Disasters

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 17 Feb 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia The mortality rate for children under 5 due to acute malnutrition in Colombia’s La Guajira department rose 50 percent between 2011 and 2015, according to Colombian Health Minister Alejandro Gaviria. Gaviria said the problem, which is
  • 13 Aug 2015- 08:24 by Local Press Report BOGOTA EFE A total of 205 tons of mercury were discharged into Colombian rivers and soil in 2012, according to a study by the Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies Institute, or IDEAM. Most of the mercury-- stemming from gold and silver mining
  • 21 Apr 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEDELLIN, Colombia A bomb attack on the Caño Limón-Coveñas oil pipeline in Colombia on April 19th has forced local authorities to cut water supply to the northeastern municipality of Arauca. Some 15,000 residents are affected by the cuts. The attack,
  • 13 Mar 2015- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia The Colombian government said last week that it would adopt new measures to improve sanitation in Chocó department, after admitting that a number of children there had died from drinking contaminated water. Deputy Minister of Public
  • 26 Feb 2015- 09:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCARAMANGA, Colombia Untreated wastewater from the Bucaramanga metropolitan area in Colombia’s northeastern Santander department is contaminating nearby rivers and destroying wildlife, an environmental NGO said this week. According to James Anker
  • 17 Nov 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Colombian authorities last week began the second phase of an ambitious program to clean up, dredge and redevelop the heavily polluted Bogotá River in the country’s central Cundinamarca department.  Headed by the Environment and
  • 6 Aug 2014- 10:35 by Local Press Report TORONTO Mining Weekly Colombia-focused project promoter Eco Oro Minerals has completed the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant at its flagship Angostura project. Designed and built by companies from Bucaramanga and the region of California, the
  • 22 Jan 2014- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Colombia’s National Council of Economic and Social Policy (Conpes) has approved $172 million USD to build an aqueduct to ensure drinking water supply for 768,000 people in Norte de Santander province until 2045. The beneficiaries of the
  • 7 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Internet product and service developer Google has launched a new public alert system, Google Crisis Response, in Colombia. The tool will provide real-time online alerts in the country, which is one of those most affected by climate
  • 27 Aug 2013- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Local communities in Colombia’s east-central Meta province have protected an aquifer from Colombia’s state-controlled oil company, Ecopetrol, for six months. Ecopetrol wants to develop an oil well-- the Lorito 1-- in the vicinity of the
  • 6 Aug 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IBAGUÉ, Colombia Local residents in the area near La Colosa, the largest open-pit gold project in the northern Andes, last week overwhelmingly voted against the mine. In the poll on July 28, 99 percent of those who cast a ballot rejected the project in
  • 2 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia A bomb attack on an oil pipeline has spilled oil into the water supply near the town of Saravena, in northeast Colombia’s Arauca department. The 80,000-barrel-per-day Cano Limon-Covenas oil pipeline was ruptured on July 29, contaminating