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  • 17 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent POTOSI, Bolivia Bolivian state mining company COMIBOL has struck a deal with Chinese firm Jun Gie to take in 4.5 million tons of toxic waste generated from mining in Potosi department. Residents of Cantumarca, in Potosi, said toxic waste in the region
  • 16 Oct 2013- 09:56 by Local Press Report PUNGESTI Focus Information Agency Hundreds of Romanian villagers opposed to fracking blocked Monday a convoy of vehicles intending to start test drilling for US energy giant Chevron, AFP reports. Around 400 inhabitants of the eastern village of Pungesti,
  • 16 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENTIANE, Laos Laos’ plan to construct the $720 million USD, 260-megawatt Don Sahong Dam does not violate the Mekong agreement because the project is not being built on the main stem of the Mekong River, according to Laotian Deputy Minister of Energy
  • 16 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russia’s Defense Ministry is establishing a new joint stock utility company that will focus on the needs of Russian military housing units. The new company will provide and manage heat, water and power services for the military. “This
  • 14 Oct 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador The National Roundtable Against Metallic Mining in El Salvador (MESA), a coalition of environmental, community and human rights organizations, released a statement late last week condemning the attempted assassination of
  • 14 Oct 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Pakistan needs to move from traditional, structural measures to a more holistic approach to flood control, in order to avoid a repeat of the devastating Indus River floods of 2010, which killed 1,600 people and cost the country some
  • 14 Oct 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST The Sacramento Bee Thousands of people blocked a major road in downtown Bucharest on Sunday to protest plans to create what would be Europe's biggest gold mine. Protesters marched past government headquarters yelling, "Your treason is
  • 14 Oct 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PANAMA CITY, Panama The government of Panama last week announced $288 million USD in new funding for water projects, in hopes of heading off protests and complaints by residents. La Estrella Panama reported that on October 12, original communities,
  • 11 Oct 2013- 09:56 by Local Press Report KUMAMOTO UNEP The Minamata Convention on Mercury- a global, legally binding treaty which opened for signature today- was agreed to by governments in January and formally adopted as international law today. The new treaty is the first new global convention on
  • 10 Oct 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Human rights activists representing five Haitian families filed a lawsuit against the United Nations in New York federal court on October 9. The lawsuit claims the UN is responsible for bringing cholera to Haiti through its
  • 10 Oct 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexico must review open pit mining in the country, due to the enormous damage it causes to the environment, Jaime Martínez Veloz, head of the Commission for Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples of Mexico, said last week. "...Only a
  • 10 Oct 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RUSTENBURG, South Africa Mines in South Africa’s main platinum-producing region are being asked to cut water use in half amid ongoing drought. “Operations near Rustenburg in North West Province have been asked to their water consumption. The Rustenburg
  • 9 Oct 2013- 10:07 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Fox News Just how to define a glacier is at the heart of a Chilean congressional battle that could determine the future of mining in the world's largest copper-producing country. The revival of legislation to protect glaciers by banning mining
  • 8 Oct 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Oil giant Chevron has received a permit for its first shale gas exploration borehole, to be drilled in Pungesti, a village in Romania’s Vaslui County. The documents necessary for the permit were filed last winter. Several times this
  • 7 Oct 2013- 10:08 by Local Press Report MONROVIA The New Republic Liberia The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Reporters & Editors Network of Liberia (WASH R&E) says it has launched an investigation into the 2012/2013 WASH Budget in the amount of $2.2 million USD. The investigation was

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