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  • 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. 
  • 22 Mar 2016- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The Russian government has allocated $18.9 million USD worth of subsidies to support measures to protect Lake Baikal. The funds are coming from the 2016 federal budget for the Republic of Buryatia, the Transbaikal Territory and the
  • 8 Feb 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia Sewage from nearby hotels and campsites is contaminating the water of Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater lake, according to researchers from the Limnological Institute at the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.