Geography of South America
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
8 Jan 2013 - 09:24 by Local Press Report
PARANA (Hydro World) — Brazil's 14,000-MW Itaipu hydroelectric project established a new record for generation in 2012, according to operator Itaipu Binacional. Itaipu said the plant ended producing more than 98 T
29 Sep 2010 - 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, RIO DE JANEIRO — Just 12 months after it faced its second largest flood in 100 years, the Amazon region of Brazil, home to 17 million people, is at risk of severe drought.
A combination of the annual dry season
14 Sep 2010 - 22:07 by Local Press Report
PERU, LIMA (The Independent (United Kingdom)) — The Amazon River is at its lowest level in over 40 years near its source in northeastern Peru, according to officials in Loreto province. Last week, the river's levels
18 Aug 2010 - 16:02 by Local Press Report
UNITED STATE S, OH, COLUMBUS (Ohio State University) — Ohio State University scientists have been able to measure the amount of water that rises and falls annually in the Amazon River floodplain, putting the figure at 285 cubic kilometers of water.
4 Aug 2010 - 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Argentina, SAN JUAN — A framework for preserving the Guarani Aquifer was reached as part of the trade talks taking place in San Juan, Argentina, this week involving the four Mercosur member nations of Argentina,
16 Dec 2009 - 16:02 by Local Press Report
CHILE, COPENHAGEN (Caritas International) — Bishops from the Patagonia region in Chile and Argentina are calling for a "World Water Plan" and for more efficient management of natural reThey wrote a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon a
30 Sep 2009 - 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, CAMPINAS — The biggest underground water reservoir in South America, Guarani Aquifer, is threatened by pesticides used in agricultural activities.
That's the conclusion of a study released
17 Mar 2009 - 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, RIBEIRAO PRETO — Experts from Brazil, together with others from Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, early last week presented a "diagnostic" of the more than one-millionsquare-kilometer Guarani Aquifer.
10 Mar 2009 - 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, BRASILIA — Despite proximity to the Amazon River and government reforms that lifted some residents in northeastern Brazil from poverty, many in the region still consider clean drinking water a luxury.
3 Mar 2009 - 16:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, SAO PAULO — The Tiete River clean up project, in the metropolitan area of Sao Paulo, started its third phase in February. This is scheduled to last until 2018.
The goal is to have a 50 percent reduction in
27 Oct 2008 - 22:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHILE, SANTIAGO — 1 hile's Ministry of Public Work's General Water Directorate reported major flooding of the Baker River basin located in Colonia, Aysen in the South American country's Patagonia region.