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  1. Argentine Aqueduct Rupture Cuts Off Thousands

    27 Feb 2014- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Protests have broken out in the Argentine city of Caleta Olivia, in the far northeast of Santa Cruz province, after a ruptured pipeline cut off drinking water supply to 70,000 residents ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/27/2014 - 10:17

  2. Argentina Lacks Accurate Data on Aquifers

    11 Oct 2013- 09:56 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES Inter Press Services Half of Argentina is supplied with water by invisible underground aquifers, which are crucial in the country’s arid and semi-arid regions, experts say. But Tierramérica discovered ...

    Local Press Report - 10/11/2013 - 09:56

  3. Special Statute Could Halt $6.3 Billion of Hydropower Projects in Patagonia

    24 Sep 2013- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Members of Chile’s Chamber of Deputies this week announced a proposed special statute to protect the country’s Patagonia region from the environmental impacts of hydropower and mining projects. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/24/2013 - 10:14

  4. Chilean NGO Launches Anti-Dam Campaign

    11 Jun 2013- 09:59 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO The Santiago Times Legislators and congressional candidates gathered in Santiago’s former Congress building Monday to pledge their support for clean energy alternatives to major hydroelectric dam projects ...

    Local Press Report - 06/11/2013 - 09:59

  5. Argentina’s Neuquen Province Invests $48 Million for Water Projects in Oil-Producing Region

    The government of Argentina’s Neuquen Province will invest $48.3 million USD for water projects in the region, after intense rainfall earlier this month caused mudslides and oil spills in the Colorado River basin. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/26/2013 - 10:16

  6. Chilean Court Orders Suspension of Dam Due to Environmental Concerns

    A Chilean appeals court this week ordered a suspension of all work on the $1.4 billion USD, 740-megawatt Punta Alcalde hydropower project, due to local fishermen’s concerns that it will cause serious environmental problems that will negatively affect ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/07/2013 - 10:05

  7. Neuquén Residents File Complaint Over Oil Pollution in Water Bodies

    Lake Los Barreales in Argentina’s Neuquén province is polluted with hydrocarbons at levels 500 times the permissible amount, according to tests carried out by the Argentine Supreme Court’s Toxicology and Legal Chemical Laboratory. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/18/2012 - 09:22

  8. Rate of Patagonia Glacier Melt Accelerated Since 2000

    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 ...

    Local Press Report - 09/06/2012 - 11:02

  9. Backer Calls for Halt to HidroAysen Patagonian Dams

    5 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHILE, SANTIAGO Construction of the enormous HidroAysen five-dam project in southern Chile’s Patagonia region is now in doubt, after one of its two backers, power generation company Colbun SA, recommended on ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/05/2012 - 10:48

  10. One of Two Companies Behind Peru's Controversial HidroAysen Dam Threatens to Pull Out

    Environmentalists in Chile are celebrating after a new twist in the hydroelectric dam saga that has dragged on in its pristine Patagonia. Colbun, one of the two companies behind HidroAysen, has threatened to pull out. ...

    Local Press Report - 06/04/2012 - 09:30

  11. Chilean Lake Vanishes Overnight

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    Local Press Report - 05/16/2013 - 05:15

  12. Chile’s Supreme Court Halts Rio Cuervo Dam Construction

    17 May 2012- 09:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHILE, SANTIAGO Chile’s Supreme Court on May 11 ordered a halt to construction of the Rio Cuervo Hydroelectric Project. The decision followed an appeal from environmental groups that said the project ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:15

  13. Chileans Protest the Green Lighting of HidroAysen Dam

    13 Apr 2012- 10:06 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO NTD Television Full Story- Thousands of environmental activists marched down the streets of Santiago, Chile, protesting a Supreme Court decision giving the green light to the controversial HidroAysen mega ...

    Local Press Report - 05/15/2012 - 14:22

  14. Argentinian Officials Meet on Drought Measures

    19 Jan 2012- 11:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Argentina, BUENOS AIRES Argentine Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MINAGRI) Norberto Yauhar met with the country’s Emergency Agriculture Commission to analyze the drought situation affecting ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/15/2012 - 14:31

  15. Chilean Researchers Demonstrate Shrinking of Patagonian Glacier

    19 Dec 2011- 12:09 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO The Associated Press Researchers in Chile have released a series of time-lapse photos showing the retreat of the Jorge Montt Glacier in Patagonia. The glacier is shrinking faster than any other in Chile; ...

    Local Press Report - 05/15/2012 - 14:34

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