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  1. Rio Police Investigate Municipal Water Contamination

    18 Jan 2020- 09:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil Rio de Janeiro's State Water and Sewerage Company (CEDAE) has issued a statement that “all tests conducted show that the water is within the parameters required by the Ministry of H ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/18/2020 - 09:35

  2. Chile: Senate Rejects Water Rights Constitutional Reform

    13 Jan 2020- 08:26 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Prensa Latina The Chilean Senate's decision to reject the idea of legislating a constitutional reform to enshrine water as a public good was described as a national disgrace on Thursday. The text rece ...

    Local Press Report - 01/13/2020 - 08:26

  3. "Alternative COP": Santiago Protests Focus On Right To Water

    27 Dec 2019- 10:37 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Natural Resources Defense Council “Water, water, water, is a right, not a business, not a privilege”. Used as a rallying cry during protests, this chant rang out as an underlying current throughout an alte ...

    Local Press Report - 12/30/2019 - 08:26

  4. Argentina: Unrest Follows Relaxation Of Water Contamination Regulation

    27 Dec 2019- 10:35 by Local Press Report MENDOZA Mining.com A number of protests took place this weekend in Argentina’s central province of Mendoza, following the approval of a new version of Law 7722, which restricted the use of dangerous chemicals in mi ...

    Local Press Report - 12/30/2019 - 08:28

  5. Mine Operator's Report Suggests Excess Water In Tailings Dam Contributed To Brumadinho Dam Disaster

    17 Dec 2019- 11:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil An “expert panel” appointed by mine operator Vale SA has released a report on the January 2019 Brumadinho mining dam disaster assessing that the dam beach, which killed about 300 was caused, a ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/17/2019 - 11:21

  6. Santiago, Chile: "Alternative" Climate Summit Marchers Call For Climate Justice, Water Rights

    11 Dec 2019- 07:50 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Earth Island Journal Overshadowed by events in Madrid, where the United Nations COP25 conference is taking place, activists in the Chilean capital, Santiago, are eager that social justice becomes more cent ...

    Local Press Report - 12/11/2019 - 10:02

  7. Amazon Fires Accelerate Glacier Melt Rate In Andes

    1 Dec 2019- 09:27 by Local Press Report RIO DE JANIERO BBC News Smoke from burning forests in the Amazon can intensify glacier melt, researchers say, fuelling concern about a water crisis in South America. The team found evidence that snow and ice was bei ...

    Local Press Report - 12/01/2019 - 09:27

  8. Assassination Of Brazil "Forest Guardian"

    6 Nov 2019- 09:17 by Local Press Report SAO LUIS CNN An indigenous leader was killed and another was injured when loggers allegedly ambushed them in the northeastern Brazilian state of Maranhao. The attack happened on Friday when two members of a group kn ...

    Local Press Report - 11/06/2019 - 09:17

  9. Wetlands International Calls For Action Against Pantanal Fires

    4 Nov 2019- 11:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WAGENINGEN, The Netherlands An open letter from Wetlands International to local, regional and national governments of the transboundary Pantanal as well as the international development, water and environment c ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/04/2019 - 11:59

  10. UK Government Purloins Green Energy Funds For Argentine Fracking Venture

    23 Oct 2019- 09:12 by Local Press Report LONDON The Guardian UK Export Finance, the government’s foreign credit agency, promised in 2017 to offer loans totalling £1bn to help UK companies export their expertise in “infrastructure, green energy and healthc ...

    Local Press Report - 10/23/2019 - 09:12

  11. Ecuador: "Fake News" Caused Water Panic Amid Civil Conflict Situation

    22 Oct 2019- 07:54 by Local Press Report QUITO Poynter Eleven days of pure tension – with no break. Thousands and thousands of people on the streets protesting against the government. Molotov cocktails flying around and policemen using tear gas to break u ...

    Local Press Report - 11/07/2019 - 10:12

  12. The Collapse Of Venezuela's Water System: Report

    20 Oct 2019- 09:28 by Local Press Report CARACAS The New York Times In Venezuela, a crumbling economy and the collapse of even basic state infrastructure means water comes irregularly — and drinking it is an increasingly risky gamble. Venezuela’s current ...

    Local Press Report - 11/07/2019 - 10:20

  13. Chile Legislation Will Declare Desal Water A Public Good

    11 Oct 2019- 09:11 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Mining Journal A bill seeking to declare water produced from seawater desalination plants a public good has begun to be read in Chile. If passed, the bill, introduced into the Senate in January 2018, would ...

    Local Press Report - 11/07/2019 - 10:12

  14. Startling Recent Shrinkage Of Chile Glaciers

    5 Oct 2019- 07:49 by Local Press Report SANITAGO Prensa Latina The shrinking of Chile's glaciers due to climate change has increased to 8% over the past five years, according to a preliminary study by the General Waters Directorate (DGA). In the fram ...

    Local Press Report - 10/05/2019 - 07:49

  15. Chile Drought Kills 106,000 Farm Animals

    5 Oct 2019- 07:46 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO France 24 Farmers are counting the cost of one of the driest austral winters in six decades, which has destroyed crops and left tens of thousands of farm animals dead in the fields of central Chile. So far, ...

    Local Press Report - 10/05/2019 - 07:46

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