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  1. 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

  2. Emissions Gap Report: Targets Won't Be Met

    2 Dec 2019- 08:59 by Staff- Water Diplomat NAIROBI, Kenya The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has released its annual Emissions Gap Report, in advance of the annual United Nations climate conference in Madrid. According to scientific models, p ...

    Staff - Water D... - 12/05/2019 - 09:23

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Investors Representing $13.2 Trillion USD In Assets under Management Call For Corporate Action In Respect Of Amazon Fires

    24 Sep 2019- 04:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOSTON MA, United States 230 institutional investors representing $16.2 Trillion USD in assets under management called on companies to take urgent action with respect to the Amazon fires and the underlying cau ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/24/2019 - 04:34

  7. Amazonia Fires: Water Impacts

    19 Sep 2019- 05:27 by Staff- Water Diplomat Edinburgh, Scotland Jordi Surkin, Conservation Director of WWF Bolivia, is in conversation with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) "Water Diplomacy Talks" audio interview. The conversati ...

    Staff - Water D... - 10/10/2019 - 09:24

  8. Brumadinho Dam Disaster: Criminal Charges Imminent

    18 Sep 2019- 07:21 by Local Press Report SAO PAULO The Wall Street Journal Brazilian police are set to announce the first criminal charges against employees of mining giant Vale SA and German safety inspector TÜV SÜD as early as this week over the deadly ...

    Local Press Report - 09/18/2019 - 07:25

  9. Brazil: Bolsonaro Backs Solar For Mass Scale Water Redistribution

    30 Jul 2019- 06:50 by Local Press Report BRASILIA PV-TECH Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has lent his personal support to an upcoming scheme for solar to power a mass-scale redistribution of water. The politician, elected as country head last October, ...

    Local Press Report - 07/30/2019 - 06:55

  10. German Consultancy Firm Tuev Sued Implicated In Brumadinho Dam Collapse

    22 Jul 2019- 07:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil New evidence has emerged in the case of the Brumadinho tailings dam collapse, where nearly 300 people died, has developed with suggestions that the German safety certification company engaged ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/22/2019 - 07:52

  11. Brazil City Seeks Sale Of State Water Company Sabesp

    12 Jul 2019- 10:59 by Local Press Report SAO PAULO Yahoo News Shares of Sabesp rallied to a record high after Sao Paulo State Governor Joao Doria said privatizing the water utility is still the “best option” if Brazilian lawmakers approve a bill that faci ...

    Local Press Report - 07/12/2019 - 10:59

  12. Another Brazil Mine Tailings Dam Close To Collapse

    20 May 2019- 06:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil Movement of the embankment of iron ore giant Vale SA’s decommissioned Gongo Soco mine pit near the city of Barão de Cocais has been detected by radar, the company has reported. It is pre ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/20/2019 - 06:34

  13. Brazil Court Allows Norsk Hydro To Resume Operations At World's Biggest Aluminum Production Facility After 2018 Water Contamination Event

    18 May 2019- 11:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BELEM, Brazil A federal court in Brazil has lifted a production embargo on Norsk Hydro aluminum production activities at the Alunorte facility. Operations have been curtailed since May 2018 following an enviro ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/18/2019 - 11:06

  14. Brazil Cancels Another Climate Change Summit

    17 May 2019- 07:55 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Climate Change News Brazil has withdrawn its offer to host Latin America and Caribbean climate week, a key milestone leading up to the annual UN negotiations. The reversal comes months after Brazil backed ...

    Local Press Report - 05/19/2019 - 12:39

  15. Brazil: Eight Former Environment Ministers Blast Bolsonaro's Water Policies

    10 May 2019- 07:21 by Local Press Report SAO PAOLO Merco Press Eight former Brazilian environment ministers blasted new right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro and his administration in a letter on Wednesday, saying it is dismantling the country's enviro ...

    Local Press Report - 05/11/2019 - 09:06

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