16 May 2013 - 07:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHILE, SANTIAGO — Canada-based Barrick Gold plans to invest $27 million USD to respond Chile’s Environmental Superintendency (SMA), which cited violations at Barrick’s Pascua Lama mining project.
15 May 2013 - 10:29 by Local Press Report
MONTREAL — A division of Canadian engineering giant SNC-Lavalin has for years used a secret internal accounting code that former employees say was for bribes on projects across Africa and Asia, a joint invest
13 May 2013 - 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — India’s federal government for several years has been promoting inter-linking projects of rivers across the nation in an effort to better transfer surplus waters, with mixed support.
3 May 2013 - 09:41 by Local Press Report
ONTARIO (San Francisco Sentinel) — The Ontario Superior Court of Justice stayed an action initiated by the Ecuadorian plaintiffs seeking to have a judgment of an Ecuadorian court against Chevron Corp.
2 May 2013 - 08:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Argentina, BUENOS AIRES — Despite being ordered by a Chilean court to stop work on the portion of the Pascua Lama mine that falls within its borders, Canada-based miner Barrick Gold announced this week that it will continue
20 Mar 2013 - 07:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Canada, OTTAWA — The International Development Research Center (IRDC), a key part of Canada’s aid program, together with Environment Canada, the government department responsible for coordinating environmental poli
15 Mar 2013 - 07:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, IXTACAMAXTITLÁN — Farmers in the municipality of Ixtacamaxtitlán in Mexico’s Puebla state are asking the National Water Commission (Conagua) to carry out an investigation into water being used by Canadian mining com
7 Mar 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ — Approximately 2,000 people from 11 municipalities in the Sierra Madre de Chiapas mountain region have formed “civil self-defense battalions” to patrol the region to prevent the Canadian mining gr
1 Mar 2013 - 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — Local Peruvians have ended a nearly week-long protest of Barrick Gold Corp.’s Lagunas Norte Mine, the Canadian mining giant announced on February 27.
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.
18 Feb 2013 - 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, NEW ORLEANS, LA — The US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans last week denied oil giant Chevron’s appeal to shield an expert from discovery obligations in the ongoing legal battle between the company and E
14 Jan 2013 - 07:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Colombia, BUCARAMANGA — The Colombian government last week announced approval for a new national park in the Santander region.
7 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Activities of the Kumtor Gold Company, owned by Canadian mining form Centerra Gold, poses a danger to water supply in the basins of the Kumtor and Naryn Rivers in Kyrgyzstan, and could trigger an e
10 Dec 2012 - 11:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DOHA, Qatar — The 18th session of the Conference of Parties (COP 18) for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) wrapped up in Doha, Qatar last week, with developed countries recognizi
26 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South Africa’s largest mining lobby clashed this week with a parliamentary committee on Water Affairs over regulations regarding control and management of acid mine drainage.
18 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Toronto-based Allana Potash Corp.
24 Sep 2012 - 11:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
HONG KONG — Climate change is causing glaciers to melt and rainfall patterns to shift, which causes what was once a fairly stable water supply to become more and more unpredictable, according to a recent repor
18 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MAPUTO, Mozambique — Mozambique is seeking $105 million USD to develop an additional 4,300 water sources over the next three years, the government said last week.
12 Sep 2012 - 11:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
new yorK, ny, united states — InterAction Council (IAC), an independent international organization made up of 40 former government leaders and heads of state, this week called on the United Nation’s Security Council to focus on
7 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, CIUDAD JUAREZ — Approximately 400 farmers from northeastern Chihuahua state blocked railroad tracks in the community of Villa Ahumada, approximately 100 kilometers from Ciudad Juarez, on August 30, demanding that
8 Aug 2012 - 11:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Ecuador, LAGO AGRIO — Oil giant Chevron has not complied with a court-ordered August 6 deadline for payment of a $19 billion USD fine for environmental damage resulting from one of the world’s largest oil contaminations
6 Aug 2012 - 08:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
new yorK, ny, united states — Marking the two-year anniversary of the UN General Assembly declaration making water and sanitation basic human rights, a coalition of 15 international non-governmental organizations submitted a le
1 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — If present rates of exploitation continue, the mining sector will destroy 30 percent of Mexico’s national territory in the next 10 years, civil organizations warned during events to mark World Day
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
29 Jun 2012 - 08:01 by Local Press Report
MONTREAL (Water World) — ProSep Inc., dedicated to providing process solutions to the oil and gas industry, announced that ProSep Kolon, the company's South Korean joint venture, was awarded three contracts for a total v
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.
31 May 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MANILA, Philippines — Sewerage projects are not just good for cleaning up waterways and curbing water-borne diseases; they also boost land prices along banks and coasts of cleaner bodies of water.
24 May 2012 - 10:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — The Group of Eight (G8) countries and African leaders last week announced a New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in an effort to raise 50 million people out of poverty in the next 10 year
10 May 2012 - 09:58 by Local Press Report
TORONTO, ON (Blue Gold Canada (Press Release)) — Full Story - Blue Gold Canada, a leader in nano and bio technology products to clean wastewater, announced they have sign
3 May 2012 - 14:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — The Mexican Network of People Affected by Mining announced on April 25 that it is joining the campaign the force Vancouver-based miner Goldcorp to stop mining in Latin America.
23 Apr 2012 - 22:11 by Local Press Report
VANCOUVER, BC (Minco Silver Corporation (Press Release)) — Full Story - Minco Silver Cor
1 Mar 2012 - 11:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, LA PAZ — The Minister of Health for Mexico’s Baja California Sur state says open pit mining would cause severe environmental damage in the state and thus cannot be permitted.
29 Feb 2012 - 08:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — India has emerged as the top virtual water exporter in the world, with 90 percent of those “exports” in the form of food products, a new global study reveals.
13 Feb 2012 - 18:19 by Local Press Report
MONTREAL (CBC (Canada)) — One of the people accused in an alleged plot to smuggle members of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s family to Mexico was with an SNC-Lavalin executive when police took her into custody.
17 Jan 2012 - 12:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The Pakistani government is filing a case against India at the International Court of Arbitration over the Nimoo-Bazgo hydropower project on the Indus River.
11 Oct 2011 - 09:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Australia, SOUTH MELBOURNE — Australian company Aqua Diagnostic Pty Ltd.
10 Oct 2011 - 17:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Israel, BEIT JALA — As Palestinians attempt to achieve statehood through a UN vote, regional environmental NGO Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) is promoting its Model Water Accord as an integral peace negoti
15 Aug 2011 - 17:49 by Local Press Report
FOUKA (ACCIONA Agua (Press Release)) — The Fouka desalination plant in Algeria started operating at full capacity last month, treating 120,000 cubic meters of water per day to supply 500,000 people in Zéralda and western Algiers.
28 Jul 2011 - 09:22 by Local Press Report
TORONTO, ON (Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Press Release)) — The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has increased its stakes in two Chilean water utilities -- Essbio S.A. and Esval S.A. The utilities were auctioned off by Chilean government agency CORFO.