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  • 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
  • 10 Sep 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEUQUÉN, Argentina Provision and maintenance of water supply will be essential for the success of Argentina’s plans to develop its huge shale gas reserves, according to Melissa Stark, executive director of clean energy in Accenture’s Energy Group.
  • 10 Sep 2013- 06:52 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST BBC News Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta says he believes parliament will reject a long-delayed gold mine project. Ponta was speaking after thousands of Romanians demonstrated against the Rosia Montana project. The Canadian firm involved in
  • 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
  • 6 Sep 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Indus River System Authority (IRSA) is planning to change the water distribution system for four of the country’s provinces due to increased water storage in the Mangla Dam. In late August, the Mangla Dam became the largest
  • 6 Sep 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAGOS, Nigeria The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation's (NNPC) crackdown on pipeline vandalism and theft has spilled over to the water sector, as the state-firm faces fresh accusations that it has done nothing to prevent the water contamination
  • 5 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Dinah Shelton, the rapporteur for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the Inter-American Commission on Human Right (IACHR), found a high degree of conflict involving mega projects in indigenous territory during her recent tour
  • 4 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan Both Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority and the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco), which operates the devastated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, said this week that dumping contaminated water from the plant into the ocean is
  • 4 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TACNA, Peru Groups in Peru’s southern Tacna Region are urging authorities to pursue desalination projects to address the ongoing water crisis in the area and prevent overexploitation of La Yarada aquifer. Speaking at an event to mark the 84th anniversary
  • 3 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia The Bolivian Senate is once again considering the proposed Wetlands Protection Law, which aims to preserve high-altitude wetlands, which are under threat from glacier retreat, climate change and human activities such as mining. The law
  • 30 Aug 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHABAROVSK, Russia As the Khabarovsk Region in Russia’s Far East continues to fight the effects of recent record-setting floods, authorities have grown increasingly concerned about the deteriorating quality of potable water. In response, they have drawn
  • 29 Aug 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Chinese activities in the Mekong River basin, particularly mineral resource and hydropower projects, have had a negative impact on the region’s environment, according to a new “blue book” published by the Social Sciences Academic Press
  • 28 Aug 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Japanese government announced this week that it would step in to help Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco) get control of the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, after losing confidence in the utility’s ability to handle
  • 27 Aug 2013- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank last week released a progress report on the first phase of its Water Partnership Program (WPP), a trust fund supported by the governments of the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Denmark that aims to bring
  • 27 Aug 2013- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh The World Bank this week called on the Bangladeshi Department of Public Health Engineering to expedite the $92.6 million USD Bangladesh Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project, which is currently behind schedule. The government and

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