20 May 2013 - 09:57 by Local Press Report
COLUMBUS OH (Discovery News) — High mountain tropical glaciers have long been the alarm bells of global warming, but the Quelccaya Ice Cap in Peru with its many glacial arms, is especially important since its ice
17 May 2013 - 09:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
new yorK, ny, united states — Economic losses due to natural disasters are “out of control” and will continue to rise if disaster risk management does not become a fundamental aspect of government and business investment strate
14 May 2013 - 08:25 by Local Press Report
13 May 2013 - 07:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) plans to increase its financial support for Peru’s agricultural and irrigation programs to some $15 million USD.
13 May 2013 - 08:25 by Local Press Report
LIMA (Andina) — The sanitary and road infrastructure currently underway and projected in north-eastern Peru’s Loreto region will require an investment of over $1.5 billion USD said Loreto regional president, Ivan
7 May 2013 - 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — Peru’s Foreign Commerce Society (COMEX Peru) last week urged the government not to lose focus on the water and sanitation sectors, and to work to meet the UN Millennium Goal Development Goal targ
6 May 2013 - 09:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, RIO BRANCO — Brazil’s drought-stricken Acre state last week became the first state to join the country’s National Water Pact.
2 May 2013 - 09:30 by Local Press Report
LIMA (Surf Birds) — Four communities in Peru have agreed on complementary land actions that will protect 930 acres of vital cloud forest and double the size of an increasingly popular bird reserve – generating benef
1 May 2013 - 08:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — Peru’s national sanitation authority, SUNASS, aid this week that new investment in water and sanitation infrastructure must be accompanied by investment in human resources.
1 May 2013 - 09:23 by Local Press Report
LIMA (Andina) — Peru is expected to add 120,000 new hectares of farmland in order to increase produce exports the next two to three years, Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture has announced.
30 Apr 2013 - 09:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHILE, SANTIAGO — Jorge Rosenblut, the president of Chilean electricity utility Endesa, said last week that he expected news on the company’s $3.2 billion USD HidroAysen project in the next couple of months.
23 Apr 2013 - 10:02 by Local Press Report
LIMA (Bernama.com) — Peruvian authorities have committed $219 million USD in potable water and sanitation projects to be executed under a public works scheme in 2013 year-to-date, according to figures from Peru's Econo
19 Apr 2013 - 09:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — An estimated $260 billion USD is lost every year from a lack of access to sanitation, according to the World Bank.
17 Apr 2013 - 07:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHILE, SANTIAGO — Chilean water supply and wastewater company Aguas Andinas last week presented a $130 million USD investment plan focused on dealing with the impacts of climate change.
12 Apr 2013 - 08:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — Over half of the Peruvian population lacks access to a secure water supply, and two-thirds consume water of poor quality, the group "Taxpayers for Respect" (Contribuyentes por el Respeto) said
12 Apr 2013 - 09:31 by Local Press Report
LIMA (Fox Business) — Antimining protesters vandalized parts of property owned by gold mining company Minera Yanacocha in northern Peru, the company said Thursday, highlighting the challenges the firm continues to fac
9 Apr 2013 - 09:20 by Local Press Report
LIMA (Peruvian Times) — President Ollanta Humala called on Chinese companies to invest in Peru, pointing to the need for investments in agriculture, energy, and infrastructure. In Beijing as part of a multi-city tr
8 Apr 2013 - 09:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, OH, COLUMBUS — Ice cores from the Peruvian Quelccaya Ice Cap -- dubbed the “Rosetta Stone” of glacier by Ohio State University researchers because some 1,800 years of the glacier’s history is shown with the ice –
3 Apr 2013 - 08:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — Argentine oil company Pluspetrol Norte SA on April 1 denied accusations by the Peruvian government that its operations in the country’s northern Amazon region were causing serious environmental pol
29 Mar 2013 - 08:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — Four Latin American governments were found to be giving away natural resources located primarily found in areas where indigenous communities live in an effort to increase economic development, ac
26 Mar 2013 - 08:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — Peru’s government on March 25 declared a 90-day environmental state of emergency in the Amazon region of Loreto due to oil pollution that was not properly cleaned up by Argentine-owned Pluspetrol.<
21 Mar 2013 - 08:39 by Local Press Report
LIMA (Montreal Gazette) — A study of mercury contamination in a southeastern Peruvian jungle area ravaged by illegal gold mining found unsafe levels of the toxic metal in 78 per cent of adults in the regional capital and
20 Mar 2013 - 07:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, MOYOBAMBA — During a visit to the city of Moyobamba, in Peru’s San Martin region, this week, Peruvian President Ollanta Humala Tasso was confronted by demonstrators demanding that the government carry out wate
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.
13 Mar 2013 - 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — More than half of residents in the Peruvian capital, Lima, fear that the city will face water, while just under half say state-owned water and sewage utility SEDAPAL should be privatized, according
12 Mar 2013 - 09:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, AREQUIPA — All of the schools in Peru’s Arequipa region will have drinking water as the new school year starts, despite $806,000 USD in unpaid debts at 144 educational institutions, according to regional wate
12 Mar 2013 - 09:27 by Local Press Report
LIMA (Reuters) — Anti-mining activists have filed a complaint with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights accusing Peru's government of rights abuses during protests against one of Latin America's biggest
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
5 Mar 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — A “mega commission” of the Peruvian Congress is investigating $1.7 billion USD in alleged fraud and irregularities in the country’s Water for All Program.
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.
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,”
27 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — Peru is investing over $3.5 billion USD to expand sanitation treatment and water coverage in the capital district.
19 Feb 2013 - 10:12 by Local Press Report
LIMA (Reuters) — Peru plans to invest $3.1 billion USD through 2016 to bring water to all residents in metropolitan Lima, officials said on Monday. About $1 billion USD for the projects would be made availab
13 Feb 2013 - 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, WASHINGTON DC — Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are becoming more prevalent throughout the Latin American region, as governments look to expand infrastructure development and increase access to basic services
11 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — Residents of Peru’s Cañaris district agreed last week to suspend protests until after a meeting with government officials. The meeting was to take place on February 9.
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