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  • 18 Jan 2021- 08:19 by Local Press Report LIMA Hydro Review Peru’s energy and mines ministry has accepted force majeure requests from Empresa de Generación Eléctrica Santa Lorenza for its 18.7-MW Santa Lorenza I small hydro project. The plant was due to be online at the end of 2018. According to
  • 11 Jan 2021- 12:16 by Local Press Report CASPER WY Fairfield Citizen Leaders of several tribal nations said a Trump administration decision to permit five oil companies drilling rights in Wyoming will destroy cultural resources, compromise air and water quality and violate existing treaty rights,
  • 11 Jan 2021- 12:23 by Local Press Report TRIPOLI China.org The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday said it has provided access to clean water for thousands of internally displaced Libyans in and around the capital Tripoli. A total of "2,547 families, of whom, nearly 4,597
  • 9 Jan 2021- 10:51 by Staff- Water Diplomat TEL AVIV, Israel   PUBLISHER'S CORRECTION, 13 January: This news article (OOSKAnews and The Water Diplomat) has been corrected to reflect a mis-spelling in the original article of "Metulla", and a misrepresentation of the legal status of the
  • 12 Jan 2021- 15:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MADRID, Spain Large swathes of land in densely populated parts of the world are subsiding rapidly as a result of groundwater depletion. Paired with rising sea levels caused by global warming, this could place many coastal cities at risk of severe
  • 12 Jan 2021- 15:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan The International Rescue Committee (IRC), is calling for international financial support to prevent famine across large swathes of South Sudan in the face of economic crisis, devastating floods, mass displacement and COVID-19. With
  • 13 Jan 2021- 12:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NYALA, Sudan A dispute over water access in the tribal areas of South Darfur, Sudan left 15 people dead at the end of December, just as the UN was widing up its 13 year peacekeeping mission in the country. According to media reports, a firefight erupted
  • 13 Jan 2021- 11:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent St Paul MN, United States Last month, opponents of Canadian pipeline company Enbridge’s new $2.6bn Line 3 Canada-US oil pipeline replacement project have filed a lawsuit to halt construction following concerns from environmentalists and indigenous
  • 13 Jan 2021- 11:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The government of China has approved a new law on Yangtze River conservation, following a third review, which will take effect on March 1 2021. The new legislation is part of China’s efforts to protect the country’s “mother river” which
  • 3 Jan 2021- 07:51 by Local Press Report VITORIA Mining Technology Samarco Mineração is set to resume operations at its Germano complex in Minas Gerais and Ubu complex in Espírito Santo, Brazil, after it met the licensing requirements. The company has commenced production of iron ore pellets. The
  • 3 Jan 2021- 08:05 by Local Press Report HARARE NewsDay Zimbabwe Parliament has moved to ratify the Minamata Convention on Mercury, with legislators taking turns to condemn the use of the highly toxic element in gold extraction because of the serious environmental and health dangers it poses.
  • 3 Jan 2021- 08:06 by Local Press Report EDMONTON Global News Contaminated water that leaked from an oilfield pipeline on Christmas Day has entered the North Saskatchewan River but has had no detectable impact on it, says a spokesman for Calgary-based oil and gas producer ARC Resources Ltd. The
  • 9 Jan 2021- 10:37 by Staff- Water Diplomat LONDON, United Kingdom Christian Aid's annual assessment of weather disasters reports an estimated $150 Billion USD in damages in 2020, reflecting long-term impact of global warming. An estimated 4 Percent of the economic losses from climate-related
  • 9 Jan 2021- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Maputo, Mozambique The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched a 2021 appeal for $52.8 Million USD to address the most urgent and growing humanitarian crisis across Mozambique. The campaign will support approximately 250,000 children who are
  • 17 Dec 2020- 10:32 by Staff- Water Diplomat CHICAGO IL, United States Financial futures contracts tied to the spot price of water related to the $1.1 Billion USD California spot water market traded on Wall Street for the first time, opening a market for farmers and investors to hedge against water

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