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  1. Brazil Energy Minister Says Hydro Power Has Reached Its Limit

    10 Dec 2018- 11:31 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Merco Press Brazil’s incoming mines and energy minister, Bento Albuquerque, supports more nuclear and wind power development to diversify the country’s energy matrix, while saying hydropower had reached it ...

    Local Press Report - 12/10/2018 - 11:31

  2. Brazil Hydro Company Completes Floating Solar Project

    4 Dec 2018- 06:17 by Local Press Report SOBRADINHO PV Magazine International Brazilian hydroelectric power producer Companhia Hidroelétrica do São Francisco (Chesf), which serves several cities in the northeast of the country, has completed a 1 MW floatin ...

    Local Press Report - 12/04/2018 - 06:17

  3. Ecuador: OHCHR Calls For Prioritization Of Indigenous People's Rights Over Resource Extraction

    4 Dec 2018- 06:17 by Local Press Report GENEVA United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner A UN human rights expert has called for urgent action by the Government of Ecuador to protect the rights of indigenous peoples as a surge in demand ...

    Local Press Report - 12/04/2018 - 06:17

  4. Antofagasta Approves $1.3 Billion USD For Los Pelambres Mine Expansion

    19 Nov 2018- 13:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The UK board of Antofagasta Mining has approved a $1.3 Billion USD expansion for its Los Pelambres copper mine in Chile which has historically attracted controversy related to water use ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/22/2018 - 12:06

  5. Rebels Damage Colombia's Second Largest Oil Pipeline In Environmental Protest

    16 Nov 2018- 13:31 by Local Press Report MEXICO CITY UrduPoint Illegal armed groups have damaged Colombia's second largest oil pipeline of Cano-Limon Covenas, the Colombian Ecopetrol energy giant said late on Tuesday. As a result, three channels in t ...

    Local Press Report - 11/18/2018 - 14:08

  6. Giant Lithium Producers Tangled In Water Dispute In Chile's Atacama Desert

    23 Oct 2018- 08:16 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Ars Technica Two of the world's biggest lithium producers, Albemarle Corporation and Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (otherwise known as SQM), are tangled in two disputes: the first over water righ ...

    Local Press Report - 10/23/2018 - 08:16

  7. Peru Prez Says Increased Water Access Is A National Bicentennial Goal

    23 Oct 2018- 06:04 by Local Press Report LIMA Peru News Agency President Martin Vizcarra on Wednesday affirmed one of his administration's goals towards the bicentennial is to significantly reduce —through ongoing projects— the number of people witho ...

    Local Press Report - 10/23/2018 - 06:04

  8. Brazil Drought Forces Two-Month Closure Of Gold Mine

    12 Oct 2018- 06:41 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Mining Weekly Latin America-focused Leagold on Wednesday announced a two-month shutdown of its RDM mine, in Brazil, citing continued regional drought conditions. This year, RDM remained operational until e ...

    Local Press Report - 10/16/2018 - 09:08

  9. Latin America's Largest Desal Plant Gets Green Light From Chile- And It's Solar

    2 Oct 2018- 11:52 by OOSKAnews Info SANTIAGO, Chile A Chilean government commission approved September 28 an environmental impact study into the ENAPAC (Energías y Aguas del Pacífico) project which is slated to become one of the most advanced solar desali ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 10/02/2018 - 12:20

  10. Brazil: No New Pantanal Hydro Projects Until May 2020

    19 Sep 2018- 08:49 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Hydro World The National Water Agency of Brazil (ANA) is suspending the granting of rights to use water resources for new hydro projects in the Pantanal region until May 2020. This decision will affect pro ...

    Local Press Report - 09/19/2018 - 08:49

  11. End Of Colombia Conflict May Bring New Threats To Ecosystems?

    12 Sep 2018- 10:02 by Local Press Report NEW YORK EurekAlert Science News Governments tend to focus on social and economic growth after a war ends, while environmental protections fall by the wayside. In their paper, Daniel Ruiz-Carrascal of Columbia Univ ...

    Local Press Report - 09/12/2018 - 10:02

  12. Climate Variability Is "Key Driver" Of World Hunger: UN

    12 Sep 2018- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, SWITZERLAND New evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people, according to the United Nations’ annual ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/12/2018 - 07:31

  13. Chile Curbs Mine Water Extraction Amid Severe Drought

    31 Aug 2018- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Info SANTIAGO, Chile Chilean water authorities announced August 23 that the government is preparing new restrictions on the extraction of water from the lithium-rich Salar de Atacama salt flats. Existing permits allow for e ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 09/08/2018 - 10:38

  14. Brazil State Declares Drought Emergency

    22 Aug 2018- 07:44 by Local Press Report MACEIO Al Jazeera Brazil's northeastern state of Alagoas has declared a 180-day state of emergency after dozens of cities in the region experienced water shortages that have affected more than 200,000 people. ...

    Local Press Report - 08/22/2018 - 07:44

  15. Brazil Legislation Would De-regulate Pesticide Restrictions

    14 Aug 2018- 12:23 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Fresh Fruit Portal Brazilian lawmakers have reportedly resurrected a 2002 bill that would severely reduce the role of government health and environment departments in authorizing new pesticides. A second b ...

    Local Press Report - 08/14/2018 - 12:23

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