Disasters

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  • 2 Aug 2019- 09:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Human rights watch-dog Global Witness has launched its 2018 annual investigative report on attacks on "defenders" of land and environmental rights.  According to "Enemies of the State? How governments and business
  • 7 Apr 2019- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Ninety-six institutional investors, representing $10.3 Trillion USD in assets under management, have sent an urgent letter to 683 listed mining companies requesting full disclosure on tailings storage facilities under their control
  • 2 Mar 2019- 11:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the government of Jordan have signed a $74 Million USD loan to finance the improvement of water supply systems in the Jordan valley, as well as a wastewater treatment network. EIB President
  • 26 Feb 2019- 10:10 by Local Press Report LONDON Oil Price A deal between Tullow Oil and local Kenyan authorities that would allow the oil company to pump water for the wells and that would be crucial to the final investment decision for Kenya’s first and currently only oil project could be pushed
  • 18 Jan 2019- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia Villagers's in Zambia's Copper Belt are still waiting to find out whether their water contamination claim against a mining subsidiary of Vedanta Resources will be held in the United Kingdom or Zambia. The claimants are alleging
  • 3 Jan 2019- 07:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom New research describes how climate-change-related extreme weather events in 2018 affected every populated continent causing injury and displacement of millions and costing billions of dollars. The report, released by Christian Aid
  • 19 Nov 2018- 13:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The UK board of Antofagasta Mining has approved a $1.3 Billion USD expansion for its Los Pelambres copper mine in Chile which has historically attracted controversy related to water use / stewardship. The company is planning to
  • 25 Apr 2018- 13:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, UK A UK television documentary broadcast April 24 by the country's Channel 4 featured a scientific autopsy on five tonnes of so-called “fatberg”, taken from a sewer under the city’s Blackfriars Road. Experts analyzed the contents to
  • 14 Mar 2018- 06:18 by Local Press Report LONDON Mining Journal Anglo American has stopped iron ore production in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state after a pipeline that transports its product to Rio de Janeiro leaked into one of the region’s streams. Corporate Risk Ecosystems Pollution Social Issues
  • 21 Feb 2018- 09:57 by Local Press Report LONDON Aid and International Development Forum Save the Children report that 90,000 children in East Africa risk being forced to drop out of school each week in 2018 due to drought and conflict. This is the equivalent of 4.7 million children abandoning their
  • 16 Jan 2018- 08:51 by Local Press Report LONDON Mining Journal The water issue is not as simple as being able to locate a captive source to start a development, it is much more complicated. "From supply origin (surface, ground, sea or third-party water), management (recirculation and
  • 25 Sep 2017- 07:51 by Local Press Report LONDON The Guardian The reality of climate change and more frequent and intense downpours has exposed the hubris of the "pave, pipe and pump" approach to water management. As the recent floods from Bangladesh to Texas show, it’s not just the
  • 15 Sep 2017- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Info LONDON Thames Water Thames Water engineers have started a three-week sewer war against a giant 250 metre long fatberg around 10 times bigger than the famous Kingston monster found in 2013. The Whitechapel fatberg is one of the largest ever found, with the
  • 27 Mar 2017- 09:52 by Local Press Report LONDON BBC News Thames Water has been fined a record £20m after pumping 1.9 billion litres of untreated sewage into the River Thames. The company admitted water pollution and other offences at sewage facilities in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire following
  • 16 Jan 2017- 04:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON In January 2015, Royal Dutch Shell agreed to pay £55m in compensation to thousands of residents of Bodo, a fishing community in the Niger Delta. Their livelihoods had been devastated by two oil spills in 2008-09 that had been caused by corroded

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