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  • 15 Mar 2020- 08:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States A relaxaton of the US's permitting regime for mining companies lies behind an extensive record of environmental spills and pollution violations at five major operating “hardrock” mines in Alaska. Metal mining in the
  • 12 Feb 2020- 10:47 by Staff- Water Diplomat MONTREAL ONT, Canada Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed challenges brought over the expansion of the Trans Mountain (TMX) oil pipeline system expansion project. The challenge, rejected in a 4 February unanimous ruling, was presented by four
  • 10 Feb 2020- 06:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN FRANCISCO CA In advance of Donald Trump’s “State of the Union” address, nine environmental NGOs released their own statement about the state of the nation’s environment, condemning the US President's administration. "Donald Trump's
  • 26 Jan 2020- 08:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States United States President Donald Trump has elaborated on his government's plan to roll back federal protections of water resources, telling the American Farm Bureau Federation 19 January that new water supply rules would
  • 15 Jan 2020- 08:44 by Staff- Water Diplomat DAKAR, Senegal The World Water Council (WWC), host country Senegal and host city Dakar have announced plans for the ninth triennial World Water Forum, scheduled for 22-27 March 2021 with the theme “Water Security for Peace and Development”. The event is
  • 13 Jan 2020- 09:57 by Staff- Water Diplomat SEOUL, South Korea The government of Japan looks likely to proceed with a controlled ocean-release of radioactive wastewater associated with the Fukushima disaster, a move criticised by environmental groups in neighbouring countries. A draft report on how
  • 6 Jan 2020- 10:34 by Staff- Water Diplomat LONDON, United Kingdom A new report from NGO  Christian Aid  identifies and quantifies 15 of the most destructive weather events of 2019. All of the disasters (floods, cyclones, typhoons, hurricanes, tropical storms) caused damage of over US$1 billion, and
  • 27 Dec 2019- 10:35 by Local Press Report MENDOZA Mining.com A number of protests took place this weekend in Argentina’s central province of Mendoza, following the approval of a new version of Law 7722, which restricted the use of dangerous chemicals in mining operations. The modified law allows for
  • 27 Dec 2019- 07:07 by Local Press Report MEXICO CITY Fronteras Mexican Secretary of Environment Victor Toledo promised to transform the Sonora River Valley from the site of a disaster into a region of hope. In August 2014, Grupo México’s Buenavista copper mine spilled nearly 11 million gallons of
  • 27 Dec 2019- 07:05 by Local Press Report TOKYO The Japan Times The economy and industry ministry has proposed gradually releasing or allowing to evaporate massive amounts of waste liquid that has been treated but is still contaminated with radioactive materials at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima
  • 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, at least in part, by excess water levels. The
  • 30 Nov 2019- 09:20 by Staff- Water Diplomat Washington DC, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest columns written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, Renee Martin-Nagle examines governance of our planet’s atmospheric water.
  • 2 Dec 2019- 08:08 by Staff- Water Diplomat TOKYO, Japan The government of Japan government has sought to reassure neighboring countries that contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant will be dealt with “appropriately”. There has been critisism of Japan, however, for lack of specific
  • 10 Nov 2019- 12:14 by Staff- Water Diplomat NEW YORK NY, United States Marking the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict on November 6, the head of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) Inger Andersen called for greater action to protect natural
  • 4 Nov 2019- 07:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo A new report argues that a huge, potentially 40 Gigawatt, hydroelectric project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) may yield no benefit to the country’s population, 80 percent of which have no access to

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