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  • 30 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile An indigenous group last week failed in its legal attempt to revoke the environmental license of Barrick Gold Corp's Pascua-Lama gold and silver mine, which lies across the Andean border of Chile and Argentina. The Diaguita people
  • 26 Sep 2013- 10:01 by Local Press Report WINDHOEK Al Jazeera The severe drought that is devastating Namibia has prompted questions over the potential influence of global warming in the disaster. Namibia's President Hifikepunye Pohamba believes climate change may be to blame for the drought in
  • 26 Sep 2013- 10:01 by Local Press Report YANGON Dredging Today Deltares has started collecting the knowledge and data required to develop an integrated water management plan for Myanmar. Water management, which was severely neglected for decades under the military junta, will have to be built up
  • 26 Sep 2013- 10:01 by Local Press Report BAKU Turkish Weekly The number of Baku residents provided with water in a centralized order increased by half times from 2003 to 2013, Chairman of "Azersu" JSC (national water operator) Korkmaz Huseynov said in this interview to the official
  • 25 Sep 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States During its annual meeting this week, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) launched a three-day social media campaign to raise awareness and funds for clean drinking water. Chelsea Clinton, a CGI board member and daughter of
  • 23 Sep 2013- 10:06 by Local Press Report MANILA Wall Street Journal Heavy rains continued in large parts of the Philippines’ main island of Luzon on Monday, with landslides in the coastal town of Subic northwest of Manila killing at least six people and burying seven homes while residents were left
  • 20 Sep 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent THE HAGUE, Netherlands A three-judge international arbitration panel in The Hague this week handed US oil giant Chevron a partial victory in its ongoing legal dispute with indigenous groups in Ecuador. The international panel found that the agreement
  • 19 Sep 2013- 09:55 by Local Press Report ST PETERSBURG Russia Beyond the Headlines Russian researchers have taken the humble Aussie red claw crayfish and given it an important role: protector of St. Petersburg – the second largest city in Russia, with a population of more than 5 million people. Not
  • 19 Sep 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AKTAU, Kazakhstan As part of the $25 million USD project to upgrade its aged water infrastructure, the city government of Aktau in Kazakhstan has announced it will switch to desalination plants to meet all its water needs. For decades, drinking water in
  • 18 Sep 2013- 09:48 by Local Press Report QUITO Presena Latina The American oil trasnational Chevron appealed to the White House to influence President Rafael Correa to eliminate a lawsuit over pollution that the company faces in Ecuador, a local newspaper reported today. According to El Telégrafo,
  • 17 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh’s ground and surface water supplies are inadequate for food production, particularly during the country’s dry season, according to the recently launched United Nations Water Country Briefs. The brief on Bangladesh found that
  • 17 Sep 2013- 10:15 by Local Press Report AREQUIPA Nasdaq Peruvian Mines and Energy Minister Jorge Merino said Monday he is confident that the Tia Maria copper project and the Minas Conga copper and gold project will overcome community opposition. The two projects have represented the Peruvian
  • 16 Sep 2013- 10:07 by Local Press Report TOKYO NDTV Typhoon Man-yi hit Japan today, leaving two people dead and forcing the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to release rainwater with low levels of radiation into the ocean. The powerful typhoon made landfall in Toyohashi, Aichi
  • 16 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom After Niger Delta communities rejected a compensation offer from Shell, calling the offer ridiculously low and an insult, a London court is now expected to decide how much the company will pay those affected by major oil spills on
  • 13 Sep 2013- 10:15 by Local Press Report MOSCOW RT Military reinforcements are helping to combat flooding in the Komsomolsk-on-Amur region in Russia’s Far East as houses remain submerged and thousands displaced from their homes. The city’s flood defenses stretch over 8 kilometers long and are 8

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