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  • 7 Oct 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland International environmental NGO WWF on October 7 filed a complaint with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) against British oil giant Soco International Plc. In the complaint, WWF claims the company’s oil
  • 4 Oct 2013- 10:06 by Local Press Report KUALA LUMPUR The China Post Malaysia's government agreed to pay $133 million USD in compensation to two foreign contractors for losses incurred in the problem-plagued Bakun Dam, an audit has revealed. The compensation, revealed in the Auditor-General&
  • 2 Oct 2013- 10:03 by Local Press Report LONDON Survival International Supporters of human rights organizationSurvival International held a vocal protest outside the Brazilian embassy in London today in support of thousands of indigenous demonstrators in Brazil rallying against the onslaught of
  • 2 Oct 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAMA, Bahrain The common water network that Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are planning to construct will cost some $10.5 billion USD, according to Bahraini Minister of Electricity and Water Abdel-Mohsen Ben Ali Merza. “The project will be
  • 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
  • 27 Sep 2013- 09:53 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Lake Wylie Piolet Chile's Supreme Court confirmed on Wednesday the suspension of Barrick Gold Corp.'s Pascua-Lama gold mine straddling the border with Argentina, but the court stopped short of ordering a re-evaluation of the environmental
  • 27 Sep 2013- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romanian Environment Minister Rovana Plumb said this week that the future of the controversial Rosia Montana gold mine project in the country’s Transylvania region will be determined by European law, because the river whose water
  • 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
  • 25 Sep 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines A new co-authored Asian Development Bank (ADB) report on the post-2015 development agenda identifies water and sanitation among the key pillars within a future development framework. The report, Asia-Pacific Aspirations: Perspectives
  • 24 Sep 2013- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Members of Chile’s Chamber of Deputies this week announced a proposed special statute to protect the country’s Patagonia region from the environmental impacts of hydropower and mining projects. The special statute would allow projects to
  • 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- 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 16 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania In the wake of large-scale demonstrations throughout the country, the Romanian parliament appears set to reject the proposed Rosia Montana gold mine project in western Transylvania. Protesters asked that the project be halted due to

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