Disasters

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  • 9 Dec 2013- 10:07 by Local Press Report BEIJING Reuters China is poorly prepared to tackle the impact of climate change that presents a serious threat to the country, thanks to a lack of planning and public awareness, the government said on Monday. The world's most populous country already
  • 14 Nov 2013- 10:11 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST Global Post Canada's Gabriel Resources local subisdiary urged Romania Wednesday to say once and for all "yes or no" to its plans to open a gold mine, stressing patience was running out. "Romania must give an answer rapidly, I
  • 31 Oct 2013- 09:42 by Local Press Report WINDHOEK New Era The Namibian government will make 'mega-investments' in water infrastructure over the years to come, said Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, John Mutorwa. Namibia will require almost N$4 billion over the next five years
  • 28 Oct 2013- 10:09 by Local Press Report BUCHAREST The Voice of Russia Thousands of Romanians rallied on Sunday against a controversial Canadian gold mine project and against shale gas exploration, in weekly demos that have turned into one of the country's longest-running protests in years. In
  • 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
  • 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
  • 9 Oct 2013- 10:07 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Fox News Just how to define a glacier is at the heart of a Chilean congressional battle that could determine the future of mining in the world's largest copper-producing country. The revival of legislation to protect glaciers by banning mining
  • 7 Oct 2013- 10:08 by Local Press Report MONROVIA The New Republic Liberia The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Reporters & Editors Network of Liberia (WASH R&E) says it has launched an investigation into the 2012/2013 WASH Budget in the amount of $2.2 million USD. The investigation was
  • 4 Oct 2013- 10:06 by Local Press Report KUALA LUMPUR The China Post Malaysia's government agreed to pay $133 million USD in compensation to two foreign contractors for losses incurred in the problem-plagued Bakun Dam, an audit has revealed. The compensation, revealed in the Auditor-General&
  • 2 Oct 2013- 10:03 by Local Press Report LONDON Survival International Supporters of human rights organizationSurvival International held a vocal protest outside the Brazilian embassy in London today in support of thousands of indigenous demonstrators in Brazil rallying against the onslaught of
  • 27 Sep 2013- 09:53 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Lake Wylie Piolet Chile's Supreme Court confirmed on Wednesday the suspension of Barrick Gold Corp.'s Pascua-Lama gold mine straddling the border with Argentina, but the court stopped short of ordering a re-evaluation of the environmental
  • 18 Sep 2013- 09:48 by Local Press Report QUITO Presena Latina The American oil trasnational Chevron appealed to the White House to influence President Rafael Correa to eliminate a lawsuit over pollution that the company faces in Ecuador, a local newspaper reported today. According to El Telégrafo,
  • 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
  • 23 Aug 2013- 09:49 by Local Press Report KITUI The Star (Kenya) The chairman of the Agriculture, Water and Irrigation committee in the Kitui county assembly has expressed fears that the county may not attract investors. Titus Kasinga said the county is semiarid and suffers from perennial water
  • 14 Aug 2013- 10:11 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Mining Weekly Michelle Bachelet, the favourite to win this year's presidential election in Chile, said on Tuesday Barrick Gold's suspended Pascua-Lama gold project must comply with regulatory orders before an assessment can be made of

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