17 May 2013 - 07:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MORELIA — Residents of the Jardines del Toreo area in the city of Morelia, the capital of Mexico’s Michoacán State, are in conflict with Coca-Cola FEMSA over well-drilling in the area, which locals say is ca
2 Apr 2013 - 00:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Canada, VANCOUVER — Canadian mining firm Pacific Rim Mining Corp.
21 Mar 2013 - 09:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PANAMA CITY, Panama — The Inter-American Development Bank last week unveiled in its annual Sustainability Report, in which it revealed that the bank had committed $3.75 billion USD for climate change, sustainable ener
25 Feb 2013 - 09:09 by Local Press Report
PANAMA CITY (Energy Business Review) — French multinational electric utility GDF SUEZ has commenced full commercial operations at its 100% owned Dos Mares hydro plant in Panama. Situated in the Chiriqui province, the Dos Mares hy
20 Dec 2012 - 08:48 by Local Press Report
MEXICO CITY (ioL News) — A growing body of scientific evidence ranks Mexico and its southern neighbours near the top of the list of countries most vulnerable to global warming, and advances in micro-forecasting foresee a
14 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NICARAGUA, MANAGUA — Environmentalists have warned the Nicaraguan government that the planned route for its $30 billion USD Inter-Oceanic Canal project should be re-considered, as all six potential routes go through La
22 Oct 2012 - 08:13 by Local Press Report
SAN JOSE (The Costa Rica News) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) approved a loan of $200 million USD for the construction of the hydroelectric plant in Costa Rica. In a press release the IDB said this renewable ene
15 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — Environmental degradation lowers a country’s ability to adapt to the risk of natural disasters, thereby increasing that risk, according to the 2nd edition of the World Risk Report, released last we
9 Oct 2012 - 08:15 by Local Press Report
LONDON (AlertNet) — Climate change is expected to reduce maize and bean harvests across Central America, leading to economic losses of more than $120 million a year by the 2020s and threatening the incomes of around 1
14 Sep 2012 - 09:54 by Local Press Report
MANAGUA (Prensa Latina) — Primary results of the probe on the massive fish deaths in Lake Cocibolca, the largest in Nicaragua, will be ready in six days at the latest, assured Roberto Araquistain, vice minister of Environme
6 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NICARAGUA, MANAGUA — Nicaragua’s National Assembly last week approved a loan from German development bank KfW for a water and sanitation project in the historic city of Granada.
29 Mar 2012 - 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, SAN LUIS POTOSI — Mexico’s Secretariat of Governance (Segob) has established an Inter-Institutional Commission in San Luis Potosi state to confront the effects of drought and provide for the needs of the affected
29 Mar 2012 - 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PANAMA CITY, Panama — Panama will need to invest $1 billion USD in the next five to 10 years to improve water access and quality, according to Frank de Lima, head of the country’s Ministry of Economy and Finance.
29 Mar 2012 - 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — The legislative assembly for Mexico’s Federal District this month approved an increase in water subsidies.
29 Mar 2012 - 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, LA PAZ — Environmentalists in Mexico’s Baja California Sur state are rallying this month against the Concordia open pit mining project.
29 Mar 2012 - 09:36 by Local Press Report
MEXICO CITY (IANS/EFE) — Environmental watchdog Greenpeace denounced on World Water Day the pollution of rivers and other surface waters in Mexico and asked the government to establish a policy of zero dumping of toxic s
29 Mar 2012 - 09:34 by Local Press Report
MEXICALI (Desalination.biz) — Cayman Islands company Consolidated Water Co is back on board the Rosarito desalination project in Baja California, Mexico.
29 Mar 2012 - 09:41 by Local Press Report
MN, MINNEAPOLIS (Pentair, Inc. (Press Release)) — More than one billion people worldwide -- roughly one out of every seven -- have no choice but to use unsafe, contaminated water.
