Disasters

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  • 9 Dec 2014- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The Peruvian Congress on December 5th approved creation of the National Research Institute of Mountain Glaciers and Ecosystems, or INIAGEM, which will provide data to decision- makers on ways to mitigate the effects of glacial retreat.
  • 19 Aug 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile’s Superintendency of Sanitation Services (SISS) last week signed an agreement with the Fundacion Chile-- a non-profit corporation created by the Chilean government and ITT Corporation-- to participate in the SuizAgua program, which
  • 15 Jul 2014- 10:25 by Local Press Report LA PAZ Infosur Hoy A dam in a southwestern Bolivian mining town that helped keep dangerous pollutants out of a major regional waterway has burst, sparking an environmental emergency, officials said.  “The lower part of the dam broke – there was some sort of
  • 9 May 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia Bolivia needs to invest $3 billion USD to achieve 100 percent water and sanitation coverage, according to the country’s Ministry of Environment and Water. The country has already reached the Millennium Development Goal target for drinking
  • 26 Feb 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia Flooding has beset lowland parts of Bolivia, such as the Amazonian region of Beni on the Brazilian border, with disastrous consequences for local farming communities. “The number of affected families has risen to 59,800, while 59
  • 2 Jan 2014- 10:08 by Local Press Report OXFORD Responding to Climate Change The continued destruction of the Amazon to exploit its resources for mining, agriculture and hydro-power is threatening the future of the South American continent, according to a report by campaigning groups using the