Disasters

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  • 21 Aug 2019- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent REYKJAVIK, Iceland Icelanders held a “funeral” August 18 to officially recognize the re-listing of the Okjökull glacier as a volcano shield. Having lost is status as a glacier (or jökull in Icelandic) in 2014, the space will now be known simply as “Ok”.
  • 20 Aug 2019- 11:58 by OOSKAnews Info CAPE TOWN, South Africa South Africa’s Water Tribunal will hear a case September 11 over a water licence issued for Kropz Plc’s contentious Elandsfontein phosphate mine. The strip mine is located within the West Coast National Park (South Africa) and NGO West
  • 2 Aug 2019- 09:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Human rights watch-dog Global Witness has launched its 2018 annual investigative report on attacks on "defenders" of land and environmental rights.  According to "Enemies of the State? How governments and business
  • 25 Jul 2019- 08:06 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO AFP From the sky, the glistening emerald ponds of northern Chile are almost beautiful, but closer to the ground they harbor an ugly and dangerous secret: the reservoirs, filled with toxic waste from the country's mining industry, are ticking
  • 22 Jul 2019- 07:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil New evidence has emerged in the case of the Brumadinho tailings dam collapse, where nearly 300 people died, has developed with suggestions that the German safety certification company engaged by mining giant Vale SA was aware of
  • 21 Jul 2019- 12:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Over 400 police have been sent to the Tambo River Valley in Peru in order to contain the continuation of protests against the Tia Maria copper mine. Farmers in Peru’s Islay Province have declared strikes and initiated protests against US
  • 16 Jul 2019- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Lima, Peru A strike by farmers in Peru’s Islay Province continued into a second day July 16, as protests continue against Southern Copper’s $1.4 Billion USD Tia Maria mining project. Hundreds of farmers have blocked the Panamerican Highway, and local
  • 16 Jul 2019- 07:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SACRAMENTO, CA California's Department of Conservation ordered oil giant Chevron July 13 to immediately "take all measures" to the stop the flow and "prevent any new surface expressions" near a well site that has spilled about
  • 12 Jul 2019- 10:56 by Local Press Report GUANGZHOU XINHUANET Mussels, maritime creatures adhering to rocks and boat hulls, can inspire engineering innovations that help ensure blood transfusion safety, purify water and clean up oil spills, according to research published on Wednesday. Other
  • 8 Jul 2019- 10:56 by Local Press Report JACKSON MI AL.COM The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has closed all 21 of the state’s beaches due to the presence of toxic blue-green algae. The current Harmful Algal Bloom, or HAB, was at least partly caused by the opening of the Bonnet
  • 24 Jun 2019- 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States In an open letter to the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), 38 breweries with operations across the country have registered their opposition to the Agency’s new policy over discharge of
  • 11 Jun 2019- 12:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NIJMEGEN, Netherlands A letter on behalf of 30 international and African NGOs and activists has been sent to Standard Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation urging the lenders to reconsider their initial support for an oil development project in
  • 11 Jun 2019- 13:23 by Local Press Report VINNYTSIA 112 International Chemicals were spilled into Ros River in Vinnytsia region. As a result, the Bila Tserkva Pump-Filtering Station stopped working. Uman town has water reserves left for three days and Bila Tserkva – for one day. Local residents are
  • 20 May 2019- 06:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil Movement of the embankment of iron ore giant Vale SA’s decommissioned Gongo Soco mine pit near the city of Barão de Cocais has been detected by radar, the company has reported. It is predicted that, if the movement continues, the
  • 18 May 2019- 09:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Big industries throughout Europe are lobbying for significant and devastating changes to the EU water law, the Water Framework Directive (WFD), according to a coalition of environmental organizations. Living Rivers Europe, five

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