Disasters

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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
  • 25 Sep 2013- 10:10 by Local Press Report AREQUIPA Peru This Week More than 800,000 people in 12 districts of Arequipa will be without water until tomorrow morning, reports El Comercio. The stoppage in service, which began today at 6 am, will last 24 hours. Authorities will use the time to perform
  • 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
  • 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
  • 25 Sep 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexico's Ministry of Health, in coordination with state government services and health institutions, has begun an operation to prevent and protect against health risks in the wake of hurricanes Ingrid and Manuel. Hurricane
  • 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
  • 13 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The Thai and Japanese governments signed an agreement this week on an early flood warning system. The goal is to increase Japanese investors’ confidence in Thailand following the devastating floods two years ago that killed hundreds of
  • 12 Sep 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Japanese government on September 10 held its first ministerial meeting to discuss how to handle the radioactive water at the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power plant. The meeting, chaired by Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga,
  • 12 Sep 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru last week approved the water use license for US mining company Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold’s $3.5 billion USD Cerro Verde Mining Expansion Project in Arequipa. The Caplina-Ocoña Water Management Authority, based in Arequipa, will
  • 11 Sep 2013- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US government has an opportunity to “strengthen its commitment to Haiti through the provision of safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities,” to fight the country’s ongoing cholera epidemic, according to a
  • 10 Sep 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa South African Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa announced last week that all companies planning to use hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to explore for shale gas reserves in South Africa will now be

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