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  1. UN Warns That Palm Oil Production Threatens Guatemalan River

    30 Jul 2015- 11:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Industrial African palm oil production in Guatemala has caused serious contamination of the Pasion River, UN Coordinator in Guatemala Valerie Julliand warned last week. The Pasion ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/30/2015 - 11:49

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Seven Latin American Countries Pledge to Restore 20 Million Hectares of Degraded Land

    11 Dec 2014- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Mexico, Peru, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Costa Rica have pledged to restore 20 million hectares of degraded land by 2020, as part of the Initiative 20x20, launched this week during ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/12/2014 - 08:40

  5. Guatemalan Communities Clash Over Water Pipeline Installation, Dam

    20 Nov 2014- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Violence erupted last week between residents of the Guatemalan municipalities of Tajumulco and Ixchiguán, in the country’s San Marcos Department, over a project to reinstall water ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/26/2014 - 12:02

  6. 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

  7. Guatemalan Mayan Communities Protest Mine in Sipicapa

    14 Nov 2014- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIPICAPA, Guatemala A group of Mayan communities in the municipality of Sipacapa, in Guatemala’s San Marcos department, protested in front of the constitutional court last week in opposition to the Los ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/14/2014 - 10:21

  8. Act Alliance Appeals for Funds for Guatemala Drought

    12 Nov 2014- 10:55 by Local Press Report GENEVA Act Alliance Guatemala, one of the worst affected countries by climate change, is now facing a food crisis due to the large impact of drought, which according to a number of experts will further increase in ...

    Local Press Report - 11/12/2014 - 10:55

  9. 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

  10. Central America Needs Comprehensive Climate Change Strategy: IUCN

    18 Sep 2014- 10:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Central America is one of the regions of the world most vulnerable to climate change, and countries there need a comprehensive strategy to mitigate its on diverse sectors, said Rocío ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/18/2014 - 10:38

  11. 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

  12. Coca-Cola Program to Replenish Watersheds in Latin America

    12 Sep 2014- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Coca-Cola Company Latin Center and local Coca-Cola bottlers Area Continental, BEPENSA and Coca-Cola FEMSA have teamed up with the Latin American Water Funds Partnership to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/12/2014 - 10:26

  13. Honduran Legislator Proposes Creation of Irrigation Fund

    4 Sep 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras Ramón Chacón, a federal legislator with the Liberal Party of Honduras, has introduced a proposal to create a Fund for the Development of Irrigation Systems (Fonriego) to the National ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/04/2014 - 09:59

  14. 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

  15. 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

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