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  • 23 Feb 2018- 14:26 by Local Press Report TORONTO ON Water Power Magazine Kinross Gold Corporation’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Kinross Brasil Mineraçao, has agreed to acquire two hydroelectric power plants in Brazil from a subsidiary of Gerdau SA for $257 million, with the plants expected to secure a
  • 19 Jan 2018- 07:30 by Local Press Report OTTAWA ON Huffington Post Brazil has flooded large swaths of the Amazon for hydro dams, despite opposition from Indigenous Peoples, environmentalists and others. The country gets 70 per cent of its electricity from hydropower. Brazil's government had
  • 19 Jan 2018- 07:30 by Local Press Report VANCOUVER BC Mining.com Wood Mackenzie sees copper demand increasing significatively over global supply in the next decade and, together with it, miners’ need for reliable sources of water. Access Corporate Risk Ecosystems Investment Water Quality Vancouver
  • 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
  • 6 Jun 2016- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, ON, Canada Kyrgyz authorities have launched a fresh criminal investigation into Centerra Gold subsidiary the Kumtor Operating Company, Centerra Gold announced this week. The Toronto-based miner said it had been informed that several of Kumtor’s
  • 4 May 2016- 10:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Two executives of the Kumtor Gold Company left Kyrgyzstan last week, a day after a raid was carried out on the company's offices in Bishkek as part of a criminal investigation, the Kyrgyz Prosecutor General's Office reported
  • 25 Feb 2016- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, ON, Canada Canadian mining company Galway Gold said this week that it was studying the legal implications of a recent ruling by Colombia’s Constitutional Court that bans all mining activities in the country’s páramos (a type of alpine tundra
  • 8 Sep 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Ontario, Canada Canada’s Supreme Court on September 4th ruled that a group of Ecuadorian villagers can sue US oil giant Chevron in Canada as part of their effort to collect a $9.5 billion USD judgment for environmental damage in the Amazon
  • 3 Sep 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Members of Peru’s indigenous Achuar community seized oil wells in the country’s northern Loreto region this week to pressure the government to compensate them for pollution caused by the petroleum operations on their lands.  The protesters
  • 31 Aug 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Canada-based miners Goldcorp Inc. and Teck Resources Limited last week announced plans to combine their respective El Morro and Relincho projects in Chile’s arid Atacama region. A pre-feasibility study for the new 50/50 joint venture--
  • 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
  • 16 Mar 2015- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) announced on March 13th that it will help pioneer a new International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard in 45 cities that are recognized for their commitment to
  • 27 Feb 2015- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HAMILTON, ON, Canada Drinking water and sanitation provision and management are the “most critical ingredients for sustainability and development,” according to a new report from the United Nations University’s Institute for Water, Environment and
  • 6 Feb 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador US oil giant Chevron this week rejected a proposal to use $106 million USD that the Ecuadorian government owes it for breach of contract to compensate indigenous communities affected by toxic wastewater sumping n the country's Amazon
  • 6 Nov 2014- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Indigenous Ecuadorian groups this week called on US Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson, who is currently visiting the South American country, to demand that US oil giant Chevron pay the $9.5 billion USD judgment handed down

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