Disasters

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  • 2 Aug 2019- 09:53 by TWD Staff 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 silence land and
  • 20 May 2016- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Mining company Antofagasta announced this week that it had finally reached an agreement with local community members over a tailings dam at its Los Pelambres copper mine in central Chile. Addressing shareholders in London this week,
  • 11 Apr 2016- 11:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The US law firm hired by miners BHP Billiton and Vale SA to conduct an independent investigation into the tailings dam collapse at the Samarco iron ore mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state has close commercial ties to both
  • 1 Apr 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Human rights organization Survival International has called on the United Nations to take action to address the high rates of mercury poisoning among indigenous people in the Amazon regions of Brazil, Venezuela and Peru. In a
  • 23 Mar 2016- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia The decision to file a pollution lawsuit against mining company Vedanta Resources in the United Kingdom, rather than Zambia, undermines the Zambian judiciary, President Edgar Lungu said this week. Vedanta is accused of discharging
  • 2 Mar 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The Ogale and Bille communities from Nigeria’s Rivers State are suing oil giant Shell in a London court over contamination in the Niger Delta. They are being represented by British law firm Leigh Day. The first hearing at the
  • 4 Nov 2015- 11:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Oil giant Shell has lied about cleaning up areas of the Niger Delta that have been affected by oil spills, two human rights groups said in a new report issued this week. The report, " Clean it up: Shell's false claims
  • 23 Oct 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Global non-profit CDP this week unveiled its “Water A List” of companies that are on the path to sustainably managing water resources. The CDP Global Water Report 2015, written on behalf of 617 investors with $63 trillion USD in
  • 7 Aug 2015- 10:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Shell must overhaul its clean-up methods and match the Nigerian government’s commitment to address oil pollution in the Niger Delta, international human rights watchdog Amnesty International said this week. The group said in a
  • 22 Apr 2015- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom At least two people involved in environmental and land activism are killed every week, according to a new report by international human rights NGO Global Witness. The report, “How Many More,” released last week, found that at
  • 9 Jan 2015- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Human rights watchdog Amnesty International and Nigerian NGO the Center for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) announced this week that oil giant Shell has finally paid out $84 million USD in compensation to
  • 18 Nov 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Documents submitted by Shell as part of a UK court case show that the oil giant repeatedly minimized the size and impact of two major oil spills in Bodo, Nigeria, in an attempt to minimize compensation payments, according to human
  • 5 Aug 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom A new report from a coalition of environmental and human rights groups warned that Nigeria and oil giant Royal Dutch Shell have taken “almost no meaningful action” to clean up pollution caused by oil production in the Niger Delta.
  • 30 Jul 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Access to water and energy is a growing risk for the mining industry, according to global professional services firm Ernst & Young. The company included water and energy for the first time in its top 10 mining risk list for
  • 8 Jul 2014- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance (ALNAP), an organization that aims to improve the performance of humanitarian actions, has published a new  paper presenting lessons learned from flood responses in

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