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60% of China underground water polluted

Sixty percent of underground water in China which is officially monitored is too polluted to drink directly, state media have reported, underlining the country's grave environmental problems.

60% of China underground water polluted
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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?
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Kazakhstan can manage without Kyrgyz electricity

Experts believe that Kyrgyzstan’s plans to cut export of electricity to Kazakhstan in 2014 would not cause a deficit in the country.

Kazakhstan can manage without Kyrgyz electricity
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Kazakhstan Minister of Emergencies on Kokpekty flood

Sharp warming is to blame for the dam burst and flood in Kokpekty village of Karaganda Oblast.

Kazakhstan Minister of Emergencies on Kokpekty flood
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Hot water turns green in Astana

Green hot water runs from taps in Astana apartments.

Hot water turns green in Astana
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Yachting Championship on Lake Balkhash

Yacht Racing World Championship will bring more than 60 boats to Balkhash, Kazakhstan.

Yachting Championship on Lake Balkhash
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South Kazakhstan fighting back floodwater

Several villages in Kyzylorda Oblast in southern Kazakhstan have been repeatedly experiencing destructive floods for over a fortnight.

South Kazakhstan fighting back floodwater
The filters for water and wastewater treatment facility. ©RIA Novosti
Astana to discharge sewage into Ishim River

Processed and stabilized sewage waters of Astana city will be discharged into the Yesil (Ishim) River.

Astana to discharge sewage into Ishim River
Still-frame from STV video. ©STV
Pipe blowout, hot water gushing in Almaty, five injured

A pipe burst in Almaty and a huge amount of hot water was gushing out into the pavement releasing clouds of steam.

Pipe blowout, hot water gushing in Almaty, five injured
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Australia deli sued over 'semen' in bottled water

An Australian woman is suing a deli after drinking bottled water that allegedly contained semen, lawyers said Friday, with claims that DNA showed it matched the owner of the business.

Australia deli sued over 'semen' in bottled water
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Scientists discover vast undersea freshwater reserves

Australian researchers said Thursday they had established the existence of vast freshwater reserves trapped beneath the ocean floor which could sustain future generations as current sources dwindle.

Scientists discover vast undersea freshwater reserves
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New tariffs set for KazTransOil pipeline oil pumping

Kazakhstan Agency for Regulation of Natural Monopolies (Anti-Monopoly Agency) has approved new tariffs on oil pumping through the KazTransOil pipeline.

New tariffs set for KazTransOil pipeline oil pumping
NASA poised to launch Mars atmosphere probe
NASA poised to launch Mars atmosphere probe

What happened to the water on Mars? How did the Red Planet's atmosphere become so thin over time? NASA's MAVEN probe is scheduled to launch Monday on a mission to find out.

NASA poised to launch Mars atmosphere probe
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Southern Kazakhstan fears cholera outbreak

A biological catastrophe may unfold in southern Kazakhstan.

Southern Kazakhstan fears cholera outbreak
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International organizations compromise Central Asian integration

According to Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of Kazakhstan Marat Shaikhutdinov, external players are more concerned with the integration of Central Asia than the region itself is.

International organizations compromise Central Asian integration
Groundwater radiation spikes at crippled Fukushima
Groundwater radiation spikes at crippled Fukushima

Groundwater radiation levels at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have soared near a tank that leaked 300 tonnes of toxic water in August.

Groundwater radiation spikes at crippled Fukushima
Black Irtysh. Photo courtesy of yvision.kz
Turning rivers back into Kazakhstan may solve problems

Kazakhstan researchers are proposing two projects, both of which involve turning the rivers flowing outside Kazakhstan back into the country.

Turning rivers back into Kazakhstan may solve problems
New battery uses microbes to turn sewage into energy
New battery uses microbes to turn sewage into energy

US scientists may have found a new way to produce clean energy by way of dirty water.

New battery uses microbes to turn sewage into energy
Irtysh river. ©RIA Novosti
Irtysh River problems may cause water shortages in Kazakhstan and Russia

Kazakhstan and Russia may shortly face serious water shortages because of the deterioration of the situation around the Irtysh River.

Irtysh River problems may cause water shortages in Kazakhstan and Russia
India, Iran looking to resolve oil tanker dispute
India, Iran looking to resolve oil tanker dispute

New Delhi and Tehran were Saturday working to resolve a dispute over the detention of an Indian oil tanker by Iranian naval guards for allegedly polluting sea waters in the Persian Gulf.

India, Iran looking to resolve oil tanker dispute