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  • 29 Jun 2020- 12:10 by Local Press Report CARACAS Yahoo News Venezuela's water crisis is nothing new, but it's started driving residents to extraordinary measures. Critics of the socialist government blame chronic infrastructure failures on years of corruption and mismanagement that have
  • 5 Oct 2019- 07:43 by Local Press Report CARACAS Phys.org Smelling like an oil refinery, the vast expanse of Lake Maracaibo has become polluted by its own reserves of crude as Venezuela's economic collapse has left wells and pipelines in ruin. This huge body of water, in the country's
  • 16 Dec 2018- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON VA, United States A new survey reports the existence of more than 2000 sites and 200 illegal mining areas threatening the health of indigenous populations and the environment in six Amazonian countries. Thirty rivers are affected by mining or being
  • 10 Nov 2016- 13:14 by Local Press Report CARACAS El Universal The Venezuelan Attorney General Office informed on Monday that environmental damages resulting from an oil spill from a major crude transport line last week in northeastern Anzoátegui state are currently being investigated.  For its part
  • 8 Nov 2016- 08:47 by Local Press Report CARACAS Oil Price An oil spill in Venezuela’s Anzoategui State has affected drinking water across a 31-mile radius, PDVSA confirmed on Monday. Anzoategui State is known for its beautiful coastline that makes up a single 62-mile-long beach, as well as a robust
  • 6 Jun 2016- 09:16 by Local Press Report CARACAS Venezuelanalysis.com Activists from grassroots organizations protested outside the Venezuelan Supreme Court Tuesday to demand that the body put a halt to a controversial mega-mining project spearheaded by the Maduro government. Conflict Corporate Risk
  • 5 Apr 2016- 11:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuela will reduce power generation if water levels in the Simon Bolivar Dam (also known as the Guri Dam), the country's largest and the source of about half of its hydropower, fall below the minimum level of 240 meters,
  • 5 Apr 2016- 09:04 by Local Press Report CARACAS Venezuelanalysis Several dozen activists from Venezuelan social movements demonstrated outside the offices of state oil company PDVSA on Thursday in protest of the Maduro government’s decision to open up the 117,000 km “Orinoco Arc” to transnational
  • 1 Apr 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Human rights organization Survival International has called on the United Nations to take action to address the high rates of mercury poisoning among indigenous people in the Amazon regions of Brazil, Venezuela and Peru. In a
  • 31 Mar 2016- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia The Colombian government will decide by next week whether to initiate energy rationing amid ongoing drought conditions, President Juan Manuel Santos said on March 29th. He had previously called on the public to reduce daily energy
  • 30 Mar 2016- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela The Venezuelan government’s plan to conserve water and electricity by extending the Easter holiday has failed, officials acknowledged this week. President Nicolas Maduro had announced a three-day extension of the Holy Week holidays
  • 16 Mar 2016- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela The Venezuelan government has announced an extended holiday for workers next week as part of its efforts to conserve power supply amid ongoing drought. The announcement, published in the official gazette on March 15th, adds three days
  • 8 Mar 2016- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Colombian Mines and Energy Minister Tomás González has resigned in the wake of drought-induced power problems, President Juan Manuel Santos announced on March 7th. Current Minister for the Presidency Maria Lorena Gutierrez will take over
  • 3 Mar 2016- 11:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Colombia’s electricity supply is at risk due to the ongoing effects of El Niño-induced drought and recent problems at two major power plants, government officials said this week. “The combination of factors such as El Niño, scarcity of
  • 22 Feb 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela Drinking water supply to most residents of the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, was completely shut down over the weekend as state-owned water company Hidrocapital competed maintenance work on the main pipelines of the Tuy II water system

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