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  • 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,
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 14 Jun 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ULAN UDE, Russia Vyacheslav Nagovitsyn, governor of Russia’s Republic of Buryatia, said officials there are considering a plan to sell bottled water from Lake Baikal in the Chinese market. Nagovitsyn told members of the regional government that the
  • 10 Jun 2016- 11:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ULAN UDE, Russia Chinese investors have confirmed plans to build a 2-million-cubic-meter per year drinking water plant on Russia's Lake Baikal. The project involves construction of a plant to extract and treat floodwater, as well as a customs and
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1 Mar 2016- 11:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ULAN-UDE, Russia Wells located some 300 kilometers away from Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater lake, are drying up as the lake’s water levels continue to drop, according to the local natural resources ministry. It is the first time wells so far away
  • 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.
  • 21 Dec 2015- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ULAN UDE, Russia Two new projects to bottle water from Lake Baikal are being planned in Russia's Buryatia region. The bottled water will be exported to South Korea and China, the Siberian Times reported. One project, being developed by Baikal
  • 19 Nov 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia Water in some partss of Lake Baikal is unfit for consumption by humans or livestock, according to Oleg Timoshkin of Russia’s Limnological Institute. He told news outlet UlanMedia that water quality checks carried out by the Russian

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