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  • 18 Nov 2018- 14:04 by Local Press Report WINDHOEK Windhoek Observer The Namibia Water Corporation (NamWater) is eyeing to acquire the Orano Resources-owned, Orano Desalination Plant from Areva, it emerged this week. The company this week called for bids from companies to submit proposals for
  • 2 Aug 2016- 12:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania The dispute between Canadian miner Gabriel Resources and the Romanian government over Gabriel's controversial Rosia Montana gold and silver mine will be heard at the World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment
  • 18 Jul 2016- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Namibia has appealed to the international community for assistance following President Hage Geingob’s declaration last month of a state of emergency due to drought. Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said the country needs at
  • 13 Jul 2016- 09:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Some 3,800 households in the Namibian capital, Windhoek, may have their water supply disconnected for excessive consumption. George Esterhuizen, strategic executive finance officer for the city of Windhoek, said that due to the low
  • 1 Jul 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Namibian President Hage Geingob has officially declared a state of emergency in the country due to ongoing drought. “I declare that a state of emergency exists in Namibia on the account of the persisting national disaster of drought
  • 8 Jun 2016- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Namibia will need to invest at least $1.6 billion USD to alleviate the “scary” water shortages throughout the country, President Hage Geingob said this week. However, the State House said that only $17 million USD is available for water
  • 22 Sep 2015- 11:32 by Local Press Report WINDHOEK The Namibian Simonis Storm Securities says the economic consequences of water shortages in Windhoek will have spill-over effects and affect economic activity across the country, severely impacting water-dependent and water-intensive industries and
  • 31 Jul 2015- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romania has operated within the law in its handling of Gabriel Resources’ controversial Rosia Montana mining project, and is prepared to defend itself in court, Romanian Environment, Waters and Forests Minister Gratiela Gavrilescu
  • 23 Jul 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Canadian miner Gabriel Resources Ltd. announced this week that it is seeking damages from Romania for blocking the planned Rosia Montana open-pit gold and silver mine in the country’s Transylvania region. "Gabriel Resources Ltd
  • 9 Jul 2015- 10:00 by Local Press Report WINDHOEK The Namibian This week, council agreed that pollution in the area where underground water reservoirs are located could be “life threatening to the residents of Windhoek”. To contain this potential threat, the municipality is appealing to the ministry
  • 28 Jan 2015- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romania’s new president, Klaus Iohannis, weighed in last week on the controversial issues of shale gas exploration and extraction and the Rosia Montana mining project. “Regarding the shale gas exploration, I have the feeling that
  • 12 Dec 2014- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHISINAU, Moldova The Prut River, a tributary of the Danube that flows through Ukraine, Moldova and Romania and provides drinking water to people in the region, is at risk of contamination with toxic chemicals, Moldovan environmentalists warned this
  • 25 Nov 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romanian Member of European Parliament Renate Weber is asking European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fishing Karmenu Vella and other parliament members to issue a total ban on the use of cyanide in mining. “I
  • 24 Nov 2014- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SOFIA, Bulgaria Residents in the northern Bulgarian villages of Troitsa, Osmar, and Han Krum, on the Romanian border, have launched protests against shale gas exploration in the area, out of concern that the activity will contaminate local water sources
  • 13 Nov 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta said last week that the country was postponing shale gas exploration activities, and claimed that there may not in fact be any shale reserves in Romania after all. He told the Antena 3 news station

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