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  • 10 Oct 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Human rights activists representing five Haitian families filed a lawsuit against the United Nations in New York federal court on October 9. The lawsuit claims the UN is responsible for bringing cholera to Haiti through its
  • 10 Oct 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexico must review open pit mining in the country, due to the enormous damage it causes to the environment, Jaime Martínez Veloz, head of the Commission for Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples of Mexico, said last week. "...Only a
  • 10 Oct 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RUSTENBURG, South Africa Mines in South Africa’s main platinum-producing region are being asked to cut water use in half amid ongoing drought. “Operations near Rustenburg in North West Province have been asked to their water consumption. The Rustenburg
  • 9 Oct 2013- 10:07 by Local Press Report TOKYO BBC News Six workers at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant have been doused in radioactive water, its operator says. The incident happened after a worker removed a pipe connected to a water treatment system at the plant, Tokyo Electric Power Company
  • 9 Oct 2013- 10:07 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Fox News Just how to define a glacier is at the heart of a Chilean congressional battle that could determine the future of mining in the world's largest copper-producing country. The revival of legislation to protect glaciers by banning mining
  • 8 Oct 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYOTO, Japan Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this weekend said his country is open to international help to contain the ongoing contaminated water disaster at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. “We are wide open to receive the most
  • 8 Oct 2013- 09:58 by Local Press Report NEW YORK NY Bloomberg Chevron Corp. (CVX) won a request to have a judge rather than a jury decide its case over alleged fraud in an Ecuadorian pollution verdict. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan ruled today that the Ecuadorians and their legal
  • 8 Oct 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AKTAU, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan is planning to build a 100,000 cubic-meter-per-day desalination plant to supply drinking water to Mangystau province, provincial authorities said last week. Israel’s IDE Technologies Ltd. will build the plant under a private
  • 8 Oct 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Oil giant Chevron has received a permit for its first shale gas exploration borehole, to be drilled in Pungesti, a village in Romania’s Vaslui County. The documents necessary for the permit were filed last winter. Several times this
  • 8 Oct 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico The Mexican government has confirmed a cholera outbreak in Hidalgo state in the wake of flooding from hurricanes Ingrid and Manuel last month. Seventy-seven cases have been registered, and one person has died from the disease as of
  • 7 Oct 2013- 10:08 by Local Press Report MONROVIA The New Republic Liberia The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Reporters & Editors Network of Liberia (WASH R&E) says it has launched an investigation into the 2012/2013 WASH Budget in the amount of $2.2 million USD. The investigation was
  • 7 Oct 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland International environmental NGO WWF on October 7 filed a complaint with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) against British oil giant Soco International Plc. In the complaint, WWF claims the company’s oil
  • 7 Oct 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) last week announced plans to start producing desalinated water using solar energy in 2014. “The company will start producing 30,000 cubic meters daily using solar power next
  • 4 Oct 2013- 10:06 by Local Press Report CBS News While exploring stark areas of East Africa in 2010, photographer Nick Brandt stumbled upon an amazing site. Perfectly preserved remains of birds, fish, and bats lay strewn around the shores of Lake Natron in northern Tanzania. "Discovering them
  • 4 Oct 2013- 10:06 by Local Press Report NEW YORK Gowen Group Chevron is now trying to bar any and all evidence of environmental contamination in Ecuador from its RICO case as part of a strategy to deny rainforest villagers and their New York attorney Steven Donziger a fair trial, according to

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