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  1. Argentina Grapples With Tensions Between Mining, Glacier Protection

    7 Apr 2016- 08:19 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES Glacier Hub In recent years, to bolster its economy, the Argentine government created incentives to attract foreign capital to invest in mining, which includes lower royalties, favorable foreign investm ...

    Local Press Report - 04/07/2016 - 08:19

  2. Argentina Approves Major Gas, Water Tariff Hikes

    4 Apr 2016- 09:02 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES Argentina Independent The government formalised a hike in gas and water prices that will average approximately 300% across the country. The new rates were confirmed in the Official Gazette and will come ...

    Local Press Report - 04/04/2016 - 09:02

  3. Three Cyanide Leaks Were Contained at Barrick Gold's Veladero Mine in 2011-12

    30 Mar 2016- 08:34 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES Reuters Barrick Gold Corp's Veladero mine in Argentina had three cyanide leaks between 2011 and 2012 that were contained by the mine's control system, a spokesman acknowledged on Sunday after ...

    Local Press Report - 03/30/2016 - 08:34

  4. Argentinian Judge Orders Creation of Commission to Investigate Barrick Gold’s Practices at Veladero Mine

    24 Mar 2016- 11:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Argentinian Federal Judge Sebastian Casanello this week ordered the creation of an expert commission to investigate conditions and practices at Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine in San Juan ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/24/2016 - 11:36

  5. World Bank to Provide $3.5 Billion for Water, Heath, Housing Projects in Argentina

    21 Mar 2016- 09:38 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES Reuters Argentina has secured $3.5 billion in new financing from the World Bank over the next two years to help fund water, health and housing projects as well as a child welfare program, the Finance M ...

    Local Press Report - 03/21/2016 - 09:38

  6. Barrick Gold Fined $9.8 Million for Veladero Cyanide Spill

    14 Mar 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina A court in Argentina’s San Juan province on March 11th fined Canadian miner Barrick Gold $9.8 million USD for a cyanide spill at its Veladero mine last September. Announcing the fine, S ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/14/2016 - 10:14

  7. With Nine Employees Under Investigation for Environmental Crimes in Argentina, Barrick Gold Says No Health Risk From Cyanide Spill

    11 Mar 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, ON, Canada Canadian mining giant Barick Gold this week responded to Argentinian media reports that nine of its employees had been “processed” last week as part of a criminal investigation into the cya ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/11/2016 - 10:02

  8. Argentina's Perito Moreno Glacier Begins Rupture

    11 Mar 2016- 08:33 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES SBS Argentina's massive Perito Moreno glacier has this week begun the process leading to its cyclical rupture. Perito Moreno, which covers some 200sq km, is located in the Andes, the natural borde ...

    Local Press Report - 03/11/2016 - 08:33

  9. Argentinian Enterprises to Develop Climate Index Futures for Agriculture

    10 Mar 2016- 09:31 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES Artemis Three Argentinian enterprises have joined forces to develop climate index futures to help agricultural producers to better protect themselves against the impacts of severe or inclement weather, ...

    Local Press Report - 03/10/2016 - 09:31

  10. Argentinian Judge Asks for More Studies on Veladero Mine Cyanide Spill

    7 Mar 2016- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Argentinian Federal Judge Sebastián Casanello last week asked the University of Buenos Aires and the National University of Cuyo (Uncuyo) to carry out testing of residents of San Juan pr ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/07/2016 - 10:13

  11. Argentinian Government Report Finds Problems With Barrick Gold's Handling of Veladero Cyanide Spill

    4 Mar 2016- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina A report by Argentina’s Undersecretary for Environmental Control and Supervision has identified several ways that Barrick Gold mismanaged last September’s cyanide spill at its Veladero m ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/04/2016 - 10:17

  12. Indigenous Communities Accuse Argentinian Government of Violating Their Rights

    25 Feb 2016- 09:23 by Local Press Report SAN SALVADOR DE JUJUY teleSUR Over 30 Indigenous communities from the northern Argentine provinces of Jujuy and Salta said Tuesday they would go to the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights after having exhaust ...

    Local Press Report - 02/25/2016 - 09:23

  13. Barrick Gold Investigated for Environmental Crimes in Argentina

    25 Feb 2016- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Canadian miner Barrick Gold faces a possible investigation for environmental crimes in connection with a cyanide spill at its Veladero mine in Argentina’s San Juan Province last Septemb ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/25/2016 - 10:05

  14. Argentina Declares Flood Emergency in Six Provinces

    22 Feb 2016- 09:07 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES Reuters Six of Argentina's main farm provinces were declared flood emergency areas by the government on Friday, making special credit lines and tax breaks available to affected growers in the soy ...

    Local Press Report - 02/22/2016 - 09:07

  15. Brazilian State Stops Adding Larvicide to Water Amid Concerns About Birth Defects

    16 Feb 2016- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil Brazil’s southern Rio Grande do Sul state has suspended use of the larvicide pyriproxyfen-- which is added to water to kill the mosquitoes that carry Zika virus-- amid reports that it coul ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/16/2016 - 10:12

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