Disasters

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  • 11 Jun 2019- 12:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NIJMEGEN, Netherlands A letter on behalf of 30 international and African NGOs and activists has been sent to Standard Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation urging the lenders to reconsider their initial support for an oil development project in
  • 11 Jun 2019- 13:23 by Local Press Report VINNYTSIA 112 International Chemicals were spilled into Ros River in Vinnytsia region. As a result, the Bila Tserkva Pump-Filtering Station stopped working. Uman town has water reserves left for three days and Bila Tserkva – for one day. Local residents are
  • 11 Jun 2019- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina The Supreme Court of Argentina has upheld the constitutionality of an environmental law that bans mining in glacial areas. A challenge to the law had been brought by Canada’s Barrick Gold which operates the Veladero gold mine in
  • 5 Jun 2019- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) announced plans June 3 to approach power supplier Eskom of South Africa for relief on a payment plan for power imports as drought hits hydro power production capacity in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe
  • 5 Jun 2019- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations High Commission for Human Rights (UNHCR) issued a  renewed call June 4 for urgent support for people affected and displaced by drought in Somalia. In May 2019 OOSKAnews reported on the release of a "Blue Peace
  • 3 Jun 2019- 13:54 by Local Press Report ACCRA Veolia Veolia has signed a new contract with AngloGold Ashanti Ltd, the world’s third largest gold producer. Veolia Ghana Ltd will be responsible for operating and maintaining all the water treatment plants for the Obuasi open-cut and underground mines
  • 31 May 2019- 07:41 by Local Press Report CHENGDU Coindesk Government authorities in China’s Sichuan province are reportedly probing into local bitcoin mining farms that have allegedly been constructed without official approval. The Economic and Information Bureau in Garze – a mountainous area with
  • 31 May 2019- 07:45 by Local Press Report HARARE The Zimbabwe Mail Zimbabwe’s largest hydroelectric plant, Kariba Dam, will suspend output in 14 weeks if water levels continue to fall at the current rate, the energy minister said on Thursday, paving the way for deeper power cuts in the country. The
  • 29 May 2019- 10:50 by Local Press Report MEXICO CITY El Universal Ongoing stoppages at Newmont Goldcorp Peñasquitgold mine in Mexico are costing millions every day to both public coffers and the company, a Mexican minister said on Thursday, urging a solution that will restart operations. He did not
  • 27 May 2019- 06:48 by Local Press Report KUWAIT CITY MENAFN With the increasing of tension in the region and the high probability of war between the United States and Iran there is increasing talk about the preparations of the ministries of state to meet any emergency. The situation imposes an
  • 27 May 2019- 08:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The effect of sea-level rise caused by climate change could be as large as the combined size of Spain, France, Germany and the UK and could affect about 180 million people in coastal settlements, globally. As part of the
  • 20 May 2019- 06:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil Movement of the embankment of iron ore giant Vale SA’s decommissioned Gongo Soco mine pit near the city of Barão de Cocais has been detected by radar, the company has reported. It is predicted that, if the movement continues, the
  • 18 May 2019- 09:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Big industries throughout Europe are lobbying for significant and devastating changes to the EU water law, the Water Framework Directive (WFD), according to a coalition of environmental organizations. Living Rivers Europe, five
  • 17 May 2019- 07:58 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Mining Technology Josias van Zyl, managing director of Swissborough Diamond Mining, has filed a R29.9bn ($2.1bn) lawsuit against South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in the latest chapter in a dispute over lost diamond deposits in Lesotho
  • 13 May 2019- 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEPFI), in consultation with twenty leading investment vehicles, has launched a comprehensive investor guidance document to help assess how climate change and climate action

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