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  • 13 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The Thai and Japanese governments signed an agreement this week on an early flood warning system. The goal is to increase Japanese investors’ confidence in Thailand following the devastating floods two years ago that killed hundreds of
  • 12 Sep 2013- 10:09 by Local Press Report PARIS Veolia Water Veolia Water Chile and Vapor Procesos, a Chilean solutions provider for copper recovery from mining operations, have secured a contract with Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, to recover copper from tailings pond water at
  • 12 Sep 2013- 10:09 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Reuters Brazilian prosecutors want to block the permit for a massive gold mine planned by Belo Sun Mining Corp. on the Xingu River in the Amazon, arguing that the Canadian company has failed to study the impact on local Indian communities, the
  • 12 Sep 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Japanese government on September 10 held its first ministerial meeting to discuss how to handle the radioactive water at the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power plant. The meeting, chaired by Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga,
  • 12 Sep 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RAMOS ARIZPE, Mexico Ricardo Arizpe Aguirre, mayor of Ramos Arizpe in Mexico’s Coahuila state, said last week that the city will end its contract with its public-private water utility, Agra. The announcement came following revelations of financial
  • 12 Sep 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Malawi’s opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has vowed that if it is voted into power in next year’s general elections, it will “fully reclaim” the disputed Lake Malawi, part of which is also claimed by neighboring Tanzania. “Once
  • 12 Sep 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru last week approved the water use license for US mining company Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold’s $3.5 billion USD Cerro Verde Mining Expansion Project in Arequipa. The Caplina-Ocoña Water Management Authority, based in Arequipa, will
  • 11 Sep 2013- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US government has an opportunity to “strengthen its commitment to Haiti through the provision of safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities,” to fight the country’s ongoing cholera epidemic, according to a
  • 10 Sep 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South African Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa announced last week that all companies planning to use hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to explore for shale gas reserves in South Africa will now be
  • 10 Sep 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEUQUÉN, Argentina Provision and maintenance of water supply will be essential for the success of Argentina’s plans to develop its huge shale gas reserves, according to Melissa Stark, executive director of clean energy in Accenture’s Energy Group.
  • 10 Sep 2013- 06:52 by Local Press Report QUITO France 24 US oil giant Chevron, hit in Ecuador with a record $19 billion fine for pollution, asked Monday for the court to consider what it claimed was "new evidence" the judge in the case was corrupt. In a statement in Quito, the company--
  • 10 Sep 2013- 06:52 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST BBC News Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta says he believes parliament will reject a long-delayed gold mine project. Ponta was speaking after thousands of Romanians demonstrated against the Rosia Montana project. The Canadian firm involved in
  • 9 Sep 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report TOKYO thejournal.ie The Japanese government is to spend almost $475 million USD before the end of next year on two projects to stop leaks of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power station. A costly untested subterranean ice wall will be
  • 9 Sep 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela The quality of tap water provided to thousands of Venezuelans is under pressure from the nation’s creaking infrastructure and the practice of dumping sacrificed animals into water supplies. In the capital, Caracas, the price of bottled
  • 6 Sep 2013- 10:09 by Local Press Report Cape Town Health-e The anti-fracking lobby continues to lash government plans to allow the controversial mining practice in the Karoo. Activists say that despite recent government regulations aimed at safeguarding communities and water supplies, the risk is

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