water to the country’s four main dams-- Bhumibhon, Sirikit, Kwae Noi and Pasak-- General Lersak Riewtrakulpaiboon, the head of Thailand’s

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