16 Apr 2013 - 07:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, RECIFE — Brazil’s Pernambuco state on April 13 announced it was extending water rationing measures in the state capital, Recife.
16 Apr 2013 - 07:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) last week announced a $250 million USD loan to Argentina to increase basic services in Argentina, focusing on the poorest and the most underdeveloped comm
10 Apr 2013 - 07:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, BRASILIA — The Brazilian government has allocated a total of $8.3 billion USD to the country’s northeastern region, which is facing the worst drought in the past 50 years.
10 Apr 2013 - 08:49 by Local Press Report
ASUNCION (Yahoo News) — Efrain Alegre, the ruling party candidate running for Paraguay's presidency, said he will issue more debt abroad to finance infrastructure spending and open up
5 Apr 2013 - 08:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BELEM, Brazil — A community of Amazonian indigenous people have threatened to “go to war” with the Brazilian government over construction of the São Luiz do Tapajós Dam.
1 Apr 2013 - 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHILE, ANTOFAGASTA — Spanish multinational Abengoa S.A. last week announced the launch of a pilot desalination plant project in Chile’s Antofagasta province.
6 Mar 2013 - 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Colombia, BOGOTA — Over the last 30 years, more than half of Colombia’s glacier mass has melted away due to rising temperatures caused by climate change, according to a new report by the Colombian Institute of Hydr
27 Feb 2013 - 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, WASHINGTON DC — Peru is considered one of the countries in South America most vulnerable to climate change, due to water scarcity concerns that are already taking a toll on a “wide spectrum of Peruvian society,”
22 Feb 2013 - 10:36 by Local Press Report
BOSTON (Seeking Alpha) — The report, Global Mining Industry: Water Scarcity to Raise Capex and Operating Costs, Heighten Operational Risks, comes as more miners venture further afield, often to some of the most parched pla
11 Feb 2013 - 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TEL AVIV, Israel — The CEO of Tel Aviv-based Whitewater Group, Issey Ende, returned to Israel from the United States on February 10 after a trip aimed at expanding the company’s business and establishing a subsidiary
11 Feb 2013 - 10:08 by Local Press Report
LIMA (World War 4 Report) — Peru's Yanacocha mining company—that seeking to develop the controversial Conga project in Cajamarca region—is appealing a ruling of the National Water Authority (ANA) barring expansion
10 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Colombia, BOGOTA — Hundreds of people are protesting against plans for the AngloGold Ashanti mining company to establish a gold ore processing plant in central Colombia.
4 Jan 2013 - 09:20 by Local Press Report
SAO PAULO (Bloomberg ) — Sabesp, Latin America’s largest publicly traded water utility, will be loaned $663 million USD by the national development bank to help clean up the Tiete River that originates in Sao Paulo.
2 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, BRASILIA — Brazil’s Minas Gerais state has received some $192 million USD in funding under a $4.9 billion USD national irrigation program.
17 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHILE, ANTOFAGASTA — The RDTC Chilean consortium, a subsidiary of Spanish telecommunications, technology and infrastructure company the Ezentis Group, has won the contract to maintain drinking water and sanitation netw
14 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador is planning to inaugurate two new meteorological monitoring stations as part of the Adaptation to the Impacts of Rapid Glacier Retreat in the Tropical Andes (PRAA) program.
5 Dec 2012 - 09:42 by Local Press Report
CHARLOTTE (Bank of America) — The global water services industry is set to double to $1 trillion USD in annual revenues by 2020 as companies address the growing problem of water scarcity, according to a new BofA Merrill Lynch
6 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ — Peru and Bolivia are working together to rehabilitate Lake Titicaca, which sits on the Andean border between the two countries.
6 Nov 2012 - 10:03 by Local Press Report
LIMA (Bernama.com) — Peru has the third highest hydro power generation potential in South America and oil reserves estimated at 532.7 million barrels, said business research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan in
18 Sep 2012 - 09:06 by Local Press Report
ITHICA (Environmental Research Web) — For the past four decades scientists have monitored the ebbs and flows of the icefields in the southernmost stretch of South America’s vast Andes Mountains, detecting an overall loss of ice as the
7 Sep 2012 - 09:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — The Peruvian government has sanctioned 10 fishing companies and one water company for polluting the Piura-Chira basin.
6 Sep 2012 - 09:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
United Kingdom, OXFORD — A report released this month by global charity Oxfam warns of severe potential climate change-induced effects on food prices in the next two decades.
6 Sep 2012 - 10:04 by Local Press Report
ny, ITHICA (Mongabay.com) — The rate of glacier melt across Patagonia has accelerated since 2000, reports a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. Using NASA satellite data, researchers led by M
17 Aug 2012 - 08:59 by Local Press Report
FL, MIAMI (VOXXI) — In the last 10 days, the national weather agencies of the US, Japan, Australia, India and Peru, among others, have confirmed the first effects of El Nino in the eastern Pacific. In the past, E
10 Aug 2012 - 09:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, WASHINGTON DC — Portions of every region on the globe are currently experiencing drought conditions, many of which are in large food production areas including the western United States, Russia and Eastern Europe,
24 Jul 2012 - 21:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHILE, SANTIAGO — Chile last week installed 30 solar-powered water pumps in the Nuble region as part of the Agriculture Ministry’s National Solar Power Program.
17 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BOLIVIA, LA PAZ — India’s Jindal Steel and Power Limited will continue its Mutum iron ore and steel plant project in Bolivia’s Santa Cruz department, Minister of Mines Mario Vierreira said on July 12.
2 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Colombia, BOGOTA — Colombia has been warned to prepare itself for a dangerously dry summer as a result of the El Niño weather system, with experts and officials calling for conservation and water storage efforts.
25 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Colombia, BOGOTA — Colombian residents living near a 9 million-ounce gold mine have issued a complaint against the World Bank Group for its investment in the development.
22 Jun 2012 - 10:02 by Local Press Report
20 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Argentina, BUENOS AIRES — Multinational banking and financial services company HSBC last week launched its new Water Program in South America.
18 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, RIO DE JANEIRO — The final document for the Rio+20 earth summit, the preliminary version of which was leaked online last week, describes water as a priority issue.
12 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — Peru’s housing, construction and sanitation ministry last week reported it was spending over $183 million USD for water and sanitation projects throughout the country.
8 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
QUITO, Ecuador — To mark the International Day for the Protection of Children,Ecuador released new information on how water deficits affect children in the country, particularly in rural areas and among indigenous
7 Jun 2012 - 09:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — Peruvian Minister of Mines and Energy Jorge Merino Tafur insisted that the country will not “allow radical groups that oppose investment to establish the agenda of the country and [incite] the po
6 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
QUITO, Ecuador — Lawyers representing four Ecuadorian tribes last week presented Chevron with a collections action for $18 billion USD, to be heard in Canada’s Superior Court of Justice.
5 Jun 2012 - 09:12 by Local Press Report
TIQUIPAYA (The China Post) — Bolivia's leftist President Evo Morales, who has nationalized some utility companies, raised the possibility Sunday of making all natural resource-related industries property of the state. The
31 May 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHILE, TALCA — The Court of Appeals of Talca, Chile, on May 24 revoked a ruling that granted water use rights to energy company ENDESA, the Chilean subsidiary of Spanish group ENERSIS.