Disasters

Displaying 1 - 15 of 17
  • 26 Jun 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Hydropower dam construction and gold mining in southern Laos are negatively affecting water quality in downstream Cambodia, according to Cambodia-based environmental group the 3S Rivers Protection Network, which monitors the Sekong,
  • 25 Jun 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The Institute for Policy Interaction (IPI), a Malawian human rights organizations, is advising the Malawi government and investors in the mining sector to put in place precautions to protect water resources from mineral extraction
  • 24 Jun 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FOZ DO IGUACU, Brazil Privatization is the biggest issue facing global freshwater, US environmental lawyer and activist Robert Kennedy Jr. told participants at the World Environmental Forum in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil last week. "Water ought to be a
  • 24 Jun 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile’s supreme environmental court late last week gave the country’s environmental regulator, the Environmental Superintendent (SMA), 10 days to explain why it reduced fines levied against Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold for
  • 20 Jun 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The environmental impact assessment for Chilean mining company Sociedad Punta del Cobre’s (Pucobre) $624 million USD El Espino project in the Coquimbo region has raised concerns among national and regional authorities. Pucobre has said
  • 19 Jun 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea South Korea and the United States on June 18 announced creation of a joint committee to investigate possible land and groundwater pollution by a US Forces Korea (USFK) garrison near the Korean capital, Seoul. The committee will be
  • 18 Jun 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Thousands of Peruvians farmers marched in protest on June 17 against US mining giant Newmont’s nearly $5 billion USD Conga project in Cajamarca department. The protesters fear they will lose their water sources to the mine’s operations, and
  • 13 Jun 2013- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador The Catholic Church of El Salvador last week called on the international community to press for a ban on Canadian miner Goldcorp’s Cerro Blanco Mine in neighboring Guatemala, citing threats to the local water supply. “We cannot
  • 12 Jun 2013- 09:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Nobel Prize-winning human rights leader Adolfo Pérez Esquivel on June 10 condemned the decision by Argentina’s Supreme Court to release the embargo on US oil giant Chevron. The embargo was put in place as part of an international
  • 11 Jun 2013- 09:59 by Local Press Report LIMA Nasdaq Mines and Energy Minister Jorge Merino said Monday that the $5 billion Minas Conga copper and gold project in northern Peru is continuing as planned, denying local media reports that it has been permanently suspended. Local media reported Sunday
  • 11 Jun 2013- 09:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport used the occasion of World Environment Day on June 5 to announce new measures to reduce its effect on the local environment, including reducing oil and jet fuel products entering surface water bodies. The
  • 10 Jun 2013- 10:20 by Local Press Report SAN SALVADOR The Guardian A battle against a metal mining industry that has ravaged freshwater supplies in El Salvador shows just how difficult it is for a developing country to build economic alternatives for a water-secure future. Two mining companies are
  • 10 Jun 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AREQUIPA, Peru SEDAPAR, the regional water and sewerage utility in Peru’s Arequipa Province, last week finalized a water agreement with mining company Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold for the $3.5 billion USD Cerro Verde copper mine expansion project.
  • 7 Jun 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Canada Canadian-based Barrick Gold, the world’s largest gold miner, announced this week that it would delay any work on both the Chilean and Argentinian sides of its Pascua-Lama gold mine past 2014 because of Chile’s environmental concerns. In
  • 7 Jun 2013- 09:45 by Local Press Report LIMA Reuters Legal woes grew for the main opponent of Newmont Mining's $5 billion gold mine in Peru on Thursday as a congressional committee urged the attorney general to investigate him for allegedly misusing public funds. Cajamarca Regional President

Pages