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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
  • 10 Jul 2017- 11:49 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI Business Standard News India extracts more groundwater than the United States and China together, a Water Resource Ministry official said on Friday, adding that some states are extracting more groundwater than there is recharge. "Groundwater
  • 4 Aug 2016- 11:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government will turn to a court of arbitration to intervene in its dispute with India over that nation’s hydropower projects in the Kashmir region, power and water ministry officials said this week. “It would not be The
  • 18 Jul 2016- 11:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan has announced it will again turn to the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague to resolve its dispute with India over sharing the Indus River’s waters. Pakistani Minister of Defense, Water and Power Khawaja
  • 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,
  • 22 Apr 2016- 11:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India The Indian government is releasing $124 million USD for drinking water facilities in drought-stricken areas of the country. Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Sanitation and Drinking Water Chaudhary Birender Singh noted
  • 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 NEW DELHI, India The $1.18 billion USD Ken-Betwa river linking project-- which aims to irrigate 600,000 hectares of land and provide drinking water to 1.34 million people in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh states-- will be an ecological disaster, India
  • 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
  • 11 Dec 2015- 11:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India’s National Green Tribunal has issued further directives aimed at cleaning up and protecting the Ganges River in Uttarakhand state. The 150-page order directed the state government to treat the area 100 meters from the middle of
  • 9 Dec 2015- 10:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government plans to ask the World Bank to appoint a neutral expert to help resolve the conflict between Pakistan and India over hydropower projects being built in the Kashmir region. “We have decided to move World Bank
  • 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

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