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  • 31 Oct 2013- 09:42 by Local Press Report WINDHOEK New Era The Namibian government will make 'mega-investments' in water infrastructure over the years to come, said Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, John Mutorwa. Namibia will require almost N$4 billion over the next five years
  • 31 Oct 2013- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Australia’s Southern Hemisphere Mining is being accused of causing serious arsenic contamination in Chile’s Lluta Valley, site of its $100 million USD Los Pumas manganese mine. The latest samples taken from drinking water sources in the
  • 30 Oct 2013- 10:01 by Local Press Report PETALING JAYA The Star (Malaysia) Conglomerate YTL Group is actively pursuing infrastructure assets in Johor which may include water treatment and power plants, sources said. It is understood that among the assets YTL is eyeing is Ranhill Energy and
  • 29 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil The government of Brazil last week finally set the amount that companies can be fined for major oil spills in water bodies under the country’s National Contingency Plan. The fines can total as much as $461 million USD, it said.
  • 29 Oct 2013- 10:00 by Local Press Report GEORGETOWN Stabroek News A multinational team of scientists is now in Guyana under the auspices of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF-Guianas), to gather data on the biodiversity of the South Rupununi, home to over 1400 species of vertebrates, including many
  • 29 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank this week urged African countries and communities in the Sahel region, as well as the international community, to support and expand pastoralism and large-scale irrigation to help the region’s 80 million
  • 28 Oct 2013- 10:09 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST The Voice of Russia Thousands of Romanians rallied on Sunday against a controversial Canadian gold mine project and against shale gas exploration, in weekly demos that have turned into one of the country's longest-running protests in years. In
  • 28 Oct 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Representatives of NGO the Latin American Environmental Conflict Observatory (OCLA) have renewed criticism of Toronto-based miner Barrick Gold’s $8.5 billion USD Pascua Lama gold and silver mine. The OCLA has issued a new report that
  • 28 Oct 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar The Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC) has signed a $450 million USD financing agreement with a consortium of four local banks for the $500 million USD Ras Abu Fontas Desalination Plant. QEWC Business Development Manager Khalid Jolo
  • 25 Oct 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romanian government officials this week expressed support for shale gas exploration in the country, despite protests by residents of Vaslui County, where US oil giant Chevron has received a permit to drill an exploratory borehole.
  • 24 Oct 2013- 09:51 by Local Press Report NEW YORK NY Bloomberg A former Ecuadorean judge who presided over a pollution case against Chevron Corp. (CVX) testified that he and a colleague who issued a $19 billion judgment against the company in the environmental lawsuit were bribed. The judge,
  • 24 Oct 2013- 09:51 by Local Press Report LONDON WWF Global Plans by London-based oil company Soco International PLC to explore for oil in a fragile African World Heritage Site have hit firm opposition from the UK government. In a written response to a question on the issue posed by a fellow UK
  • 24 Oct 2013- 09:51 by Local Press Report OVERLAND PARK, KA Black & Veatch Black & Veatch has been selected as the Engineer of Record for the Marine Works and Desalination components on the $3.43 billion Escondida Water Supply (EWS) project in Chile. Black & Veatch's role is leading
  • 23 Oct 2013- 09:50 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES Money News Argentina’s drought has become “critical” in almost all of the country’s northern oilseed and grain growing regions, with risks to crop forecasts for soybeans and sunflower seed, industry researcher Oil World said. Center and northern
  • 23 Oct 2013- 09:50 by Local Press Report TEL AVIV The New York Times Experts have long pondered the cause of the crisis that led to the collapse of civilization in the Late Bronze Age, and now believe that by studying grains of fossilized pollen they have uncovered the cause. In a study published

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