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  • 10 Dec 2013- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan India and Pakistan are racing to complete rival hydropower projects on a river shared by the two countries in Kashmir. Visits to the project sites last week by high profile officials from both sides revealed that each country is
  • 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
  • 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
  • 13 Sep 2013- 10:15 by Local Press Report CARACAS EconoMonitor Due to years of underinvestment in the water processing system, and a rich abundance of crude oil, water in Venezuela is now twice as expensive as gasoline. Residents in Caracas have become wary of tap water after it was discovered that
  • 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
  • 9 Sep 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela The quality of tap water provided to thousands of Venezuelans is under pressure from the nation’s creaking infrastructure and the practice of dumping sacrificed animals into water supplies. In the capital, Caracas, the price of bottled
  • 8 Aug 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Fox News Latino For all its rugged, austere beauty, Chilean Patagonia stands in peril of disappearing under the dual threat of industrialization and resource mismanagement. Years of sheep overgrazing and exploitation by the lumber industry have
  • 6 Aug 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IBAGUÉ, Colombia Local residents in the area near La Colosa, the largest open-pit gold project in the northern Andes, last week overwhelmingly voted against the mine. In the poll on July 28, 99 percent of those who cast a ballot rejected the project in
  • 26 Jul 2013- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The Environmental Commission in Chile’s Senate is moving forward with development of a glacier protection law for the country. The commission conducted public hearings to determine the effects of mining projects on Andean glaciers. The
  • 24 Jul 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Reuters Reuters reported that a group of indigenous Chileans asked the Supreme Court to revoke the environmental license of Barrick Gold Corp's Pascua Lama gold mine because it seeks a total re evaluation of the project. A lawyer representing
  • 11 Jul 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUITO, Ecuador Efforts to clean up the Petroecuador oil spill in Ecuador’s Amazon region are continuing, with the National Secretary of Risk Management reporting this week that it has delivered a total of 190 55-gallon water tanks to communities in
  • 2 Jul 2013- 09:53 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO CTV News A Chilean judge visited Barrick Gold Corp's Pascua Lama mine on Monday to review the suspended project before he rules on whether construction can resume at the world's highest-altitude gold mine. Appeals court Judge Antonio Ulloa
  • 24 Jun 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile’s supreme environmental court late last week gave the country’s environmental regulator, the Environmental Superintendent (SMA), 10 days to explain why it reduced fines levied against Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold for
  • 10 Jun 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AREQUIPA, Peru SEDAPAR, the regional water and sewerage utility in Peru’s Arequipa Province, last week finalized a water agreement with mining company Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold for the $3.5 billion USD Cerro Verde copper mine expansion project.
  • 4 Jun 2013- 10:12 by Local Press Report QUITO AFP A Petroecuador pipeline ruptured in Ecuador's Amazon basin region, spilling 10,000 barrels of crude into a river and alarming locals left without fresh well water, authorities said Monday. "Crude oil has been found in the Coca River... and