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US warns of 'catastrophic' Mosul dam collapse
US warns of 'catastrophic' Mosul dam collapse

The United States urges governments to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe of epic proportions from the collapse of Iraq's Mosul dam.

US warns of 'catastrophic' Mosul dam collapse
Mutation in vegetation around Fukushima. Photo courtesy of thefukushimaradiationtreereports.wordpress.com
Mutations, DNA damage seen in Fukushima forests: Greenpeace

Conservation group Greenpeace warned that the environmental impact of the Fukushima nuclear crisis five years ago on nearby forests is just beginning to be seen.

Mutations, DNA damage seen in Fukushima forests: Greenpeace
Hollande acknowledges impact of nuclear testing in Pacific
Hollande acknowledges impact of nuclear testing in Pacific

French President Francois Hollande acknowledged that three decades of nuclear tests in French Polynesia had had "an impact" on health.

Hollande acknowledges impact of nuclear testing in Pacific
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Billions in damages from floods in Kazakhstan

Flood disaster in Kazakhstan has caused billions of tenge in damages and destruction.

Billions in damages from floods in Kazakhstan
©Turar Kazangapov
Kazakh villagers ask to asses damages from flooding

Villagers from flood-hit areas in Kazakhstan ask for help and to assess damages to their homes. Emergency services are still working to counter the consequences of flooding and prevent additional ruin.

Kazakh villagers ask to asses damages from flooding
Photo © lada.kz
Apartment building on fire in Aktau

The fire in an apartment building in Aktau in western Kazakhstan has destroyed the entire 6th floor.

Apartment building on fire in Aktau
Photo courtesy of Timirlan Dzaurov
Damaging mudflow in Almaty Oblast, photos and videos leaked online

Photos and video clips of the mudflow in Talgar District of Almaty Oblast have appeared YouTube and Instagram

Damaging mudflow in Almaty Oblast, photos and videos leaked online
Photo courtesy of aksuwiki.org
Aksu plant faces fine of $620 thousand for environmental damage

Aksu Ferrousalloy plant will face a fine of $620 thousand for causing environmental damage in Kazakhstan.

Aksu plant faces fine of $620 thousand for environmental damage
Photo courtesy of liter.kz
Kokpekti flood could have been prevented?

Report on the critical condition of the Kokpekti dam was filed 7 years ago.

Kokpekti flood could have been prevented?
A tourist near Istanbul's Blue Mosque ©Reuters
80 Kazakhstan travel agencies to claim damages from Turkish companies

78 Kazakhstan travel agencies have requested the General Prosecutor's Office to assist them in claiming damages from Turkish companies over disrupted tours in 2013.

80 Kazakhstan travel agencies to claim damages from Turkish companies
Photo  © RIA Novosty
Australia not willing to pay Kazakhstan for sick cows

Kazakhstan is compelled to bring Australian sick cows supplier through diplomatic channels.

Australia not willing to pay Kazakhstan for sick cows
Kashagan Oil Field. Photo ©REUTERS
Kashagan consortium to face emissions penalty

The international consortium developing in the giant Kashagan oil field in Kazakhstan will be subject to emissions penalties.

Kashagan consortium to face emissions penalty
©lada.kz /Denis Onishchenko
Environmental damange caused by fuel train explosion and spill near Aktau estimated at $779 thousand

Ecologists have estimated the damage caused by the fire and spill at the railway crossing near Aktau city in western Kazakhstan.

Environmental damange caused by fuel train explosion and spill near Aktau estimated at $779 thousand
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CNPC AktobeMunaiGas to pay $50 million for environmental damage

CNPC AktobeMunaiGas will have to pay 7.7 billion tenge ($50 million) for environmental violations in Kazakhstan.

CNPC AktobeMunaiGas to pay $50 million for environmental damage
©RIA Novosti
Russia invoiced $90 million for Proton-M crash in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan has sent Russia a $90 million bill for the Proton-M carrier rocket crash at Baikonur in Kazakhstan.

Russia invoiced $90 million for Proton-M crash in Kazakhstan
Photo ©lada.kz
Aktau oil tanker explosion: train driver transferred to Burn Center in Astana

The train driver Berik Kulbarakov who suffered burns in the oil tanker explosion near Aktau has been transferred to the Burn Center in Astana.

Aktau oil tanker explosion: train driver transferred to Burn Center in Astana
The accident site. ©Lada.kz/Denis Onishchenko
Scale of pollution caused by oil train flaring near Aktau announced

The authorities have made a statement on the magnitude of the explosion near Aktau: the petroleum spill has covered 3480 square meters.

Scale of pollution caused by oil train flaring near Aktau announced
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Almaty flea market was torched with Molotoff cocktails: traders

The sellers are sure that the flea market has been set on fire with incendiary compound.

Almaty flea market was torched with Molotoff cocktails: traders
The fall of Proton-M rocket at Baikonur. ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan bills Russia for Proton-M crash

Kazakhstan has billed Russia for the Proton-M carrier rocket crash at Baikonur.

Kazakhstan bills Russia for Proton-M crash
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Chevron ordered to pay Ecuador $9.51 bn on appeal: court

An Ecuadoran court Tuesday upheld a ruling that US oil giant Chevron was liable for environmental damage in its Amazon basin region by sister company Texaco, but ordered it to pay a reduced $9.51 billion.

Chevron ordered to pay Ecuador $9.51 bn on appeal: court