Disasters

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  • 10 Jul 2019- 08:04 by OOSKAnews Info SASKATOON SK, Canada As a part of research about water security in the Prairie provinces of Canada, scientists from the University of Saskatchewan investigated how people cope with water problems or learn to share scarce resources, like water, gas, oil and
  • 11 Jun 2019- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina The Supreme Court of Argentina has upheld the constitutionality of an environmental law that bans mining in glacial areas. A challenge to the law had been brought by Canada’s Barrick Gold which operates the Veladero gold mine in
  • 13 May 2019- 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEPFI), in consultation with twenty leading investment vehicles, has launched a comprehensive investor guidance document to help assess how climate change and climate action
  • 7 May 2019- 06:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The 9th Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, convened in Geneva from May 1, will address a global ban on the toxic chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and other fluorinated organic
  • 24 Feb 2019- 08:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Some very large humanitarian crises, particularly those related to climate change, have received relatively little public attention because of dwindling news budgets in media. International aid organization, CARE, launched its third
  • 6 Feb 2019- 08:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GLAND, Switzerland Speaking in advance of the annual World Wetlands Day (February 2), Martha Rojas Urrego, Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, described wetlands as "the most effective clarbon sinks on our planet". Urrego
  • 4 Dec 2018- 06:17 by Local Press Report GENEVA United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner A UN human rights expert has called for urgent action by the Government of Ecuador to protect the rights of indigenous peoples as a surge in demand for extractive resources and new development
  • 24 Nov 2018- 12:22 by Local Press Report FORT MCMURRAY ALB The Star While the world watches, the mining companies operating here have been allowed by regulators to pursue a clean-up technique called water capping. It’s supposed to work like this: put the tailings into a mined-out pit, then cover it
  • 12 Oct 2018- 10:11 by Local Press Report Mexico City, Mexico Mining Journal Fortuna Silver Mine's shares fell to a new 12-month low Thursday after the company said abnormally high rainfall had caused an overflow in a contingency pond of the dry stack tailings facility at its San Jose mine, in
  • 12 Oct 2018- 10:11 by Local Press Report GENEVA, Switzerland World Health Organization The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 29 new cases of cholera for week 24 to 30 September, 2018. Among them, 45% were 5 years old and below. The cumulative total of cases is 6423, including 42
  • 12 Oct 2018- 06:41 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Mining Weekly Latin America-focused Leagold on Wednesday announced a two-month shutdown of its RDM mine, in Brazil, citing continued regional drought conditions. This year, RDM remained operational until early October as the processing plant
  • 26 Mar 2018- 07:00 by Local Press Report VANCOUVER BC Kaplan Herald North American Nickel Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received the Hydropower Feasibility Assessment Study within watershed 06.H located on the eastern flank of the Company’s 100% owned Maniitsoq nickel sulphide project in
  • 26 Mar 2018- 07:00 by Local Press Report MONTREAL QC CTV Montreal More than 300 Quebec municipalities are calling on the province to grant them increased power to protect their water supplies. The towns want to be able to ensure any future oil and gas installations have to be at least two
  • 4 Mar 2018- 11:02 by Local Press Report RISTIGOUCHE-PARTIE-SUD-EST QC Sputnik News Ristigouche-Partie-Sud-Est, a municipality in Quebec with a population of only 157, managed to win a court battle against oil and gas exploration company Gastem, successfully preventing the latter from drilling in
  • 23 Feb 2018- 14:26 by Local Press Report CALGARY AB Globe Newswire An updated water use report shows that oil and gas companies are using less water and improving recycling to develop Alberta’s oil sands. In fact, mineable and in situ oil sands each recycled about 80 per cent of the water used in

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