23 Mar 2012 - 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — Mexican researchers have found that aquifers in the Valley of Mexico are overdrawn by 200 percent, and this is causing parts of Mexico City to sink over stretches of several kilometers, with effe
23 Mar 2012 - 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — A legislator from Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) has called the government’s strategy against ongoing drought in the country insufficient.
23 Mar 2012 - 09:15 by Local Press Report
PANAMA CITY (Newsroom Panama) — The director of Panama’s water and sewage authority (Idaan) has been called to appear before the National Assembly to explain continuing water irregularities.
21 Mar 2012 - 22:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ASTANA, Kazakhstan — Members of Nur Otan, Kazakhstan’s largest political party, met with provincial legislators and officials earlier this month to discuss the poor drinking water situation in Kazakhstan’s Aktobe pro
14 Mar 2012 - 19:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Costa Rica’s national water company, AyA, this week presented a proposal to increase water rates by up to 123 percent for some users.
8 Mar 2012 - 01:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, HERMOSILLO — A fifth circuit court in Mexico’s Sonora state ruled on February 23 that the state government is not in contempt of earlier court rulings ordering a halt to work on the controversial Independenci
8 Mar 2012 - 01:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s Ministry of Public Administration plans to carry out pre-election audits of the Potable Water, Sewerage, and Sanitation in Urban Areas Program (APAZU), the National Disaster Fund (Fonden
8 Mar 2012 - 01:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — The Costa Rican Water and Sanitation Institute (AyA) predicts that demand for water in the country will increase 11.9 percent in the next 20 years.
8 Mar 2012 - 01:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — Over 90 percent of the more than 2,500 water utilities in Mexico are deeply in the red, with some technically bankrupt, according to Roberto Olivares, General Director of the Mexican National Ass
8 Mar 2012 - 01:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, VERACRUZ — Veracruz state opposes the proposed Caballo Blanco open pit mine, located near the city of Alto Lucero, because of the environmental risks it poses, Governor Javier Duarte de Ochoa said last month.
8 Mar 2012 - 01:01 by Local Press Report
GUATEMALA CITY (The Independent (United Kingdom)) — A reduction in rainfall led to the collapse of the Mayan civilization more than 1,100 years ago, a study has concluded.
8 Mar 2012 - 00:54 by Local Press Report
MEXICO CITY (Fronteras) — The drought plaguing Northern and Central Mexico is considered to be the worst in 70 years.
8 Mar 2012 - 00:51 by Local Press Report
PANAMA CITY (Newsroom Panama) — The drinking water problems of the of Panama’s upscale Punta Pacifica district will be solved in 15 days says the Water and Sewage authority.
1 Mar 2012 - 11:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s National Water Commission (Conagua) estimates that 60 percent of the sewage treatment plants in the country are inactive due to the high cost of maintenance and operation.
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.
24 Feb 2012 - 16:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, SAN LUIS POTOSI — The aquifers in Mexico’s San Luis Potosi state are currently drawing 1.5 times their capacity, according to National Water Commission (Conagua) head José Luis Luege Tamargo.
24 Feb 2012 - 16:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — Federal legislators and leaders of rural communities are warning of the potential for conflict over water in rural areas due to the severe drought in Mexico.
24 Feb 2012 - 16:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — Mexico on February 8 formally recognized the right to access, use and sanitation of water for personal and domestic use.
24 Feb 2012 - 16:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS — Honduras’ Permanent Contingency Commission (COPECO) has stepped up monitoring of the multi-purpose El Cajon Dam this month in the wake of a 4.7-magnitude earthquake in the region.
23 Feb 2012 - 18:26 by Local Press Report
SAN SALVADOR (IPS) — A lack of funds and political will has blocked the setting up of environmental courts in El Salvador, which were approved by law in 1998 with the aim of addressing the serious environmental problem
23 Feb 2012 - 18:10 by Local Press Report
MEXICO CITY (Prensa Latina) — Predictions regarding the drought that is currently affecting a large part of Mexican territory are negative; the lack of rains will remain at least until April, and food prices will increase.