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
  • 4 Nov 2014- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Public-private sector cooperation and investment are key to protecting water resources in the face of climate change, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). ECLAC hosted a seminar
  • 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
  • 9 Oct 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The Third Chamber of Chile’s Supreme Court this week order a halt to the development of Canadian mining giant Goldcorp’s $3.9 billion El Morro open pit gold and copper mine, due to concerns from indigenous groups that it may cause
  • 8 Oct 2014- 10:13 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO AZO Mining Exeter Resource Corporation is pleased to announce an expanded water drilling program at its Caspiche gold-copper project in northern Chile. The program follows the discovery of an extensive subsurface aquifer earlier this year at the
  • 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
  • 11 Sep 2014- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile’s mining sector has increased its use of desalinated seawater by 160 percent over the past two years, according to new data from the Chilean Copper Commission (COCHILCO). COCHILCO said last week that the country’s copper mining
  • 5 Sep 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The Chilean government said last week that proposed reforms to the country’s Water Code would put limitations on the country's water rights system. The announcement came in response to critics who ave complained about the delay in
  • 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
  • 16 Jun 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The government of Chile last week rejected the $8 billion USD HidroAysen project, which would have seen five hydropower dams constructed on the Baker and Pascua rivers in the country’s Patagonia region. On June 10th, a committee
  • 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

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