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  1. Honduran Activists Say They Will Take to the Streets to Oppose Mining Law

    José Ramón Ávila, national coordinator of Honduran NGO the Civil Society Group (GSC) said this week that his organization and other environmental organizations would protest in the streets nationally against the new Mining Law now in force in the country ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/31/2013 - 10:18

  2. Peruvian Protests Could Halt Newmont's Conga Gold Mine

    31 May 2013- 09:20 by Local Press Report LIMA Reuters Protests in northern Peru over the $5 billion Conga gold mine make "no sense" and could spell the end of the project if they succeed in preventing the draining of a nearby lake, the project& ...

    Local Press Report - 05/31/2013 - 10:17

  3. Country Consultations Look at Importance of Water in Post-2015 Development Agenda

    31 May 2013- 09:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Sweden, STOCKHOLM STOCKHOLM, Sweden – The Global Water Partnership (GWP) this week released the findings of 22 country consultations developed over the last four months that looked at water’s importance to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/31/2013 - 10:06

  4. Reactivation of Pascua-Lama Mine to Take 1-2 Years, Chile Minister

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    Local Press Report - 05/31/2013 - 10:17

  5. Protesters Say Highway Construction Could Affect Mexico City Water Supply

    Planned construction of the private Toluca-Naucalpan Highway will damage an area protected as a “water sanctuary” and affect water replenishment in the Cutzamala system in greater Mexico City, according to an indigenous environmental group. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/31/2013 - 10:06

  6. Environmental Protesters Gather at Chevron’s Annual Meeting

    More than a hundred protesters gathered outside oil giant Chevron’s headquarters on May 29 to demonstrate against the company’s “environmentally destructive” practices.  Chevron was holding its annual meeting. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/30/2013 - 10:04

  7. Mexico Faces Flooding Risks from Hurricane Barbara

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    Local Press Report - 05/30/2013 - 10:19

  8. Peruvian Protesters Clash With Police Over Newmont Mine

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    Local Press Report - 05/30/2013 - 10:19

  9. Pacific Institute Launches New Insight Blog on World’s Water, Environmental and Social Justice

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    Local Press Report - 05/30/2013 - 10:19

  10. Paraguay’s Health Ministry Says 1.5 Million Without Water

    About 1.5 million people in Paraguay still lack access to water services, Minister of Health Antonio Arbo said last week. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/30/2013 - 10:04

  11. Mexico's Yaqui Tribe Members Say They Will Defend Their Water With Weapons

    Members of the Yaqui community in Mexico said they will defend the waters of the Yaqui River with weapons, after the Sonora state government violated injunctions to stop construction of the Independencia Pipeline. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/30/2013 - 10:04

  12. Bahamian Government Warns of Possible Flooding

    29 May 2013- 09:04 by Local Press Report NASSAU The Bahamas Weekly Residents throughout the archipelago should brace themselves for excessively prolonged rainfall throughout the day (Tuesday) and lasting through Friday night. The Department of Meteorology ...

    Local Press Report - 05/29/2013 - 09:46

  13. Haiti, DR Plan Joint Hydropower, Water Projects on Shared River Basin

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    Local Press Report - 05/29/2013 - 09:46

  14. Ecologist Claims Agricultural Production, Water Worth More Than Nickel From Xstrata’s Dominican Mine

    The estimated agricultural production and water resources in the area around mining giant Xstrata Nickel’s Loma Miranda project are worth more than the nickel that will be extracted, according to a report released last week by Dominican environmental ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/30/2013 - 10:26

  15. Colombia’s EMP Buys Mexican Wastewater Company Ticsa in $113 Million Deal

    Colombian multi-utility Empresas Públicas de Medellín E.S.P., a specialist in energy, natural gas and water, announced last week that it has bought an 80 percent share in Mexican wastewater plant construction and operation company Tecnología ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/31/2013 - 10:49

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