Disasters

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  • 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
  • 31 Oct 2014- 10:43 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY Amazon Watch The U.S. federal judge who ruled in favor of Chevron in the company’s campaign to block collection of its $9.5 billion environmental liability in Ecuador held investments in the oil company at the time of his decision, documents
  • 27 Oct 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States A lawyer representing five Haitian cholera victims and their families last week asked a US district court judge to lift the United Nations’ legal immunity so that the international body can be held responsible for the cholera
  • 23 Sep 2014- 10:33 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY Telesur World leaders are gathering in New York City to participate in the U.N. Climate Summit that begins on Tuesday. Around 120 heads of state are expected to attend.On Sunday, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon welcomed Chilean President
  • 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
  • 14 Jul 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations has “a moral responsibility” to help Haiti fight the cholera epidemic that has killed nearly 9,000 people and sickened more than 700,000 over the past four years, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said this
  • 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
  • 11 Jun 2014- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom UK-based oil giant Soco International PLC announced this week that it will end its controversial operations in Africa’s oldest national park, the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to
  • 19 May 2014- 10:04 by Local Press Report LONDON WWF The United Nations agency that oversees World Heritage Sites has issued an urgent appeal for the end of oil exploration in Virunga National Park. After a field mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) property, the UN Educational,
  • 8 May 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States A group of 77 non-governmental organizations, led and coordinated by human and environmental rights coalition the Mining Working Group, sent a letter of protest to the United Nations this week over the apparent failure to
  • 19 Mar 2014- 10:00 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY Upstream A US lawyer on Tuesday appealed a federal judge's ruling that he used fraud to secure a multibillion-dollar pollution judgment against Chevron in Ecuador, a decision that bars him from collecting a $9.5 billion award in the United
  • 6 Mar 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States US Federal District Judge Lewis Kaplan this week ruled in favor of Chevron Corporation in a case between the oil giant and Ecuadorian plaintiffs over soil and water pollution in Ecuador’s Amazon region. In 2011, an Ecuadorian
  • 19 Feb 2014- 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The fourth annual Natural Hazards Risk Atlas, developed by global risk analytics company Maplecroft, identifies the United States, China, India, Bangladesh, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom as the seven countries with the
  • 14 Jan 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya is leading a multi-national humanitarian assistance program backed by UN agencies for civilians affected by the escalating crisis in South Sudan. Government officials said on January 13 that in addition to dispatching a group of