Disasters

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  • 31 Jan 2013- 08:01 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES Fox Business An Argentine appeals court has upheld an embargo on the assets of Chevron Corp.'s local subsidiary, a legal setback for the company, which had said the embargo compromised its operations in the country. A lower court judge
  • 29 Jan 2013- 07:48 by Local Press Report QUITO CSRwire In press statements, Chevron has admitted it will pay at least $326,000 to a former disgraced Ecuador judge for false testimony designed to help the oil giant evade a $19 billion judgment against the company for the world's worst oil
  • During the 19th Mekong River Commission Council meeting last week in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and other participants challenged Laos’ efforts to construct the controversial $3.5 billion USD Xayaburi Dam, the first of a planned 11 dams along the Lower Mekong River.
  • Qatar is widely known as a major supplier of natural gas, but the country has had to start looking to renewable energy sources for a simple reason – it needs to be able to provide more of its water resources to the agricultural sector, Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Attiya, Chairman Qatar National Food Security Program, told a ministerial panel, "Renewable Energy Policy Evolution in Economically Challenging Times," at the International Water Summit on January 15.
  • Ministers from member countries of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) and donors started a two-day meeting in Luang Prabang Laos on January 16. The meeting comes two months after Laos launched a major dam project on the trans-boundary river despite MRC objections, but Cambodia and Vietnam, the two downstream countries that stand to suffer the most from the dam, have not asked to have the issue raised at the meeting.
  • The final panel of the day explored the increasing links between water and energy, as each is critical for the other, and both are being demanded in greater quantities by a growing global population. 
  • 15 Jan 2013- 08:06 by Local Press Report new yorK Amazon Defense Coalition Chevron's CEO John Watson and his management team are continuing to publish false and materially misleading information to government regulators and shareholders regarding the enormous risks posed by the company’s
  • Ecuacorriente SA (ECSA), an Ecuadorian subsidiary of China's CRCC-Tongguan Investment, has signed a contract with the country’s Ministry of Production and disbursed an initial $40 million USD investment for the $2 billion USD Mirador copper mining project.