Showing posts with label lakes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lakes. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

China to impose annual fishing ban in Yellow River

China has already imposed a fishing ban along the Yangtze River
China will ban fishing in the Yellow River, the second longest river in the country, between April 1 and June 30 each year starting from 2018, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Iran Should Use Foreign Funds to Save Mideast’s Largest Salt Lake

Lake Oroumiyeh
Head of Iran’s Environmental Protection Organization (IEPO) Isa Kalantari said the country should use foreign funds to save Lake Oroumiyeh, the largest saltwater lake in the Middle East.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

FAO to Help Iran in Revival of World's Largest Lake

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations voiced readiness to participate in Orumiyeh Lake Restoration Program.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Tibet bans crossing of nature reserve

Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has banned visitors from passing through a state nature reserve to access other areas, as an environmental protection measure.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Iran Cooperating with 3 Countries to Revive World's Largest Lake

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi announced that Tehran is cooperating with three countries to save the dying Lake Orumiyeh in Northwestern Iran.
"The foreign ministry has started joint plans with Japan, Italy and Australia in cooperation with the Headquarters to Revive Lake Orumiyeh," Araqchi said on Saturday.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

To support photosynthesis, Serbian workers cut out holes in frozen lake

A team of public employees on Thursday undertook the laborious task of cutting holes in thick ice covering a lake in Serbia to help wildlife benefit from the sun's rays, as seen in images supplied by an epa photographer on site.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Tibet Plateau reports 99 new lakes in last four decades

 Climate change researchers working across the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau say rapid warming has resulted in the formation of 99 new lakes and "extensive" lake expansion over the last four decades.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

US controversial North Dakota oil pipeline project halted

The US Army Corps of Engineers have decided to halt an underwater pipeline project in North Dakota that environmentalists warn may damage local water qualities.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

10,000 Endangered Frogs Die In Peru at Lake Titicaca

Peru is investigating what killed some 10,000 Titicaca water frogs, a critically endangered species affectionately known as the "scrotum frog," in a river that is feared to be polluted, authorities said Monday.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Siberian scientists develop eco-friendly method for deoiling lakes

Researchers from Tomsk State University (TSU) have designed an optimal technology for decontamination of oil fuels from lake ecosystems. As shown experimentally, the content of oil in water is lowered by a factor of 35-40 after application of new purification technique.

Friday, April 08, 2016

Plane wreckage found in Argentina 50 years after crash

Half a century after crashing in southern Argentina, the wreckage of a twin-engine Piper Apache aircraft has been found with the bodies of the four people on board, Argentina's National News Agency DyN reported Thursday.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Lake Baikal’s level again declines below extreme point

Water level in the Lake Baikal declined to the extreme low limit of 456 meters [under the Pacific Elevation System] and dropped 0.01 m below it last weekend, Russian water resources authority said on Monday on its website. 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Iran’s great drought

Iran may have made international headlines with the historic signing of the nuclear deal earlier this year, but the Islamic republic still has a huge challenge to deal with at home: a lack of water and a severe drought.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Swelling lake threatens endangered wildlife, infrastructure

A major salt lake on northwest China's Qinghai-Tibet Plateau has more than tripled in size for years due to climate change, posing a threat to local infrastructure and animals living nearby.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Lake Baikal’s water level may drop to new record low in spring

The water level at Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater source, having dropped to critical marks in April, may fall by another 28 centimetres next spring, the head of the Baikal Institute told TASS on Tuesday.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Panama Canal cancels Niño-related restriction

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced Friday it had canceled plans to restrict the passage of ships above a certain size through the canal.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Panama Canal to limit ship size due to drought

The Panama Canal Authority says it will temporarily cut the size of ships allowed through because of drought caused by El Nino.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

China's largest inland saltwater lake expands

The surface area of China's largest inland saltwater lake has expanded over the past decade, as rainfall increases and temperatures rise, northwest China's Qinghai provincial weather bureau said Tuesday.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Cleaning up China's big rivers

The health of China's rivers is due for a thorough examination, as an action plan for pollution control goes on stream.

A State Council plan on water pollution, released on Thursday, aims to reduce pollutants and protect resources through new, strictly quantifiable targets.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lake shrinks by third. (The sharp fall of the lake's water level will affect shipping and fishing as well as nearby residents' water supply)

China's largest freshwater lake, Poyang, has shrunk by one third over the last three days due to a reduced water supply from the Yangtze River and little rainfall.

At 8 am Wednesday, the lake's surface area was 1,490 square kilometers, a reduction of 679 square kilometers compared with 2,169 square kilometers on Monday, said the Jiangxi Provincial Hydrological Bureau on Wednesday. 

The water level at the Xingzi hydrological station was 11.99 meters at 4 pm Wednesday, 2.13 meters lower than the average level recorded in recent years. The water level is falling by 30 centimeters every day.

EL News