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  1. Bogota Water Supply Depends On A Unique, Threatened Ecosystem

    20 Jun 2018- 11:57 by Local Press Report BOGOTA CityLab Colombia’s capital Bogotá relies on a unique ecosystem called páramos for its water. The tropical plants and moss in the páramo act like a sponge, trapping moisture from the foggy air, storing it in ...

    Local Press Report - 06/20/2018 - 11:57

  2. Multisensing Device Maps Water Contamination In Rural Colombia

    15 Jun 2018- 11:42 by Local Press Report BOGOTA The Engineer An electrochemical device developed at Bath University, UK, is being used in rural Colombia to detect water contamination and help map problem areas. The device measures four key physicochemical ...

    Local Press Report - 06/15/2018 - 11:42

  3. Colombia: Mass Evacuations As Fears Grow Over Catastrophic Hidroituango Dam Failure

    20 May 2018- 08:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEDELLIN, Colombia Tens of thousands of residents evacuated villages on the banks of Colombia’s Cauca river last week after complications at the partially built Hidroituango dam, 170 kilometers north of Medell ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/05/2018 - 10:17

  4. "Over 1,000 Bodies": Murder Victim Corpses Pollute Rivers in Colombia

    17 May 2018- 08:54 by Local Press Report BOGOTA teleSUR Throwing bodies in the rivers has been a longlasting practice carried out by the country's various criminal groups since the beginning of the conflict —about 60 years ago. Over 1,080 bodies have ...

    Local Press Report - 05/17/2018 - 08:54

  5. Colombia Orders New Amazon Protections

    10 Apr 2018- 12:52 by Local Press Report BOGOTA teleSUR TV Colombia’s Supreme Court has ordered the executive branch as well as other national, regional and municipal authorities to take urgent action to protect the Amazon rainforest. The court’s ruling w ...

    Local Press Report - 04/10/2018 - 12:52

  6. IDB Approves $1 Billion USD for Colombia's largest Hydro Project

    12 Jan 2018- 06:58 by OOSKAnews Info BOGOTA, Colombia Water Power Magazine The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $1 billion loan package for Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) to build the largest hydropower project in Colombia. The 24 ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 01/12/2018 - 06:58

  7. Social Opposition to Extractive Industries Increases in Colombia

    26 Oct 2017- 10:39 by Local Press Report BOGOTA Open Democracy Tensions over land and natural resources persist in rural areas despite the end of conflict between FARC and the Colombian government. This is in part because the government continues to prior ...

    Local Press Report - 10/26/2017 - 10:39

  8. Ten Percent of Earth's Biodiversity Depends on Colombia's Water

    1 Sep 2016- 04:47 by Local Press Report ARLINGTON, VA PRWeb To raise awareness around the dire importance of water conservation during international World Water Week, Rare is partnering with Colombia’s largest media organization, to execute an in-country ...

    Local Press Report - 09/01/2016 - 08:49

  9. Colombian Constitutional Court Affirms Right to Healthy Environment, Water in Mining Case

    22 Aug 2016- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Colombia’s Constitutional Court last week gave mining company Minas Paz de Oro a six-month deadline to put in place policies to prevent serious environmental contamination in Boyaca department ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/22/2016 - 11:07

  10. Xylem Opens New Pump Rental Facilities in Latin America

    12 Aug 2016- 05:39 by Local Press Report BARRANQUILLA World Pumps The company has just opened its newest dewatering pump rental facility in Barranquilla, Colombia. Xylem opened a new rental hub in Pará, Brazil in April 2016, and another in Chiclayo, Peru ...

    Local Press Report - 08/12/2016 - 05:39

  11. After Drought, Colombian Coffee Growers Brace for La Niña Rains

    8 Aug 2016- 10:56 by Local Press Report BOGOTA Reuters The annual coffee crop withered earlier this year because of Colombia's devastating El Niño drought. But now something even worse is on its way-- torrential rains and roya leaf rust, a fungus tha ...

    Local Press Report - 08/08/2016 - 10:56

  12. "Water Train" Supplies Colombia's Alta Guajira Region

    26 Jul 2016- 08:48 by Local Press Report ALBANIA EFE A "water train" travels regularly along the railway between La Mina and Puerto Bolivar, bringing the precious liquid to dozens of towns to help alleviate the drought besetting the residents of ...

    Local Press Report - 07/26/2016 - 08:48

  13. Colombia Pilots Community-Based Basin Report Card

    11 Jul 2016- 10:11 by Local Press Report CAMBRIDGE, MD WWF World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), along with local partners, released the Colombian Orinoco River Basin Report Card-- the first of ...

    Local Press Report - 07/11/2016 - 10:11

  14. UN Calls on International Community to Build Resilience, Food Security in Central America

    1 Jul 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy The international community must take urgent action to build resilience to ensure food security and restore livelihoods in drought-stricken regions of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, senior Uni ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/01/2016 - 10:07

  15. IADB Approves $400 Million USD Loan for Colombia

    1 Jul 2016- 09:11 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC Finance Colombia The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) approved a $400 million USD loan for Colombia to improve its infrastructure. The loan is specifically marked to help encourage private inves ...

    Local Press Report - 07/01/2016 - 09:11

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