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  • 17 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YUYAO, China Authorities in Yuyao, in eastern Zhejiang province, sent in riot police this week to stop protests by residents against inadequate government relief efforts following recent floods. On October 15, thousands of flood victims took to 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 Times of Zambia The government will soon release $2 million USD towards improvement of the water reticulation system in Mungwi district in Northern Province, Mines, Energy and Water Development Minister Christopher Yaluma has said. Yaluma said the Government
  • 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
  • 15 Oct 2013- 09:58 by Local Press Report HUBEI Pet Business World Chinese authorities have scooped up around 220,000 pounds of dead fish which they say were poisoned by ammonia from a chemical plant. Locals said dead fish covered a 25-mile stretch of the Fuhe River in central China. The Hubei
  • 15 Oct 2013- 09:58 by Local Press Report NEW YORK NY Amazon Watch Ecuadorian villagers from the Amazon rainforest region ravaged by Chevron's oil contamination will join supporters for a large rally in Foley Square across from the courthouse where a trial will open in the California-based oil
  • 15 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Young women across Africa bear the brunt of recurrent environmental shocks including droughts and floods, according to children’s development organization Plan International. Plan International’s report, “ In Double Jeopardy: Adolescent
  • 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
  • 11 Oct 2013- 09:56 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES Inter Press Services Half of Argentina is supplied with water by invisible underground aquifers, which are crucial in the country’s arid and semi-arid regions, experts say. But Tierramérica discovered that nobody – not even the government – has
  • 10 Oct 2013- 10:05 by Local Press Report BOGOTA Reuters Cerro Matoso, the world's No. 2 ferronickel producer owned by multinational BHP Billiton and located in Colombia, said it has temporarily shut its mine after two weeks of protests by indigenous groups, halting 4 percent of world output.

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