18 Apr 2013 - 09:23 by Local Press Report
SAO PAULO (Mongabay.com) — A federal court in Brazil has suspended the use of military and police personnel during technical research on the controversial São Luíz do Tapajós Dam in the Brazilian Amazon.
20 Mar 2013 - 09:42 by Local Press Report
LIMA (NBC News) — Next year, the Olmos Irrigation Project will start pumping billions of gallons of water onto a nearby 170-square-mile patch of desert in the Olmos Valley near the Pacific coast.
22 Feb 2013 - 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
new yorK, ny, united states — Oil giant Chevron this week told New York federal judge Lewis A.
21 Feb 2013 - 08:46 by Local Press Report
SAO PAULO (International Service of the Swiss Broadcasting Service) — President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday raised the monthly stipend of 2.5 million people living below the poverty line to make good on her promise to eradicate extreme poverty in Brazil, a nation with
15 Feb 2013 - 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, SAO PAULO — Brazil is already receiving 67 percent of its total energy production from hydropower, and this is expected to steadily increase as the country completes several more mega dams, primarily within
1 Nov 2012 - 08:39 by Local Press Report
QUITO (AlertNet) — Ecuadorean plaintiffs plan to sue Chevron in Argentina and Colombia to collect a $19 billion USD award for pollution in the Amazon that has become one of the world's most high-profile environment
29 Oct 2012 - 08:20 by Local Press Report
BAMBAMARCA (WW4 Report) — Local campesinos reported Oct.
16 Oct 2012 - 08:45 by Local Press Report
PARA (phys.org) — A federal judge has suspended a planned hearing for fishermen and indigenous people occupying a disputed dam in Brazil's Amazon after they failed to vacate the site, developers said.
19 Sep 2012 - 08:55 by Local Press Report
LA PAZ (Sacramento Bee) — Bolivian President Evo Morales has enacted a law to protect Amazon river dolphins, which many researchers say are at risk. The new law bans fishing for the freshwater dolphins and encourages
15 Aug 2012 - 11:23 by Local Press Report
PARA (International Rivers) — Federal Judge Souza Prudente of the Federal Tribunal of Brazil's Amazon region suspended all work today on the Belo Monte Dam, invalidating the project's environmental and installation licenses.
14 Aug 2012 - 08:17 by Local Press Report
LIMA (andina) — The Amazon River & Rainforest will be officially inaugurated as one of the new seven wonders of nature in a festive ceremony to be broadcast live on giant screens around the Amazon region of Lo
2 Jul 2012 - 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, BRASILIA — A group of thousands of Ecuadorian of villagers who say they have suffered adverse health conditions as a result of water and air pollution from improper oil and chemical waste disposal, last week
15 May 2012 - 14:07 by Local Press Report
10 May 2012 - 10:35 by Local Press Report
NEW YORK CITY (Amazon Defense Coalition) — Full Story - Environmental lawyer
3 May 2012 - 14:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
QUITO, Ecuador — The long-term war of words between U.S.
26 Apr 2012 - 09:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — Peru this month announced a new investment of $7.7 million USD in its Glaciers 513 project, which aims to develop a strategy for prevention, early warning and risk management to deal with glacial
5 Apr 2012 - 11:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — The eight Latin American countries that fall within the Amazon watershed signed new agreements on conservation and water management during the second summit of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organ
29 Mar 2012 - 09:43 by Local Press Report
QUITO (The Associated Press) — More than 1,000 indigenous protesters reached Ecuador’s capital March 22 after a two-week march from the Amazon to oppose plans for large-scale mining on their lands.
8 Mar 2012 - 01:03 by Local Press Report
CAYENNE (Domain-b.com) — Small-scale gold mining in French Guiana is having long-term effects on diatoms, small single-celled algae, by eliminating the species that are most vulnerable to water turbidity.
23 Feb 2012 - 18:30 by Local Press Report
RIO DE JANEIRO (Tierramerica) — An alteration of the relationship between the Amazon rainforest and the billions of cubic meters of water transported by air from the equatorial Atlantic Ocean to the Andes Mountains could endanger
16 Feb 2012 - 17:20 by Local Press Report
LA PAZ (Prensa Latina) — Bolivia has the highest potential of freshwater in the world, said the executive director of the National Irrigation Service (Senari), Delfin Reque.
1 Feb 2012 - 11:24 by Local Press Report
new yorK, ny (Courthouse News Service) — New York’s 2nd Circuit Court has again refused to block Ecuadoreans from collecting the $18.2 billion USD judgment against oil giant Chevron over oil contamination in the Amazon.
8 Dec 2011 - 13:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — Peru’s Ministry of Environment in late November presented a new report on Continental Waters of Peru.
22 Sep 2011 - 10:37 by Local Press Report
1 Sep 2011 - 09:58 by Local Press Report
SAO PAULO (The Associated Press) — Brazilian scientists have discovered a large underground river flowing deep beneath the Amazon River.
23 Jun 2011 - 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — The Peruvian government announced on June 16 that it would no longer pursue plans to construct the highly controversial 2,000-megawatt dam on the Inambari River, a major tributary of the Amazon,
16 Jun 2011 - 14:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, BRASILIA — The Brazilian government on June 3 announced its Energy Expansion Plan 2020, which envisions construction of 30 hydroelectric plants in the next nine years.
9 Jun 2011 - 19:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, BRASILIA — Brazil’s House of Representatives has approved a reformed Forest Code.
14 Apr 2011 - 11:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, MANAUS — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton spoke out about the problems with dam-building, saying there needed to be a balance between generating energy and preserving watersheds and the environment.
7 Apr 2011 - 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an autonomous body of the Organization of American States (OAS), held a hearing at the end of March on how climate change, which is causing a reduct
7 Apr 2011 - 09:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ — Bolivia’s National Geology and Technical Mining Service (Sergeotecmin), has warned of high levels of pollution in surface water in the regions of Chaco Bolivia, Potosi, Oruro and La Paz.
4 Apr 2011 - 15:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — There is a need to scale up investment in holistic water resources management and sanitation services to accelerate reconstruction and healing in post-conflict Democratic Republic of Congo, accor