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  • 13 Dec 2011- 10:31 by Local Press Report VANCOUVER, BC China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd. (Press Release) The local government has built a new water dam on the Muleng River to support future expansion of the CSH gold mine. China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd. has completed
  • 1 Dec 2011- 11:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Argentina, BUENOS AIRES On November 16, Argentina’s Ministry of Economy and Public Finance (MECON) announced new measures aimed at eliminating service subsidies, including subsidies for water.  According to MECON, the measures will allow the state to
  • 31 Oct 2011- 21:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa One of South Africa’s leading engineering firms, Bigen Africa, announced plans to increase investment in the country by expanding commercial participation in municipal water supply and sanitation projects. The company, which
  • 24 Oct 2011- 17:15 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Independent Online (South Africa) The suspension of Coal of Africa Limited’s (CoAL, CZA) Integrated Water Use License for the Vele Colliery has been lifted, paving the way for the company to restart operations. The company was forced to halt
  • 3 Oct 2011- 15:17 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly (South Africa) The South African government lacks a clear plan to deal with acid mine drainage (AMD), according to Dr. Anthony Turton, Touchstone Resources director. Turton said more transparency was needed at the
  • 29 Sep 2011- 10:52 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES MarketWatch Argentina is holding discussions with the Chinese state-owned China Communications Construction Company Limited to clean up the Riachuelo River basin. The waterway is polluted with industrial waste and raw sewage from the southern
  • 22 Sep 2011- 10:45 by Local Press Report VANCOUVER, BC Exeter Resource Corporation (Press Release) The Chilean government has granted Exeter Resource Corporation a 10,726 hectare water exploration concession. The concession offers a second potential water source for the Caspiche gold-copper project
  • 12 Sep 2011- 14:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa has put on hold a planned $200 million USD investment in gas and water infrastructure by oil firm Royal Dutch Shell over concerns about water contamination. Water Minister Edna Molewa said no water license would
  • 1 Sep 2011- 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Argentina, BUENOS AIRES International environment NGO WWF has called the Riachuelo River in Buenos Aires an “open sewer,” in a new report released during World Water Week in Stockholm. According to the report, “Big Cities, Big Water, Big Challenges,” the
  • 11 Jul 2011- 13:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa has proposed amendments to existing water quality regulations in a bid to ensure high-level compliance by the country’s water service providers, including municipal councils. The measures unveiled by the
  • 16 Jun 2011- 13:59 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES UPI Volcanic ash from the eruption of Chile’s Puyehue volcano pose a risk to rivers in the region, which could be silted as the ash settles. This in turn could cause rivers to overflow and trigger floods. The weight of falling water and volcanic
  • 26 May 2011- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentinat Aguas Bonarenses (ABSA) will invest nearly $319 million USD in water and sanitation projects, according to company president Guillermo Scarcella.  Scarcella said ABSA is planning and funding a variety of projects in Buenos Aires
  • 2 May 2011- 15:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South Africa has suspended planned shale gas exploration activities in the country’s Northern Cape region of Karoo over concerns about water contamination. The cabinet on April 21 imposed a moratorium on licensing gas
  • 5 Apr 2011- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Japan, FUKUSHIMA Japanese government officials on March 28 announced restrictions on drinking water in at least four areas within Fukushima prefecture, where a massive 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami on March 11 heavily damaged a nuclear power
  • 4 Apr 2011- 15:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa The Department of Water Affairs in South Africa has assured farmers downstream of the Limpopo River in South Africa and Botswana that ongoing projects to augment electricity supply in South Africa present no threat to the

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