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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
  • 8 Nov 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom International human rights group Amnesty International has accused Royal Dutch Shell, through its Nigerian subsidiary, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd., of falsifying investigative reports on oil spills in the
  • 6 Nov 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States More than 200 million people in low- and medium-income countries are at risk of exposure to toxic pollution, according to the new report released this week by sustainability NGO Green Cross Switzerland and international anti
  • 29 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank this week urged African countries and communities in the Sahel region, as well as the international community, to support and expand pastoralism and large-scale irrigation to help the region’s 80 million
  • 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 LAGOS, Nigeria Environmental groups gathered in Nigeria’s Ogoniland region last weekend to call for a state of environmental emergency to be declared to mark the second anniversary of a UN Environment Program (UNEP) report highlighting massive and
  • 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
  • 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