Disasters

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  • 15 Sep 2019- 08:19 by TWD Staff WASHINGTON DC, United States The Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) has published a report calling on governments and businesses to take action to innovate and advance climate adaptation solutions based on new research findings. The report explains that climate
  • 25 Sep 2018- 11:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New York, United States An upcoming report by the Organization For Economic Cooperration and Development (OECD), UN Environment (UNEP)and the World Bank Group says serious and rapid investment in sustainable upgrades and alternatives is needed to limit
  • 22 May 2018- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY The government of Kyrgizstan has demanded a new United Nations resolution on problems associated from uranium mining tailings. Deputy Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Kubatbek Boronov has drawn attention to uranium tailing dumps, close
  • 25 Jan 2017- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New York, NY, United States Banco Safra SA has filed a class action in New York against BHP Billiton and Vale, joint-venture partners in Samarco, the iron ore mine responsible for Brazil’s worst ever environmental disaster. Australian media reports that
  • 11 Nov 2016- 08:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States UN agencies including the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) this week launched a cholera vaccination campaign in areas of Haiti hit
  • 21 Sep 2016- 07:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke to the United Nations General Assembly on September 21st, and took the opportunity of his farewell address to urge world leaders to end the war in Syria and bring 2015’s Paris climate
  • 7 Sep 2016- 05:39 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY NK News North Korea has mobilized search and rescue, first aid teams and resources to address the damage caused by Typhoon Lionrock, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Wednesday. An OCHA fact sheet echoed
  • 29 Aug 2016- 07:19 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY The Country Caller Monday is going to be among crucial days for the investors as external auditor, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, is scheduled to announce its Samarco dam’s disaster report. The auditor was hired by Brazilian mining
  • 9 Aug 2016- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States A US federal appeals court this week blocked enforcement of a $9.5 billion USD fine against oil giant Chevron, issued by an Ecuadorian court in 2011 for pollution in that country’s Amazon region. The 2nd US Circuit Court of
  • 19 Jul 2016- 11:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Companies developing metal deposits in Kyrgyzstan’s Issyk-Kul province are failing to company with environmental safety requirements, according to provincial authorities. Askhat Akibaev, the plenipotentiary representative for the
  • 28 Jun 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan The Kyrgyz government this week approved Kumtor’s 2016 mine plan. It is the final approval needed to ensure continuous operations at the gold mine in Kyrgyzstan’s Issyk-Kul province. Last week, Centerra Gold Inc, owner of the Kumtor
  • 23 Jun 2016- 11:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Centerra Gold Inc, owner of the Kumtor gold mine in Kyrgyzstan’s Issyk-Kul province, said this week that it has received approval for its 2016 maximum allowable emissions and maximum allowable discharge permits from the Kyrgyz State
  • 20 Jun 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan The Kyrgyz government has ordered state agencies to take steps to ensure uninterrupted operations at the Kumtor gold mine in Issyk-Kul province, but has warned that these measures “do not cancel the obligations of the Kumtor Gold
  • 6 Jun 2016- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, ON, Canada Kyrgyz authorities have launched a fresh criminal investigation into Centerra Gold subsidiary the Kumtor Operating Company, Centerra Gold announced this week. The Toronto-based miner said it had been informed that several of Kumtor’s
  • 2 Jun 2016- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan The Inter-District Court of Bishkek on June 1st fined the Kumtor Operating Company another $5.1 million USD for environmental damage at its gold mine in Kyrgyzstan’s Issyk-Kul region. The ruling, based on two combined claims filed by

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