Disasters

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  • 14 Aug 2012- 08:28 by Local Press Report LONDON The Guardian Anglo American head of sustainable development and energy Sam Hoe-Richardson told the Guardian that the UK-based mining firm, with operations in Africa, Europe, South and North America, Australia and Asia, is "looking at ourselves.
  • Oil giant Chevron has not complied with a court-ordered August 6 deadline for payment of a $19 billion USD fine for environmental damage resulting from one of the world’s largest oil contaminations incidents in Ecuador’s Amazon region.
  • The UN World Food Program on August 3 announced details of its food aid program for victims of the devastating floods that swept through North Korea this month.
  • Iraq’s southern Basra governorate was on the verge of water crisis last week, with government agencies blaming severe shortages on power cuts that halted water production at treatment plants.
  • Foreign investors, both public and private, have been snatching up relatively cheap land all over Africa, primarily for food production to be exported out of the most food-insecure continent in the world. However, these land grabs are not really about the land, but more about the freshwater that goes with it, according to a new report from GRAIN, an international non-profit organization that works to support small farmers and social movements in moving toward community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems.
  • 11 May 2012- 13:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Representatives of a U.S.-based environmental non-profit met with governor of Bulacan province Wilhelmino Sy Alvarado earlier this month to advance clean-up efforts on the Marilao-Meycauayan-Obando River System (MMORS), which has
  • 10 May 2012- 10:35 by Local Press Report NEW YORK CITY Amazon Defense Coalition Full Story- Environmental lawyer Robert F Kennedy Jr was one of the first outsiders to travel to a remote area of Ecuador's Amazon to assess what at the time was considered one of the worst oil disasters on the
  • 7 May 2012- 11:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom  The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria is being accused of significantly underreporting the damage caused by oil spills, including contamination of water sources. Rights group Amnesty International said in a report
  • 30 Apr 2012- 10:01 by Local Press Report BODO The Guardian (United Kingdom) Full Story- A Shell oil spill on the Niger delta was at least 60 times greater than the company reported at the time, according to unpublished documents obtained by Amnesty International. According to Shell, the 2008 spill
  • Tensions are rising again over the proposed Thai-funded Xayaburi Dam project in Laos. Last December in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the Mekong River Commission Council, representing Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand, debated the 1,260-megawatt dam’s future. Delegates decided that a fuller study of the dam’s impact was needed before further development.
  • 1 Feb 2012- 10:24 by Local Press Report new yorK, ny Courthouse News Service New York’s 2nd Circuit Court has again refused to block Ecuadoreans from collecting the $18.2 billion USD judgment against oil giant Chevron over oil contamination in the Amazon. The settlement was awarded in February 2011
  • 29 Nov 2011- 12:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia In a landmark judgment, the Lusaka High Court has ordered Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) to pay $2 million USD to 2,000 Chingola residents for polluting the Mushishima River. The Mushishima is a tributary of the Kafue River, which accounts
  • 22 Sep 2011- 10:37 by Local Press Report new yorK, ny The Guardian (United Kingdom) Residents of the Amazon Basin area in northern Ecuador, who say their health and environment were damaged when oil firm Texaco dumped toxic waste into their water supply, are asking a New York court to free up $8

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