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7 May 2018 LONDON, UK
A comprehensive survery has collaborated with 30 researchers across Europe to investigate the availability and content of local climate plans for 885 European cities, across all 28 EU member states. The inventory provides a big-picture overview of where EU cities stand, in terms of mitigating and adapting to climate change...
15 Aug 2016 LIMA, Peru
Petroperu, the Peruvian state-owned energy company, has reported a major oil pipeline spill, its fourth in 2016. The company said emergency workers have “responded rapidly” implement a contingency plan, but did not provide an explanation of the cause of the leak, or an estimate of how much oil was released...
4 Feb 2015 HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam
Some 40 percent of the Mekong Delta could be lost over the next 100 years because of rising sea levels, and those losses could be even higher if riparian countries continue to build dams on the river, participants heard during the Mekong Delta Forum in Ho Chi Minh City this week.That grim prediction was based on estimates that Vietnam will see a one-meter rise in sea levels by 2100 due to the effects of climate change...
21 Aug 2014 RYE BROOK, NY, United States
Global water technology provider Xylem Inc. has won a $19.6 million USD contract to provide fish pass pumps for Laos' controversial Xayaburi Dam project on the Mekong River, the company announced on August 20th.Several independent fish passing facilities are included in the dam's design, and Xylem is providing Flygt AC series customized column pumps, which have been designed to match the specifications at the dam...
21 Apr 2014 BANGKOK, Thailand
The site of Laos’ controversial Xayaburi Dam is located near active fault lines, making it highly susceptible to seismic activity and putting the entire Mekong ecosystem in danger, according to a Thai geologist.Dr. Punya Charusiri of Chulalungkorn University in Bangkok said the project “poses a potential danger” because of “active faults close to the dam site...