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  1. Big Ditch in Nicaragua?

    19 Oct 2016- 11:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States Human rights NGOs have intensified pressure on the government of Nicaragua to ditch plans for a controversial inter-oceanic canal, while speculation continues that the project’s ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/19/2016 - 12:09

  2. Presidential Advisor Criticizes Nicaragua Environment Ministry

    19 Sep 2016- 08:57 by Local Press Report MANAGUA Havana Times Scientist Jaime Incer Barquero, presidential advisor on environmental matters, has severely criticized the inaction of the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (MARENA) in the face ...

    Local Press Report - 09/19/2016 - 08:57

  3. Oil from Refinery Blast Contaminates Nicaragua Habitat

    22 Aug 2016- 11:07 by Local Press Report MANAGUA New Straits Times Late last week a massive refinery fire in Nicaragua caused an oil spill that has contaminated sensitive nearby coastal habitat, a nonprofit group here said. Corporate Risk Disasters ...

    Local Press Report - 08/22/2016 - 11:07

  4. Costa Rica Unhappy With Nicaragua's Information-Sharing on Inter-Oceanic Canal

    19 Aug 2016- 09:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica The Nicaraguan government has been accused of failing to release promised analyses of the Grand Inter-Oceanic Canal project, including Costa Rica’s request to share disaster plans. Costa ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/19/2016 - 09:47

  5. 450,000 Nicaraguans Still Defecate in the Open

    17 Aug 2016- 09:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAGUA, Nicaragua Some 450,000 people in Nicaragua still practice open defecation, and 800,000 still lack access to an improved drinking water source, participants heard this week at the IV Water and ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/17/2016 - 09:18

  6. 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 ...

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

  7. Costa Rica Seeks $6 Million From Nicaragua for Environmental Damage

    8 Jun 2016- 11:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica The Costa Rican government announced this week that it would seek over $6 million USD in compensation from Nicaragua for environmental damages and other costs associated with the 2010 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/08/2016 - 11:59

  8. EC Provides $15 Million to Help Caribbean Nations Cope With Drought

    31 May 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) is providing $15.5 million USD to help Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba cope with ongoing drought. The ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/31/2016 - 10:15

  9. Scientists Question Future Prospects for Nicaragua’s Inter-Oceanic Canal

    27 May 2016- 09:23 by Local Press Report MANAGUA Mongabay Scientists have warned that a controversial proposal to construct an inter-oceanic canal through Nicaragua is founded on incomplete knowledge of its environmental feasibility. In fact, many social ...

    Local Press Report - 05/27/2016 - 09:23

  10. Nicaraguan Inter-Oceanic Canal Threatens Endangered Species: Study

    10 May 2016- 08:58 by Local Press Report EAST LANSING, MI Mongabay A planned trans-oceanic canal in Nicaragua could spell disaster for jaguars and other large mammals, according to a new study by researchers at Panthera, Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC) ...

    Local Press Report - 05/10/2016 - 08:58

  11. 3.5 Million in Central America Face Hunger Due to El Niño: Oxfam America

    6 May 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOSTON, MA, United States The El Niño weather phenomenon is affecting at least 7 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean, who are facing floods and water and food shortages, relief group Oxfam said ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/06/2016 - 10:07

  12. WaterAid Trains Ex-Gangsters to Maintain WASH Facilities in Nicaragua

    3 May 2016- 08:39 by Local Press Report BILWI Training Journal WaterAid and its partner AMEC (Aerobombas de Macate, meaning ‘Windpumps and Ropepumps’) have set up a practical scheme training students to become skilled young entrepreneurs in the field of ...

    Local Press Report - 05/03/2016 - 08:40

  13. Lake Nicaragua Water Levels Are Dropping

    27 Apr 2016- 08:25 by Local Press Report MANAGUA Havana Times Residents of the communities around Lake Cocibolca (Lake of Nicaragua) share the same concern: the water level of the lake is dropping and they fear that “climate change” will dry it up ...

    Local Press Report - 04/27/2016 - 08:25

  14. Nicaragua Facing Its Worst Environmental Crisis: NGOs

    25 Apr 2016- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAGUA, Nicaragua Nicaragua is facing the most severe environmental crisis in its history, with rivers and lakes drying up, agricultural land being lost, and precipitation levels reduced, a group of NGOs said ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/25/2016 - 10:31

  15. 70 Percent of Nicaragua's Banana Crop Lost Due to Drought

    20 Apr 2016- 07:52 by Local Press Report MANAGUA Eurofruit Nicaragua has reportedly lost around 70 per cent of its banana crop in the area around Rivas this year, after a severe drought struck the south-west of the country. The Rivas banana producers ...

    Local Press Report - 04/20/2016 - 07:52

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