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  1. 90 Percent of Guatemala’s Freshwater Sources Are Contaminated: Study

    1 Jul 2015- 10:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Ninety percent of Guatemala’s freshwater sources are contaminated, according to a new report by Virginia Mosquera, a researcher at Rafael Landivar University’s Institute of Agriculture ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/01/2015 - 10:48

  2. Guatamalan Mega-Dam Linked to Human Rights Abuses, Deaths

    27 Mar 2015- 10:02 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY The Guardian A planned mega-dam in Guatemala, whose carbon credits will be tradable under the EU’s emissions trading system, has been linked to grave human rights abuses, including the killing of six ...

    Local Press Report - 03/27/2015 - 10:02

  3. Guatemala City Authorities Lack Data on Water Use

    17 Nov 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Metropolitan Guatemala City is facing a water crisis due to inequitable and disorganized supply, loss of water sources, a reduction in aquifer recharge, lack of water management ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/19/2014 - 11:15

  4. Heavy Rains Cause Flooding in Guatemala

    29 Sep 2014- 10:18 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Telesur Tropical rains lead to floods, landslides and a collapsed bridge as authorities are still uncertain of the total dead. Spokesman for the National Coordination for Disaster Reduction (Conred), ...

    Local Press Report - 09/29/2014 - 10:18

  5. Study on Guatemala's Pinula River Finds High Levels of Contaminants

    16 Sep 2014- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala A new study on Guatemala’s Pinula River, which feeds a number of other rivers in the country, has found high levels of restricted pesticides, heavy metals and sodium. The study, " ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/16/2014 - 10:31

  6. Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela Provide Aid to Drought-Hit Guatemala

    2 Sep 2014- 09:48 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Telesur Three Latin American nations have offered immediate aid to thousands of Guatemalans affected by drought, Vice President Roxana Baldetti announced on Sunday. Venezuela, Brazil and the Dominican ...

    Local Press Report - 09/02/2014 - 09:48

  7. Guatemala Declares State of Emergency Due to Drought, Calls for International Aid

    29 Aug 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina on August 25th announced a state of emergency for 16 of the country’s 22 departments due to drought. He said the ongoing lack of rain could ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/29/2014 - 10:34

  8. Guatemala Declares Drought Emergency

    26 Aug 2014- 10:15 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Fox News Latino The Guatemalan government declared Monday a state of public emergency in the country's 22 provinces as a result of the prolonged drought that has affected more than 200,000 ...

    Local Press Report - 08/26/2014 - 10:15

  9. Guatemala Presents Progress Report on Lake Amatitlán Pollution Control Plan

    7 Aug 2014- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Representatives of Spanish water and environmental consultancy INCLAM Group and Guatemala's Authority for the Sustainable Management of Lake Amatitlán (AMSA) last week presented ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/07/2014 - 11:04

  10. 40,000 Families in Guatemala Affected by Drought

    30 Jul 2014- 10:34 by Local Press Report GUATEMALA CITY Fox News Latino Some 40,000 families have been affected by the drought caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon in Guatemala, Agriculture, Ranching and Food Minister Elmer Lopez said Tuesday, citing ...

    Local Press Report - 07/30/2014 - 10:34

  11. Guatemala’s Santiaguito Volcano Discharges Ash Into Nima II River

    15 May 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala The Santiaguito Volcano in Guatemala’s eastern Quetzaltenango department, which erupted last week, is discharging millions of cubic meters of volcanic ash into the Nima II River, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/15/2014 - 10:01

  12. Guatemalan Community Leaders Demand Cancellation of Mining Licenses

    15 Apr 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Some 50 community leaders from the municipality of Cabricán, in Guatemala's Quetzaltenango department, have demanded a public hearing in the country's Constitutional Court ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/16/2014 - 11:58

  13. Guatemalan Congress Urged to Advance Water Law

    25 Mar 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Analysts and environmental experts are calling on the Guatemalan Congress to restart discussions on creating a water law. A proposal for a General Water Law was put forward in 2003 by ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/25/2014 - 10:10

  14. Another Water Delivery Man Shot in Guatemala City

    4 Feb 2014- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Eddy Salvador Vega became the latest water delivery man to be shot and killed while working in Guatemala City, Prensa Libre reported last week. Witnesses told the National Civil Police ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/04/2014 - 22:54

  15. Pharmaceutical Residue Found in Guatemalan Rivers

    13 Dec 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Residue from pharmaceuticals like acetaminophen, caffeine, dexketoprofen, phenylephrine and ibuprofen have been found in the Villalobos and Las Vacas rivers in Guatemala. El Periodico ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/13/2013 - 10:11

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