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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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 22 Oct 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Protests continued in Romania’s Vaslui County this week, after US-based oil giant Chevron announced it would delay controversial oil exploration activities in the region. Thousands of resident of Pungesti took to the streets last week
  • 18 Oct 2013- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAGUA, Nicaragua Environmentalists and residents of the Nicaraguan city of Matagalpa are protesting Canadian mining company B2Gold's latest planned open pit gold mine in the country. Nicaraguan environmental NGO The Humboldt Center said the
  • 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

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