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  1. Alunorte Disaster: Norsk Hydro Can Resume Aluminum Operations In New Deal With Brazil Authorities

    18 Jan 2019- 07:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Norwegian aluminium smelter Norsk Hydro ASA announced January 16 that Pará State Secretary for Environment and Sustainability (SEMAS) has determined that operations at Alumina do Norte do Bras ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/18/2019 - 08:02

  2. Lessons For Transboundary Aquifer Management In The Southern Americas

    2 Jan 2019- 12:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland At the November 29 event in Geneva celebrating forty years of the Genevois Aquifer Agreement, OOSKAnews caught up with international delegate Luiz Amore, former Head of Foreign Affairs of th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/02/2019 - 12:30

  3. Illegal Mining Threatens Health, Environment In Amazonia

    16 Dec 2018- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON VA, United States A new survey reports the existence of more than 2000 sites and 200 illegal mining areas threatening the health of indigenous populations and the environment in six Amazonian countries. Thirt ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 12/16/2018 - 11:49

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Brazil: Mining Giant Will Fight Multi-Billion Dollar Lawsuit Over Samarco Mine Dam Disaster

    27 Nov 2018- 09:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil The world's largest mining company, Anglo-Australian giant BHP, has said that it will fight a multi billion dollar damages lawsuit filed on behalf of 240,000 Brazilians affected by the 20 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/27/2018 - 15:09

  7. World’s Largest Aluminum Refinery To Close After Water Contamination Dispute

    3 Oct 2018- 08:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Brasilia, Brazil Aluminum giant Norsk Hydro announced October 3 that it is preparing for “full curtailment” of operation of the controversial Alunorte refinery in northeastern Brazil. The company’s shares fell ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/03/2018 - 08:10

  8. 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

  9. Brazil: Norsk Hydro Settles With Authorities After Aluminum Plant Water Contamination

    12 Sep 2018- 07:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OSLO, Norway Norwegian giant Norsk Hydro has reached agreement with Brazilian authorities following February’s discharge of untreated water from the group's Alunorte alumina plant, the world’s largest. &q ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/12/2018 - 07:00

  10. Harvard Endowment Fund Accused Of Land Grabs Causing Denial Of Indigenous People's Water Access

    11 Sep 2018- 08:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, United States An investigative report has accused Harvard University’s endowment fund of using an opaque corporate structure to acquire control of farmland across five continents during the past 10 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/11/2018 - 08:50

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 80 Percent Of Breast Milk Samples In Brazil City Reveal Poisonous Agro-toxin

    12 Aug 2018- 09:17 by Local Press Report URUCUI teleSUR According to a recent study undertaken by Inacio Pereira Lima, a master's student in Women's Health at the Federal University of Piaui's (UFPI) Center of Health and Sciences, 83.4 perc ...

    Local Press Report - 08/12/2018 - 09:17

  14. Brazil River Contamination Hits Norsk Hydro Earnings

    27 Jul 2018- 11:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OSLO, Norway Norwegian giant Norsk Hydro's earnings have been hit by production cuts at the company's controversial Alunorte alumina plant in Brazil. Alunorte, the world's largets alumina plant ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/27/2018 - 11:14

  15. Samarco Dam Disaster: BHP And Vale Settle $5.28 Billion USD Claim With Brazilian Authorities

    29 Jun 2018- 09:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Mining giants BHP Billiton and Vale have signed an agreement with Brazilian authorities to settle a $5.28 Billion USD civil lawsuit related to the 2015 tailings dam failure at the Samarco iron ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/05/2018 - 12:32

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