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  • 25 Jun 2020- 06:04 by Staff- Water Diplomat LA GUIJIRA, Colombia The indigenous Wayuu communities of Colombia have launched an urgent appeal for the UN Human Rights Council to intervene in an alleged human rights crisis caused by operations of the Cerrejon coal mine which is backed by Australian
  • 20 Feb 2019- 07:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States A new $180 Million USD Global Environment Facility (GEF) program, supported by United Nations (UN) agencies is designed to cut harmful mercury emissions, associated with gold mining, to water and the environment, and improve
  • 16 Dec 2018- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON VA, United States A new survey reports the existence of more than 2000 sites and 200 illegal mining areas threatening the health of indigenous populations and the environment in six Amazonian countries. Thirty rivers are affected by mining or being
  • 20 Jun 2018- 11:57 by Local Press Report BOGOTA CityLab Colombia’s capital Bogotá relies on a unique ecosystem called páramos for its water. The tropical plants and moss in the páramo act like a sponge, trapping moisture from the foggy air, storing it in the soil during the dry season, and
  • 20 May 2018- 08:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEDELLIN, Colombia Tens of thousands of residents evacuated villages on the banks of Colombia’s Cauca river last week after complications at the partially built Hidroituango dam, 170 kilometers north of Medellin and the country’s largest, led to a state
  • 26 Oct 2017- 10:39 by Local Press Report BOGOTA Open Democracy Tensions over land and natural resources persist in rural areas despite the end of conflict between FARC and the Colombian government. This is in part because the government continues to prioritise the extraction and export of
  • 22 Aug 2016- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Colombia’s Constitutional Court last week gave mining company Minas Paz de Oro a six-month deadline to put in place policies to prevent serious environmental contamination in Boyaca department. In its ruling, the court said that “all
  • 12 May 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia The Colombian Ombudsman's Office warned this week of a "critical situation" with regard to child malnutrition in a number of indigenous communities in the eastern Orinoquia region. "After several weeks traveling
  • 6 May 2016- 09:03 by Local Press Report GIRARDOT PR Newswire New Colombia Resources, Inc., a U.S. company with premium metallurgical coal and building material mining titles, medical marijuana, and industrial hemp and other resource operations in Colombia, is pleased to announce a project to build
  • 2 May 2016- 09:45 by Local Press Report BOGOTA AFP Colombia’s widespread illegal mining is blamed for causing environmental damage and holding workers in slave-like conditions-- and now is also being blamed for a malaria outbreak. Corporate Risk Policy Pollution Sanitation, Hygiene & Disease
  • 28 Apr 2016- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia The recent death of a two-year-old brings the total number of children who have died of malnutrition in Colombia’s La Guajira province to 25 this year. All 25 children were members of the indigenous Wayuu community. Back in February,
  • 5 Apr 2016- 11:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuela will reduce power generation if water levels in the Simon Bolivar Dam (also known as the Guri Dam), the country's largest and the source of about half of its hydropower, fall below the minimum level of 240 meters,
  • 31 Mar 2016- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia The Colombian government will decide by next week whether to initiate energy rationing amid ongoing drought conditions, President Juan Manuel Santos said on March 29th. He had previously called on the public to reduce daily energy
  • 16 Mar 2016- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela The Venezuelan government has announced an extended holiday for workers next week as part of its efforts to conserve power supply amid ongoing drought. The announcement, published in the official gazette on March 15th, adds three days
  • 16 Mar 2016- 08:43 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC YubaNet Eco Oro Minerals’ proposed Angostura mining project in the high-altitude wetlands, or páramo, of Santurbán, has announced that it could file an international arbitration suit against Colombia over measures to protect the páramo, which